What’s it really like to work in Tax and Legal? Hear from Elisabeth at Deloitte.

As a specialist in Tax and Legal, I merge law and economics to drive business growth and innovation. It's an exhilarating journey!

  • June 18, 2024
  • 3 Min. reading time
  • Sponsored by:   Deloitte

What’s it really like to work in Tax and Legal?

In an increasingly complex global landscape of rules and regulations, Deloitte's Tax experts play a crucial role in providing clarity. With a deep understanding of the law, they translate its intricacies for clients, enabling them to assess risks and develop customised tax strategies aligned with their business objectives. Acting as intermediaries between authorities and clients, Tax experts also ensure compliance with current regulations.

Our specialists in Tax and Legal empower clients to plan ahead, mitigate risks, and unlock tangible business value. This can include helping them manage an increasingly global workforce for example. With a comprehensive understanding of relevant technologies, our integrated tax function combines multidisciplinary insights, innovation, and industry expertise.

Furthermore, Deloitte's Global Employer Services (GES) experts specialize in navigating complex labor laws, addressing private client matters, and assisting High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI). Their expertise enables companies to seamlessly operate internationally and facilitate global employee assignments.

At Deloitte, working in Tax and Legal means being at the forefront of navigating the complexities of the tax landscape, providing strategic guidance, and driving impactful outcomes for clients.

Let’s hear from one of Deloitte’s Tax Consultants


Tell us a bit about yourself Elisabeth

I'm Elisabeth, a Senior Consultant specialising in Tax Compliance and Advisory at Deloitte. 

Originally from Austria, I embarked on my academic journey at the University of Liechtenstein. Afterward, I ventured to Galway, Ireland, where I found a passion for Corporate Tax while working for a multinational enterprise. 

Now settled in Switzerland, I navigate the intricate world of tax regulations with precision and unwavering dedication. 

Outside of my professional endeavours, I find solace and joy in the mountains, often accompanied by my two beloved dogs. Traveling the world ignites my spirit, constantly providing me with endless inspiration and opportunities for discovery.

What’s it really like working in Tax and Legal at Deloitte?

Working in Tax and Legal at Deloitte is an exhilarating journey! We merge law and economics to drive business growth and innovation. Our changing work environment ensures continuous learning and progress. Collaborating with my dynamic team in Zurich, Switzerland, is a delight. Despite our diverse backgrounds, we harmonize effortlessly, enriching each other's perspectives and enhancing our collective output. 

Deloitte promotes a culture of development, offering endless opportunities for professional growth. This environment ignites my ambition, motivating me to set and achieve new milestones. Each day brings fresh challenges and chances for excellence in the dynamic field of tax and legal consultancy. With Deloitte's backing and the bonds forged with my colleagues, I've found lifelong friends on this exciting journey of professional and personal growth.

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Was there anything that surprised you when starting to work in Tax?

Starting my journey in Tax at Deloitte was eye-opening. The blend of local and international opportunities amazed me, offering a wide range of experiences to kickstart my career. What surprised me most was the incredible support and belief from my colleagues and mentors. Their encouragement boosted my confidence and fuelled my ambition. 

This environment not only helped me grow professionally but also empowered me to tackle challenges with enthusiasm. It's been a rewarding journey, filled with learning, growth, and exciting possibilities.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in Tax?

For those stepping into a Corporate Tax career, dive in with curiosity and drive. It's a lively and global field, offering plenty of chances to shine. Explore internships and projects to understand the diverse landscape. Build up your analytical and communication skills—they're vital for handling complex tax matters and collaborating with diverse teams. Remember, learning never stops. Keep growing and adapting to succeed in this exciting and rewarding profession on a global scale.

Thank you for sharing your experience Elisabeth!

At Deloitte, we are proud of our open, inclusive and flexible working environment, helping all our people to develop their full potential. You will benefit from many advantages, such as flexible working arrangements and health initiatives.

In our teams you will never stop growing, and get a chance to future proof your career.

Learn more about the exciting possibilities that await you as part of our Tax & Legal team and find your new job in Tax or learn more about our culture.