Who we are looking for
We are currently looking for Managers to join the London Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) tax team, based in More London. You will be called upon to play a key role in delivering quality tax advice on M&A transactions.The M&A Tax team in London is the largest specialist team in the PwC worldwide M&A network with over 130 partners and staff. Ranging from Private Equity Houses to Public Sector clients, the team has a truly global reach facilitating global transactions across different territories.Working with the extensive M&A network and wider Tax and Deals businesses as well as leading Investment banks and Law firms the team delivers commercial and solutions and tax advice on complex and often high-profile deals.
Within the team there are sub-teams with specialisms in Funds, Management, Stamp Taxes Sale and Purchase Agreements, Transfer Pricing and Global Operating Model Advisory and VAT.We also work closely with the Deals and Transaction Services (TS) Teams, Capital Markets and Consulting teams at PwC.
Some of the services and products provided by the M&A Tax team include:Performing Tax Due Diligence reviews which involve looking at existing and potential tax issues, tax compliance and tax risks for clients wishing to sell/acquire businesses.Provide Tax Structuring advice to help clients operate their business in the most tax efficient manner e.g. devising tax efficient acquisition and disposal steps for clients buying/selling businesses and implications of withholding tax, corporation tax and payroll taxes.Tax Modelling, to simulate models of future tax liabilities of companies to help our clients make informed economic decisions and shape their business strategy.Pre and post deal services, including assisting clients with pre-acquisition re-structuring and implementing new tax planning ideas.There is a lot of opportunity within the team to get involved in different individual areas of specialism, meanwhile keeping focus on the ‘bigger picture’ of any deal or transaction.Tax Due Diligence ReviewsVendor AssistanceTax Structuring AdviceTax modellingFunds flowManagement tax planningSale & Purchase review servicePost deal implementation servicesPFI deal structuring and modelling adviceTransaction tax and VAT advice on dealsStamp Duty
You will be expected to work under your own initiative to draw on your own and other PwC expertise to deliver the tax aspects of Deals and help solve problems. A key aspect is liaising effectively with other advisers and playing a key role in managing and developing relationships clients and junior members of the team.The role offers high levels of responsibility, the satisfaction of working on interesting and challenging assignments and participation in a successful team as well as opportunities to develop new offerings and ways of delivering M&A tax for our clients.
About the role
Your day to day duties will include:Managing tax advice and implications on an ever changing deal portfolio.Delivering bespoke tax advice, working closely with other M&A specialists as well as other parts of PwC in order to best service your client’s needs.Working closely with other members of the team on a wide variety of deals.The TeamThe M&A team works on a wide range of private equity and other transactions advising both buyers and on the tax implications of the transactions they undertake. Many of the transactions are large–scale involving both listed and private-equity clients, often involving advice on cross-border structuring. The M&A tax team is currently 130 people strong and a good team spirit is the cornerstone of our success.
Essential skills:Evidence of leading complex M&A projects for key clientsExperience of leading and coaching othersA track record of successfully generating business through converting leads and developing new business ideasExperience in building and leveraging internal and external relationships and networksAn ability to plan and deliver work against tight deadlinesDeveloped communication skills, specifically in negotiating with and influencing othersDesirable skills:Working knowledge of TAX M&A processesAbility to work well in a teamExperience of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
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