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Senior Tax Advisory Manager (Edinburgh or London)

Based in either Edinburgh or London, the Senior Tax Advisory Manager will play a key role in managing the tax affairs of our global financial services client and will be responsible for: 
 
• Contributing to the provision of a comprehensive tax advisory service to the business to support its development in the UK and internationally.
• Leading the provision of tax input on projects to support new business initiatives and alterations to the legal, capital or operating structure of the group.
• Maintaining and communicating knowledge of past, present and potential changes to tax and regulatory rules, and considering potential impacts on the business. 
• The effective management of external advisors
• Contributing to an effective risk and controls framework for tax for the business
The role holder will work in close partnership with stakeholders from across the business to ensure all tax advisory matters are addressed.
The role holder will be required to develop a good understanding of how the business operates and work with a wide range of other business areas across a range of territories to ensure that tax affairs are effectively managed across the organisation.  The role will also require the individual to develop strong working relationships with advisors and other external suppliers.  The role holder should be comfortable with developing an understanding of a range of direct and indirect taxes that may impact the business.
 
Key Outcomes / Responsibilities:
• Support the provision of a comprehensive tax advisory service to the organisation in the UK and overseas
• Provide tax support to organic and inorganic activity 
• Own tax input on business growth and change initiatives, coordinating external advisors as necessary
• Work with other members of the tax team to ensure that the tax effects of business changes are factored into ongoing tax compliance and business processes
• Keep up to date with relevant UK and overseas taxation changes and advise business areas of any implications that may arise, partnering as appropriate with peers globally to ensure that enterprise-wide solutions are sought
• Engage regularly with business partners and develop thorough understanding of business operations to ensure that all relevant tax issues are identified 
• Coordinate and ensure effective management of tax advisors and other external inputs
• Work closely with other tax colleagues in the wider Group to ensure tax issues relevant to other business areas in the group are understood and considered as part of the above activities 
• Work with key stakeholders to ensure that both ongoing needs and ad hoc requests are met in a timely and appropriate manner
• Communicate technical tax concepts in ways that are user-friendly and commercially relevant to non-tax professionals
• Understand best practice and ensure industry representation for the company as appropriate with external stakeholders, including applicable industry bodies
 
Qualifications
• Qualified accountant / CTA at senior or experienced manager level
• Strong corporate tax background with exposure to international and/or M&A tax issues preferred
• Experience in financial services or dealing with large corporate groups an advantage
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Senior Tax Advisory Manager (Edinburgh or London)