Charterhouse is working with a well-established entity who are looking to hire a Tax Counsel to join the CEO’s office within the legal and compliance unit. As the Tax Counsel you will report to the Global Tax Manager whilst being a key member of transactional and investment teams helping to develop the company’s overall tax strategy.
About the Role
In this role you will be required to provide on-going consulting advice, identify tax risks and opportunities and implications of investment decisions. You will be responsible for evaluating the current framework whilst monitoring international tax developments and addressing any changes affecting the organisation. You would be required to advise investment teams on potential investments, acquisitions or disposals, including structuring, due diligence, as well as assessing financial models. In addition you will work closely with the legal team and external advisors in the preparation of legal documentation.
The Tax Counsel will also provide support to the Global Tax Manager across the group’s real estate, infrastructure and global special situations investment teams. In addition, you will be required to develop tax saving strategies, in light of appropriate tax risk management. Other key responsibilities would include assistance in investment training sessions, developing internal reference materials and tools to refine tax policies and processes.
The successful candidate should hold a bachelors/post graduate Degree in law from a reputable university or a fully qualified CPA/CA. You should have at least 5 years’ experience in tax planning for a wealth fund/asset manager with a global portfolio of investments in real estate, infrastructure or equivalent experience with a “Big 4” accounting firm. Our client is looking for a candidate with international tax experience, including application of tax treaties and broad jurisdiction within fast-paced M&A environments. A high level of knowledge of U.S./European/Australian/Asian tax laws for inbound investments is strongly desired. Candidates should be problem solvers and have the ability to explain complex issues to non-tax audiences. It is important that you demonstrate excellent interpersonal and people management skills.