International Tax Consultant - 14 month contract

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

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Tax
Contract Type
Contract
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job description

We are currently recruiting for an International Tax Consultant to join our London office on a 14 month contract.  This officer/advisor level role reporting into the International Tax Senior Manager will be responsible for the management of the international tax compliance affairs of both Allen & Overy (A&O) and its individual partners for around one third of the territories in which A&O operates on both an accurate and timely basis, including accounting for tax reserves and tax payments.  You will also be involved in ad hoc international tax projects such as tax equalisation schemes, transfer pricing, deferred tax calculations, and structure related modelling.

Role and responsibilities

  • Liaising with international offices and external advisers to provide data for completion of tax returns for A&O and individual partners.
  • Attending meetings with global finance managers and external advisers as necessary – some international travel will be required.
  • Involvement in annual budgeting process including tax equalisation and cash flow calculations.
  • Handling internal and client withholding tax queries & liaising with global finance teams.
  • Preparing Double Tax Relief (DTR) calculations for annual UK tax return filings for individual partners.
  • Liaising with Allen & Overy finance teams globally to reconcile and ensure accurate posting of international tax payments.
  • Involvement in year end work processes, including setup of international tax reserves, tax equalisation calculations, accounts disclosures and account reconciliations.
  • Ongoing management of individual partner international tax reserves including foreign currency aspects, deferred tax calculations, reconciliation and subsequent clearout.
  • Involvement in other ad hoc projects as necessary e.g. transfer pricing and financial modelling for business change initiatives.

Key requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with staff based in other offices (including other members of the Partners’ Affairs & Tax team based in London and Hong Kong) as well as external advisers.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, persistent, robust, commitment to "getting the job done".
  • Able to work effectively using own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong numeracy and IT skills, including knowledge of Windows, Excel and Word and the ability to adapt to using unfamiliar software packages. Particular emphasis is placed on experience of Excel.
  • Strong time management skills - ability to multi-task, prioritise, manage and critically review large volumes of data.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to provide a high level of 'client service'.

Who we are looking for

  • Graduate or A level calibre.
  • Qualified accountant (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc.).
  • Personal or corporate tax compliance experience would be beneficial but is not a prerequisite for the role.

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.

Company

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.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
Location
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
United Kingdom
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