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Employment Taxes - Senior Associate

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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

Job Details

Our Employment Tax, Incentives and Payroll (ETIP) team sits within our Workforce team, as part of our wider Tax and Legal practice. Workforce is built up of specialist teams who provide advice and support to manage organisational and people challenges, delivering tailored solutions to each of our clients.

As part of the ETIP team you'll help clients ensure that they are paying employees correctly and paying the correct tax.

You'll experience an unparalleled opportunity to develop your career as you support corporate clients in a variety of ways, helping them solve complex and technical issues as well as advising on the overall governance that they have in place for tax and pay.

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the ETIP team as an Employment Tax adviser. The role would be responsible for advising management teams in a number of areas relating to employment based regulations, across a wide range of clients spanning all sectors and including UK listed (PLC and AIM) and unlisted (family, private equity-backed) businesses. The scope of the role is wide and will vary depending on the needs of our clients. Responsibilities will include the following areas (although this is not exhaustive);
  • Advising clients on employment taxes and social security compliance of remuneration packages for employees based on UK legislation, including reporting requirements
  • Advising clients in respect of international employment tax, including coordinating global employment tax advice from network firms and ad-hoc advice in respect of the employment tax and social security implications for international moves
  • Advising clients on paying staff in line with UK legislation including National Minimum Wage, Holiday Pay etc
  • Assisting clients with putting benefit structures into place including salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Advising companies on how they engage with off-payroll workers and putting governance structures to ensure that the tax assessments are completed correctly
  • Advising clients in respect of the application of the Construction Industry Scheme
  • Assisting clients build fit for purpose internal governance structures to ensure robust management of employment taxes and pay regulations
  • Assisting clients with HMRC enquiries or making disclosures to HMRC where errors have been identified
  • Assisting with client management, including risk processes, timely billing and cash collection
  • Informal and formal training of more junior members of the team

Essential skills and experience:
  • Experience of working in employment taxes, either in-house or within a consultancy practice
  • ACA, ACCA, CTA, ATT qualification (desirable)
  • Able to manage own time
  • Able to deliver bespoke written and oral advice to clients in a simple way
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team effectively
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Strong report writing skills


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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. 

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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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