EARLY CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES IN TAX

Tax. But not as you know it

Robots. Creative thinking. Solving complex challenges. If you thought a career in tax was all about filing returns, think again. You’ll be doing challenging, meaningful work from your first day in the job, making an impact that matters.

Tax Consulting

Ready for innovation? We’re creating a new model for delivering tax services in a digital era. We aim to offer the best tax services in the market. Bringing together a mix of commercial, industry and technical tax knowledge, alongside creative thinking and new technology, we are helping solve some of the most complex business issues our clients face. That’s why we need driven, analytical professionals, like you, who are willing to grow with us, and be part of a team that’s building world-class capabilities.

“The best thing about working in my team is the people. My colleagues come from 25 different countries, which I really appreciate as someone from an ethnic minority background. It gives me a sense of belonging. We have a great dynamic and the team feels like an extended family.”
Jay Business Tax

Why Tax Consulting


Join our team and you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a renowned training programme in a firm that’s embracing technology and change. You will have client contact from the very start of your career, quickly gaining deep insight into their industries and getting under the skin of their day-to-day operations.

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Career options

In Business Tax, it’s our job to help our clients understand and manage tax demands. We combine cutting-edge technology with trusted business and tax expertise to work with one of the most varied client bases in the market. From day one, you will work closely with clients – big and small – across all industries, on every aspect of their corporate tax affairs. Whichever route you take, you will be aligned to one of the following groups, all of which require a passion and talent for solving complex challenges.

Business Tax Advisory: We advise clients on tax issues that are integral to their everyday operations and business-critical transactions. There is a huge range of work, and you’ll get the opportunity to own and lead lasting client relationships. Among many other areas, we also advise on the implications of commercial challenges, for example Brexit, new legislation, such as environmental impact, and we support companies to restructure overseas operations.

Private Client Services: We advise some of the wealthiest individuals and families in the world, from diverse backgrounds, in an increasingly complicated tax landscape.

Transfer Pricing: We work with international clients, advising them on cross-border interactions between entities under common control.  Our team is truly diverse, made up of individuals with backgrounds in economics, law, politics, languages and beyond.

Financial Services: We work with clients across a number of geographies and sectors, in a team of people with specialist expertise. The services our clients provide have a direct impact on society, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with businesses as they develop their products for the future generation.

Our pensions advisory business, (DTRB for short) helps clients navigate the ever-changing pensions landscape, and works with employers to ensure their employee benefits attract and retain staff. Our multi-disciplinary team of actuaries, pension administrators, investment consultants and employee benefit specialists advise pension scheme trustees and employers on an array of pensions and other employee benefit issues. These range from designing new schemes, to helping close legacy schemes, and everything in between.

Our clients need us to be flexible and innovative in our solutions, and we firmly believe that good ideas come from any grade. You’ll be listened to from the very beginning of your career with DTRB and get the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the UK. If want to use your analytical skills to impact people’s pensions and benefits, then this is a great opportunity for you. Please apply for this area via our Human Capital & Actuarial page.

In Transactions & Investment Funds Tax - Financial Investors, we help our clients make strategic and commercial tax decisions. Whether they are a private fund manager or a sovereign wealth fund, a client buying a windfarm or a global technology group, tax will be at the centre of any investment they make. Clients rely on us to advise on all aspects of their investments, and we help them make fundamental business decisions. There are four separate areas you could join.

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A): we work on landmark international deals, advising clients from a multitude of industries. This could be protecting value, or highlighting areas of concern in a merger, disposal, acquisition, or initial public offering (IPO).

Real Estate (RE): we are market leaders in the real estate sector and we advise large investors (including private equity firms, pension and sovereign wealth funds and family offices). We help our clients as they raise capital, undertake transactions, manage their investments and subsequently sell them, advising on the tax implications at every step.

Private Market Funds (PMF): we provide innovative advisory and reporting solutions to our global clients across the full range of alternative asset classes and are the first team with an online go-to-market solutions amongst our competitors.

Investment Management Reporting (IMR): we support clients with tax advice, information reporting and business change globally, and are at the forefront of technology development in tax. We cover the full breadth of financial institutions, particularly specialising in traditional fund groups, real asset funds, private equity houses, pension funds, sovereign wealth and wholesale banks.

The Gi3 team helps companies access funding opportunities relating to Research and Development, patents and capital investment in real estate. You’ll gain an insight into the role of innovation in business success and have the opportunity to support companies in their development activities. There will be exciting projects for companies across a broad range of industries, from aviation to technology for example, all of whom are pushing the boundaries of innovation in science and technology. Please apply for this area via the Technology page.

Tax: The tax role in the Gi3 team is different to many others due to the variety of tax incentives that you get to work with. You’ll get the opportunity to work in both the Innovation Tax team, comprising of R&D tax, Patent Box and Grants, and the Tax Depreciation team, who advise clients on wide-ranging and exciting construction projects.

Engineering: We work directly with senior technical staff in our client companies to understand their projects and support them through the claims process. Your projects will cover all areas of science or technology and span across the full range of innovation tax incentive types.

Software Engineering: We work with companies ranging from disruptive start-ups to multinational tech giants, each committed to improving the world through technology innovation. You’ll play an integral role in discussions with our clients’ lead developers and solution architects to understand the inner workings of their state-of-the-art technology solutions.

Our work in GES is all about people. This includes mobilising people using international assignments, supporting businesses with the complexities of global immigration rules, developing arrangements to drive performance through incentives and broader reward and ensuring compliance with employment tax regulations globally. Our GES professionals provide advice in nearly every aspect of what, how and where organisations pay people – whether this is for their domestic or international workforce or their most senior executives. Please apply for this area via our Human Capital & Actuarial page.

Mobility: We help businesses move their people across international borders, ensuring the tax and social security complexities of moving from country to country are handled seamlessly. If you are passionate about working with people, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Japanese Mobility: We have a dedicated bilingual team that supports more than 200 Japanese companies, who we help them with global mobility, tax, social security, immigration, and various other talent-related solutions.

Immigration: Much more than work permits and visas, you’ll help clients and individuals with their life changing decisions to move to new countries, by ensuring all legal requirements are adhered to and compliance is ensured.

Employment Tax: We partner with employers to navigate the decisions, challenges and opportunities that they experience when hiring and paying their people. This includes advising on the employment tax impact of paying and rewarding the workforce, as well as wider ranging advice on matters such as paying people fairly and designing more sustainable reward packages for employees, linked to an organisation’s climate goals.

Equity & Incentives Consulting: We partner with our clients to design, implement and operate forward-thinking incentive programmes which are aligned to our client’s strategy and designed to foster employee engagement, while also being cost-effective and compliant with global regulations.

Executive Compensation: We partner with employers to design, implement and operate forward-thinking incentive programmes which are aligned to their corporate strategy, foster employee engagement, whilst being cost-effective and compliant with global regulations. If you are creative, like problem solving and have a passion for making people happy, then this role could be for you.

Tax Valuations: We help businesses to understand the value that tax authorities place on business assets, and negotiate values for those assets.

Payroll and Workforce Management: As employer populations become more complex, our consultants integrate with our clients to deliver, transform and disrupt across their payroll and workforce management functions.

Cardiff Delivery Centre: Based in the lively city of Cardiff, our Delivery Centre supports our client facing colleagues, so that we can continue to deliver exceptional services both regionally, nationally and across the globe.

Indirect tax impacts almost every business transaction, with each pound our clients spend offering an opportunity to help them achieve the right tax treatment, as well as drive forward their commercial aims. We support companies to pay the correct amount of VAT, customs, global trade and other indirect taxes when they do business.

We’re also here to put things right when they go wrong, whether it’s supporting the mitigation of penalties, reclaiming overpaid VAT and customs duties, improving their existing processes, or preventing a client’s goods being stopped at the border. You’ll be joining a collaborative, developmental environment where you’ll build relationships, analyse problems and gain a deep knowledge of all aspects of your clients’ business.

VAT and IPT Advisory: We advise clients on VAT and IPT issues arising from their day-to- day activities, but also during business development planning. This includes business changes arising from Brexit reorganisations, online activities, the green agenda and more.

Global Trade Advisory: We help clients to navigate the often turbulent and unpredictable world of international trade, including the implications of Brexit. From day one you will be supporting live client engagements, which could range from enabling a route to zero duty for international goods movements to restructuring an entire business supply chain.

Tax Transformation & Technology: We help businesses assess their tax and finance technology needs, automate their compliance and reporting, analyse data, manage their global indirect tax operations, and prepare them for digital tax reporting.​ You will support our clients to remain compliant globally while helping them future proof their tax operations.

In Tax Technology Consulting (TTC) we work with some of the largest businesses in the world, helping them to successfully navigate their most exciting and complex practical challenges in tax. We have a market-leading reputation in the UK and across Europe, and we are the largest integrated tax process and technology team of the Big Four. When you join you will work closely with clients to tackle the challenges of managing their tax affairs globally, including compliance, reporting and risk management.

You will help them modernise their tax function by automating tax processes, transforming operational models, identifying tax incentives, or outsourcing their compliance cycles all with the use of technology. At Deloitte we value training and encourage you to grow your own way. You’ll gain essential skills in accounting and technology that are transferrable to other business roles outside of tax should your future career take you there. As we work at the forefront of tax innovation, this is a great platform to become a leading tax professional in the industry. Please apply for this role via the Technology page.

Finance Transformation and ERP: Finance transformation is the process whereby businesses modernise and improve their finance functions. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to software that organisations use to manage day-to-day business activities such as accounting, procurement, project management, compliance, and supply chain operations. We work with our specialist ERP team to implement these software solutions in relation to tax.

Tax transformation: We combine consulting skills in strategy, use of innovative new technology, and process improvement to help our clients manage their tax compliance, reporting and related obligations as efficiently and effectively as possible.

We have a growing Ventures team to develop and take new ideas and concepts to the market, to solve our customers’ most complex challenges in a swift and radical way.

Here you will have the opportunity to shape the way we design and deliver services for our clients. You’ll be working alongside a diverse team of specialists, across a broad range of areas, learning every day in a highly collaborative environment. If you’re naturally curious and have a growth, rather than fixed, mindset, then Ventures is the right place for you. Please apply for this area via the Technology page

Rotation Scheme: The rotation programme gives you the opportunity to work in three different areas of Ventures for six-month placements, immersing yourself into different specialisms. You will be assigned a team leader for each rotation, who will make sure you are fully on-boarded and are exposed to a varied and appropriate amount of work. At the end of the scheme you will have a detailed career conversation to determine where your final rotation should be as well, as the potential areas for future progression.

Data & Artificial Intelligence: Our team aims to embed AI and data science in the fabric of the Tax and Legal business to drive technological change and advancements for our people and clients. You will work with many inspiring subject matter experts covering a breadth of capabilities from Data Scientists & Engineers to commercial experts.

Digital Tax Solutions (Engineering): Every software engineering project we work on is unique and has a different set of challenges within the tax domain. We solve individual client’s complex tax technology problems, as well as designing and delivering large multi-tenant solutions to support Deloitte’s global tax client base. As part of this team you will help us to build innovative solutions using different technology to ensure these products scale to our global demands. You’ll learn the fundamentals of software development, as well as technologies like cloud services, delivery practices and visualisations.

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You could be advising a movie star on their personal taxes, working with a finance director on the detail of a new football sponsorship deal, helping a retailer navigate immigration laws, tasting a new food product to work out if it’s subject to VAT, setting the right level of pay for board level executives… our projects are as diverse as the clients we work with.

"There are so many opportunities to get involved with exciting projects."
Jenny

Have you met Doris? She’s just one of the robots* we now use to gather data and populate tax returns, saving us thousands of hours. Which leaves you free to focus on reviewing and advising from early on in your career.

We’ve also used virtual reality to show our employment tax clients around their new offices and homes abroad. Saving their business time and money on international flights. A different – digital – way for our clients to engage with the challenge of cross-border movement of staff.

Just two examples of how innovation is helping us all do what we do better, faster.

*Yes, we do name our robots!

"My team is very diverse, all coming from different fields. It enables us to view a problem from lots of different angles and come up with new, innovative solutions."
Cameron Sit

Tax is not just accountancy, it’s a moral issue, headline news, and a boardroom agenda item. Your advice will not only influence the decisions businesses make at the highest levels, it can even help change tax laws, as we sit on working groups with HMRC to represent the views of our clients.

Whether you’re creating the latest tax app, flying to India to coach the next generation of staff, or running client workshops in our immersive experience spaces, you’ll have the opportunity to shine in front of our clients and teams from day one.

"I’m also a buddy to a Summer Vacation Scheme student."
Cameron Sit

You could be advising a movie star on their personal taxes, working with a finance director on the detail of a new football sponsorship deal, helping a retailer navigate immigration laws, tasting a new food product to work out if it’s subject to VAT, setting the right level of pay for board level executives… our projects are as diverse as the clients we work with.

"There are so many opportunities to get involved with exciting projects."
Jenny

Have you met Doris? She’s just one of the robots* we now use to gather data and populate tax returns, saving us thousands of hours. Which leaves you free to focus on reviewing and advising from early on in your career.

We’ve also used virtual reality to show our employment tax clients around their new offices and homes abroad. Saving their business time and money on international flights. A different – digital – way for our clients to engage with the challenge of cross-border movement of staff.

Just two examples of how innovation is helping us all do what we do better, faster.

*Yes, we do name our robots!

"My team is very diverse, all coming from different fields. It enables us to view a problem from lots of different angles and come up with new, innovative solutions."
Cameron Sit

Tax is not just accountancy, it’s a moral issue, headline news, and a boardroom agenda item. Your advice will not only influence the decisions businesses make at the highest levels, it can even help change tax laws, as we sit on working groups with HMRC to represent the views of our clients.

Whether you’re creating the latest tax app, flying to India to coach the next generation of staff, or running client workshops in our immersive experience spaces, you’ll have the opportunity to shine in front of our clients and teams from day one.

"I’m also a buddy to a Summer Vacation Scheme student."
Cameron Sit

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