School & College Leaver, Tax, Reading, Autumn 2024

Job Description

We assist our clients in staying ahead of the changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and managing risk. Our team delivers expertise in tax technical, legal, and people matters, providing the necessary context to make informed and compliant decisions. With a diverse client base ranging from multinational organizations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, our work covers a wide range of areas.

In our Core Tax division, you will work with clients of all sizes, including large organizations, budding entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals. Your role will involve managing tax risks, understanding obligations, and ensuring compliance with complex legislation. You will tackle various tasks such as multinational advisory projects, providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, handling tax compliance, and conducting research on business issues that impact clients' tax affairs. Additionally, you will assist clients with interpreting case law developments, navigating the implications of expanding into new territories, and introducing new products. Your projects may involve purely UK activities or have a global scope, focusing on internal process improvements or supporting mergers and acquisitions.

As part of our Core Tax program, you will have the opportunity to rotate between our Direct and Indirect Tax teams during the first two years of your journey with PwC. In the third year, you will align with a specific area within our Tax practice. In the Direct Tax team, you will assist clients in managing tax risks and complying with complex legislation. Our clients span a wide range, from FTSE 100 companies and global organizations to entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and family businesses. In the Indirect Tax team, you may be involved in advising clients on the VAT implications of their UK activities or working on global projects related to clients' supply chains. You may also analyze the impact of case law developments or provide guidance on mergers and acquisitions.

During your time with us, you will receive practical on-the-job training while pursuing a professional qualification with the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT). This qualification is nationally recognized and will enhance your skills and knowledge in the field.

To be eligible for this role, you will need a minimum of 96 UCAS points for the ATT pathway or 112 UCAS points for the CFAB pathway from up to three full A-Levels (or equivalent). You should also have a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics. Exams must have been taken in the same sitting, and resits are accepted only if modules or papers have been retaken within the same academic year. If you have any extenuating circumstances related to your exam marks or sequencing, please declare them in your application, and we will consider them during the review process. The UCAS tariff requirements may vary depending on the team and professional qualification.

Once you submit your application, you will have seven days to complete an online test, which is the first stage of our recruitment process. Assessment centers for this role will take place between December 18, 2023, and January 28, 2024, or between February 19 and March 4, 2024. We will provide at least one week's notice for you to attend the assessment center. Please note that applications for this role may close early if we receive a high volume of interest, so we recommend submitting your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

10 Interview Questions You Might Get Asked

These are questions that we think might come up at some point during the interview process. It's worth prepping answers for the questions below, as well as other key areas you think will be important to secure the role.

  • Can you tell us about your experience in tax compliance and legislation?
  • How would you handle a complex multinational advisory project?
  • What steps would you take to ensure a client is fully compliant with tax regulations?
  • Tell us about a time when you had to interpret developments in case law and how it impacted a client's tax affairs.
  • Have you worked on any mergers or acquisitions in the past? How did you navigate the tax implications?
  • How would you advise a client on the VAT implications of their UK activities?
  • Can you give an example of a global project you were involved in that looked at a client's supply chain?
  • What strategies would you use to help a client manage their tax risk?
  • Have you ever had to deal with high-net-worth individuals or family businesses? How did you handle their specific tax needs?
  • How do you stay informed about changes in tax legislation and regulations?

5 Questions You Could Ask

Based on the job description above, here are 5 questions we think you could ask during your interview. Use them as a guide to help you write your own questions.

Remember: Always have at least 5 questions prepared for the interview. If you do not, you run the risk of looking unprepared.

  • What type of clients will I be working with in the Core Tax programme?
  • Can you provide more information about the practical, on-the-job training I will receive while studying for the ATT qualification?
  • What are the potential areas of specialization within the Tax practice that I can align with in my third year?
  • Are there opportunities for international projects or work in the Core Tax programme?
  • Can you provide more information about the Indirect Tax team and the type of work I would be involved in?
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Company: PwC.

Location: Reading

Posted: 2023-11-04 00:00:00


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FT or PT: full_time

Category: Accounting / Finance

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