VP - Front Office Tax (Tax Lawyer, 2 - 4 years PQE)
Salary £100,000 - £140,000 per annum
Location City of London
Consultant Nick Hughes
Date posted 04 July 201811 Slingsby Place, St Martin's Courtyard London, WC2E 9AB Robert Walters United Kingdom
This global player in banking is looking for a skilled Front Office Tax lawyer to join them as a VP in London. The role has a strong focus on tax structuring and dealing with tax risks.
You will be working on all aspects of structured transactions from early stage/inception through to full development, approvals and execution.
A particular focus on product development, including technical analysis and due diligence on new business opportunities.
Providing significant support to senior team members in the context of identifying, originating and then executing specific transactions.
A particular focus on technical analysis and due diligence in relation to product development / new business opportunities (e.g. tax, accounting and regulatory capital aspects).
Responsibility for leading the execution of smaller, less complex transactions.
Taking responsibility in respect of discrete elements of larger, more complex transactions.
Responsibility for coaching and mentoring more junior members of the team as well as ensuring that they are developing a comprehensive skill set to enable career development and career progression.
Preparing/reviewing presentation materials for internal briefings with management, control functions and other stakeholders.
Modelling the economic benefits and cash flows of proposed transactions as well as preparing projected financial statements for entities involved.
Preparing internal approvals papers in respect of proposed transactions.
Interacting with other business units (e.g. trading desks, structuring teams). Liaising with the firm's internal functions to determine the applicable treatment of proposed transactions and to confirm support.
Reviewing and negotiating complex legal documentation; dealing with clients, counter-parties and external lawyers.
Education and skills:
2 - 4 years PQE
Excellent educational background from a leading university, preferably with a technical or quantitative component.
Knowledge of working in the front office as part of a structuring business.
Formal UK tax technical training at a leading law firm.
Experience of working at a top-tier financial institution, in the structured finance area, with a focus on transactions with a UK element.