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Private Business Tax Director

Belfast, United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Jul 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.

About The Role

Expand your career as Tax Director | Private Business based in our stunning Belfast city center - Merchant Square office.

It's an extremely unique and exciting time to join the team as PwC NI and PwC Ireland embrace working together jointly, providing a seamless exceptional tax service to our clients across the island.

The focus will be on the growth of the Private Business market in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this role you will bring and gain significant and varied experience in building a business and advising. This role will oversee both UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) owned businesses, including private equity portfolio companies on a broad range of complex matters.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work closely and manage senior stakeholders including Partners and Directors across the Irish and UK PwC Network.
  • Responsible for developing new client relationships, identifying and pursuing new opportunities from within our market.
  • Build a diverse portfolio of client engagements, including both UK and ROI owned businesses, private equity portfolio companies and family offices and business owners.
  • Corporate tax focus - work with a variety of clients and lead projects, introducing the relevant specialists as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Subject Matter Expert - 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.
  • Lead a team: Your role includes supervising, coaching and providing regular feedback to your team at all grades.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will possess expert tax knowledge and the proven ability to work with and lead a growing team.
  • ACA and/or CTA or equivalent qualified
  • 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.
  • Proven experience of business development - new and existing clients or gaps in the market to create profitable opportunities/value propositions for tax services.
  • Previous project management experience
  • Senior stakeholder management - both internal and external.
  • Efficient use of technology in managing client and contact relationships, pursuing opportunities and overseeing the delivery of analysis and written deliverables.
  • Previous experience of scaling efficiencies and continuous improvement/new ways of working across multiple projects and environments to dedicated timelines
  • Proven leadership experience to include coaching and delegation skills

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.


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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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