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M&A Tax Senior Manager, PwC Edinburgh or Glasgow

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A career in our Merger and Acquisition Tax practice, within Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. You’ll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing indirect taxes, dispute resolution, and global enterprise tax solutions.

We are currently looking for Managers to join the national Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) tax team. At PwC we work flexibly and you can be primarily based in your choice of any of our Scottish offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen. Some travel may be required to other offices for certain projects or to meet with the wider M&A team.

The national M&A Tax team is the largest specialist team in the PwC worldwide M&A network with over 100 partners and staff. The M&A team has a global reach facilitating transactions, domestic and cross border, in multiple territories and across a wide range of industry sectors from private equity to corporate and public sector. We deliver commercial solutions and tax advice on complex and often high-profile deals.

Our M&A tax team works closely with deal makers in the firm across corporate finance, transaction services, capital markets and consulting to provide an integrated and commercial service to clients.

As a member of the M&A tax team you will have the opportunity to be involved in:

Tax structuring advice – helping clients operate their business in a tax efficient manner, tax efficient acquisitions and disposals for clients buying/selling businesses, debt and finance raising and vendor assistance

Tax Due Diligence reviews - looking at existing and potential tax issues and tax risks for clients wishing to sell/acquire businesses

Tax Modelling and funds flow - models of future tax liabilities of companies to help our clients make informed economic decisions and shape their business strategy and construction of deal funds flow and PFI and infrastructure funds advice

Pre and post deal services - assisting clients with pre and post-acquisition re-structuring and implementation of new tax strategies

Advising private equity houses and managers on investment, carried interest and co-investment

We also have specialist transaction teams to support you in Sale and Purchase and Tax Warranty & Indemnity review, VAT advice on deals and transactions, Stamp Duties and transaction taxes

In addition to this specialist support you'll be able to draw on the support and experience of the wider M&A Tax team in performing your role

There is a focus in the team to provide opportunity for individuals to get involved in different areas of specialism while keeping focus on the ‘bigger picture’ of any deal or transaction.

You will be expected to work under your own initiative drawing 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.

Essential skills:

A desire and ability to learn to lead complex M&A projects for key clients

Experience of leading and coaching others and willingness to develop a team

Project management skills in building and leveraging internal and external relationships and networks

An ability to plan and deliver work against tight deadlines

Developed communication skills, specifically in negotiating with and influencing others

Desirable skills:

Working knowledge of Tax M&A processes and language

Ability to work well in a team in an ever changing dynamic environment

Experience of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously


We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.

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