Senior Associate Tax Reward & Employment London

Job Title: Senior Associate Tax Reward & Employment London
Location: London
Reference: 36495BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 06, 2019 16:31

Job Description

A career in our Reward practice, within People and Organisation services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their talent strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in human capital. You’ll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in all aspects of human capital, including creating sustainable value through people culture and change, designing compensation and retirement strategies, and improving human capital operations.

Our team helps organisations set their compensation strategies through analysis of industry benchmarks, company policies and culture, and employee performance. As part of our team, you’ll help our clients determine their compensation structure, executive pay packages, legal and regulatory requirements, tax implications, and financial reporting and accounting advice.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to recruit a Senior Associate into our Reward and Employment (R&E) team which is part of our People & Organisation (P&O) practice.

R&E provides specialist advice to organisations to enable them to design, implement and operate their reward programmes as part of their strategic people agenda. We advise a wide range of national and global clients on all aspects of reward strategy, underlying compliance and governance in many areas and operational efficiency.

Our team

Our team based in London is growing and we are looking for high quality professionals to help service our impressive client list.

There are currently approximately 100 people in the Top Tier R&E team (with c.230 people in total across all our R&E teams in the UK) advising on all aspects of Reward, from design through to detailed implementation. People in the team come from a variety of backgrounds all bringing different skills and perspective ensuring that our clients get the best possible advice.

Our team pride themselves on providing fresh perspectives, to think differently, and to develop and implement new and value adding solutions. The team have strong relationships with senior level clients offering end-to-end practical solutions from design to implementation, focussed predominantly (but not exclusively) on FTSE 100 / Financial Services companies.

The team leverages off the diverse skill sets within the P&O practice – which brings together all of the professionals working in the human resource service arena, from tax, benefits, retirement, communications, financial planning, international assignment, legal, and process management.


The main requirements for this role include

  • 2-4 years of experience in the area of Executive Reward including experience in assisting with, or the development of pay benchmarking, reward or share plan design / implementation, awareness of corporate governance and shareholder views around remuneration, preparation of remuneration committee papers and remuneration reports.

  • Proven mathematical and analytical experience; financial modelling, quantitative analysis.

  • Ability to organise and manage delivery of projects and deadlines.

  • Enthusiastic to be involved in the development and coaching of more junior members of the team.

  • A professional and pro-active approach, to deliver top client service.

Your role

In your role you will be expected to undertake a variety of data analysis (including creating pay benchmarking reports from raw data), financial modelling, and the drafting of papers to help companies in designing and implementing their Executive Remuneration strategy and incentive plans. You will be expected to review similar work undertaken by more junior members of staff, and help them develop in these areas.

The role will be client facing from day one and the clients you support will be both private, and publicly listed companies. You will work with other members of the team to prepare reports for the HR contacts and Remuneration Committee setting out the guidelines of pay and other elements of the remuneration packages such as benefits and share incentives.

You will receive support and guidance from the senior members of the team as well as professional and personal development. The role will give you exposure to an impressive client list, an energetic, growing team with a varied workload and interesting professional challenges from day one.

We are looking for individuals who are keen to work as part of a growing team servicing our existing clients and help win new ones.

Further Information
  • Amount of time office based 95%

  • Amount of time at client sites 5%

  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home Occasionally

  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes

  • Opportunity for working from home? Occasionally

  • Opportunity for client secondments? Yes

  • Opportunity for job sharing? No


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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