Flexible Talent Network - Audit of Tax

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    Reading, Southampton, Uxbridge, National

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    about 1 year ago

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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.

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.

The Opportunity

We are looking for Senior Associates to Senior Managers to join as a core key member of the Audit of Tax Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the South East or Midlands. The core team provide consistency year on year for both clients and PwC teams as well as being able to develop ‘best in class’ AoT practices that drive continual improvement within the CoE.

You will have the opportunity to work with experienced and senior staff across the Audit of Tax and Audit network. This will provide you with the opportunity to put into practice your tax technical skills in a stimulating and challenging environment. By virtue of the Centre of Excellence dealing with complex audits, you will have early access in your career to a diverse range of technically complex areas and written reports prepared by a range of professional services firms.

There’s challenging work to be part of, and we recognise our people for delivering against our team’s strategy on complex engagements. We also have a strong investment from senior members of staff in coaching and development for all levels. There’s an opportunity for you to build strong, trusted relationships with our clients and a number of teams across our business.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to being:

To supplement your work on audits of tax and tax accounting, you will also spend c.20% of your time working with corporate tax advisory clients.

Duties and responsibilities will vary depending on your grade but will involve:
  • Responsibility for delivering complex audits of tax and liaising with technical specialists and the core audit team as required.

  • You will manage the tax team on each client and produce or review detailed, high quality documentation in line with the firm’s requirements and procedures.

  • Ensuring full compliance with audit methodologies and documentation

  • Our audit of tax specialists are involved in a broad range of audit issues, including tax risks associated with international supply chain, finance structures, the impact of changing tax rules, the impact of major corporate transactions and appropriately accounting for tax uncertainties.

  • You will have the opportunity to work with experienced Directors and Partners across the Southeast, Midlands or North region.

Key Skills and Attributes
  • Minimum of 2:1 degree

  • UK professional qualification (ACA/ACCA/ATT/CTA/legal qualification) or overseas equivalent.

  • You will need a flexible approach to allow you to work as part of a number of client teams simultaneously.

  • You will have experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and internally.

  • You will need strong analytical skills and a proven ability to solve complex problems in a collaborative and creative way.

  • You will have a focus on self-development and in the development of others in your teams.

  • Experience of US GAAP is preferred but not required.

  • Knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS is essential.

Depending on your background your skills may include;
  • Audit of tax experience on complex international audits.

  • A strong understanding of audit risk and how this is managed through procedures and documentation.

  • A strong tax accounting background and be capable of delivering tax accounting assistance and advice relevant to consolidated international tax provisions and impacts of changes to accounting policy.

We are not expecting applicants to have met all the requirements above. Therefore we actively encourage people to apply who may not fully meet all the requirements but still have relevant skills and experience to fulfil the role.


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.

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply


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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity