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Corporate Tax Senior Associate

Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details


We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

The PwC Large Corporate Tax Team is recruiting across Bristol & Cardiff
We are looking for Senior Associates with experience in corporate tax and listed or overseas parented businesses to join us. If you are passionate about developing and building strong client relationships, helping them solve complex problems, then we’re interested in hearing from you.

The pace of change is fast, the tax environment is dynamic, posing new and difficult challenges for our clients. This presents a great opportunity for our business, and significant development opportunities for our team. We’d like you to join us and be part of our continued success. Sitting in the core of our corporate tax business, you will have a clear opportunity to develop your technical skills, while also having a key responsibility for relationship building, working with our clients to understand their strategic objectives and ambitions. You will help them solve problems and remain compliant with ever changing tax legislation, introducing and working with specialist teams across our tax business and other lines of service, identifying opportunities and managing delivery to our clients.

The role

You can be based at either our Bristol or Cardiff office, working across our Central region with teams in different offices which provides  access to a wider range of large corporate clients. 


You would be required in the office at least three times a week however we work as an agile workforce including more freedom around working pattern, hybrid working (co-located with colleagues in the office, working from client sites, or working from home) and flexible summer working hours (a reduced working day on a Friday in June, July and August)  


You will work closely with our team of Partners, Directors and Senior Managers. You will draw on support from our subject matter technical specialists including international tax, renewables, deals, corporate compliance, transfer pricing, innovation, people & organisation, and many more. 


We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture, value diversity and the uniqueness of each member of our team. Diversity, inclusion and fair work access are our core values. The team is fully supportive and actively encourages both hybrid and flexible working. We will work with you to agree on the right balance and arrangement that works for you and us.


You will be given the autonomy to deliver and shape tax services for large corporate clients, usually with international operations, managing all aspects of the client relationship, including the delivery of specialist projects and tax compliance services. Projects will be varied and wide ranging, from helping structure global expansion, to assisting on transactions, helping our clients secure innovation-based tax reliefs, and working with clients to manage their tax risks through the design and implementation of processes and controls. You will also manage the wider tax relationship with clients, linking them into the breadth of tax and non-tax service offerings that we can offer in support of their business activities.  Prior experience is essential. You will receive full support from our team of Partners and Directors, and from internal technical specialists based in the region and nationally. 

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • We are looking to recruit Senior Associates with significant and varied corporate tax experience of advising companies on managing their company tax affairs

  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients 

  • Developing effective working relationships with both our interesting clients (including many well-known brands) and internal stakeholders, collaborating with other teams across the firm when delivering projects. 

  • Maintaining relevant tax knowledge, staying current with technical developments including changes in tax law and legislation.

  • Advising clients and internal stakeholders on the latest tax technical issues.

  • Supervising, coaching and providing regular feedback to juniors within the team while keeping more senior stakeholders updated on progress.

  • Opportunities to work directly with a broad range of experienced Private Business and Private client Directors and Managers, locally, nationally and across the PwC Network 

  • We provide personal and business tax services to individuals, families with an international footprint as well as their trusts within a broad range of industry areas. This includes a broad range of complex cross-border tax consulting including the changes to non-domicile rules, trust and estate planning, partnerships, investment management, international relocation as well as general income tax and capital gains tax planning and tax compliance services.  .

  • Being part of a growing team, helping to identify and develop new opportunities, including involvement in developing new client relationships.

Essential skills and experience

  • Practice-trained finance professional, with relevant qualification (e.g. ACA/ACCA/CTA).

  • Relevant and up-to-date UK tax knowledge - experience of tax issues facing listed or inbound businesses

  • You will be expected to deepen and drive the technical understanding of a particular area of private client or private business taxation such as trusts, succession or corporate planning for example and build your reputation as a subject matter specialist.

  • Good project management skills - able to assist in the management of several complex client projects and plan their own workload.

  • Good communication skills - the candidate will be expected to be the point of contact on some of the client relationships in their portfolio while supporting a range of stakeholders including client contacts and PwC staff.

  • Excellent written communication - including report writing, technical memo drafting and concise advice for clients.

  • Efficient use of technology - in managing client relationships, carrying out analysis and producing deliverables.


Not the role for you?
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The skills we look for
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The Deal
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Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.


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Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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