EY Frank Hirth - Tax Manager in London

Job description

EY Frank Hirth brings together the best of two tax services businesses to create an enhanced US and UK tax and compliance practice with exceptional client service and global reach. Our combined offering to US and UK private clients allows us to offer new services whilst maintaining and enhancing the exceptional service our clients have come to expect. The EY Frank Hirth team have worked with US and UK private clients for over 45 years, guiding them through complex regulations and tax planning issues that apply across borders.

About the role

A Tax Manager is expected to manage a large and varied portfolio of clients with complex US and/or UK tax affairs, ensuring excellent client service both from compliance and advisory standpoints, whilst signing out most completed tax returns. They will have a number of staff allocations, some of whom they will directly manage and be expected to influence their development. They will carry out role model appropriate behaviours reflecting EY Frank Hirth’s core values. They will be responsible for ensuring billing expectations are met.


  • Tax Managers have responsibility for running their allocated client list, ensuring clients receive a high level of service

  • Ensure that work is planned and delegated in advance

  • Take the lead in the billing processes and ensure deadlines are met

  • Work with the Credit Control team to secure prompt payment of invoices

  • Tax Managers are expected to carry out accurate and complex final reviews, ensuring risks are minimised and high standards are maintained

  • Sign out completed tax returns as agreed with senior staff

  • Tax Managers should have sufficient knowledge of other areas of tax (such as estate/gift tax, IHT and corporate tax) to be able to identify when to involve other experts within the company to identify appropriate departments to involve

  • Tax Managers should demonstrate continued development of their management skills, providing support and guidance to allocated junior staff members

  • Ensure the technical, personal and administrative development of allocated staff and deal with personnel issues with guidance from HR

  • Tax Managers are ultimately responsible for ensuring all compliance work meets expected standards – this includes minimising risk and ensuring an excellent level of client service is maintained

  • Ensure all clients receive an exceptional level of service: organising and prompting when necessary to meet all deadlines

  • Role model appropriate behaviours reflecting the EY Frank Hirth values as well as ensure all information shared with them is treated with the utmost confidentiality

  • Work flexibly as part of the close team at EY Frank Hirth. This may mean assisting colleagues from time to time in support of the efficient operation of the practic

Person Specification:

  • The job holder will be a qualified member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and qualified to practice US tax i.e. an Enrolled Agent (EA) or CPA. A CTA qualified individual is desirable but not compulsory

  • They can work well under pressure

  • They are well organised

  • They have been working in practice for at least 5 years

Proven Experience:

  • They can demonstrate they have gained tax experience and operated at a similar level within a practice

  • Experience of providing a high standard of service to clients both face to face and over the telephone/email

  • Experience of dealing with the full range of client tax requirements

  • Experience of dealing with bills

  • Experience of signing out US/UK tax returns

  • Experience of managing junior members of staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • An eye for detail and accuracy

  • Good people management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Highly numerical and able to interpret financial data

  • Sound IT skills

  • Must be able to build strong working relationships with other members of staff

  • The role requires them to be able to persuade and also push back with respect when dealing with difficult clients

  • Must be able to work in a team as well as independently

  • They should support colleagues and provide assistance when required

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.

Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
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Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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