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Senior Manager - International Tax - London
Job ID #: 6347 Location: London
Business area: Tax Job category: Tax
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: CTA
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

BDO. Because relationships matter.

BDO LLP is one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide. With more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, we bring real leadership across the mid-market. We are a member of BDO International, which has more than 1,260 offices worldwide, spread across 147 countries. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.

At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realize your aspirations. You have a voice and your opinion counts. We give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Working at BDO enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognize and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in our success. We are clear on what we expect from you and what you can expect in return.

Being at BDO is personally as well as professionally fulfilling. Relationships matter, and we have a friendly and inclusive culture built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.


The Corporate International Tax team consists of 50 professional and support staff in the London Tax Group. Our focus is providing corporate international tax advice and transfer pricing services to multinational groups. Our clients operate in a range of different sectors and include FTSE 100, FTSE 250, AIM, private equity backed and privately owned businesses. Our clients are both in-bound and out-bound, and our team includes country desks with individuals with in-depth knowledge of particular countries. The team works seamlessly with the relevant BDO offices in 158 countries around the world to provide clear, commercial advice to clients. Our typical projects include multinational reorganisations, expansion overseas, inward investment, cross-border M&A, BEPS impact reviews and value chain transformations. We have ambitious targets and are looking for people keen to be involved in a growing team.


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
International M&A
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

Skills needed 
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

Our Agency Policy
BDO has a commitment to building relationships directly with candidates (and agencies) in our local markets and as such, we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We work closely with our preferred suppliers to support us in sourcing quality candidates but we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by a member of the BDO Resourcing team. We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to BDO by any means other than through our recruitment portal. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the BDO Resourcing team, BDO reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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