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Tax Assistant Partner Tax Reading

  • Location

    Reading

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job ref:

    34887BR

  • Published:

    3 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    30-04-2019

  • Client:

    PwC

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 -

CCH

  • 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

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Monitor work in progress to ensure statutory deadlines and team deadlines are adhered to

ASSIGNMENT/PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

  • 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


Requirements

The following skills are required for this role

Essential skills

  • 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

Desirable 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


Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity