Head of Projects - Partners' Affairs & Tax

Employer
Allen & Overy LLP
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Tax
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Head of Department
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job description

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong project management and IT skills and a broad knowledge of international tax and accounting issues affecting professional partnerships to join our London or Belfast office as Head of Projects - Partners Affairs.  This role is a senior member of the Partners' Affairs and Tax (PAT) team, working with the Senior Manager - Partners’ Affairs & Tax Projects, responsible for the delivery and embedding into business as usual of key projects for the PAT team.

Role and responsibilities

  • Lead new projects for the Partners’ Affairs and Tax team, working with the Senior Manager - PAT Projects, to successfully deliver those initiatives for the PAT team.
  • This will involve working collaboratively across the different work streams within the PAT team, Global Finance and In House Legal team as well as the wider business, involving subject matter experts as necessary to identify practical solutions and ensure that these are implemented and embedded in the business.
  • Drive change and work collaboratively to identify practical solutions and ensure that these are implemented and embedded in the business.
  • Constant review of structure and processes to identify scope for improvement, seeking opportunities to leverage technology.
  • Ad-hoc projects requiring understanding of internal accounting and revenue processes, working with Global Finance teams to deliver results.
  • Examples of recent projects include:
    • Leading the tax response in relation to potential changes required to the business structure arising as a consequence of Brexit, working alongside the In House Legal team;
    • Implementation of technology to support the breadth of key Business Traveller processes, addressing immigration, tax and regulatory risks;
    • Responding to legislative changes arising from the implementation of Off Payroll Working rules in the Private Sector;
    • Implementation of robotics technology solutions for the PAT team to drive efficiencies within the team;
    • Restructuring projects e.g. restructuring a number of offices in Europe – including identification and consideration of options, modelling work to assess impact on different partner populations and implementation of proposals, working together with local finance and tax partners;
    • Review and consideration of appropriate structures to support new business lines/practice areas;
    • New office opening projects;
    • Selection and implementation of global tax compliance management software, working closely with the Audit Committee and liaising with external advisers to deliver the solution; and
    • Implementation of transfer pricing policies and supporting CFOs globally through the BEPs and CBCR changes.

Key requirements

  • Must be personable with ability to develop strong relationships both within the PAT team and across the business, including the In House Legal team and also work collaboratively with external tax advisors, tax and managing partners across the firm.
  • Must be a team player, able to develop and lead staff, including one direct report.
  • Strong project management and IT skills.
  • Flexible – able to adapt and respond to business change.
  • Broad knowledge of international tax and accounting issues affecting professional partnerships.
  • Ability to communicate complex tax and accounting issues both orally and in writing at the highest levels (e.g. Audit Committee, managing partners).
  • Numeracy and an eye for detail is essential for this role.
  • Some overseas travel may be necessary.

Who we are looking for

  • Graduate with good academics.
  • Chartered Accountant. 
  • Chartered Tax Adviser qualification also desirable.

Allen & Overy LLP is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned our reputation as a firm that leads the industry and opens up new possibilities in law. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. We are defined by our consistent commitment to creating a collaborative and supportive working culture and investing in your progress. We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional ambitions. Joining our global team, you’ll discover what collaborating on a global scale really looks like; you’ll learn how to help drive change; and you’ll be at the heart of an organisation that’s defining the future of law. If you’re ready to find a place to thrive: It’s Time.

Company

It’s Time

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers. By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.

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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
Location
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
GB
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