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M&A Tax Manager

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M&A Tax Manager



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Job Description

Purpose of the Role
Our M&A Tax Team (part of our wider Corporate & Business Tax Team) are now looking for an M&A Tax Manager to join this exciting and growing department. The right candidate will work alongside partners and Senior Managers, to provide bespoke tax advice to clients.

The team is currently quite small (one dedicated experienced partner and senior manager, supported by specialist and more junior resource from our wider team. Our objective is to grow this business line substantially and we have no shortage of quality work and opportunities. The chance to be in a team from near the beginning is rarely available, and for the right individual the opportunity for progression is unmatched.

The M&A Tax Team advise across all areas of transaction tax. Our clients are primarily owner managed businesses and their owners, although we are increasingly winning and delivering work involving institutional buyers and investors. Deal size ranges from circa £5m to over £100m.

Our work comes primarily from direct referrals from ex/current clients, intermediaries and from our own in-house Corporate Finance team. One of our major routes to market is to partner with our Corporate Finance team and provide an offering which, whilst not unique, is very compelling in our market.

Our work includes:
-Pre-sale grooming and tax restructuring
-Buy side due diligence for acquisitions and lending reviews
-Transaction tax support and structuring advice to vendors on sale mandates
-Post sale integration, group rationalisation exercises etc.

We do all of this work on a daily basis. Our team see every deal from start to finish and advise on every aspect.

Our team pride themselves on their technical ability and commercial drive to deliver for clients. We adhere to the highest professional standards and do not undertake any work or planning which we do not believe is in our client`s interest or contravenes the letter or the spirit of the law or regulations imposed by our regulators.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have:

-UK transaction tax experience. This could be from an advisory and/or due diligence focussed role. Candidates from practice are sought, rather than those currently working in-house.

-CTA (and ideally) ACA/ACCA qualified. Degree not required.

-The desire to expand their current tax skill set. We do not expect candidates to have had experience in all areas and offer full support, but there will be a requirement to learn and advise on the job in new areas.

-The ability to deliver to clients (both external & internal) in a time frame aligned to completing time sensitive transactions.

-An understanding (or a desire to learn) how to apply excellent tax technical knowledge commercially and to the benefit of our clients.

-Strong written and verbal communication skills. Our advice needs to be polished and delivered to clients in a professional manner. The candidate will be critical in delivering to our clients and needs to have the communication, IT skills and attention to detail to do this. The ability to build trust and relationships is also very important.

-The personal drive to succeed and to grasp the opportunity which exists to be part of something which we believe will be a truly class leading offering.

-The desire to work in one of the most exciting areas of tax and to earn progression at a rapid rate.


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