Senior Manager - International Tax - London, BDO
The Corporate International Tax (CIT) bubble is a team of 45 professional and support staff in the London Tax Group (LTG). Our focus is providing corporate tax advice and transfer pricing services to international groups.
Our clients range from listed companies, private equity backed or privately owned groups, to new ventures. They will have operations in a number of countries, often in Europe and North America, but also China, India, or in CIS, South America or Africa. Our clients are both in-bound and out-bound, and our bubble includes 15 country desks with individuals with in-depth knowledge of particular countries. In addition, the team work seamlessly with the relevant overseas BDO offices to provide clear, commercial advice to clients.
At a junior level, staff work on both transfer pricing and corporate tax advisory projects. At manager level and above, staff specialise in either transfer pricing or corporate tax advisory. Staff work as a single team and projects can involve both corporate tax and transfer pricing aspects.
As a Senior Manager your role will include tax advice, tax compliance, and business development.
You will have and build your own portfolio of clients and in addition may work with other parts of the firm, such as corporate finance or forensics, to support one-off transactions or projects.
On your portfolio clients, your main focus will be to provide corporate tax advice to support their UK and international operations and activities. You are likely to be a main point of contact with the client’s finance director or head of tax, so should develop good professional relationships and introduce or supervise other BDO services as appropriate.
For each client or project, you will be responsible for supervising more junior staff reporting to you. In turn, you will be reporting to a partner or senior director in CIT and need to keep other parts of the firm and/or overseas offices informed.
Your role will include building your portfolio through supporting proposals, identifying opportunities on existing clients, and developing your own internal and external network and pipeline.
Areas of growth
Examples of areas where we see strong demand for international corporate tax services include:
Expansion into new territories
Financing and re-financing in light of CFC rules and BEPS
Advice on holding companies and trading models in response to BEPS and Diverted Profits Tax
Centrally co-ordinated global compliance
You are likely to have experience of providing tax advice to clients with international operations, or have worked in-house for a multinational group.
The most relevant skills are:
Ability to work with clients, create trust and professional relationships
Analytical skills to evaluate options, develop recommendations, and provide advice
Initiative and ownership
Delegation skills to use the team, and develop staff