Indirect Tax Senior Manager
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an ambitious and commercial minded Senior Manager to join a successful market leading Financial Services Indirect Tax team within this pre-eminent International Accountancy Firm.
As the market leading Indirect Tax team specialising in Financial Services (FS), we work closely with clients operating across all areas of FS, including Insurance, Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity and Alternative sectors. The FS Indirect Tax team primarily assist clients on VAT, IPT and other indirect tax matters, and cover a varied range of work assignments, including national and international projects, tax disputes, business transformation projects, Indirect Tax claims and client driven consultancy opportunities. All members of the team work closely with colleagues in Direct Tax, Transfer Pricing, Employee Tax, Assurance and Consulting teams.
The role will be primarily focussed on delivering first class Indirect Tax consulting services to our diverse client base of leading multinational and national FS clients, and develop work opportunities and to manage junior staff.
The role will be based in our More London, London office with occasional travel to client sites for meetings or site based work.
The ideal candidate will have ideally gained significant financial services experience either in practice or in industry, although this is not a pre-requisite. What is important is that the candidate has a high level of Indirect Tax technical knowledge, is a quick learner with strong interpersonal and commercial skills, with a focus on building solid relationships both with clients and with peers. Good project management skills and a track record of delivering high quality work for clients are also essential. Experience in dealing with international Indirect Tax issues would be an advantage but is not essential. The role would be well suited for those with a desire and an ability to seek and embrace new opportunities for learning, sharing knowledge, and thinking creatively.
About the role
The More London office has a very diverse client base which provides significant opportunities to enhance existing indirect tax learning and knowledge, and provide challenging opportunities. The FS Indirect Tax team is led by 3 Partners, who are supported by 3 Directors and a number of Senior Managers, Managers, Senior Associates and Associates. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with other Indirect tax team members and collaborate with colleagues in the wider firm.
The role will require delivering a first class Indirect Tax consulting services to our leading multinational and national FS clients, and to identify and develop additional areas where we can assist those clients. The candidate will be required to work on specific client consultancy opportunities, as well as participate in multi-tax and multi-country projects. The role will require the successful candidate to demonstrate high levels of technical knowledge across a varied range of financial services sectors, and to be driven to maintain a high standards of service, whilst efficiently managing projects and assignments. The role will also require the successful candidate to take a keen interest in leading, developing and managing junior grades.
This is a challenging role in an iconic market leading FS team, which should provide the successful candidate with a great opportunity to display their Indirect Tax and management skills, and allow clear opportunity for career progression and significant development.
The role has become available due to market growth and the need for additional resource to take a key role in delivering a strong pipeline of work.
Opportunity for working from home? (Occasional)
Amount of time client based (0-35%)
Opportunity for job sharing? (No)
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Some)
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (Some)
Amount of time PwC office based (65-100%)
A proven history of delivering high standards of quality work for clients; demonstrating a thorough understanding of client business and commercial knowledge;
High standards of Indirect Tax technical knowledge gained either in practice or industry. Relevant FS experience is desirable but not essential;
An ability to identify, secure and manage new work opportunities;
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with other FS Indirect Tax team members and the wider Tax team, specifically in negotiating with and influencing others;
Experienced in building internal and external relationships.
An ability to work and deliver against budgets, deadlines and competing priorities;
A track record of people management, providing constructive and helpful feedback to assist improve and develop;
An ability to take advantage of new opportunities for learning, sharing new knowledge; being intellectually agile and able to think creatively; and
An ability to promptly address problems and maintain professional standards.