PwC Channel Islands

Tax, Senior Manager, Guernsey

Guernsey, Channel Islands
24 Jun 2024
24 Jul 2024
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Full time
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Qualified accountant

A career in our Financial Services Tax practice, within Corporate Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their business. You’ll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing working capital, and profit sharing for partners. You’ll also help organisations understand the pricing implications of goods and services between related parties, as well as providing advice on tax implications of deals.

Our team helps our Financial Services clients navigate the frequently changing and complex national and international tax environment related to stringent capital requirements, management of operational tax risks, and tax implications of investing in different jurisdictions. You’ll help our clients with their tax structuring while helping to address the challenges of the continuously changing tax world, both locally and globally.

“We believe that challenges are better solved together. That's why you'll join a diverse, global community of solvers - an unexpected mix of people that come together to build trust in society and solve important problems. In a place where you are encouraged to lead with your heart and values. And where your unique skills are developed and put to work in unexpected and exciting ways, superpowered by technology.”

The best of both worlds...opportunities in the Channel Islands

Have you ever wondered whether it would be possible to work on the cream of the firm's global clients but live in paradise? To advise on intricate cross border planning, then cycle home to a picnic supper on the beach? Get international experience but enjoy the benefits of training and support from the UK firm, just an hour's flight from London? Work in a small team but be part of the largest firm in your territory? The answer might be closer than you think... 

Our Channel Islands tax team is looking for talented individuals with a broad base of business and tax skills who are looking for a change and the chance to experience Island life.


About us

The PwC Channel Islands tax team currently consists of 24 people including one Partner, two Directors and 21 members of staff. The business is growing and has a strong track record in supporting the development of our people. We provide local and international tax compliance and advisory services to a wide range of clients including:

  • Retail and private banks, fund managers, and a cross section of some of the global firm's largest and most important client relationships.
  • Intermediaries - law firms and trust administrators.
  • Non financial services businesses, in sectors such as software, logistics, retail, hospitality and property.
  • Private clients including private family office arrangements and HNWIs.

Both Islands have been going through fundamental changes to their tax systems, which had otherwise been largely unchanged for 40 years. Tax reform provides exciting opportunities for our people and for our clients.

We are closely involved in the shaping of the future tax systems of Jersey and Guernsey and are also looking ahead to help clients adapt and plan for the new environment.


The Islands

Jersey and Guernsey are self-governing islands about 15 miles off the coast of France, with populations of 104,000 and 63,000 respectively. The Islands have modern economies dominated by the success of the finance industry, with bank deposits of £206bn and funds under management of £256bn. Jersey and Guernsey are UK Crown Dependencies and thus enjoy a special constitutional relationship with the UK.

In additional to professional opportunities the Islands also offer:

  • A southerly location and temperate climate offering more warmth and sunshine than the rest of the British Isles.
  • A rural environment consisting of fields, woodland, cliffs, headland, small country lanes and miles of golden beach.
  • Benign local income tax systems, with low personal tax rates (max 20%), generous allowances and no capital gains tax or wealth tax.
  • High standards of state health provision with a reciprocal agreement with the UK.
  • Low crime rates.
  • High standards of state-provided education on a UK model.

If non-local, housing licences are generally made available to candidates who hold a relevant professional qualification.


The role

  • Managing a varied portfolio of clients (including a broad spectrum of Financial Services clients), including tax compliance and tax advice, both local and international.
  • Expanding business networks both internally and externally and developing new business opportunities through active client and network interactions, contribution to shaping line of service strategy, and proposition materials.
  • Working closely with directors and partners across the firm’s departments.
  • Opportunities to upskill and increase current areas of subject matter expertise both on evolving tax legislation and on live client projects including but not limited to domestic corporate taxation, private equity and alternative funds regimes, trusts, economic substance, Pillar II, real estate taxes, international tax risk governance and transfer pricing, Automatic Exchange of Information (FATCA/CRS/CbCR), and partnership/fund reporting.
  • Taking a leading role in client relationships and marketing; drafting thought leadership communications; and presenting at relevant seminars and client briefings.
  • As a part of the Senior Management team you will be responsible for the development and management of a cross-Island team of tax associates, senior associates and managers. Your role will include delegation of work as appropriate, monitoring and coaching of junior staff.
  • You will also take on other roles which contribute to the efficient running of the team, e.g. financial management, the development of supportive tax technology solutions, sports, social and wellbeing initiatives.


The Candidate

  • Qualified ACCA / ACA / CTA or equivalent, preferably working within a current tax role at Senior Manager level.
  • Experience of UK Corporation Tax, or other similar Commonwealth Jurisdictions, with knowledge of international tax principles (for example transfer pricing). Jersey/Guernsey tax experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience working with Financial Services, Private Equity/Funds and/or Real Estate clients is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in tax compliance and advisory work including report writing.
  • Experience in leading client relationships, strong interpersonal skills and written communication.
  • Experience with managing junior staff and developing individuals.

If you have experience of the above and are a qualified ACA, ACCA or CTA (or equivalent) we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who has the flexibility to cope with a relocation and adapting to a new jurisdiction. You should therefore be commercial and driven to provide excellent client services as well as building relationships both internally and externally.


The attributes we look for in our people

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. The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop, and assess our people, at all grades and in all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.



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. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their unique strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business.

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