Senior Consultant / Manager, Tax Controversy (Financial Services), Sydney

Senior Consultant/Manager, Tax Controversy & Policy (FSO), Sydney
Our FSO Tax Controversy and Policy team provides an end-to-end tax controversy service. We are looking for a Senior Consultant or Manager to join our team.
The opportunity
As a Senior Consultant/Manager, you’ll help our Financial Services clients develop and implement tax corporate governance and risk management frameworks and strategies. You will advise clients in relation to tax administration laws and manage interactions with the ATO and other revenue authorities (including advising on private binding ruling requests, risk reviews and audits).  You will have the opportunity to be involved in dispute resolution – both informal (negotiation, mediation etc) and formal (litigation processes).

Your key responsibilities
Drawing on your tax experience, you will have exposure to all aspects of the tax controversy service offering.  You will advise a range of clients, from large corporates to high net worth individuals, helping them to develop and document their tax corporate governance processes and test the operational effectiveness of their tax corporate governance framework.   You will research matters of tax administration, get involved in dispute resolution processes and help clients respond to requests for information in the context of ATO reviews and audits.  You will draft objections, private binding ruling requests, requests for amended assessments and submissions against penalties.
Skills and attributes for success

  • Tax technical skills
  • Ability to develop strong and broad relationships with clients and provide a high level of client service
  • Ability to work with a number of different clients and internal stakeholders on multiple deadlines

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience in tax compliance and reporting, and / or tax advisory
  • Problem solving abilities and a focus on solutions 
  • Willingness to learn and get involved in a range of cutting edge projects

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • CA or legal qualification

What we look for
We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about tax controversy and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.  
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark.
Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third party provider. 


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