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M&A Tax Associate Director

Hays Senior Finance
Cambridgeshire, England, Cambridge
Salary to attract + extensive benefits
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

Job Details

M&A Tax specialist sought to join one of the world\'s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms. Our client is a fast-growing firm with big ambitions to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally.

The Corporate Tax Team is growing nationally and services clients across a great variety of industries, such as retail, technology and construction to name a few. They work with owner-managed businesses, private equity-backed enterprises and global companies, managing their tax affairs both on the compliance side and in relation to additional advisory matters. The latter includes Mergers and Acquisitions as well as Research and Development taxes.

Their Transactions Tax specialists provide a variety of services, such a tax due diligence reviews (buy-side and sell-side), advice relating to private equity and similar structures, vendor assistance, and management tax planning. As a result of consistent growth, increased client demand and high-profile M&A Tax appointments, our client is looking to recruit into their National Transactions Tax faculty at the level of Associate Director. The base office of this individual can be flexible.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team at an exciting part of the journey, working on a hybrid basis and reaping the rewards of being at home and in the office on a weekly basis. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. You'll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons and discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking!


  • Managing M&A tax projects in accordance with the firm's standard procedures and agreed arrangements with the client, including costs and billing logistics.
  • Acting as the main point of contact and managing client relationships, responding quickly to queries and internal teams.
  • Overseeing due diligence projects, leading on corporate tax and liaising with other specialist teams to deliver tax due diligence reports.
  • Delivering tax structuring advice pre- and post- transaction in order to provide tax efficient solutions for clients.
  • Researching and preparing proposals for new work, as well as taking part in presentations to prospective clients.
  • Supporting in strategic targeting and business development activity, particularly in the private equity space, with the Transactions Tax Partner.
  • Maintaining an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and fulfilling professional bodies' CPD requirements.
  • Acting as a people manager including delegation and taking an active role in individuals' training and career development via on-the-job coaching, delivering formal training, and carrying out requested feedback and career conversations.
  • Briefing junior staff on the client's business and the pre-assignment instructions, supervising and controlling the completion of work, and undertaking 'on the job' training and appraisals where necessary.
  • Actively promoting personal profile internally and externally, for example, by attending networking events, writing articles, hosting technical sessions and giving presentations on areas of specialisms to colleagues.
  • Reviewing personal development and aspirations, and attending career conversations with line manager, ensuring strengths are being harnessed and a strong understanding of the training and support available is gained.
  • Carrying out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the role and its grading, as requested by the line manager, Head of Department or a Partner.

About the ideal candidate

  • CTA / ATII qualified is preferred or equivalent, ideally along with an accounting qualification such as ACA or ACCA.
  • Significant previous experience operating at Manager, Senior Manager or Associate Director level
  • Good knowledge of Transactions Tax, in a specialist capacity or as a Corporate Tax professional.
  • Proven experience in client handling and project management, building and sustaining relationships.
  • Business development experience and/or interest in this aspect is advantageous, with the capability of raising own and RSM's profile through networking.
  • Embraces an inclusive approach to team development, providing opportunities to demonstrate capability and managing performances in an active and supportive manner.

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary including a cash allowance;
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection.
  • Option to join the GPP Pension scheme which is funded by way of salary sacrifice.
  • Healthcare cover

Please apply on line or contact Cara Whyte at Hays to discuss in complete confidence

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