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SGV - Tax Advisory - Senior Associate

Location:  Makati City
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  14-Jun-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  142627

At SGV & Co., you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help SGV & Co. become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.



Tax Advisory Senior Associate



What if your career could have a lasting impact on you, and on the world?

Starting a professional career at SGV will allow you to unlock your full potential. We believe in providing you with the opportunities to build your own exceptional experience.

At SGV, discover what life as a professional is all about. Immerse yourself in our culture and purpose, work on real business challenges while learning from the brightest minds in the industry.


The exceptional SGV experience. It's yours to build. 


The opportunities: your next adventure awaits

Our tax professionals provide services in the following fields of expertise: tax planning, tax due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, tax policy, tax advocacy and controversy, investment and general advisory, contract review, transfer pricing, estate/family wealth planning, Indirect Tax services, International tax, tax seminars, and tax performance advisory services/tax technology and transformation.


We are looking for senior tax associates who can help provide our clients with expert advice on wide range of tax and business matters such as those relating to corporate organizations and reorganizations, joint venture agreements, and various contract reviews, provide solutions to their tax and business-related problems, and also help them identify opportunities where they can be more tax efficient.


To learn more about our service offerings, please visit


What we look for

  • You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
  • You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.
  • You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust.
  • Qualifications:
    • Graduates in the following fields: Juris Doctor Program, Bachelor of Laws


Your key responsibilities


  • Identify significant issues of the client through active listening during client meetings and by asking better questions
  • Conduct research on tax related issuances to support our opinions on certain tax and other business related issues
  • Draft position paper and protest against tax assessments, prepare tax memos, opinions and other tax reports for clients and other purposes
  • Assist managers in preparing materials for client meetings and in planning the engagement including drafting of proposals for clients
  • Assist clients in the implementation of tax advice on corporate restructuring and other tax-related advice
  • Be updated with tax and corporate rules and related issuances in order to timely advise clients on developments affecting their businesses
  • Actively participate during team discussions and assist the team in identifying tax planning strategies to solve tax and business-related problems
  • Handle various types of tax engagements ranging from simple tax query engagements to complex engagements such as corporate restructuring, tax due diligence, wealth and succession planning
  • Assist clients in meeting their tax policy objectives through giving insights on tax policies and drafting position papers to support a tax policy proposal
  • Assist clients in filing various applications for licenses, permits and registration of business, requests for tax rulings and other documents, and coordinate with paralegals in the firm to assist with the filing
  • Liaise with the concerned government agencies on the status of any pending application or any other business transaction with the agency
  • Work with other team members and/or colleagues from other service lines or subservice lines within the firm and within EY offices across the globe


Ideally, you’ll also have


  •  A Graduate of Juris Doctor Program or Bachelor of Laws
  •  Underbar or a Lawyer (may or may not be a CPA)
  •  Excellent analytical skills, which include the ability to gather relevant information, process and interpret data, and solve problems.
  •  Effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and has excellent presentation skills
  •  Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  •  Committed to working under flexible arrangements, which may include working from home and doing fieldwork, if needed.



What’s in it for you

  • Accelerate your technical capabilities and transformative leadership skills with future-focused courses and development programs.
  • Broaden your horizons by working on highly integrated teams across the globe and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds — both professionally and culturally.
  • Bring out the best in yourself with continuous investment in your personal well-being and career development.
  • Develop your own personal purpose and help us create a positive ripple effect on our teams, our business, clients and society – building a better working world, together.


What you can expect

  • Candidates will be contacted by our Experienced Recruitment Team once we have shortlisted your application.
  • Qualified candidates will be interviewed via phone or video-call interview.




SGV & Co. | Building a better working world

SGV & Co. exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people, and society and build trust in the capital markets.


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform, and operate.


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax, and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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