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Private Business Tax Director

Belfast, United Kingdom
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Our growing Northern Ireland tax team is seeking an experienced candidate to join as a Corporate Tax Director in our Private Business team. Our corporate tax team specialises in advising local and international businesses on managing their tax affairs in the UK and abroad. As a tax business we work alongside our colleagues in the Republic of Ireland on an all island basis and create a seamless Private Business tax offering to our local clients. The role will allow you the opportunity to work on an all Ireland basis but within the UK tax technical and national network, therefore having unfettered access to UK tax specialists, enabling you to service your clients with robust value add tax advice.

The role

We are seeking to recruit a Director based in our Belfast office with significant and varied experience of both building a business and advising both locally and ROI owned businesses, including private equity portfolio companies on a broad range of complex matters. The focus will be on the growth of the Private Business market in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

  • This is a key role in a growing team, working closely with experienced Partners and Directors across the Irish and UK PwC Network and having responsibility to develop new client relationships, identifying and pursuing new opportunities from within our market.
  • You will be responsible for building a diverse portfolio of client engagements, including both locally and ROI owned businesses, private equity portfolio companies and family offices and business owners.
  • With a corporate tax focus, you will be encouraged to work on a variety of clients and lead projects across a number of areas, introducing the relevant specialists as appropriate. PwC has a separate tax compliance team to deliver for your clients.
  • You will develop market leading relationships with both our key clients (including many well-known household names) and internal stakeholders, collaborating across the firm when developing client relationships or delivering complex projects.
  • You will lead a team whilst maintaining an expert level of relevant tax knowledge, remain up to date with technical developments including changes in tax law and legislation, such that you can advise clients and internal stakeholders on the latest tax technical issues, including delivering sessions at client / knowledge events.
  • Your role includes supervising, coaching and providing regular feedback to your team of
  • Senior managers, Managers, Senior Associates and Associates within the team while also keeping more senior stakeholders updated on progress

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will possess initiative, drive and the proven ability to work with and lead a growing team, with the personal skills to maintain deep, trusted long-term relationships with our clients and contacts in the market. The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant and up-to-date UK tax knowledge - varied experience of more complex tax issues facing both locally and internationally owned businesses and private equity portfolio companies.
  • You should have the drive and hunger to form and nurture new or existing relationships in the local market to create profitable opportunities for the team and wider firm.
  • Strong project management, coaching and delegation skills - ability to manage several demanding client projects while remaining resilient and planning workload for self and others.
  • Excellent communication skills - the candidate will be expected to be the point of contact on complex client engagements in their portfolio while supporting a range of stakeholders including client contacts and PwC staff.
  • Excellent written communication - providing thorough and robust review of all written deliverables, including reports, technical memos and other concise advice for clients.
  • Efficient use of technology - in managing client and contact relationships, pursuing opportunities and overseeing the delivery of analysis and written deliverables.
  • You should have a track record of identifying gaps in the market and spotting opportunities to create value propositions.
  • You should have the drive to look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
  • An ability to create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Evidence of successful business development activity and winning new client work
  • ACA and/or CTA qualified with at least 6 years post qualification experience.
  • We support flexible working at PwC and encourage those looking for a part time position or flexible hours to apply for this role.


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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

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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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