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 as a Graduate

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

We’ll soon be launching our Tax opportunities for 2021. Sign up to our Talent Network and be the first to hear when our roles open.

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

We take the time to ensure that you’re fully prepared for client engagements and can talk confidently about our complete Tax offering - from the more traditional Tax processes, through to the revolutionary technologies we could offer our clients. 

You’ll also use the latest technology to support your work. Whether that’s communicating to clients and their employees in another country for Global Compliance services, implementing new pay structures in line with tax rules through our Reward teams or advising businesses on their Corporate tax obligations. There are many teams you can join within Tax including:

Corporate Tax
In Corporate Tax you’ll help clients manage their tax risk and comply with complex legislation. Our clients are wide ranging: from FTSE 100 companies and global organisations, to budding entrepreneurs, high- net worth individuals and family businesses. To find out more click here.

Indirect Tax
As part of our Indirect Tax practice, you could be involved in everything from advising clients on the VAT implications of their  UK activities to a global project looking at the clients’ supply chain, to considering the impact of case law developments, or advising on a merger or acquisition. To find out more click here.


People and Organisation

As part of our Actuarial Tax programme, we have two teams you can join;

Reward and Employment
This specialist team advises clients through financial modelling and analytical techniques to guide them through the complexity of employee incentives and business strategy. For more information click here.

Pensions
Using our market-leading pensions analytics tool and range of expertise, you’ll help clients develop and implement their pension strategy or benefit schemes, consulting on liability and asset risks within their pension plans, negotiate with trustees on how to fund schemes, design plans to help employees save for retirement and advise on potential mergers or acquisitions. For more information click here

If you’re intrigued by law and what it means for our clients, a role in our Tax teams could be right for you. You’ll also like to keep up-to-date with any tax-related changes, be systematic, have a good eye for detail and be passionate about helping clients come up with commercial and ethical solutions to their problems. And of course, you’ll be good with people too. 

Joining as a graduate

Most of our Tax teams will require you to study towards a professional qualification to build your business, personal and technical skills. For the majority of positions this will be the market leading ACA CTA joint qualification; the ACA being one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available, and CTA being the highest level tax qualification in the UK.

Please see individual vacancies for further information on your exam pathway, as well as our dedicated Professional Qualifications page.

You’ll start your professional qualification almost immediately upon joining and within the first few weeks you’ll take your first set of exams. Studying can be tough but we'll be right behind you with full financial support and access to first-class tuition. Our innovative and market leading training programme enables individuals to learn in the most conducive way to suit your preferences and learning style. The approach is designed to offer flexibility in terms of what, when and how you study, allowing you to go at your own pace.

For most of our Tax programmes, you'll need to have or be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. However some of our specialist areas may have specific degree requirements.

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 Tax function of the future

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 tax 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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