Senior International Tax Manager
Allen & Overy
Hong Kong

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. The firm operates at the forefront of the legal industry.

Our deals and cases often make headline business news. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their field, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

  • We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves. We are in every sense one global team;
  • supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven. Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.

    Department purpose

    Deliver relevant information and a value for money service to the decision-makers of Allen & Overy.

    Role purpose

    The Senior International Tax Manager is a member of the Partners' Affairs and Taxes ( PAT ) team supporting the Head of International Tax in the management of the global tax affairs of the Allen & Overy grouping.

    Key relationships

    PAT team, Global Finance Directors and Managers, Partners

    Job Description Role and responsibilities

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the tax system in the territories in which A&O operates and a good working knowledge of the partner payment side of the PAT team's work, both with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Tax risk oversight including maintaining regular communications with CFO’s 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.

  • Review of tax return submissions both in relation to entity filings and those of individual partners to ensure that these are accurate and in line with expectations.
  • Play a leading role in the team’s year-end work to produce non-UK tax reserve calculations, tax equalisation calculations and tax related fiscal accounts notes.
  • Manage set up of tax reserves both in GBP and in currency, for both equity and employee / consultant partners, and subsequent reconciliation and release of residual balances, including review of various tax equalisation arrangements.
  • Reviewing ad hoc tax filings in non A&O territories (e.g. India) and advising on potential exposures elsewhere.
  • Management of withholding tax exposure for the firm, both in relation to client transactions and interoffice balance settlement.
  • UK Double Taxation Relief calculations for UK resident members of A&O LLP for inclusion in individual partner UK tax filings.
  • Ongoing review of processes and procedures to identify scope for improvement.
  • Advisory, technical analysis and project management work. Recent examples include : Advising on tax implications of business travel by partners and staff and on how any risks may be mitigated.
  • Responding to ad hoc queries arising from partners in relation to their international tax affairs.Implementation of transfer pricing policies and supporting CFOs globally through the BEPs and CBCR changes.

    Advising on tax implications of new models for contracting with and billing clients. Intra-group reorganisations.

  • Management of work of junior team members in London and Belfast.
  • Ongoing review of processes and procedures to identify scope for improvement.
  • Key requirements

  • The role will be the only tax position located in the Asia Pacific region therefore will involve extensive interactions with local CFO’s, tax advisors, and partners.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with these stakeholders will therefore be critical.

  • Collaborative approach and ability to build strong relationships with PAT team colleagues in London and Belfast and colleagues in other teams located across the globe.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex tax and accounting issues both orally and in writing to non-specialists.
  • Numeracy and an eye for detail.
  • Overseas travel will be necessary including spending several months in London for training and handover at start of employment.
  • Broad knowledge of international tax issues affecting professional partnerships.
  • Who we are looking for

  • Graduate with good academics.
  • Evidence of strong numeric skills.
  • ACA or equivalent accounting qualification.
  • Tax qualification (e.g. ADIT or CTA) desirable.
  • Personal or Corporate Tax Experience to Senior Manager level.
  • Senior International Tax Manager Allen & Overy


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