Applying for Tax at PwC - Assessment Centre help?!

#1

Hi

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I’ve been invited to attend an assessment centre at PwC for a role in tax - corporate tax to be more precise on 2nd Feb 2010!!

I just had a few questions. Does anyone have any good ideas on what topics i could discuss regarding tax at this current point in time. For example, obviously the pre-budget report had a lot of good points i could talk about, but i want to have a bit of variety and not just talk about the most publicized issues regarding tax and also that was some time ago!

Also, does anyone have any good examples i could use for these questions:

What recent developments have affected PwC and the accounting industry?
What services could PwC offer a big industrial company?
How would these services differ for a smaller company?
What do you see as the major challenges facing our organisation over the next 5 years?

Thanks, would really appreciate any feedback =)

#2

Have a look on: http://www.accountancyage.com/tax/

http://www.accountancyage.com/practice/

#3

Thanks so much!

#4

Hi secret 23,

I hope your AC went well. I have an AC for corporation tax and indirect tax.

Can you please tell me whether you had to write a written report? if so can you please tell me a bit about it as I am really worried about it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks a lot

#5

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#6

Hey secret23 and unique2, how did your AC go???
I’m having one coming soon on Tax: Human Resources Consulting, just wondering how different would it be from normal Tax ACs, cuz for the interview I was just asked about Tax in general, would the AC be more specific and in-depth?
If anyone could give an answer, I’ll be very grateful. Thanks!!!

#7

Hey,
I had my AC the other day for Corporate Tax and it was very specific. In fact I chose to speak about it in the interview. Just make sure you ace the partner interview. This consists of generic and specific questions; Why PWC, Competencies. The specifics depend on individual partner. I spoke about the UK’s budget deficit and ways in which tax may be used to reduce it, talk about the Budget Report etc

Good luck

AR

#8

Hey guys
Does anyone know if the company you speak about in your partner interview has to be a PwC client because I just read something in one of the advice documents and the company I have prepared is not a PwC Client?