Manager,Tax, Large Corporate, Cambridge

Job Title: Manager,Tax, Large Corporate, Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Reference: 35844BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 11, 2019 19:15

Job Description

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.

Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus that influences the services we provide and decisions we make.

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. ‘Dress for your Day’ lets you choose what you feel is appropriate to wear for each working day.

The Opportunity

The Large Corporate team in the South East region is a dynamic and diverse team. Situated across six offices, the team currently has 107 members and has consistently reported positive results. The team operates on a regional basis with team members working on clients across the region. Our client base represents a broad range of industries and different market segments, including UK listed groups, multi-national enterprises and private businesses. The South East has a particular concentration of technology and pharmaceutical groups and UK inbound clients.

We are looking for a Corporate Tax Manager to join the South East large corporate team in our Cambridge office. Cambridge continues to be a key growth market for PwC in the South East and the Cambridge office is the R&D hub for the UK. PwC has shown its commitment to Cambridge by investing in a brand new office near the Cambridge Science Park and by encouraging recruitment across all areas of the business. As a fast growing team, we are looking for individuals who are keen to work in a dynamic and fun environment which will provide significant career development opportunities. Our office has a strong commitment to flexible working, enabling teams to balance work with domestic responsibilities and outside interests.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to being:-

The role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names across the South East. Given our diverse client portfolio, no two days are ever the same, and you should have the flexibility to shape the role to your specific interests and/or existing specialisms.

  • You will manage a varied portfolio of clients, establishing effective working relationships and offering proactive advice.

  • Your main focus will be on tax advisory services, with opportunities to get involved in tax structuring and due diligence work, international tax services, transfer pricing and other project based work.

  • You will also play a significant role in coaching junior members of the team, as well as involvement with various business development initiatives, whilst building your own personal network at the same time.

  • Advising multi-national businesses on international tax developments and strategy. This may include tax planning and tax structuring advice on cross-border activities, group reorganisations, refinancing and corporate simplification projects.

  • Various opportunities to get involved with M&A transaction work for our Cambridge client base as well as within the wider South East Deals network. This can include advising on the tax implications of a wide range of UK and international transactions including acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, refinancings, disposals and IPOs, working XLOS with our Transaction Services, Accounting Structuring and Corporate Finance colleagues, as well as tax specialists within the UK and global PwC network.

  • Proactively managing a portfolio of listed and inbound clients, including dealing with tax enquiries and investigations, proactively identifying opportunities to provide tax advice and mitigate tax exposures.

  • Advising on innovation incentives, such as R&D and patent box.

  • Building and developing client relationships and opportunities.

  • Overseeing the management of global tax compliance obligations alongside the UK compliance centre, including assisting companies with Business Risk Reviews and other correspondence with HMRC.

  • Establishing effective working relationships within the team, across the South East and more broadly as required.

  • Being proactively involved in the financial management of your portfolio of clients.

  • Contributing to the development of personal and team knowledge.

  • Building your own network of contacts through regular attendance at internal and external meetings.

  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in tax law, market practice and tax authority approach as well as key service line offerings within PwC. In particular, monitoring UK domestic tax changes (e.g. interest restrictions, anti-hybrids legislation etc.) or other developments (e.g. Brexit) and advising clients on the potential impact on their business.

  • Keeping up-to-date with local and national business and economic issues that could impact our clients and /or their industry.

Some travel and occasional overnight stays will be expected.

The structure of the team means that individuals have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and to undertake varied and challenging work at an earlier stage of their career than they might do in a larger, more established practice.

You should be interested in being an all-round business adviser who enjoys working closely and proactively with clients to provide them with innovative and commercial tax services. You will have a portfolio of clients for which you are likely to be the main point of contact in the tax team, so you should be comfortable working with specialists both within the tax team and across other lines of service to provide a comprehensive client experience. You will also be responsible for managing and coaching junior staff working on your portfolio and assignments.

Key Skills and Attributes

Our preference is that the successful candidate will have experience working with a mixture of clients (international, listed, inbound, outbound) in an advisory capacity, however this is not essential.

As a minimum we would require the candidate to have:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree

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

  • Ideally both international and UK corporate tax advisory experience.

  • Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to solve complex problems in a collaborative and creative way.

  • Experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and internally.

Desirable skills include:

  • Experience of advising on M&A transactions.

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

  • Experience of project managing and delegating work within a team context.

  • We understand that applicants may not feel comfortable in applying for a role unless they fully meet the requirements as advertised. We want to encourage people to apply who may not fully meet 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.

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.

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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.

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