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Senior Manager - Tax Financial Services 1 1

Employer
Ernst & Young LLP
Location
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Job Role
Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The opportunity:

EY's GCR team provides a variety of corporate tax consulting and advisory services to clients focussing on compliance with highly complex and dynamic tax regulatory environment. We are a dedicated team specialising in value enhancing services in the areas of compliance, audit of tax, managed services and tax advisory services. We offer consulting and advisory services across various industries.

You will assist clients to meet the increasing and ever more complex demand for tax compliance, reporting and advisory services. You will also assist our assurance practice in delivering high quality audits applying best in class methodologies and applying your tax technical knowledge.

Working as part of a diverse national team, you will gain the technical knowledge you need to deliver quality tax audits and assist clients in managing their tax risks. You will also gain valuable wide-ranging experience specifically in the financial services industry. We will assist you to develop the skills you need for a successful career, and support and encourage you to become a recognised leader in the tax profession. As part of our focus on the financial services sector, we would like to invite you to join this dynamic team.

Your key responsibilities:
  • You will combine your financial services sector and tax technical expertise with our standard global audit methodology, processes and tools to deliver high quality tax audits.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing income tax, deferred tax computations and annual income tax returns.
  • Draft technically correct opinions and reports for clients and the assurance teams.
  • Review reports and advice prepared by junior staff.
  • Assisting with the research and preparation of proposals,
  • Identify income tax issues arising at clients and use various tools and techniques to provide solutions and to replicate at other clients.
  • Liaising with assurance partners and staff to deliver best in class tax audits, within specific timelines.
  • Manage and maintain key client relationships.
  • Produce accurate work and client deliverables to a high technical standard while coaching and mentoring junior staff.
  • Ensure that the work delivered to the assurance practice and to clients are of high quality.
  • Anticipate and identify risks and escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Help to create a positive learning culture, coaching and counselling junior team members to help them develop professionally and personally as an influential member of the team
  • Participate in engagements, assist in managing engagement economics by organizing staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders
  • Participate in business development initiatives and build strong internal relationships within the assurance and business tax compliance teams and across other services.

Skills and attributes for success:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong drive to excel professionally, and to guide and motivate others
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Dedicated, innovative, resourceful and analytical
  • Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment
  • Ability to operate and think on feet
  • Ability to reprioritise tasks as and when required
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively delegate work to team members
  • High level of drive and resilience
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

To qualify for the role you must have:
  • HDip (Tax)/ MCom (Tax); B-Comm Honours
  • At least 8 years relevant experience in a corporate tax environment
  • Must have a wide range of corporate tax skills and experience including tax accounting, audit of tax experience, and tax compliance
  • Excellent supervisory, analytical, organizational, and leadership ability
  • Proven ability of managing complex and sizable assignments

Ideally, you will also have:

Financial services sector experience

What we look for:

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you will be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine drive to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you are ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What we offer:

EY offers a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. You will be challenged intellectually on a daily basis to always think differently about legislation.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Plus, we offer:
  • Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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