PricewaterhouseCoopers is a global professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG.
Pro-Tax was approached by an Associate Partner of the M&A Deal Tax teams. He had been finding it a real challenge to recruit talent within the Deals Tax space. Deals tax is a specialist niche area within taxation and he had engaged a handful of specialist head-hunters to map the market in deals tax. We discussed the recruitment needs in PWC’s team and what was of important them was personality and culture fit.
We introduced a candidate who Kevin had known for a while, and after a few informal discussions, the process became formal. After the first meeting, it was clear that Elliott was the calibre of candidate that PwC had been searching for. However, Elliot, is a specialist with a very sought after skill set, was also in process with 3 other practice firms and 2 FTSE100 companies. After receiving multiple offers, Elliot needed to make a decision and PwC was not in a position to make an offer at the time despite this being his preferred option. Elliott had taken an offer elsewhere. Understanding that PWC was his preferred choice, Kevin kept in contact with Elliott meeting him for breakfast and coffees over a period of 3 months. On top of this staying in touch with PwC to see what they could do. 4 months after the initial meeting, PwC was in a position to make an offer to Elliot, who was delighted.
Having just started now with PWC, Elliott is enjoying his new role and his time at PWC. We had a wonderful celebratory dinner at Cecconi's in The Ned and we speak regularly with him and the team.