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Internal Risk Management (Tax Line of Service) Manager

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12 Jul 2022

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We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

Risk Management (Tax line of service) - Manager

About the Risk Management team

At PwC, who do Tax and Legal professionals turn to when they need advice relating to their clients? If it's to do with issues like managing risk to the firm, client acceptability, contracting, regulatory requirements or preventing financial crime, the answer is the internal Risk Management team.. As vital problem solvers who support in enabling the business to deliver our strategy safely, the Risk Management team is at the heart of supporting the Tax business.

As a global organisation, PwC's purpose is to solve important problems and build trust in society: this isn't easy and our clients regularly come to us with exciting but challenging engagements. From time to time our teams need specialist support in advising on and managing our own risks. With this, our Risk Management professionals are expected to understand the different types of risk and how to mitigate against them. Professionals are also expected to understand our business, clients' needs and to have the technical leadership and communication skills to help navigate very testing situations.

Our organisation, people, processes, technology capabilities are, and will, continue to change at a fast pace to align with our stakeholder needs. Most important to successfully keep pace is the people we have, the behaviours we encourage and investment we make in our people.

You will be based in the Risk Management team that supports the Tax line of service. PwC is the leading provider of tax services in the UK in terms of reputation, size and scope of our tax practice. Our Tax practice also includes professionals working in legal, pensions and HR consultancy. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

Throughout your time with us, we'll support you to reach your potential and access career enhancing opportunities.

About the role

PwC's Risk Management professionals need to have a passion for helping people and a thirst to continuously learn, be thoughtful and able to make decisions under pressure, often balancing conflicting data and complex stakeholder requirements.

We are looking for people to join our team of 40 Risk Management professionals in the Tax line of service. We advise the practice and Tax Leadership on all aspects of risk management (reputational, regulatory, commercial, contractual, etc.), closely aligning to PwC's Tax strategy and growth priorities.

You will play a crucial role in guiding PwC client teams through risk challenges - researching and delivering advice to client teams yourself or working with specialists and subject matter experts from across the different risk teams within PwC. In doing so, you will get broad experience of a range of practice areas, markets, teams and client offerings and solutions you will not have come across before.

This is a national role and physical location is not important as we are very well connected digitally and work well virtually and in person, whenever needed.

We are looking for someone who wants to engage with the challenges and complexities of managing risk on engagements - working directly with partners and teams across Tax to enable business whilst protecting the firm. You will also have opportunities to take part in specific risk projects led by leadership to make a difference to the firm.

Skills required

  • Excellent problem solving skills - a probing and logical approach to unravel often complex and sensitive problems
  • A consulting mentality - the real risks are not always obvious at the start and need to be teased out
  • Excellent relationship skills - you will often deal directly with partners and senior team members
  • A business brain - the ability to manage risk in a commercial and practical way aligned to Tax strategy
  • Leadership ability - the practice will look to you to lead them through a risk challenge and you will play a crucial role in communicating with and educating the practice

  • Qualifications in tax, accountancy, legal, risk management, regulatory compliance and other relevant areas may be an advantage
  • Client facing experience is desirable

The key experience required is the ability to:
  • Manage complex technical issues
  • Prioritise urgent and competing demands
  • Communicate with clarity, confidence and impact
  • Produce excellent written advice
  • Manage deadlines, upwardly managing, as needed
  • Ability to apply intelligence across a broad range of topics

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

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.
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The Deal
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Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.
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