Associate / Senior Associate - Tax

Recruiter
Baker McKenzie
Location
South East England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Expires
06 Sep 2017
Sector
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
The Role

In this role, you will be given the opportunity to work as part of a team on a very wide range of both domestic and international tax projects. Having both a strong transactional practice, as well as a highly regarded tax planning team, the role will involve a mix of transactional and advisory work and will suit a person who has a broad range of experience in all areas of corporate tax.

Given our emphasis on client service, the ability to provide clear advice while having a strong understanding of the commercial context in which that advice is given is of paramount importance.

All of our team play an important role in business development and you will be expected to be involved in developing and executing our business development strategy.

The Team

Baker McKenzie's award-winning London tax team, comprising thirteen partners and over 50 associates, is one of the largest law firm tax practices in the City.

A unique offering combining tax services found both in "Big 4" and in "Big Law"

We are unique among law firms in that our tax teams comprise of lawyers, tax advisors, accountants and economists. As well as offering the services traditionally offered by law firms in the transitional tax and tax disputes space, we also field large standalone Transfer Pricing and VAT/Indirect global tax practices, something no other law firm can credibly claim to have.

We are currently one of the few law firms capable of undertaking M&A tax due diligence and complex economic modelling and valuations, and our tax disputes practice is one of the largest in the world and complemented by a global tax policy practice. Working across and beyond tax, we help clients design, model, develop, implement and defend projects and are currently unique in the market.

The fastest growing and most profitable practice in the London office of Baker &McKenzie

By combining and streamlining tax services found in "Big 4" and in "Big Law" we now win substantial tax planning and transactional tax mandates from both sets of competitor. Our team and our revenues have almost doubled in three years and we continue to grow.

The London team is ranked in Tier 1 in the International Tax Review's Global Tax Guide and Tier 1 for Transfer Pricing. This year we won the European Tax Firm of the Year award, the most prestigious award of the International Tax Review European Tax Awards Gala held in May. We also won UK Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year.

An innovative, supportive and fun group of people to work with

The tax team in London has a strong team culture and is a genuinely nice group to work with. Our people drive our success so we aim to provide clear opportunities and support for personal development and career advancement for all team members. As we grow we also take steps to protect our distinctive team culture - we all work hard but we also like to have fun along the way.

Skills and Experience Required

Qualified solicitor or chartered accountant with experience gained from a leading international law or accountancy firm
Exposure to both tax planning and transactional tax work
Excellent technical abilities and development potential
Proactive and flexible, with an emphasis on reliability, responsiveness and delivery
First class communicator - both strong verbally and orally - and able to develop relationships with key internal stakeholders and clients with ease.
Strong team player with a "client first" mentality.
A strong interest in business development.
Graduate - degree educated or comparable (minimum 2:1)
Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

Why Join Us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

Acritas' Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index, 2016 - ranked 1st/Brand Index: 100
The Sunday Times' Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17: currently ranked 66th
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017: currently ranked 7th
Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2016: Five awards: Most Innovative International Firm for Women, Best International Firm for pro bono work, Best in tax, Best in Employment and Overall Outstanding Female Practitioner Award

To Apply

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA - since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community.

The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.