Life at Deloitte

Alex Crossley

Associate, Tax Consulting - Global Employer Services

Alex is an Associate in our Tax Consulting, Global Employer Services team based in Leeds. He joined Deloitte in September 2012 having studied Economics at the University of Birmingham.

What do you like most about your role?

The chance to work in a professional environment across a number of different areas within employment tax.


What didn't you know, but wish you had known when applying and joining Deloitte?

The large variety of degrees which different graduates at Deloitte have studied.


What aspects of your degree do you feel support you in your role and success at Deloitte?

Background knowledge of international economic issues along with a comfort in business, maths and finance.


What qualifications are you working towards and what support are you getting?

Association of Tax Technicians (ATT)

Outside study days at BPP with professional tutors, mock exams and revision sessions. Support in all areas found more difficult than others.


What work do you get involved in on a day to day basis at Deloitte?

Prepping and completing tax returns for international assignees with complex personal tax situations.

Completing payroll processes for local clients.

Preparing reports and calculations for potential clients, as well as completing take-on tasks for new clients.


How do you deliver or contribute impact, leadership and innovation in your role?

Working to the best of my ability and having pride in my work.

Dealing with the time pressures associated with working on a number of projects at once.

Asking questions in order to establish the most effective way of completing tasks.


What social, society and CSR activities have you been involved with at Deloitte?

There are a number of social opportunities for new joiners as your induction provides an opportunity to meet graduates across all service lines.

There are numerous sporting groups and teams as well as a global Deloitte 6-a-side football tournament in Prague this summer which I will be attending.


How has Deloitte played a role in your long term career goals?

Deloitte has provided me with the opportunity to work in a well established, highly successful global company.

Working at Deloitte will enable me to gain the necessary qualifications to succeed in the professional service industry.

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