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CMS, a future facing Law Firm, is looking to engage with an experienced Senior Corporate Tax Manager to join our Finance Team to support the management of the tax affairs for the Firm across its UK and international activities.

About the role

As a senior member of the tax team your responsibilities will include:
- Meeting complex demands for tax reporting, compliance, planning, strategy and controversy. 
- Integrating deep technical and industry knowledge with established methodologies, to help develop and implement effective, practical and sustainable tax strategies. 
- Leading financial planning, accounting and tax compliance activity and maintaining effective relationships with the tax authorities.
- Working to structure transactions and operations in a tax-effective manner, mitigating tax risk, complying effectively with tax laws and taking into account the prospect of change. 
- Building and maintaining relationships with Partners and stakeholders as their trusted advisor.
- Tax risk oversight, including maintaining regular communications on new legislation, business changes, tax authority engagement and tax audits, providing support and guidance where appropriate e.g. in managing relationships with external advisors.
- Advising on withholding tax issues and exposure for the firm, both in relation to client transactions and interoffice balance settlement.
- Ongoing review of processes and procedures to identify scope for improvement.
- Advising on tax implications and on how any risks may be mitigated.
- Advising on tax implications of new models for contracting with and billing clients.

About you

The ideal candidate:
- Significant experience in Corporate Tax from a large accountancy or law firm  
- Tax qualification (e.g. ADIT or CTA) strongly desirable
- Personal or Corporate Tax experience to Senior Manager level
- Degree qualified 
- ACA or equivalent accounting qualification desirable
- Experience in tax accounting/tax audit 
- Evidence of strong numeric skills
- Proven ability to read and interpret existing and new tax statute
- Strong communication skills, able to influence thinking on tax planning and compliance

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Rachel Taylor,Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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