Job Description

Tax Manager

Location: UK

Career Level: Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

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As a Tax Planning Manager, you will:

Be responsible for providing internal advice on corporate acquisitions, structuring client engagements, identification of planning opportunities and control of tax compliance and risk management. It requires a proactive approach, seeking out issues and opportunities, analyzing them and developing and implementing proposals from inception to completion.

The successful candidate will be expected to counsel and work with regional management, senior finance and legal personnel, treasury, controllership and other Accenture Global Tax Group (GTG) members throughout the world on a full range of tax matters. The job has various aspects, ranging from routine consultation and review to the structuring of significant transactions. Compliance activities comprise tax return review and internal forecasting and reporting.

The role requires the ability to:

  • Counsel on Mergers and Acquisitions from due diligence through to integration

  • Instruct on the most tax efficient structure for client engagements, working with the Client (as the need arises), Client Tax Matters, Client Development Transaction Services, Legal, Client Financial Management and where relevant, external advisors

  • Support on developing tax initiatives and acquiring the approval of GTG partners for their implementation

  • Coordinate with the UK, Ireland and Nordic Tax Director to support and advising Country Management, and the Managing Directors’ group on the implementation of local as well as global initiatives

  • Communicate sophisticated and innovative tax concepts in a business structured manner, to a diverse business management audience

  • Advise Legal, Treasury and Country Controllership on measures to manage risk and to maximize financial returns

  • Support and provide direction to Country Controllership in all tax matters

  • Solicit and lead the input of external professional advisers

  • Coordinate with the Reginal Tax Director to support global leadership in the successful implementation of global initiatives across EALA (e.g. share plans)

  • Work with other tax groups to coordinate/harmonize in country tax planning (e.g. Client Tax Matters and Individual Tax Matters)

  • Provide support on local controversy matters, in coordination with the Regional Tax Director and the Tax Controversy Group.


Job Qualifications

  • A recognized tax qualification with experience in international tax experience, preferably with a multinational business in relation to the responsibilities noted above.

  • Self starter with the ability to work well in a fluid and exciting environment;

  • Experience in dealing with the highest levels of management;

  • Good written and verbal communication skills;

  • Good organizational and leadership skills;

  • Strong ability to work in group and skills to cooperate with other specialists;

  • Dedication to excel as an international tax professional;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint);

  • Language skills are an advantage.

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

Closing Date for Applications 30/04/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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