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US Tax Advisors, Real Estate and Private Equity Funds, London

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Tax Senior - US Global Compliance Reporting – Financial Services (Real Estate and Private Equity Funds)
 
EY’s Financial Services (FS) Tax practice provides tax advisory, transactions and compliance services to a variety of clients in the Financial Services market ranging from some of the world's largest multinational institutions, corporations and funds. 
 
The US tax compliance team, which sits within the EMEIA Wealth & Asset Management practice, continues to experience growth due to strong client demand from European asset managers with US investors and/or US activity.
 
The opportunity
 
Our London based team of US-qualified tax professionals is a growing practice of 50+ individuals focused on providing exceptional client service to the asset management industry including hedge funds, debt funds, private equity funds and real estate funds and their management companies.
 
The team is highly dynamic and is looking for motivated, energetic and collaborative individuals to join the US team in London. The team is looking for seniors, specifically with real estate and private equity fund experience, to help grow the team this year.
 
Your key responsibilities
 
The role will involve overseeing real estate and private equity US tax compliance processes for your clients with appropriate consideration of risk, operational, and tax technical issues. Researching US tax legislation and explaining the impact to asset management clients will be required as part of your contribution to tax consulting projects. You will be working in a dynamic environment and you will be expected to coach junior staff members (both onshore and offshore) and share your knowledge and experience with the entire team. You will also be expected to coordinate multiple engagement teams’ schedules and deadlines.
 
 
Skills and attributes for success
 
  • Experience advising clients on the US tax impact of various fund structures, as well as US tax elections.
  • Willingness to learn new concepts with minimal guidance, in particular, technical changes due to the new US Tax Reform laws.
  • Prior experience with both real estate and private equity clients.
  • A practical understanding of international tax concepts such as PFICs, CFCs, and foreign information reporting (Form 926, Form 8865, Form 8621, Form 5471, etc.) 
  • Positive attitude and willingness to be a team player.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Enthusiasm for coaching and developing team members.
To qualify for the role you must have
  • Current CPA, EA or similar qualification preferred (if qualifications not completed, progress towards) or Degree/Masters degree in accounting or taxation (or equivalent).
  • Background in financial services, ideally working with real estate and private equity clients in a US tax capacity.
  • Experience reviewing partnership allocations (including and understanding of revaluation accounts).
  • Extensive experience in preparing and reviewing partnership tax returns and Schedules K-1.
  • Experience reviewing corporate returns, including both 1120’s and 1120-F’s.
  • Experience reviewing PFIC testing and PFIC Statements.
  • In-depth knowledge of Go Systems (or similar) tax preparation software.
 
Ideally, you’ll also have
  • Experience managing cross-border teams of 2-6 people.
  • Ability to liaise directly with non-tax stakeholders at your clients to explain US tax concepts at a practical level.
  • Knowledge of common management company structures and their US tax considerations.
  • Experience in delivering technical and soft skills training to junior team members.
 
What we look for
 
We’re interested to hear from highly motivated individuals who are open to expanding their network & explore ways to evolve into a global professional, in line with the future of EY. We’re looking for someone who has a background in both tax accounting and compliance and has excellent client relationship skills.
 
 
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.
 
 
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
 
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
 
Make your mark.
 
Apply now.
 
 

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