PwC – Indirect Tax – Associate


About the job
Line of Service

Not Applicable


Management Level

Job Description & Summary
A career in our Indirect Tax practice, within Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. You’ll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing indirect taxes, dispute resolution, and global enterprise tax solutions.

Our team helps our clients optimise cash flow and reduce risk by managing challenges related to indirect taxes. You’ll support our clients with all aspects of indirect taxation related to global, regional and domestic projects as well as comprehensive restructuring and reporting value added tax projects.

Role Details

Position / Job Title



CA / LL.B.

6 months -4 year
Sub Business Unit
Indirect Tax
Job Description

The tasks, roles and responsibilities pertaining to the job role of an Associate will include the following:
Handling advisory and compliance engagements related to Indirect Tax Laws, such as Tax structuring, Advisory and Litigation support pertaining to Goods & Services Tax (GST), Customs and erstwhile Central Excise, Service Tax laws and VAT/CST laws (including relevant rules/ regulations framed under the respective legislation).
Preparation/ review of periodical Indirect Tax compliances such as GST returns, erstwhile Excise, Service tax, VAT and CST returns, APR/QPR for EOU, STPI.
Assisting the clients in obtaining Statutory Forms from the tax authority
Assisting the clients in coordinating with tax authorities for obtaining approvals, registrations, licenses, etc.
Ability to discuss basic technical issues, ask appropriate questions and gather relevant information from the clients.
Developing good rapport with relevant team members from client side, while assisting them in Indirect tax related work.
Responsible for execution of the assigned engagements.
Effective implementation and review of work plan. Updating people manager proactively on various work related issues, and assisting people manager in resolution of client queries.
Providing timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed the clients’ expectations.
Guiding Analysts, Senior Analysts and other team members in execution of work.
Profile Requirements

Working in this discipline will see an Associate working on engagements and with the team (the sizes of which will vary depending on client/project).

To qualify for the same an Associate will need:
To be a Qualified Chartered Accountant with 0-1 year of relevant experience/ Degree in Law from a recognised University with 0.6-1 year of relevant experience
Other prerequisite skills include:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Well-rounded commercial and economic awareness and understanding of the industry / economy
Good interpersonal and networking skills
Passion for client servicing
Number crunching ability
Excellent eye for detail
Efficiency in MS office and report writing skills
Motivated, creative and decisive in approach to problem solving
Ownership and responsibility of clients/tasks delegated
Demonstrating innovative and critical thinking in managing projects
Capability to nurture the team below, in effective execution of engagements
Subject Matter Expertise required
Good knowledge of Indirect Tax laws relating to GST, Customs and erstwhile Service Tax, Excise, VAT/ CST laws
Basic understanding of Direct Tax and Transfer Pricing is expected
Knowledge of the current GST developments and impact of the same on the industry

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