Tax Academy Johannesburg 2020
The PwC Deal
No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all graduate programmes offer the same deal: the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build relationships that will stay with you for life.
Our graduate training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge. You’ll learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work. You’ll gain business, personal and technical skills you can use across the business and throughout your career.
All our people need to demonstrate skills and behaviours that will support us in implementing our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework: The PwC Professional.
The Tax Academy is aligned with the Tax Professional Internship of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT).
Our three-year rotational programme, with various internal courses, allows our trainees to work across many areas of Tax to develop a broad base of compliance and consulting skills. Through wide-ranging assignments, you can determine where your greatest talents and interests lie.
If you remain with PwC once you qualify, you can develop your skills in one of our highly specialised practice areas. Careers are built in a team-oriented, open, trusting and inclusive environment. Team leaders and coaches act as mentors, helping you to make the most of your experiences so that you can grow, explore new opportunities and achieve your potential.
To apply for the Tax Academy:
You must be in your postgraduate year of a tax qualification or already have a postgraduate qualification in Tax
You must have a solid academic track record and be keen to learn
It would be an advantage if you participated in extramural activities at school or university.
Skills and behaviours we are looking for
Good understanding and knowledge of tax laws (focus on VAT and Tax Administration Acts, Income Tax and Customs Act would be an advantage), and how to apply this to various client problems
Good business acumen and knowledge of various industries
Excellent attention to detail
Proficient research skills
Excellent business writing skills
Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Takes initiative on personal development
Good interpersonal skills, drive, determination and leadership potential are important
Working on a range of tax assignments, reporting to managers or partners and advising clients on a variety of issues
Producing high-level tax opinions that add value to clients’ businesses
Performing tax-related pre-issuance work