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Head of Projects - Partners' Affairs & Tax

Employer
Allen & Overy
Location
East London, London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
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We currently have a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong project management and IT skills and a broad knowledge of international tax and accounting issues affecting professional partnerships to join our London or Belfast office as Head of Projects - Partners Affairs. This role is a senior member of the Partners' Affairs and Tax (PAT) team, working with the Senior Manager - Partners' Affairs & Tax Projects, responsible for the delivery and embedding into business as usual of key projects for the PAT team.

Role and responsibilitiesLead new projects for the Partners' Affairs and Tax team, working with the Senior Manager - PAT Projects, to successfully deliver those initiatives for the PAT team.This will involve working collaboratively across the different work streams within the PAT team, Global Finance and In House Legal team as well as the wider business, involving subject matter experts as necessary to identify practical solutions and ensure that these are implemented and embedded in the business.Drive change and work collaboratively to identify practical solutions and ensure that these are implemented and embedded in the business.Constant review of structure and processes to identify scope for improvement, seeking opportunities to leverage technology.Ad-hoc projects requiring understanding of internal accounting and revenue processes, working with Global Finance teams to deliver results.Examples of recent projects include:Leading the tax response in relation to potential changes required to the business structure arising as a consequence of Brexit, working alongside the In House Legal team;Implementation of technology to support the breadth of key Business Traveller processes, addressing immigration, tax and regulatory risks;Responding to legislative changes arising from the implementation of Off Payroll Working rules in the Private Sector;Implementation of robotics technology solutions for the PAT team to drive efficiencies within the team;Restructuring projects e.g. restructuring a number of offices in Europe - including identification and consideration of options, modelling work to assess impact on different partner populations and implementation of proposals, working together with local finance and tax partners;Review and consideration of appropriate structures to support new business lines/practice areas;New office opening projects;Selection and implementation of global tax compliance management software, working closely with the Audit Committee and liaising with external advisers to deliver the solution; andImplementation of transfer pricing policies and supporting CFOs globally through the BEPs and CBCR changes.Key requirementsMust be personable with ability to develop strong relationships both within the PAT team and across the business, including the In House Legal team and also work collaboratively with external tax advisors, tax and managing partners across the firm.Must be a team player, able to develop and lead staff, including one direct report.Strong project management and IT skills.Flexible - able to adapt and respond to business change.Broad knowledge of international tax and accounting issues affecting professional partnerships.Ability to communicate complex tax and accounting issues both orally and in writing at the highest levels (e.g. Audit Committee, managing partners).Numeracy and an eye for detail is essential for this role.Some overseas travel may be necessary.Who we are looking forGraduate with good academics.Chartered Accountant. Chartered Tax Adviser qualification also desirable.Allen & Overy LLP is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.
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