Return to Work Programme 2017 - Business Tax, Tax Management Consulting –Associate Director

South East England, North East England, North West England
04 Apr 2017
04 May 2017

Return to Work Programme – September 2017 - Open to flexibility

The Opportunity  

Our Return to Work programme is open to anyone who’s taken a voluntary career break of two year or more. It’s designed to refresh your knowledge and skills, and boost your workplace confidence. Whatever you’ve been up to, we know it will have enriched who you are and what you can offer our clients and business. This is about giving you the time and support you need to readapt and get your career back on track.  

The programme aims to encourage women back into the workplace, but is open to all. Over the course of the programme, you’ll benefit from group induction sessions, mentoring and project experience, and the chance to work within one of our service lines.  At the end of the programme you may have the opportunity to convert to a permanent role at Deloitte.  This is your opportunity to join our Tax practice as part of the Return to Work programme.  

The market for tax services is changing. With consulting, technology and outsourcing experience, we help businesses meet the challenges of multi-jurisdictional tax operations, including compliance, reporting and risk management.  Deloitte’s Tax Management Consulting Team (TMC) has a market leading reputation. We are the largest of the Big 4 tax process and technology departments and demand for our services is growing rapidly. We have had great success in the market and this success is due to the quality of our people.

Our TMC Compliance and Reporting team is distinctive as it sits within the core of our Tax consulting business so our clients get an end to end global advisory service with a framework of technology. This means you will be joining a team that is front and centre and partners closely with clients to get to the heart of the solution. A fun place to work with a real buzz; a forward thinking, innovative culture where colleagues are passionate about what they do – an environment where progression is based on merit and not time served.  

Joining the TMC Compliance and Reporting team will give you the opportunity to collaborate with senior tax and finance leaders across a range of industry specialisms (ranging from Financial Services, Real Estate, Consumer Business, Energy & Resources, Technology, Media & Telecommunications) as well as Deloitte’s internal Partner network.  Clients will draw on your expertise to get it right and you will use innovation and technology to drive efficiency, manage risk, develop strong relationships, become a trusted advisor, deliver insight and build an understanding of how large businesses operate on a global level. You will collaborate across TMC and the wider firm, bringing the best of Deloitte to the client.     

Role description  

Associate Directors own a portfolio of clients, steer client services and deliver innovative solutions by bringing together multi-disciplinary teams to tackle some of our most complex client challenges.  As an Associate Director you will develop relationships with your clients, actively contribute to the eminence of our practice by external knowledge sharing and invest time in business development.  You will be a role model to others and participate in an inclusive environment of team working where team members feel supported.  You will also be supported in deepening your own technical specialism, widening your cross service line and industry or market knowledge, and continuing to develop your skills.  


Opportunities are available in our London and Regional offices (UK mainland).  Opportunities may be available to work in an agile way which could include working from home when not required in the office or on client site. Please note: if your base location is outside of London, you will be required to travel to London in the first two weeks of the programme for the firmwide induction and other training sessions.  You may also be required to travel to London for other group sessions during the 20 week programme.    


Fixed term contract for 20* weeks on a part time basis (80% or 4 days a week) *NB for some roles this will be extended to 25 weeks due to project duration.    


  • To act as engagement manager on a portfolio of clients.
  • Be the main client contact in respect of the compliance and reporting process, responsible for quality, delivery and all aspects of client service on the engagement.
  • Work with the offshore and nearshore teams to plan, and deliver the entire compliance and/or reporting process.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the wider TMC practice and ensure that these wider offerings are introduced to existing clients where relevant – offering the client a holistic solution.  
  • Introduce other Deloitte specialists as appropriate to deal with opportunities identified or projects arising e.g. capital allowances, transfer pricing, R&D and treasury.
  • Actively seek possible improvements to processes, technologies and methodologies (e.g. automation, analytics) and communicate the ideas with the team.


To be eligible for the programme, you must have:

  • Taken a voluntary career break of two years or more
  • An interest in returning to work permanently
  • Five or more years’ experience within professional services or industry
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Be available to start on 18 September 2017 and be able to commit to the duration of the programme.  

To qualify for this role you must also have/be:

  • An Innovative approach and a desire to solve problems
  • Passionate about client service
  • Experience of delivering a portfolio of compliance and reporting work
  • Organised with a flexible and adaptable approach
  • A desire to develop your career and take on additional responsibility
  • Ideally, some experience of best practice compliance process
  • Good tax technical knowledge
  • ACA / CTA qualified or equivalent

You are here: Tax  

Our business spans the full range of tax activities and by integrating these specialist areas when forging a team for the client, we can deliver the best advice to that client, wherever in the world they operate. Internally, the tax department is split into three main areas: Business Tax, Indirect Tax and Global Employer Services.  

Our consultative approach adds significant value to our clients’ businesses and makes a tangible difference to their profits. As a result, you’ll get to work with a variety of clients, across a wide range of industry sectors, from large multinational companies to entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals. This variety of work means you’ll gain broad and in-depth knowledge of business. As well as providing coaching in key financial, business, consulting and legal skills, we’ll also give you all the support you need to gain valuable professional qualifications.   

About Deloitte  

Our Purpose & Strategy  

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for.  Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

 How will this role make an impact that matters with Deloitte?  We deliver outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients, in the UK and globally. In pursuing this we contribute to a sustainable and prosperous society. Join us and be a part of our success.  

What do we do?  Deloitte offers Global integrated professional services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.  

What do we value?  At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service.  We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have received a Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016 as a Top Employer for Working Families.

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