3 days ago
A career in Partner Affairs, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide strategic and operational support to current and former partners of the Firm. You’ll have a big part in supporting our partners from assisting with partner admissions and talent development to partner compensation, administration, and benefits.
Who we are looking for
PwC has an opportunity for a Tax Assistant in the Partner Office Partner Tax team based in Reading. This is a permanent contract with the opportunity for supported study to ATT and CTA qualifications once the applicant has proved their suitability.
The Partner Tax team within the Partner Office group deals with the tax affairs of all Partners of the firm, approximately 1000. Although the majority of the work is compliance based, (including the completion of tax returns for the partners), ad hoc queries on any tax matters are dealt with by the team, which cover capital gains tax as well as income tax.
The Partner Tax team also assists Partners with pension investments, and financial planning; calculates the tax to be reserved from Partners' profits and arranges payment of tax to HMRC; keeps detailed records of how the reserves are used and accounts to the Partners for these reserves.
This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are looking for an in house Tax position allowing a good work / life balance. This is a friendly, coordinated team who are known in the firm for their superb client service.
About the role
Working almost entirely on preparation of PwC Partners Tax Returns, although there are opportunities for assisting with other projects as time progresses -
Gain an understanding of the tax software used to prepare tax returns and supporting tax calculations
Ensuring tax data inputs are accurate
DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DMS)
Undertake certain procedures relating to the administration of DMS including
Ensure DMS client files are maintained in accordance with appropriate filing protocols
Create and file documentation to DMS and ensure all relevant all email correspondence is filed in the correct folders on a timely basis
Understand DMS subtypes, linking projects to DMS, attend up-skilling where necessary
Monitor work in progress to ensure statutory deadlines and team deadlines are adhered to
Monitor own allocation of work including timetables and action lists.
Take actions to ensure deadlines are met and suggest solutions to issues encountered
Prepare and collate information/materials for review by senior members of the team
Attend relevant team meetings, follow up actions where appropriate and support assigned team by carrying out ad hoc administrative duties that may vary on a day to day basis
The following skills are required for this role
GCSE Maths & English grade C or above (or equivalent)
Proven IT skills including Excel, Word, Google and Googlesheets/docs etc, and research tools
Strong numeric, analytical and finance skills
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Proactive, self motivated, takes responsibility for own work and can work under own initiative
Strong influencing skills and team working skills, able to build strong relationships
Excellent time management and personal organisational skills
Knowledge understanding of risk management
An ability to manage compliance considerations
An ability to identify and address risk management issues
A track record of delivering to deadlines