Manager Tax Transfer Pricing Cambridge

24 Sep 2018
24 Oct 2018
Job role
Full time
The TeamThe South East transfer pricing team is a dynamic, diverse and close-knit team which is looking for new members to help it continue its impressive growth over the last two years in a region which has been identified by PwC as a key area for strategic investment. The team, which is led by partner Andrew Taylor, has a blend of experienced transfer pricing practitioners and those keen to develop their skills in this area. Currently comprising 13 members, the team is of comparable size to PwC's other regional transfer pricing practices and provides great opportunities for individuals to build their careers within transfer pricing. The team services clients across six offices in the South East with a presence in four of those offices: Reading, Cambridge, Uxbridge, and Southampton. As such, the team operates on a regional basis with team members working on clients across the region. Our client base includes companies from across a broad range of industries but with a particular concentration of technology and pharmaceutical groups, and from different market segments, including UK listed groups, private businesses, and in particular, inbound clients. The type of work that the team carries out is very varied, including large operating model transformations, transfer pricing policy design and implementation, defence documentation, and tax authority audits, along with a range of transfer pricing of debt assignments. The structure of the team means that individuals have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and to undertake more interesting work at an earlier stage of their career than they might do in a larger, more established practice. As a fast growing team, we are looking for individuals who are keen to work in a dynamic and fun environment which will provide significant career opportunities.

The Cambridge transfer pricing team is led by Kevin Jenkinson, a very experienced transfer pricing practitioner, who has built an established transfer pricing business in East Anglia. Over the last ten years, Kevin has been responsible for the development of a number of individuals who are now experienced transfer pricing practitioners both within the profession and in industry. Owing to his links with PwC's global and national networks, the Cambridge transfer pricing team has the opportunity to participate in the development and roll out of initiatives and tools that are used by PwC teams worldwide, as well as being involved in the full range of projects carried out by the regional team. Whilst being a core part of the regional transfer pricing team and the hub for East Anglia, members of the Cambridge team are also embedded within the wider tax practice in Cambridge which comprises a diverse range of tax specialists. The Firm has shown its commitment to Cambridge by investing in a brand new office near to the Science Park - which we should be occupying within the next few months - and by encouraging recruitment across all areas of the business. In addition, as an office, we adopt very flexible working practices that enable us to balance work with our domestic responsibilities and outside interests.

About the roleThe role includes

•Undertaking transfer pricing planning and pricing implementation

•Involvement and coordination of European and global transfer pricing engagements working with specialists across our global network

•Supporting companies through all elements of business change and value chain transformation (e.g. transfer of manufacturing to low cost jurisdictions, implementation of centralised or principal structures),

•Preparation and negotiation of Advance Pricing Agreements on behalf of clients;

•Assisting clients with tax audits from HMRC and transfer pricing defence strategies; and preparation of transfer pricing documentation for planning or compliance purposes (including statistical analysis)

Experience requiredOur preference is that the successful candidate will have extensive experience of advising multinational clients on transfer pricing. Wider experience of other corporate tax or related international issues would also be an advantage. In particular, we are looking for

Essential skills•A track record of delivering quality work for clients; demonstrating an understanding of the client's business and relevant professional standards and maintaining respectful client relationships.

•Proactively managing a portfolio of clients and projects including all aspects of financial and risk management.

•Contributing to the development of personal and team knowledge.

•Building business through targeting (internal and external).

•Experience in building 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.

•A track record of providing meaningful feedback to help others improve and develop.

•An ability to take advantage of new opportunities for learning, sharing new knowledge; being intellectually agile and able to think creatively.

•An ability to collect and utilise current, role-relevant business and industry trend information.

•An ability to promptly address problems and maintain professional standards.

Desirable skills•An ACA or equivalent qualification is desirable but not essential

•Background in economics and/or an MBA desirable but not essential


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