Indirect Tax Manager (Real Estate) in Birmingham

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: Grant Thornton UK
Job Hours: Full-time

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In recent years, there has been a domestic and global trend of governments shifting emphasis from direct to indirect taxation. Globally, while corporation tax rates have generally decreased, VAT rates have risen.

What's more, businesses now face complex VAT systems, case law, guidance and legislation. Companies need to comply with thorny VAT rules when entering new markets, stretching out globally or joining international supply chains. Meanwhile, liabilities, errors and assessments can also attract interest and penalties.

At Grant Thornton, we help our clients overcome these challenges and take control of indirect tax.

A look into the role

As a Manager within our Indirect Tax (RET) team you will:

  • Be part of the Real Estate VAT team, have an understanding of the VAT issues in real estate be able to work in the transaction space, this would involve VAT input in Real Estate Tax Due Diligence and Structuring reports.
  • VAT advisory projects for Real Estate Clients.
  • Be involved in VAT advisory projects for the wider London VAT team (of which Real Estate VAT sits).
  • Be responsible for the scoping, delivery and billing of client work. You will be required to be compliant with the firm’s risk management processes for clients starting from initial take on to completion of assignments.
  • Ensure that more junior staff are guided in researching and producing work that meets the firm’s commitment to quality, whilst also support the Directors and Partners.
  • Provide technical relevant advice on a range of VAT matters, supporting your decisions with appropriate knowledge of legislation, case law, and technical analysis.
  • Produce technical work which requires minimal review and conveys key points to clients and stakeholders.
  • Knowing you’re right for us

    Joining us as an Indirect Tax Manager the minimum criteria you’ll need is experience of indirect / VAT Taxes, perhaps from an advisory or in-house environment. You’d probably also hold a relevant tax qualification (CTA / ATT). It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we’ll help you develop along the way.

  • Experience of managing a large and varied portfolio of indirect / VAT tax clients
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be able to demonstrate that you are able to forge long standing business relationships
  • Comfort when working as part of a mixed discipline team as taking the lead and driving forward a project to its conclusion
  • Experience of advising on complex technical indirect tax matters would be beneficial
  • Knowing we’re right for you

    Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

    Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

    Beyond the job

    Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

    The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

    We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It’s how it should be.

    About Grant Thornton UK

    What does business need now? An adviser that offers a different experience. A better experience. One that delivers technical expertise and a service that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That’s Grant Thornton.

    We are the UK member firm of a global network that employs 58,000 people in 135 countries. We combine global scale with local insight and understanding to give you the assurance, tax, and advisory services you need to realise your ambitions.

    We go beyond business as usual, so you can too. We make business more personal by investing in building relationships. Whether you’re growing in one market or many, you consistently get a great service you can trust. We work at a pace that matters – yours – bringing both flexibility and rigour. We celebrate fresh thinking and diverse perspectives to bring you proactive insights and positive progress.

    Success tomorrow starts with making the right decisions today, which is why we match proactive insights to practical applications. Working closely with regulators, funders and standard setting bodies to help instil trust and integrity in markets. We’re committed to sustainable growth through positive progress. So, no matter the road ahead, you’re being guided by the right decisions.

    Going beyond to offer proactive insights, practical guidance, and positive progress.

    Ready to go beyond? Visit our website for insight on what we can offer you.

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