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DATE ADDED: Wed 08/01/2020

Commercial Lawyer - Tax Quality And Risk Management, Belfast

Belfast, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

**Your opportunity An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with Deloitte UK’s Tax business, as part of the Quality & Risk Management team. **The role involves working on complex contractual and commercial negotiations, many of which will require experience of negotiating international and technology contracts.  The Tax Quality & Risk Management Team works collaboratively with other quality, risk and contracting teams within the UK and across Deloitte’s global network. This will be a key part of the role and will require familiarity with contracting for services and a willingness to learn about Deloitte’s contracting philosophy (both established and emerging). 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 role** You will deliver high-quality, business-focused solutions in a challenging, dynamic and demanding marketplace, and will act as a business, legal and risk advisor and partner with the business. To do this, you will be expected to assess and understand how business risks can be managed and mitigated.  This is an exciting opportunity to act as a business advisor and partner with the business, assessing and understanding how business risks can be managed in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. In addition to a strong background in contract you will demonstrate the ability to develop commercially appropriate solutions based on a mutual assessment of the risks and legal issues identified. 
• Negotiation of complex, high value and strategically important client engagement contracts, including regularly facing off with client legal teams and their external counsel
• Review, draft and negotiation of an array of commercial contracts, including MSAs/frameworks (including cross border), NDAs, proposals, sub-contracts, teaming agreements, software and product licences and supplier agreements, both national and international
• Adopting a solution orientated and risk-based approach, supporting the team in driving this behaviour within the business and across the Deloitte Quality and Risk community 
• Regularly monitoring, assessing and highlighting particular risk/legal trends and sharing this knowledge with other members of the team
• Providing support to the Tax business, in the UK and wider Deloitte North South Europe, covering the entire sales cycle from supporting the engagement teams with their initial interactions with clients, to tender & bid response development and finally contract negotiations
• Assisting with the drafting of guidance notes on a variety of topics
• Supporting the Tax Quality and Risk team in its advice to Deloitte’s management and practitioners on general legal and risk management issues, based on an understanding and appreciation of the key business risks that need to be managed
• Advising on and assisting in determining contracting and negotiating guidelines and policies
• Answering ad-hoc risk and legal queries from all business units **Your work, your choice** At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you. Location: The role will be located in Belfast with occasional travel to London for internal meetings, and as required for business needs and client meetings. Work pattern:  This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time basis. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate. **Your professional experience**
• A qualified lawyer with 4-8+ years PQE, or person with considerable experience in negotiating complex commercial contracts in an international context
• In-house experience desirable, but not essential
• Ability to manage a demanding work load effectively and to be responsive
• Experience of dealing with and managing senior management and stakeholders
• Awareness and interest in risk management
• Given international and cross border contracting, an additional language would be an advantage but not essential **Your service line: Quality, Risk and Security ** The Quality, Risk and Security (QRS) community is an overarching identity for all of the professionals who manage quality and risk for Deloitte. It comprises: Deloitte Business Security (DBS), National Quality and Risk Management (NQRM), Quality & Risk Operations (QR Ops), and Service Line Quality and Risk Management teams (including Switzerland), and is led by a dedicated partner who sits on the firm’s Executive. Within QRS, we use our skills and experience across a variety of disciplines to support a risk intelligent culture at Deloitte; enabling our partners and practitioners to deliver high quality services to their clients, minimising the administrative burden on our people, and acting as custodians of firm risk, security, ethics and reputation. **Personal independence** Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process. **About Deloitte Our Purpose & Strategy** To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.  **What do we do?** Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. 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Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.  **What do we value?** At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in **[agile ways][]**. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2018 list of **[Top 30 Employers for Working Families][]**for the eighth consecutive year, and to have been listed in **[The Times Top 50 Employers for Women][]** for each of the last four years.  **Being a Leader at Deloitte** Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. 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