Louise - A career in Tax
Louise shares what it's like working in People and Organisation
Your knowledge will help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses understand complex rules and make informed decisions with significant impacts.
You’ll also help governments ensure the efficient operation of tax systems and use your insight to solve long-term problems. Our expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, with more than 4,500 tax experts proactively engaging in the tax policy debate and focused on leading views and new ideas.
We’re looking for people who are flexible, ready to build strong relationships and networks, and demonstrate leadership.
By joining Tax you’ll also be involved with our innovative One Tax Rotation programme. This gives you the opportunity to work outside your core tax competency for up to six months, learn from different clients and develop your transferable skills.
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.
Working with our prestigious client list, as well as undertaking our learning programme which includes professional qualifications, will give you the best start to your career in Tax.
Indirect tax is a highly commercial, ever-changing and extremely wide-ranging field. 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. No two days are the same for an indirect tax specialist.
We’ll give you early responsibility plus the opportunity to test your strengths and abilities.
You’ll join a growing network that works with clients across a range of sectors – including financial services, consumer products, technology and energy, property developers, retailers and charities, to name a few – each with their own specific indirect tax challenges.
As governments around the world look to increase their revenue bases, more countries are introducing indirect tax regimes. With an average VAT rates of of around 20%, helping a client to decide whether they are required to charge VAT, or if they can reclaim VAT they incur can have a big impact on its profitability and cash flow. Add factors like the growth of e-commerce and the developments in the digital economy, determining when and where VAT is due is becoming ever more complex and time sensitive.
Some businesses manage tens of millions of pounds of VAT each year and even a small percentage error rate can result in big financial liabilities. To give good advice you need to understand the commercial detail of what your clients are selling and to whom. Joining our indirect tax practice will give you the opportunity to develop an international network early on in your career.
Our Tax practice is more than just Tax. In People and Organisation you’ll help some of the world’s leading employers make the most of their biggest asset – their people. A role in our People & Organisation (P&O) practice will give you the opportunity to work on a wide range of fast paced UK and International projects, whilst developing the skills and experience you need to become an expert in your field.
It’s a wide ranging and diverse area, giving you the opportunity to explore and develop a variety of different skill sets. You’ll join a specific team in our P&O practice and work on a number of different projects, ranging from helping clients define their HR strategy, to ensuring their HR function is effective, through to helping clients improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their workforce. This might include anything from how their pensions are set up and managed to communications, employment law, global implications, talent management, tax compliance or reward and employee incentives.
The teams that you could join include:
In Tax Reporting and Strategy you’ll help clients manage tax in their businesses and build a tax function for the future. Tax is an increasingly public issue and often on the board room agenda.
Our practice covers a wide range of areas which include workforce restructuring and performance alignment to name a few.
We recruit graduates into the following areas of our Human Resource Management (HRM) practice:
Read on to find out more about what each team does:
There are a few ways you can join us. On a six month or 11 month work placement. Maybe you want to go travelling or do some voluntary work after a six month placement. Or maybe you'll stay and work with us for the whole 11 months.