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Financial Services, Private Client UK Tax - Senior Associate

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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

Job Details

We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.Our Private Client Alternative Investment Fund team specialise in advising wealthy individuals and their businesses in the Alternative Investment Fund space. We work within both PwC's Private Client Network and AIF network, collaborating widely to offer a holistic, end to end service to our clients. We value curious minds and collaborative spirits, working together to help clients navigate the ever changing tax landscape. As part of the team you'll be actively encouraged to consult, to share specialist knowledge and new ideas as we continue to innovate to deliver a best in class service.
A career in our Financial Services Tax practice, within Private Client Tax, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their cross jurisdictional affairs. You'll advise clients on their US and UK tax affairs, while acting as a trusted advisor feeding in on any tax consideration to be had when making financial decisions. You'll also help individuals understand where the primary right to tax lies in different scenarios, as well as providing advice on tax implications of movement of funds.

Our team helps our private clients navigate the frequently changing and complex landscape of having exposure to both US and UK taxation, and manage the international tax environment related to stringent reporting requirements. You'll help our clients with their tax structuring while helping to address the challenges of the continuously changing tax world, both where they are resident and where their citizenship lies.


To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Use feedback and reflection to develop my self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, and coach to help deliver results
  • Learn about my clients' businesses and how they operate in the industry/market place
  • Gather information from a range of sources when analysing and solving complex problems
  • Contribute to client account planning
  • Test my own and others' work for quality, accuracy and relevance
  • Draw on the firm's subject matter experts to support my work facilitate collaboration across virtual teams (utilising appropriate technologies when necessary)
  • Communicate with my clients, regularly updating them and sharing progress
  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in written form
  • Act as go-to contact with the client, responding to issues and questions.
  • Communicate with colleagues on when they can expect to receive back work and effectively project manage compliance and consulting tasks.
  • Lead catch ups with colleagues to run through clients. Commit to dates by which projects will progress
  • Set and discuss realistic timelines when delegating work - when is it needed to be done by? What is the consequence (if any) of it being later than this?
  • Explain relevant client positions and reconciling notices or letters
  • Complete initial reviews of complex US and UK tax returns
  • Ensuring information from the client, all relevant emails and financial documents are saved, referenced and reported correctly
  • Ensure calculations and reporting clearly demonstrate thought process proactively flag anything that needs further attention from the M/SM. Noting and explaining a client's ultimate position. Research, make and propose decisions on how things will be reported and explain reasoning.
  • Assist in training, be this through supporting on a training sessions or identifying topics/areas that the team need training on.
  • Review proposed bills
  • Proactively helping colleagues to promote healthy work environment
  • Take a role in the team outside of client work - e.g. assisting with overall training program, working on technology for the team, helping with season kick off, BD for team in terms of raising profile internally and externally

Key Skills and Experience
  • UK Tax Knowledge
  • Experience of working with Private Clients
  • You will need to have either ACA/CTA or ATT qualification or demonstrate relevant work experience


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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