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Work in Tax

The tax landscape is constantly changing. Your knowledge will help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses understand complex rules and make informed decisions with significant impacts.

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Working in Tax

We’ve a number of specialist Tax teams you can join, each with their own specific focus.

You’ll work with a range of clients from day one to understand their business affairs and discuss how tax rules apply to them. This could be with entrepreneurs or individual employees; advising on complex personal tax issues and implications of international assignments. Or with large multinationals; from local and overseas corporate tax compliance, to the tax implications of business decisions and how they reward their people.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg - our Tax practice is a varied and exciting place to be and we pride ourselves on career mobility. If you’re willing to be agile and open to cross team collaboration, we have exciting opportunities across a portfolio of specialist teams.

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The Tax experience

From day one you'll start to build a promising career, specialising in the ever-changing field of Tax. Your responsibilities will include a range of tasks which will vary depending upon the area of Tax you join. Generally this will involve:

  • Technical research
  • Attending meetings with senior staff
  • Establishing and developing third party relationships such as with the Inland Revenue
  • Drafting client correspondence

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Joining as a School or College Leaver

Depending on the Tax team you join, you'll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying towards a professional qualification which will vary depending on the vacancy. Many of our School Leavers will work with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to secure the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) or study towards the ATT (Association of Tax Technicians) as a core part of their programme.

Life in Tax

Although you’ll initially be aligned to one part of our Tax practice, mobility and gaining a range of experiences is an important part of working in Tax. You’ll learn from different clients and develop your transferable skills by working with teams outside your core team. We encourage you to bring your own strengths and experiences to each team you work with, and deliver ideas and suggestions to encourage collaboration.

As a predominantly office based team, this gives us the opportunity to build vital colleague relationships and inclusive environments. Across our Tax practice we champion Feel Good Friday - an initiative to highlight some of our peoples achievements that week. We often have the most office stability across PwC teams, meaning we’ve a real focus on everyday flexibility and working in tandem with peoples’ out of work commitments. We pride ourselves on this team culture across every office and our social events are testament to this.

The future of Tax

In Tax, the use of data analytics for both compliance and consulting will soon become the norm; tax professionals will also be data analysts. Information previously held in paper files can now be collected in seconds, freeing up our professionals to do strategic work by using this data in new ways. We’re now able to analyse entire data sets, as opposed to smaller samples, and make decisions quicker and with increased accuracy.

Over the next few years, we’ll fundamentally transform the way we go about tax compliance. This transformation will allow you, our future professionals, to focus more on the logic behind the data queries and fine tune your analytical skills. In turn enhancing your knowledge of technical tax, different client industries and business processes. It’s about working smarter, and using innovation and technology to make that happen.

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