Tax Financial Markets JD/LLM Associate - Summer/Fall 2022

Time Type: Full-time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career within Financial Markets Business Advisory services, will provide you with the opportunity to contribute to a variety of audit, regulatory, valuation, and financial analyses services to design solutions that address our clients’ complex accounting and financial reporting challenges, as well as their broader business issues.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As an Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Invite and give in the moment feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Identify and make suggestions for improvements when problems and/or opportunities arise.
  • Handle, manipulate and analyse data and information responsibly.
  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in area of specialism.
  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in the materials I produce.
  • Build and maintain an internal and external network.
  • Seek opportunities to learn about how PwC works as a global network of firms.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Play an integral role as a tax professional on PwC's Financial Markets team to help our clients gain insight into emerging tax issues and trends, as well as helping them implement successful tax strategies in response to legislative, judicial, and administrative tax developments. Our team helps our clients assess tax obligations related to debt instruments, derivatives, foreign currency, as well as bankruptcy tax and other structured financial products and securitization transactions.

Job Requirements and Preferences

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Juris Doctorate

Minimum Years of Experience:
0 year(s)

Certification(s) Required:

One or more of the following: - CPA exams passed; license required to be promoted to Manager; - CFA Level I; - Completion of all Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) courses, exams, and the related ethics exam; - State Appraiser Trainee License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Master of Laws

Preferred Fields of Study:

Additional Educational Preferences:

Preferred Cumulative GPA: 3.3

Preferred Major GPA: 3.3

Client service associate positions are entry-level roles and job seekers have completed or are in the process of completing their final academic year of educational requirements.

Certification(s) Preferred:

Before starting at PwC full-time, will be eligible to sit for the primary credential exam appropriate for relevant practice area, such as having 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in certain states.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success, as both an individual contributor and team member, with identifying and addressing client needs including:

  • Demonstrating the ability to acquire a strong knowledge base and become a specialist in the substantive tax law;
  • Developing deep technical expertise in the taxation of debt instruments, securitization transactions, derivatives, foreign currency and financial institutions;
  • Developing supporting knowledge base dealing with the taxation of corporations, partnerships, consolidated groups, corporate bankruptcies and insolvencies, reorganizations, inbound and outbound international taxation, as well as tax accounting methods and the practice and procedural aspects of the Internal Revenue Code;
  • Demonstrating ability to understand the underlying economics of complex financial transactions to differentiate treatment for tax, financing reporting and regulatory purposes;
  • Demonstrating proficiency in tax legal research and ability to synthesize multiple authorities into a coherent statement of the law;
  • Demonstrating thoughtful, clear and concise writing style both for objective analysis as well as advocacy pieces;
  • Understanding of the quantitative / mathematical aspects related to capital markets and the taxation of financial transactions; e.g., working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools; proficiency in Excel, Alteryx, and Tableau desired;
  • Assisting in the management of multiple clients by initiating progress reports to Managers regarding substantive issues, impending deadlines, and engagement economics proactively;
  • Identifying and addressing client needs;
  • Participating in client discussions and meetings actively;
  • Communicating a broad range of Firm services;
  • Managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing engagement economics with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;
  • Developing entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to identify new / existing client opportunities within Financial Markets and more broadly by teaming with other practices Firmwide;
  • Demonstrating ability to team well with colleagues, develop their technical acumen, build networks and foster trusted-advisor relationships with clients;
  • Leading teams by creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members;
  • Providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner;
  • Initiating, recognizing, and accepting performance feedback from the firm and clients;
  • Demonstrating ability to be “coachable"; and,
  • Demonstrating ability to self-motivate and take responsibility for personal growth and development by staying on top of current developments in the tax law and client industry trends.
Full time
New York, NY 10261, US