M&A Tax Manager / Senior Manager - Aberdeen

Job Title: M&A Tax Manager / Senior Manager - Aberdeen
Location: Aberdeen
Reference: 36246BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 11, 2019 18:59

Job Description

We are currently looking for Managers and Senior Managers to join the national Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) tax team. You will be based in Scotland in our Aberdeen office.

The Aberdeen roles will focus primarily on the Energy sector, across oilfield services, upstream Oil & Gas, and midstream/infrastructure transactions.

Our Aberdeen office comprises over 120 personnel, across Assurance, Tax and Deals. You will be very much part of our Tax team, with close links to our M&A Tax network across Scotland, the UK and overseas.

The national M&A Tax team is the largest specialist team in the PwC worldwide M&A network with over [130] partners and staff. The M&A team has a global reach facilitating transactions domestic and cross border in multiple territories, with industry specialism in all key territories. We deliver commercial and solutions and tax advice on complex and often high-profile deals.

You will be working closely with our Deals team to provide an integrated and commercial service to clients.

As a member of the M&A tax team you will have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Tax structuring advice – helping clients operate their business in a tax efficient manner, tax efficient acquisitions and disposals for clients buying/selling businesses, debt and finance raising and vendor assistance

  • Tax Due Diligence reviews - looking at existing and potential tax issues and tax risks for clients wishing to sell/acquire businesses, often coordinating input from VAT and employment tax colleagues, as well as overseas PwC tax teams

  • Tax Modelling and funds flow - working on tax inputs and assumptions of NPV models to help our clients make informed investment decisions

  • Pre and post deal services - assisting clients with pre and post-acquisition restructuring and implementation of new tax strategies

  • We also have specialist transaction teams to support you in the areas of Sale and Purchase Agreement and Tax Warranty & Indemnity review, VAT advice on deals and transactions, Stamp Duties and transaction taxes

  • In addition to this specialist support you'll be able to draw on the support and experience of the wider M&A Tax team in performing your role, as well as on the ground industry experience in Aberdeen

You will be expected to work under your own initiative drawing on your own and other PwC expertise to deliver the tax aspects of Deals and help solve problems. A key aspect is liaising effectively with other advisers and playing a key role in managing and developing relationships clients and junior members of the team.

The role offers high levels of responsibility, the satisfaction of working on interesting and challenging assignments and participation in a successful team as well as opportunities to develop new offerings and ways of delivering M&A tax for our clients.

Essential skills:
  • A desire and ability to learn to lead complex M&A projects for key clients

  • Experience of leading and coaching others and willingness to develop a team

  • Project management skills in building and leveraging internal and external relationships and networks

  • An ability to plan and deliver work against tight deadlines

  • Developed communication skills, specifically in negotiating with and influencing others

Desirable skills:
  • Working knowledge of Tax M&A processes and language

  • Ability to work well in a team in an ever changing dynamic environment

  • Experience of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously


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.

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