Tax Manager - Front Office and Advisory, Associate

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Job title: Tax Manager - Front Office and Advisory Support
Corporate Title: Associate
Department: Tax
Location: EMEA, London

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Role Summary:

This is a tax advisory role, focused on the provision of professional advice to front office teams on new products and transactions, other business units on the tax impact of wider initiatives as well as the monitoring and management of tax risk. There is also potential to be involved with other tax projects such as tax authority challenges, tax litigation and implementation of new tax law.
The role covers taxes and entities across EMEA. We would expert knowledge in UK tax law, but would note that we would expect the candidate to be comfortable to understand external advice and issues arising in other jurisdictions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • provision of tax advice on transactions and products
  • provision of tax input to internal approvals processes for new businesses
  • developing and monitoring internal controls to manage tax risk
  • co-ordination with external advisers and tax colleagues in the US and Asia regarding cross-border transactions
  • monitoring changes in tax law and analysing impact on businesses
  • liaison with the compliance and reporting team to ensure correct treatment of transactions in tax returns and audits
  • assistance with tax implications of projects and business initiatives

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • Professional qualification (Accountant/Lawyer/CTA) or equivalent
  • Good tax technical understanding and ability to apply practically
  • Flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing demands resulting from tax and business changes
  • Motivated with a 'hands on' and proactive attitude
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A good team player
  • Ability to build good working relationships with business, Finance and Legal
  • Ability to deliver complex tax advice in a clear and precise commercial manner
  • Financial services tax experience preferred (e.g. in another bank, accountancy or law firm)