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Financial Services, Tax Business Partner, Senior Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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

Job Details

At PwC, we have a human-led, tech-powered, approach to delivering Managed Services (which, for us, refers to multi-service, multi-year, end-to-end tax compliance and advisory services). In a Managed Service, clients are looking for a trusted, proactive partner and a seamless and highly collaborative service that gives them easy access to PwC's diverse capabilities whilst simplifying how they work with us.The Business Partnering role is at the heart of delivering this and is a core element of PwC's Managed Services strategy. We are now embarking on an ambitious expansion of our Business Partnering capabilities, looking in particular for talented relationship builders, with broad tax knowledge, who understand how tax is done in-house and who can take a pragmatic approach to addressing tax risks, opportunities and challenges.
The role
Acting as an extension of a client's in-house tax or finance team, our Business Partnering team members are experienced tax professionals who take on the business facing role that an in-house tax manager or director would have, including spending time on site. They are the day-to-day face of PwC's managed service; getting to know the client's business and knowing what's happening across PwC's services. On larger engagements they may lead a
Business Partnering team covering a range of taxes and, effectively, play the role of an in-house Tax team member or even the Head of Tax. Depending on the client's needs, they may also play a key role in day to day tax management activities, including:

  • Owning the day to day tax relationship with client stakeholders, proactively engaging to understand needs and business changes, including leading/attending regular meetings, sharing insights, actively challenging and problem solving.
  • Being the go to contact on tax technical and operational queries, with oversight and responsibility across all PwC services, accessing PwC specialist support and actioning advice with the business.
  • Horizon scanning - identifying tax changes that impact the business and acting on these with practical and business-specific recommendations.
  • Proactively interacting with key client stakeholders to discuss new projects, updates from the business technical updates, new policies, changes to existing policies etc. .
  • Delivering specific tax projects, including scoping and parameters, gathering and provide information, reviewing findings, and working with business to implement suggested changes.

To support our Business Partnering team members, we have standard approaches to onboarding and delivery that leverage technology and project management support so that they can focus on deepening the client relationship, service excellence, providing pragmatic and value-add support, and bringing the best of PwC to the client.

Why Business Partnering and why now?

There are Business Partnering opportunities across all industries and scale of client, meaning that this is an exciting tax career pathway for anyone from Senior Manager to Director level, which can include progression to Partnership. If you enjoy being embedded in an organisation to partner with the business and drive the tax agenda but would like to retain the diversity, relationship development and career progression opportunities of an advisor role, then Business Partnering is for you. This really is a "best of both" combination of Big4 and industry roles.

About you

Our Business Partnering team members apply a pragmatic "client lens" to the provision of support, for example:
  • Tailoring legislative or practice updates so they are specific to a client's business strategy and risk appetite;
  • Providing commercial advice without the use of excessive caveats; and Reading across all areas of delivery in order to proactively spot associated risks, as well as being pragmatic in how such risks are managed.

You will have a broad background and experience in tax, and be:

  • Proactive, organised, and curious
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of seniority
  • Able to build and maintain relationships and collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • Pragmatic, adaptable, and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Commercially minded
  • Energetic, positive and motivational with strong team-working skills.
  • Experienced in managing people and operations, including virtually and across geographical location and applying a continuous improvement lens


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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