Join us in an increasingly agile Tax world and build your career advising clients on complex rules and making informed decisions with significant impacts.
Working in core Tax gives you the opportunity to rotate across our Direct, Indirect and Reward & Employment Tax teams in the first two years of your PwC journey; with each of these sub teams specialising in the many nuances of Tax advisory.
Indirect taxes are taxes borne by the end consumer. The most well known indirect tax is VAT which is charged on most supplies of goods and services, however our indirect tax team also advises clients on other indirect taxes including Insurance Premium tax, Stamp Duty, Climate Change Levy, Aggregates Levy, Soft Drinks Levy and Customs and Excise Duties.
Relationships with our clients are at the heart of everything we do, so understanding our client’s business and products and services is critical to ensuring that we’re able to advise them on the challenges they face.
As an example, our team advised a household goods manufacturer on the consequences of relocating some of its business to another country.
By understanding the client’s supply chain, our teams were able to quickly consult with fellow indirect tax practitioners across our international network to establish the indirect tax consequences of the proposed changes in each territory and help the client navigate the potential indirect tax implications. As a result of our work, the client was able to make effective business critical decisions about the true cost to them of changing their operations.
This multidisciplinary team advises clients on the most effective way of incentivising and rewarding their employees. You’ll draw on your problem-solving and analytical skills to develop reward structures that support business strategy, drive appropriate behaviours, and are considered fair to shareholders and employees alike.
As an Associate within Tax, the rotational nature of the programme means that your responsibilities will vary from team to team. To give some examples of the type of work you might do:
You'll spend the first stage of your career learning about our business and developing key skills. This will involve building your business, personal and technical skills by studying to become a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) or the Chartered Accountants of Ireland (CAI), as well as a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) through a joint qualification.
You’ll follow our ‘Study First’ pathway, meaning you’ll focus on your ACA and CTA training and build up your knowledge and skills before embarking on client work.
You’ll start your professional qualification almost immediately upon joining and within the first few months you’ll take your first set of exams. Working in core Tax, your studies will be the main focus of your first year of the graduate programme. 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.
You'll need to have or be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject.