Must have a bachelors degree in Finance, Commerce, or Accounting
Accounting (CA, ACCA, CPA) or legal qualification, with at least 3 to 4 years of VAT consulting experience.
Job Role and Responsibilities:
Participates in proposals for tax projects and multifunctional projects including proposal writing, co-ordination with other parties for inputs into the proposal, part of the team interacting with clients during the entire proposal process on occasion.
Delivers high quality tax engagements for manager / partner review in a timely manner.
Starts to build relationships with other functions and network offices, as well as lawyers investment managers and other relevant external contact network.
Co-ordinates with other offices in a multi-office engagement, and reviews inputs received from such offices such that the overall deliverable can be provided to senior management for review in a timely manner.
Is aware of and ensures that risk processes are adhered to at all times; consults internally and with the risk team for engagement and or client processes that deviate from the standard
For projects that the senior associate is a part of, ensures that practice management is up-to-date at all times including prompt submission of timesheets, client files, billing, collection, WIP review, payouts to other offices, multi-firm engagement documentation and closure of engagements on the system
Communicates regularly with the partner / director on client, people, risk and practice management aspects and seeks inputs on all key decisions and issues
Relevant Skills and Behaviors:
Core and technical skills
Basic to good knowledge and experience in international corporate tax including international holding structures, tax treaty network, fund structuring, tax policy and tax risk management
Basic to good knowledge and experience in tax due diligence
Basic experience in business development, client relationship and client management
implementation of the plan able to identify opportunities for cross selling work of other functions
Good risk management knowledge and application including documentation, ability to escalate issues quickly to risk management specialists for resolution, incorporating risk management into work environment such that it is a part of the inherent process of engagement delivery
Good report writing skills including ability to write simple tax reports and opinions
Good project management skills including coordinating with multiple teams across various jurisdictions