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Indirect Tax Compliance - Manager

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 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 Tax Compliance team is a leading provider of technology enabled compliance and integrated advisory services, working across an unrivalled range of prestigious clients. The variety of work, size of our team and focus on learning and development brings about opportunities to specialise in particular industries or technical areas.

PwC is one of the market leaders in global Indirect Tax compliance services, providing services to many of the firm's largest and most important clients. We provide clients with Indirect tax compliance services Globally with a key focus in EMEA.

Our team is agile and open to new ways of working. The investment in automation and robotics enables us to be at the forefront of change and innovation. Together, we produce technical excellence, innovative solutions and an outstanding client experience.

The role

Within our Compliance Technology & Services team in Birmingham we are looking for an individual with an interest in developing their experience in indirect tax compliance and developing a career within an established team.

Working within the wider team you will be responsible for the review of draft indirect tax returns using our Indirect Tax Technologies. You will be allocated to a portfolio of clients in order that high quality returns are produced and client relationships are developed to maximum potential. You will be responsible for liaising with clients and the wider PwC network in order to ensure quality and timely delivery. You will build relationships with both client contacts and the PwC network.

Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to work on ad-hoc global Indirect Tax compliance projects, wider Indirect Tax process projects and assisting clients on issues such as overseas registrations, e-filing, potential impact of new overseas Indirect Tax legislation and tax authority audit support etc.

Successful applicants may also have the opportunity to play an integral role in delivering a best in class On-boarding function. This includes the implementation of PwC's best in class VAT reporting technology. Supporting the On- boarding leadership in ensuring the successful implementation and operation of ITX Compliance On-boarding activities, with a focus on global MNC client facing, data transformation, project delivery, relationship management and best practice, ensuring that ITX Compliance clients experience driven, effective and innovative on-boarding solutions.

This role provides the successful candidate with an unparalleled opportunity to build global VAT technical skills, global Indirect Tax compliance awareness and the experience of working on complex and challenging assignments. This is an excellent platform for furthering your career within Indirect Tax and opportunities for training are available.

On a day to day basis responsibilities will include:

• Dealing with client financial data and processing into our Indirect Tax Technologies

• Reviewing the client specific exception reports produced by the technology

• Managing deliverable and contractual scope to ensure delivery against compliance obligations

• VAT technical and accounting review of draft returns and client specific exception reports;

• Liaising/managing the appropriate client personnel;

• Liaising with the global PwC network;

• Ensuring high quality service delivery to our clients;

• Coaching/Mentoring junior members of the team

• Keeping up to date with legislation and practical changes which impact VAT compliance;

• Managing financials

• Monitoring relevant tax legislation and ensuring VAT processes accommodate technical requirements.

• Developing and maintaining the client relationship for a portfolio of clients

• Understanding client processes and identifying opportunities to help client's further

Essential skills and experience

Successful candidates will need to possess and demonstrate a broad range of capabilities and skills, including:

Good VAT technical knowledge.

• EMEA VAT knowledge and experience preferred

• Accounting knowledge

• Previous experience in a VAT related role.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to develop less experienced team members to achieve excellence, best practice and optimised use of relevant tools and techniques

• Excellent self-organisational skills and ability to work with strict timetables and deadlines with an ambition and a strong desire to succeed.

• Ambition and a strong desire to succeed.

• A commitment to team working, being committed to working collaboratively and sharing knowledge across the ITX Compliance CoE team

• Commercial mindset, driven to improve processes and deliver business solutions cost effectively


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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