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Corporate Tax Associate Director




£85,000 to £110,000



Private Equity - Corporate Tax Associate Director - London

up to £110,000 + bonus

This firm are looking for experienced tax professionals to join the Private Equity Backed Company advisory team in London, at Associate Director level.

Investment into private equity backed companies has reached record highs, with large takeovers regularly making the press.

This firm have a dedicated team of tax professionals with a primary focus on advising this market. Their clients range from smaller UK focussed businesses that have received their first round of investment to significant multinational household names. We advise all sectors, with a bias towards technology, media, retail, leisure and business services.

We are experiencing a huge demand for tax advice in this area and are looking to expand the London team.

You might have experience in a transactions team or already be experienced in advising portfolio companies. Either way, you will be excited by the idea of providing value to our clients throughout their lifecycle, whether that be assisting with all the immediate post-acquisition actions, advising them on their growth phase with bolt-on acquisitions, refinancings, carve-outs and disposals and getting them ready for their next exit.

Successful candidates will join a national network of professionals advising portfolio companies, which works very closely alongside our market leading M&A tax practice. You will become part of a dynamic and successful team, and help the practice continue to grow the firm's presence in this large and important sector of the UK economy. Tax advice to private equity backed companies is a core area of focus and growth for this firm in the UK and globally. This means that you will have plenty of development opportunities as well as the chance to learn and work with the market leaders.

Connect to your opportunity

Your role will be diverse and challenging, and you will take the lead on delivering our client services and developing client relationships, as well as playing an active part in building new relationships and identifying and winning opportunities with your existing clients and new clients.

You will be a confident team player and enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise with others, as well as continuing to build your own technical expertise or specialism. Your responsibilities will include managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.

As part of your role, you will receive continuous on the job training, including direct interaction with the partners and directors in our team, as well as extensive opportunities to interact with our clients and targets. You will have people management responsibilities, including developing junior members of the team and may act as a coach for more junior members of the team.

Connect to your skills and professional experience

You will have responsibility for providing technical advice across a wide range of projects for private equity portfolio companies, including:

  • Post-acquisition support and integration
  • Group reorganisations and simplifications
  • Transactions - bolt-on acquisitions (due diligence and structuring), carve-outs, disposals
  • Refinancings and cash realisations
  • Sell side support on a future exit event
  • Managing and coordinating input from tax specialists in VAT, employment taxes, management incentives and share schemes
  • Managing and coordinating input and advice from member firms for clients which have international operations
  • Overseeing tax reporting and compliance engagements for your clients


  • Experience of working in an administrative role, preferably in a professional services or HMRC environment
  • Methodical and highly organised working skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with issues face-to-face and by telephone.
  • Desire to be flexible and proactive in suggesting ideas for streamlining the processes.
  • Track record of implementing and/or applying standardised procedures and protocols to improve efficiency
  • Demonstrable skill in managing key stakeholders' expectations and consistently delivering to the highest standards
  • Uses own initiative to identify appropriate solutions to problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Strong team working skills and ability to build internal networks
  • Calm, efficient and resilient under pressure
  • Capable of meeting challenging/demanding and competing deadlines
  • High degree of IT literacy including Microsoft Office programmes. Some knowledge of VBA would be desirable, but not essential.
  • Overseeing tax reporting and compliance engagements for your clients.


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