Jim Cohen

So tell us, who are you?

I am Jim Cohen and I have been at PwC since 2017. I started as a working student in the Transfer Pricing department. Thereafter, I wrote my thesis at PwC and as of 2018 started as a fully-fledged employee. Besides my job, I have quite a few hobbies: surfing, woodworking, running my own business and playing chess.

"Working at PwC is very dynamic, you get to work with all kinds of multinational companies."

Jim CohenSenior Consultant Transfer Pricing

Meet Jim. An entrepreneur, transfer pricing specialist, social connector, surfer and solver with PwC Netherlands.

What does The New Equation mean to you personally?

By solving relevant contemporary issues with a diverse, driven and multidisciplinary team.

How did you end up at PwC and what exactly do you do?

The PwC seed was planted at a fairly early stage. We used to regularly drive to Amsterdam with the family and from the back seat I would see the PwC buildings appear next to each other displaying the logo, which made quite an impression on me. Later during my studies, I experienced PwC to be an incredibly pleasant firm. So the choice to apply for a working student position at the Transfer Pricing department was easily made.

What is your educational background?

I have a background in Law and Tax Law.

What does your typical working day look like?

At Transfer Pricing, we work exclusively with major multinational businesses and allocate their profits (or losses) among their entities based on functions, assets and risks. To gain insight, we at Transfer Pricing need to have a good understanding of the multinational’s business and the value added by each entity. To map this out, we have frequent contact with the client's senior management and we use industry reports and various databases.

What do you like about your work?

It's very dynamic. You get a behind-the-scenes look at all kinds of multinationals and while doing so you get to know countless interesting businesses. Furthermore, within Transfer Pricing you can make the most of your creativity.

"The coolest projects are those where you work with various Dutch and international PwC departments."

Jim CohenSenior Consultant Transfer Pricing

Tell us something about your team, collaboration, colleagues and the open culture at PwC?

Although it’s something of a cliché: PwC is actually a horizontal organisation in its way of operating. It is also hugely international and structured in such a way that your voice can be heard in countless ways throughout the organization and you can make a personal contribution.

What is still on your bucket list?

Surfing on the Mentawai Islands.

Can you name a project you are proud of?

In my opinion, the coolest projects are those where you work with various Dutch and international PwC departments. This integrated consultancy approach means you can help the client optimally.

What can you say about the flexibility and work-life balance at PwC?

You are your own entrepreneur within PwC, in other words, you are responsible for your projects and that they run smoothly and successfully. How you divide your time is up to you. For instance, I surf quite often during working hours and I catch up on that in the evenings or at weekends.

"I surf quite often during working hours and I catch up in the evenings or at weekends."

Jim CohenSenior Consultant Transfer Pricing

What would you say to your future colleagues?

Above all, enjoy yourself, stay curious and dare to ask questions – the rest will come naturally.

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