Associate Director, Transfer Pricing

Glasgow City
25 Apr 2017
25 May 2017
Contract Type

Role description

Due to its continued success, our award winning transfer pricing team is rapidly expanding and we have a need for an Associate Director based in Glasgow or Edinburgh  This is an opportunity to work in partnership with client senior management across a broad range of industry sectors and accelerate your career with the market leaders.

Our team comprises a mixture of tax professionals, economists and ex-HMRC inspectors who work with the Firm's clients to provide expert advice on any aspect of transfer pricing including planning, documentation and defence work.  Given the prevailing tax environment – stemming from the OECD’s work on tackling BEPS (base erosion & profit shifting) – our team advises on a range of cutting-edge tax issues.   


Our North tax practice has an exciting range of clients across FTSE 100 and 250 listed companies, large inbound and fast growing private and AIM listed groups.  With this diverse international client base, we can offer talented professionals all the challenges, opportunities and stimulation you would expect of a global business advisory organisation, together with all the lifestyle opportunities afforded by a base in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

 You would be joining the leading transfer pricing team in the UK and enjoy all the benefits and support that this provides.


Associate Director will have responsibility for:

  • Advising on a diverse range of technical work including the development of transfer pricing planning strategies for business model optimisation work and intellectual property planning; compliance programmes; and audit defence strategies;

  • Managing the preparation of transfer pricing reports based on economic and financial analyses of the client's business to support their transfer pricing policies with HMRC and other tax authorities;

  • Taking a lead in the development of a range of technical analyses;

  • Helping clients to satisfy transfer pricing compliance requirements in the UK and overseas countries;

  • Developing strategies for the preparation of documentation to support this compliance;

  • Providing advice in connection with the application and interpretation of tax treaties, including the recognition of taxable presences/permanent establishments;

  • Advising on the exit tax implications arising from business restructuring;

  • Assisting with operational transfer pricing aspects to help clients apply policies in practice;

  • Building and refining your transfer pricing and wider international tax technical knowledge, developing eminence in certain areas;

  • Developing and mentoring junior team members to achieve their potential;

  • Working with other senior colleagues to develop new services, offerings and analytical tools;

  • Assuming responsibility for practice management, including engagement finances; and

  • Having a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; having a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture


To qualify for the role you must have:

  • CTA or equivalent qualification – or relevant industry/tax authority experience;

  • Excellent client relationship management skills with the ability to develop quality outputs

  • Strong, client-driven commercial awareness

  • An ability to develop innovative ideas and solutions

  • Strong technical skills, a detailed knowledge of the OECD transfer pricing guidelines (including current BEPS process) and an appreciation of local country transfer pricing rules

  • Practical experience of dealing with complex technical issues in economic analyses

  • Good knowledge of tax authority trends and positions

  • Working knowledge of broader international tax principles, including permanent establishment

  • Proven ability to manage and lead a team and confidence to question and challenge precedents and existing working practices

  • Understanding of the key risk issues faced by our practice

  • Strong project management skills

We are 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

Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with global business and industry expertise to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

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, and are firm believers in the positive impact business can and should have on the world it operates within.

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 through our expertise and professionalism.

We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture.  We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements.  We recognise that our people are juggling demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work.


Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways.

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Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and registered office at 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients.


Requisition code: 132629