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Audit Centre of Excellence - Audit of Tax - Senior Associate

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism. It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We're growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.
Our Centre of Excellence is key to our audit wide strategy to improve quality, deliver outstanding value to our clients, and create a better experience for our people.

A team of technical specialists with knowledge across complex areas of the audit - the Audit CoE is well established in pensions, SBPs and becoming established in the audit of tax, with ambitious growth plans to scale the tax hours delivered.

If you're an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Associate who wants access to unrivalled training/development; a clear progression pathway; and the opportunity to become a 'Specialist', then this could be the role for you.

The role:

You'll have the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment auditing a diverse range of clients, spanning a wide variety of industries, from multinational organisations, to private equity and entrepreneurial businesses.

We'll support you to increase your tax technical knowledge through senior level coaching and access to bespoke training, helping you develop deep technical capabilities to evaluate judgements on tax risks and structures.

You'll get to work with a variety of teams across PwC's global network, including the front line delivery team (FLDT); our offshore Service Delivery Centres; and other specialists & experts to execute the audit.

You'll also build excellent project management skills through the use of the latest technologies available.

  • Responsibility for delivering complex audits of tax and liaising with the FLDT and technical specialists;
  • Managing the CoE engagement team - producing and/or reviewing detailed, high quality documentation ensuring full compliance with PwC audit methodology;
  • Providing on the job coaching and support, identifying key tax risk areas and providing timely resolution to challenging tax matters;
  • Demonstrating leadership skills in developing automation within the AoT network

You'll need/have:
  • Be Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent) or have equivalent work experience in Audit (including international candidates who technically qualify in their home country by experience);
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP and/or IFRS is essential;
  • Strong understanding of audit risk and how this is managed through procedures and documentation;
  • A flexible approach to allow you to work as part of a number of client teams simultaneously;
  • Experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and internally;
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to solve complex problems in a collaborative and creative way;
  • A focus on self-development and in the development of others in your teams; and
  • Prior tax accounting knowledge is beneficial but not essential.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


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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