Senior Associate, Tax, Large Corporate, Cambridge

Recruiter
PWC 1
Location
Cambridgeshire
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Who We Are

We're the leading UK provider of tax services in terms of the reputation, size and scope of our practice. The work we do is diverse and our clients span a range of industries, from multinational organisations, to entrepreneurs and family businesses.

Our goal is to provide a technology enabled service you can be a part of, working alongside people with experience in developing solutions for our clients.

Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It’s this focus that influence the services we provide and decisions we make.

We seek to attract the best people from a diverse talent pool and encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. This is what makes us a strong organisation with an increasingly agile workforce which is why we’ve introduced Everyday Flexibility, encouraging you to balance work and life. ‘Dress for your Day’ lets you choose what you feel is appropriate to wear for each working day

The Opportunity

The South East large corporate team is a dynamic and diverse team. Situated across six offices the team currently has 107 members and has consistently reported positive results. The team operates on a regional basis with team members working on clients across the region. Our client base represents a broad range of industries and different market segments, including UK listed groups and private businesses. The South East has a particular concentration of technology and pharmaceutical groups and UK inbound clients.

We are looking for an experienced Corporate Tax Senior Associate to join the South East large corporate team in our Cambridge office. Cambridge continues to be a key growth area for PwC in the South East, and the Cambridge office is the R&D hub for the UK. The firm has shown its commitment to Cambridge by investing in a brand new office near the Cambridge Science Park and by encouraging recruitment across all areas of the business. As a fast growing team, we are looking for individuals who are keen to work in a dynamic and fun environment which will provide significant career opportunities. Our office has a strong commitment to flexible working, enabling teams to balance work with domestic responsibilities and outside interests.

Cambridge itself is a historic city which is famous worldwide for its university. However, Cambridge is also the home of a vibrant and close-knit business community. The local economy is thriving and has proven to be resilient in the face of economic conditions which have hit other parts of the UK in recent years. Cambridge is renowned as a centre for technology, innovation and life sciences and is the home of a number of listed companies that have grown into global players in recent years, including ARM, Autonomy, Cambridge Silicon Radio, and AVEVA. More recently, AstraZeneca has relocated its headquarters to the city. Cambridge and its surrounding villages and towns provide a very pleasant, safe, and relaxing environment in which to live. The area has a number of state and private schools with excellent academic reputations. London is accessible by rail in under an hour, and the road network provides direct access to the Midlands and the North.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to being:-As a Senior Associate in this role, you will manage a varied portfolio of clients, establishing effective working relationships and offering proactive advice. Your main focus will be on tax advisory services, with opportunities to get involved in tax structuring and due diligence work, international tax services, transfer pricing and other project based work. You will also play a significant role in coaching junior members of the team, as well as involvement with various business development initiatives, whilst building your own personal network at the same time.

The role offers the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names across the South East. Given our diverse client portfolio, no two days are ever the same, and you will have the flexibility to shape the role to your specific interests and/or existing specialisms.

The role could include but is not limited to:

  • Advising multinational businesses on international tax developments and strategy. This may include tax planning and tax structuring advice on cross-border activities, group reorganisations, refinancing and corporate simplification projects.
  • Various opportunities to get involved with M&A transaction work for our Cambridge client base as well as within the wider South East Deals network. This can include advising on the tax implications of a wide range of UK and international transactions including acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, refinancings, disposals and IPOs, working XLOS with our Transaction Services, Accounting Structuring and Corporate Finance colleagues, as well as tax specialists within the UK and global PwC network.
  • Proactively managing a portfolio of listed and inbound clients, including dealing with tax enquiries and investigations, proactively identifying opportunities to provide tax advice and mitigate tax exposures.
  • Build and develop client relationships and opportunities.
  • Overseeing the management of global tax compliance obligations alongside the UK compliance centre.
  • Establishing effective working relationships within the team, across the South East and more broadly as required.
  • Being proactively involved in the financial management of your portfolio of clients.
  • Contributing to the development of personal and team knowledge.
  • Build your own network of contacts through regular attendance at internal and external meetings.
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in tax law, market practice and tax authority approach as well as key service line offerings within PwC.
  • Keeping up-to-date with local and national business and economic issues that could impact our clients and /or their industry.
  • Some travel and occasional overnight stays will be expected.

Essential skills and experience

  • Alongside a strong academic background, you will have a ACA/CTA (or similar) qualification.
  • Excellent team, organisational and communication skills.
  • Good networking skills and the ability to work under time pressure is also important in the M&A environment.
  • Strong analytical skills and desire to develop a breadth of technical skills.
  • Risk aware and familiarity with the firm’s risk management processes.
  • Plenty of self-motivation.
  • Up-to-date UK Corporate Tax experience with a particular focus on large corporates, especially Inbound and listed companies.
  • Some recent experience in any of the following areas would be helpful but not a prerequisite: UK corporate tax, audit of tax, tax reporting and strategy, transfer pricing, international tax, mergers & acquisition.

We understand that applicants may not feel comfortable in applying for a role unless they fully meet the requirements as advertised. We want to encourage people to apply who may not fully meet the requirements but still have relevant skills and experience to fulfil the role.

Tax

We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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