Senior Manager - Partners' Affairs & Tax Projects

Allen & Overy LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Nov 2022

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Tax
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Manager, Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Manager - Partners' Affairs & Tax Projects to join our London Finance team.  This role will work alongside the Head of Partners’ Affairs & Tax Projects and be responsible for the delivery and embedding into business-as-usual of key projects for the Partners' Affairs & Tax (PAT) team.

Role and responsibilities

  • Work alongside the Head of PAT Projects to deliver new projects for the PAT team.
  • This will involve working collaboratively across the different work streams within the Partners’ Affairs and Tax 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.
  • 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 projects handled by this team 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;
  • 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 – e.g. the launch of Regulatory Consulting business;
  • Selection and implementation of global tax compliance management software, working closely with the Audit Committee and liaising with external advisers to deliver the solution;
  • New office opening projects;
  • Development and implementation of Tax Strategy for the firm; and
  • Implementation of transfer pricing policies and supporting CFOs globally through the BEPs and CBCR changes.

Key requirements

  • 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).
  • Strong project management and IT skills.
  • Must be personable with ability to develop strong relationships across the business, including the In House Legal team and also work collaboratively with external tax advisors, and tax and managing partners across the firm.
  • Flexible – able to adapt and respond to business change.
  • Numeracy and eye for detail is essential for this role.
  • Overseas travel may be necessary.

Who we are looking for

  • Graduate with good academics.
  • Chartered Accountant.
  • Personal or Corporate Tax Experience to Senior Manager level desirable.

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

Allen & Overy recognises the value of flexible working and embraces hybrid working, allowing our people to work from home up to 40% of their working time. We do however remain committed to working together in person for the remaining 60% of time so that we can learn, grow and succeed together. If you would like additional flexibility we will of course consider this in line with business needs.

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.


With over 5,600 people in over 40 offices, Allen & Overy is a business doing work of global significance.

Our success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, committed to growing our business and meeting the future head-on. We’re not afraid of change, and we believe in challenging the status quo.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by creating new solutions for our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges, helping them grow, innovate and thrive. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we challenge expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and a unique platform – such as our Advanced Delivery services and our network of Peerpoint consultants, to set the highest standards for our industry.

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our global resources and sector expertise to work on matters that cross international boundaries with our culturally and geographically diverse teams. For you, it means that wherever you work, you’ll find a culture of inclusion and support – feeling confident to bring your whole self to work every single day. We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves.  At A&O, you're not only valued for what you do, but for who you are. 

We are in every sense one global team; supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven.  Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.

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+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD
United Kingdom
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