Manager Tax Risk & Quality London& Birmingham

Job Title: Manager Tax Risk & Quality London& Birmingham
Location: Birmingham
Reference: 36259BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 11, 2019 19:00

Job Description

A career within Corporate Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their business. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing working capital, and profit sharing for partners. You'll also help organisations understand the pricing implications of goods and services between related parties, as well as providing advice on tax implications of deals.

Our team helps our clients improve their tax function to control risk and facilitate better decision making. You'll focus on helping businesses with tax strategy, ensuring tax compliance, increasing post tax profits, and providing application support to achieve the best corporate tax practices.


As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above
  • Be involved in the financial management of clients
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges
  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects
  • Train, coach, and supervise staff
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Preferred skills

Tax Risk & Quality (R&Q) advises the practice on all issues to do with managing risk, regulation, legal obligations and adherence to firm and network R&Q policies. We report directly to the Tax Leadership Team and also advise it on risk and regulatory strategy for the whole practice. We also work closely xLoS, with other R&Q teams, Office of General Counsel (OGC), Compliance and Independence. As a major R&Q practice in the PwC global network we link in to global Tax and xLoS R&Q to promote best practice globally and influence the global risk agenda.

The team is led by a senior Partner and three Directors and consists of 36 people spread across the UK, with 40% based outside London.

Minimum years experience required

Our people advise partners/directors and engagement teams in those BUs on

  • Proposals and winning work – guiding them through potential risk issues and solutions

  • Client acceptance and reputational issues – escalating sensitive matters to firm leadership and supporting the practice through acceptance committees

  • Audit independence – navigating the increasingly complex regulations

  • Contracting – finding the most practical and commercial outcomes to complex contracting challenges and negotiating with clients

  • Working cross border with other PwC firms – navigating the risks to the UK firm and network policy

  • Working with third parties in alliances and joint business relationships – supporting teams through the risk and regulatory considerations

  • Regulatory compliance – which for many teams means ensuring compliance with external regulations

Additional application instructions

We are looking for people who are able to engage with leadership across Tax at all levels. What qualities are we looking for?

  • Pragmatic and commercial – R&Q does not work in an ivory tower or vacuum. You will need to apply sound common sense to complex challenges and find a sensible and workable solution to manage a risk

  • Energy, drive and a true self-starter– the role is what you make of it. You will have considerable autonomy to work with others or by yourself to identify, analyse and manage the specific risks affecting the parts of the business you support and the projects you work on. We need someone to be pro-active, juggling responsibilities and priorities, to make that happen and have an impact

  • Relationships – you will have clients. They will be a Business Unit Leader, a BU R&Q Partner, engagement partners/directors and their teams. You need to apply all your client relationship training to develop and deepen those relationships so you meet their needs and R&Q enhances their businesses and helps them go to market

  • Organised – you need an excellent track record in managing a portfolio of work and being adaptable and flexible. You will need to be well organised and able to deal with large amounts of information whilst retaining an excellent attention to detail Previous experience in risk management, compliance or regulation is not required. The technical skills will come with training and experience – but you need to be up for this since this will require important and significant self-learning. You will need to take the initiative to ensure it is a success.


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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