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Expatriate Tax Manager - Japanese speaking - People Advisory Services - UK&I (London)

Our... Organisations are having to become much more adaptable to change as they face new workforce challenges as a result of globalisation, changing demographics, emerging technology, innovation and regulatory demands.    We...

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Our Business

Organisations are having to become much more adaptable to change as they face new workforce challenges as a result of globalisation, changing demographics, emerging technology, innovation and regulatory demands. 


We believe the People Agenda is at the heart of successful change.  EY People Advisory Services (PAS) help organisations to put humans at the centre of their transformation agenda enabling them to align culture and leadership to their purpose, develop necessary skillsets and mindsets, and build adaptability through continuous change and learning.


We are a global network with more than 11,000 employees in more than 130 countries, offering deep industry knowledge and experience to more than 2,000 corporate clients worldwide.  We have over 330 consultants in the UK advising clients across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors on their most challenging workforce problems. 


We are growing fast and looking for those, who share our values, believe in the importance of the people agenda, and have experience in organisation and workforce transformation and transactions, change experience and learning, culture and leadership, digital HR, rewards, and people mobility, to join us in PAS.


The opportunity

The Mobility team has experienced unprecedented client demand to help with complex mobility issues associated with the pandemic and, the changing nature of work and employee mobility. An opportunity has arisen for a Tax Manager, and we are looking for a talented individual with mobility tax experience with a Japanese language skill to join the London team specialised for UK inbound multinational companies with Japanese and Chinese headquarters.


The client team is truly multidisciplinary in the context of international mobility and the opportunity is to work closely with specialists across personal tax, employment tax, immigration, reward, assignment services and HR consulting to advise the client on their international assignment, short-term business traveller, and cross border remote worker programmes. That is why we need a diverse range of people with a truly global skill set to join us.


Your key responsibilities

At EY we operate a ‘client-centric’ approach, meaning we aim to be our client’s trusted business partner.  This is achieved by being pro-active, understanding their challenges and providing a relevant and high level of client service:

  • Responsible for a portfolio of clients with inbound expatriates to the UK and UK outbounds.  
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and providing consistently high levels of client service.
  • Managing the successful delivery of mobility tax projects and ensuring technical excellence. 
  • Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of client services both compliance and advisory.
  • Build relationships within the firm, across service lines and with our overseas colleagues, to identify mobility opportunities. 
  • Proactively seeking new tax projects from existing clients and driving new work from target organisations.
  • Contribute to successfully extracting maximum value for both EY and clients from the services delivered whilst managing risk appropriately for both client and the firm
  • Be a trusted member of the management team by developing and counselling junior members of staff and making key decisions that affect the team.
  • Shape the future of the practice as it expands the breadth and depth of services it offers clients through advancement in technology and regulatory developments.


 Skills and attributes for success

  • Experienced expatriate tax practitioner
  • Strong technical skills and keen to develop further
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • A strategic and commercial awareness of wide business issues
  • An enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work
  • The ability to be a strong and motivated team player, ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Experience of working in Mobility or Mobility compliance dealing with tax compliance issues and tax advisory projects and where appropriate providing technical advice.
  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and know when to refer upwards
  • Client focused and commercially aware
  • Relationship management skills with the ability to manage client expectations
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Business or native level of Japanese language skill, both written and oral


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 are using the finance products, expertise, and systems we have developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities, and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we will make our ambition to be the best employer a reality.


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


Build your legacy with us.


Apply now.


Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
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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