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Tax Team Assistant, Tax Controversy & Risk Management, Open to flexible working

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Our business tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for UK tax reporting, compliance, planning, strategy and controversy. By integrating deep technical and industry knowledge with established methodologies, they work with a wide range of businesses and corporates to help them develop and implement effective, practical and sustainable tax strategies.

The opportunity

Working as part of the tax team, this is an important administrative role which involves working with all members of the team in co-ordinating the group’s current accounts, managing team finances and contributing to business development initiatives to support the group in meeting its wider objectives.  Specifically, the role will involve responsibility for covering coordination, project management and account administration tasks, which allows the tax technical teams to focus on client service and tax technical work.


Your key responsibilities

  • Assisting the team in managing financial information and processes relating to client accounts, including the monitoring of work in progress, timely issuance of invoices and collection of payments
  • Providing general administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the account for example, setting up account meetings, distributing agendas, preparing documents
  • Assisting the team in responding to non-technical client queries
  • Being knowledgeable regarding all EY internal databases and software
  • Being responsible for managing the team’s client take-on processes; including background research, managing the process for completing EY’s internal procedures, updating internal sales tracking system and drafting engagement documentation
  • Working with the filing department to appropriately set up, maintain and archive files for clients and projects
  • Peer networking
  • Attending and contributing to regular calls with TTA group in UK practice and contributing to peer group meetings with other TTAs to share knowledge, experience and best practice tips
  • Acting as the Quality and Risk Management co-ordinator for relevant projects to ensure appropriate authority is acquired
  • Being proficient with the rules around independence and data privacy forms for assignees

Skills and attributes for success

  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality
  • Strong project co-ordination and management skills with ability to complete tasks on an accurate and timely basis
  • Ability to plan, manage and prioritise deliverables to meet agreed timetables
  • Strong communication skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally
  • Pro-active and reliable team member with the ability to work effectively with others and share information readily
  • Exercise good judgement, with the ability of knowing when to flag issues and when to make own decisions
  • Good numerical and data analysis skills
  • Receptive to change and a flexible approach
  • Demonstrate initiative in approach to projects/assignments and a willingness to challenge the status quo

To qualify for the role you must

  • 'A' Levels (or equivalent) and/or further education qualification e.g. HND
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Evidence of working well under pressure
  • Evidence of problem solving
  • Evidence of good business writing skills
What we look for

This role does not specifically require tax or accounting qualifications or experience - the compliance work is performed by our "in-country" teams across the globe - but previous experience in these areas would be beneficial: project management, Excel, communication and coordination skills are all required for the position. Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds, so you may currently be working in a similar role in industry or practice.


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 and coaching 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.

Join us in building a better working world. 

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