Overview

Our Tax & Legal business provides clients with tailored solutions from helping them meet compliance and risk management obligations, through to strategic tax and legal planning, structuring and transactional advice. Our national team comprises of highly skilled professionals, who combine industry expertise with deep technical skills in areas including taxation, law, economics, science and international trade.

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Tax

PwC’s Tax practice is on the cutting edge of one of the most challenging and intellectually rigorous fields, working with some of the world’s largest organisations on tax planning, global structuring, and tax controversy. At PwC, we solve problems, adding value to our clients and helping companies navigate an increasingly complex tax environment.  Our Corporate Tax team is an active participant in the tax reform debate and a market leader on advising clients of key developments in the tax landscape. The Corporate Tax team is also innovating the way we work, with new technology solutions developed within the team being offered to our clients to identify opportunities and manage key tax risks in an efficient manner.

Legal

PwC Australia’s Legal practice has 2,400 lawyers across more than 80 countries, giving us the broadest geographical coverage of any legal services network in the world. We provide legal services to external clients both independently and in conjunction with other teams in the firm, making our multi-disciplinary practice truly unique.  

Our practice focuses on five areas:

  • corporate advisory
  • regulatory
  • projects and finance (including real estate and infrastructure)
  • employment and workplace relations
  • tax
  • enterprise development

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What you'll do

Tax

In Tax, all graduates take part in Tax Academy, a best practice, accelerated four-week residential development program for our graduates.  The Academy program is designed to provide the key technical and business skills required to be successful in your career at PwC. Additionally, all of our people have a dedicated coach who supports and guides their development, which includes on the job coaching and experience, combined with structured technical training and development throughout their careers.

  • Attend and successfully complete relevant components of our Tax Academy program

  • Work with partners and your team on tax or legal issues, applying knowledge gained in training sessions

  • Assist your team on specific client jobs and proposals

  • Attend and actively participate in your team's regular technical training

Our teams include:

Corporate Tax work with clients across a range of industries including financial services, technology, infrastructure, resources and consumer products, to provide advice on transactions and regulatory obligations. This can range from formulating and implementing strategies for international investments and structuring capital market products through to due diligence and structuring for M&A. A specialised stamp duty practice provide advice to clients involved in M&A (due diligence, structuring and integration), corporate restructuring and liquidations, and a variety of other areas where indirect tax may be triggered (e.g. joint ventures, partnerships, financing arrangements).

Transfer Pricing (TP) assists large multinational enterprises with cross-border pricing arrangements. This includes projects on global and local value chains, price-setting, structuring and compliance requirements.

Indirect Taxes (ITX) comprises of two areas – GST and Customs and International Trade.  The GST team works with clients to develop practical solutions to mitigate GST risks and. generate savings through the use of effective processes and controls. The Customs and International trade team examine supply chains, trade processes and import data to improve compliance; identify opportunities to reduce duty liabilities and maximise concessions and duty refunds.

Research & Development (R&D) is a specialist tax team that advise clients on how to maximise return on investment in ground-breaking research and development projects.

Legal

As a young lawyer you will obtain invaluable exposure to the fundamentals of commercial law. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with common forms of commercial agreements and standard clauses such as indemnity clauses, as well as begin to obtain a practical understanding of corporate and property law. You will also be involved in a combination of research and drafting tasks under the supervision of other lawyers.  You will work alongside more senior lawyers to engage with clients and deliver quality work product.

Legal graduate program:

As a graduate you help deliver a broad range of legal services to external clients both independently and in conjunction with other teams in the firm.

  • Perform legal and factual research
  • Prepare written legal advice, reports and proposals
  • Draft and summarise legal documents and forms
  • Manage case files
  • Undertake and coordinate matter administration processes
  • Develop and build strong client relationships

Legal clerkship:

Our legal clerkship is a summer program that provides you with a taste of working in a multi-disciplinary professional services firm, whilst giving you a head start towards our graduate program. As a summer clerk you’ll get exposure to a variety of learnings.

  • Perform legal and factual research
  • Draft and summarise legal documents, checking for accuracy
  • Prepare correspondence, written reports and perform records research
  • Organise and track case files
  • Record client meetings and draft daily correspondence such as letters and legal documents

Application Dates for Legal Clerkship:

Sydney applications open 15th June, 2017 and close 16th July, 2017.

Melbourne applications open 10th July, 2017 and close 11th August, 2017.

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Training & Development

In Tax & Legal, all graduates take part in Tax Academy, a best practice, accelerated four-week residential development program for our graduates.  The Academy program is designed to provide the key technical and business skills required to be successful in your career at PwC.

You also have the chance to experience work rotations between teams in Legal-Corporate Advisory, Regulatory, Projects & Finance, Employment & Workplace Relations and Taxation Services - seeing first hand what PwC achieve across these diverse areas.

You will have a dedicated coach to support and guide your development, and on the job coaching, combined with structured technical training and development.

For graduates that wish to pursue further qualifications such as their Masters of Tax and Masters of Law, financial assistance is on offer, and Tax & Legal also support College enrolments that include practical Legal training and specific Legal certifications. As part of the Legal Graduate Program, you will be supported to complete your Practical Legal Training (PLT) obligations. PLT ensures that you meet the practical requirements for admission to legal practice. At PwC, this program is facilitated by the College of Law in conjunction with our broader practice.

Application Dates

Applications are now closed - but make sure to connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn as we'll announce any opportunities that arise.

Who's eligible?

We accept people from all degree backgrounds.

Ideally you'll be:

  • In your final year or have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • If you are an international student, you must be in possession of full-time working rights within Australia. International students will need to submit either one of the following: IELTS, OET, TOEFL, iBT, PTE or CAE. International Students will also need to submit their visa notice, and meet the minimum requirements as set out by the Australian Department of Immigration. To view these requirements, click here.)

What is the recruitment process?

It's never been easier! Simply:

  1. Apply online
  2. Complete an online aptitude test 
  3. Record a video interview
  4. Attend an assessment centre

Once you complete the process, offers will be issued from your local recruiter.

 

FAQs

When do applications open and close?

Applications are now closed - but make sure to connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn as we'll announce any opportunities that arise.

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How do I apply?

You can apply online by completing the application form.  

At PwC, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is an important part of everything we do. As part of this commitment, we want to remove any conscious or unconscious bias from impacting the recruitment process. Therefore, we no longer require you to upload a CV or resume as part of the application process.

Academic transcripts will only be requested upon successfully reaching final stage of assessment to verify your degree. 

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When would I start the Graduate Program?

You will generally commence your formal Graduate role early in 2018. Some start dates may vary depending on the line of service and your personal availability.

 

 

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Am I still a Graduate?

We consider candidates in their final year or those that have completed a undergraduate or post graduate degree

 

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I'm an international student – can I apply?

If you have full-time working rights within Australia, you can apply for the Graduate Program. You will be required to supply supporting documentation as evidence.

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When will the Assessment Centre Days be held?

Our 2018 Vacationer and Graduate vacancies now operate on a deadline driven basis.

Whilst we try to accommodate all candidates, we will require you to attend an Assessment Centre to ensure a fair candidate process for all applicants. Therefore, if you are overseas for extended periods of time, we may be unable to progress your application. 

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Is this Graduate Program rotational?

Most Graduate positions are not rotational, and the team you are placed in, will be your ongoing role (until you reach promotion and so on).

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When does the Graduate Program end?

When you are offered a Graduate role, this role is permanent and ongoing. The Graduate Program ends for you individually when you are promoted to a Senior Consultant level.

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