An exciting opportunity to work in Deloitte’s market leading Global Trade team. Deloitte is looking to recruit Associate Directors/Consultants to work within its Global Trade Advisory team, which sits within the Indirect Tax practice and is part of Deloitte’s EMEA wide Centre of Excellence for Global Trade. As an identified super growth area within the firm, joining this team offers a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and dynamic professional to progress their career.
As a Consultant/Associate Director you will manage diverse projects for high profile clients, support exciting new business development opportunities, provide stewardship to develop junior members of the team and expand your horizons as you support businesses respond to topical issues, such as Brexit, and a significantly changed customs landscape, on a UK and global scale. Working in the Global Trade Advisory team you will work collaboratively with other tax and consulting teams, with Deloitte teams based overseas and/or directly on client sites, providing the chance to broaden knowledge and network, globally, on a regular basis.
The Global Trade and broader Indirect Tax team has a reputation for being proactive, entrepreneurial, successful and fun to work in. It is growing at pace, providing an opportunity for the right candidate to progress quickly in a dynamic, fast paced environment, where people are recognised for their contribution and not time served.
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The role will expose you to working with some of the largest, most recognisable brands and corporations across the globe. We boast a wealthy, rapidly increasing, portfolio of clients across all industries - from owner-managed businesses to large multinationals, operating within the consumer, industrial products, aerospace, automotive, energy and resources, technology/telecoms, financial services and public service sectors.
As a Consultant/Associate Director you will manage projects that support global clients manage their customs and trade footprint, from advising them on how to navigate the changes in customs and excise legislative requirements, supporting with the implementation of supply chain governance, operation and duty optimisation strategies, to engaging with HMRC to obtain rulings, repayments, authorisations and respond to audits.
You will be expected to work with all grades, which will require you to undertake effective delegation, project planning, consultation and managing timescales so that project deliverables can be completed and signed-off in accordance with Deloitte’s review processes.
Global Trade regulation and requirements, particularly in the post-Brexit environment, are at the forefront of our clients’ agendas and significantly impact their supply chains. As such, as part of the role, you will be required to build up a detailed, practical, understanding of our clients’ business models, what markets they operate in and their future plans in order to provide the right support at the right time, and identify opportunities for further work.
You will also be given access to further development support covering soft skills, advanced technical knowledge and commercial awareness through a programme of regular courses to help you continue to build your professional skills.
As you are given the autonomy to establish your own contacts within a client and reach your own solutions your independence will be accelerated. It is up to you to take this independence and build your own network. Whilst autonomy is encouraged the team network will always be available when you need support and advice.
Key responsibilities will include:
Your work, your choice
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Location: We are open to the role being based in any of our UK offices.
Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time basis.
We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.
Your professional experience
We are looking for someone with the below key experience and attributes:
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