Tax, Management Tax Advisory Group (MTAG) - Manager
We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager to work with our MTAG team.
The MTAG market segment works closely with Chief Officer-level directors of privately-owned and Private Equity-backed companies, key contacts within Private Equity houses or other potential purchasers. The objective of our work is to ensure that the management team’s equity and share option incentives are structured in a commercially and tax efficient manner, in order to align interests between management and the investors and to motivate and retain key executives of the business. Often the work is time pressured, fast moving and confidential so requires some flexibility from our team.
In order to help the team to grow we’re looking for someone who can do the following:
communicate complex issues in an effective and efficient way;
project manage while working to tight deadlines in a demanding environment;
act with the best interests of the firm in mind;
can operate effectively under pressure;
think and act commercially;
consistently exceed client expectations;
soak up and share knowledge whilst retaining a creative and innovative mind-set; and
thrive and hold their own in challenging circumstances and against headstrong stakeholders.
If this is you and you’re interested we would really like to hear from you.
The role would involve working on the set up of new share option plans and other share plans (both tax-advantaged and non tax-advantaged) or advice in relation to existing plans for example if the company has outgrown EMI share option qualifying conditions or advising on the sale of a company with employee shares and share options and ensuring the expected tax reliefs are obtained.
The key issues that we look at are in relation to employee shareholders and option holders and often involve working with our international network. Our work focuses on both acquisitions, sales, re-structuring and re-financing projects, public listings and we work closely with the rest of London Region Tax, the Corporate Tax and M&A group, Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, Business Recovery Services, Valuations, Reward and Legal teams within PwC.
You would be working in teams on projects and will often be leading the project delivery and taking on elements of the Senior Manager role. There is a lot of interaction with other parts of PwC, as mentioned earlier, and you will need to able to build relationships quickly and work x-los as One Firm.
You will be responsible for the preparation of technical work with the support of junior and senior colleagues.
In addition to client work you will be expected to take part in business development initiatives, help with pitches to clients and attend networking events.
Development of yourself and others is an expected part of the culture at PwC.
This is a fantastic role for someone who is looking to build valuable front line transaction and commercial experience and enhance their technical and client handling skills.
Opportunity for working from home? Potentially
Amount of time client based 15%
Amount of time PwC office based 85%
Opportunity for job sharing? No
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home Yes, occasionally
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes
We are looking for people that are either CTA qualified and/or ACA qualified with experience of deal based tax projects (ideally with a working knowledge of implementing or advising on tax-advantaged share option plans). People with a legal qualification with relevant tax experience will also be considered.
You will need a high level of emotional intelligence, both in order to develop trusted relationships with those around you but also in terms of your own self-awareness in order to build resilience. We ask that our people reflect on their core values and communicate their non-negotiables which the team will endeavour to respect as far as possible.
We are looking for people that are either CTA qualified, ACA qualified or potentially legally qualified with experience of deal based tax projects within private businesses and/or venture capital or Private Equity backed companies.