Senior Manager
London, England, United Kingdom
3d ago

The GCR team is part of EY’s EMEIA Tax Center (ETC). The ETC is unique to EY : we are the only Big 4 professional services firm with a dedicated center of excellence focused on delivering exceptional client service across borders.

Our 570+ talented ETC professionals are based in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and work with clients across the area, regardless of our location or theirs.

We provide specialist tax, business and technology expertise to address clients’ most pressing challenges in an exciting, dynamic tax and business environment, through a broad range of innovative service offerings.

The GCR team comprises over 225 dynamic individuals spread across 13 countries and more than 20 offices. We have specialist tax and finance skill sets spanning the areas of Direct Tax Compliance & Reporting, Service Management, Indirect Tax, Statutory Reporting, Finance BPO, Funds Tax Management, and Payroll.

We focus on supporting our clients in managing their compliance and reporting requirements, centrally and locally, and delivering on their transformation agendas.

We are a team which embraces diversity and inclusion with a mix of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. We believe this makes us perfectly suited to the global environment in which we work.

Our Direct Tax Compliance and Reporting team work closely with the client group tax function, acting as the primary point of contact and developing trusted business relationships across the account.

We provide clients with global tax insights from their direct tax data across countries, major legislative and business changes which need to be planned for and tax opportunities which could deliver value.

Our unique position enables the team to build a wide network across EY service lines and countries as they bring together all of the EY services and expertise available to meet their client needs.

Our team work exclusively on large, multi-country compliance engagements, providing the opportunity to work with some of EY’s most complex corporate clients and giving a continued opportunity to learn and develop.

  • The opportunity Tax Transformation : You will be the primary tax contact for the client, working as part of a cross service line team to deliver innovative tax transformation projects, working closely with the client Head of Tax and the broader Group Tax function.
  • You’ll work closely with professionals with experience across technology and transformation and bring your tax technical expertise to ensure risks are managed appropriately and opportunities developed.

    Direct Tax and Tax accounting : You will be the primary point of contact for the direct tax team at the client side with the opportunity to develop relationships with key accounts and provide your clients with global tax insights from their direct tax data across countries, major legislative changes which need to be planned for and tax opportunities which could deliver value.

    Your portfolio will consist of a mix of tax transformation, direct tax and tax accounting accounts (US GAAP or IFRS). You will be leading clients on established accounts, seeking process improvement opportunity in both EY and Client processes and implementing services for new clients.

    If you have a keen interest in tax processes and technology you will have the opportunity to use these skills on a daily basis as well as continuing to develop your tax accounting and direct tax knowledge.

    Our team You will join the GCR practice in the ETC which includes 170+ professionals specializing in direct tax, tax accounting, indirect taxes, statutory reporting, bookkeeping, service management, payroll and company secretarial services.

    The team have technology implementation experience, robotic process automation skills, visualization and analytic capabilities amongst other varied relevant skills.

    Your opportunity to gain greater exposure to these topics and potentially learn yourself will be open to you as you develop your career journey at EY.

    The team is based across the EMEIA region with major hubs in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Poland and work exclusively on large, multi-country compliance engagements.

    Together we deploy strong multi-skilled teams working seamlessly across countries and service lines. Our clientsYou will have an opportunity to work with some of EY’s largest, most complex corporate clients providing you with a continued opportunity to learn and develop.

    Our clients operate in all business sectors except for financial services. Many of our clients are undergoing major change and transformation in their record to report processes.

    You will have the opportunity to work with groups who have mature offshore models and those who need support transitioning to that model over time. Your key responsibilities

  • Implement new engagements and seek process improvement opportunities on exiting engagements
  • Leading key phases as part of largescale transformation projects
  • Leading pursuits
  • Primary point of contact for clients, connecting our clients to EY subject matter specialists
  • Maintaining quality standards
  • Developing and coaching the team, managing account resourcing, budget and delivery
  • Escalation for client and EY teams
  • Skills and attributes for success

  • Problem solving capabilities with an ability to distill complex concepts into simple messages
  • Process focused with experience of implementing process or technology changes
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with multi-country teams
  • Organized with an ability to deliver tax accounting in a short timeframe
  • To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Accounting qualification with a US GAAP and / or IFRS tax accounting technical skillset
  • Corporate income tax experience (any country)
  • Experience coaching and developing junior staff with a track record of managing teams
  • Experience reviewing codes, time and budgets
  • Ability to manage budgets and time to deliver a quality output
  • Experience working with technology and / or analytics
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Project management skills, with the ability to plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines and monitor own budget.
  • What we look for We are looking for individuals with a transformative mindset, people who can see past what we do today and dream up what we could do tomorrow.

    We want people who communicate well, work as part of a team and drive their responsibilities through to completion.

    What working at EY offers

    We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer :

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

    While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

    If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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