Finance, Employment Tax and PWM Tax, Associate, London

Goldman Sachs
22 Nov 2020
22 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

We're a team of specialists charged with managing the firm's worldwide taxes. We are responsible for tax compliance, financial reporting of taxes, tax planning, business advisory and management of taxing authority examinations. Our work contributes directly to the firm's success, and the division is ideal for creative and collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail.

Who We Are

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

Tax Department

A team of professionals based in London and Frankfurt serves the firm's European tax requirements. This team comprises both accountants and lawyers and is responsible for all aspects of the firm's tax affairs, including structuring, managing and overseeing compliance, tax planning and advice in relation to remuneration and employee tax matters.

Within the London Tax Department, the Employment Tax team is seeking to recruit an associate to work on managing the firm's compliance in the area of income taxes and social security in EMEA and providing support to the Private Wealth Management division in serving its clients. The role is extremely broad and will require you to use your existing tax knowledge to assist the team as well as working on other ad hoc projects.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Employment Tax
  • Working extensively with various internal stakeholders on managing the firm's compliance with EMEA tax and social security rules for the 19 EMEA offices. This includes the tax and social security treatment of employment related securities, cross-border equity, termination payments and employment benefits.
  • Working with the firm's global mobility team to assess the tax consequences of cross-border moves, business visitors, remote working and short term assignments
  • Oversight for completion of the firms' annual employment tax compliance responsibilities; P11D and PSA, Form 42, Appendix 4, Appendix 5 etc.
  • Working on ad hoc or global projects such as office expansions or closures
PWM Tax Coverage
  • Advising the firm's professionals on the tax implications of the firm's businesses and/or transactions undertaken by or for the firm
  • Advising the firm's professionals on tax considerations in respect of client queries and investments
  • Providing internal tax advice and analysis of new structures, new funds, new instruments, products, private equity investments, including recommending optimal structures and providing input for internal approval process
Candidate requirements:
  • You will have excellent Private Client/Global Mobility/Employment tax experience gained from a Big 4 or Top 10 accountancy practice.
  • Experience in the taxation of UK non-domiciled individuals and expats is essential
  • You will be ATT or similarly qualified and will be looking to complete or have just completed the CTA
  • With responsibility for direct and ongoing liaison with senior management, other divisions within the firm and outside tax vendors the ability to learn quickly and manage knowledgeable stakeholders! is critical
  • Ability to operate in confidence
  • You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of European languages would be useful but not essential


At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at .

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