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Grant Thornton
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1 Jun 2022

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Grant Thornton'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 large international banks, asset managers and insurance companies to UK based private equity and alternative funds, as well as start-up fintech companies. We combine technical expertise with a commercial approach based on experience and deep industry understanding.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Associate Director to help deliver tax services to our Banking sector clients. Clients include Banks, Asset Managers, Funds and Fintechs, and may involve any aspects of corporate tax, including product taxes, and wider cross-discipline projects.

Part of the role will focus on working alongside the partner group in building out the practice, building strong client relationships within the current and target client base. Working in practice means that the job is, by its nature, different every day and we want someone who is actively looking for this challenge. An agile approach to working with different projects and people is therefore essential.

A look into the role

As an Associate Director in FS Tax you will:
  • Help financial services businesses to optimise their tax position, manage tax risk and meet tax compliance obligations - from UK / international tax structuring considerations to operational tax issues.
  • Manage your own diverse client portfolio, ensuring a high level of client service.
  • Identify opportunities in the banking, wealth management market to strengthen portfolio.
  • Assist in winning working by proactively managing existing relationships and contributing to winning new clients.
  • Develop strong internal network to maximise opportunities across the group.

Knowing you're right for us

Joining us as an FS Tax AD the minimum criteria you'll need is a professional qualification (CTA / ACA / ACCA or equivalent), and to be confident managing a portfolio of clients.

It would be great if you also had some of the following skills, but don't worry if you don't tick every box, we'll help you develop along the way.
  • Knowledge and experience in relation to banks, wealth managers, funds, structuring and PE
  • A track record of leading projects, with a focus on accountability, high quality and timely delivery;
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (internally and externally) and be a team player; strong interpersonal skills are required in addition to strong oral and written communication skills;
  • A strong desire to gain and continually improve knowledge of the of banking / funds products and taxes

Knowing we're right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you'll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That's why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

We're always happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares - we'll support you to balance your work and life.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you're with outside of work matter, that's why we're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you'll be giving back to society. It's that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We're looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what's right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It's how it should be.
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