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Manager - Financial Services Tax - Birmingham

Date: Mar 31, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID135138BR
Job TitleManager - Financial Services Tax - Birmingham
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineUK Int & Complex (UK)
Service Line InformationKPMG's International and Complex UK Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, International and Complex UK Tax can offer an exciting broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people. Working in the International and Complex UK Tax business at KPMG will give you the opportunity to develop relationships with clients assisting them with all their strategic tax requirements. This involves working with clients to produce complex tax computations and returns for HM Revenue & Customs, giving advice on corporate planning and restructuring projects both in the UK and Internationally.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The KPMG regional Financial Services Corporate Tax team is a fast growing part of the KPMG tax practice. We are looking for excellent candidates who are seeking a dynamic and challenging working environment within a strong supportive leadership team.

Whilst the role is within the financial services team, having previous experience of working in financial services or working on financial services clients is not required as the successful candidate will be trained on relevant areas of tax specialisation (e.g. loan relationship legislation) and wider industry issues as required. Candidates who enjoy working in the area of Treasury Tax are likely to find the role of interest.

The role would be Birmingham based, and would involve primarily working with Corporate Tax Senior Managers based in Birmingham and Leeds. There would also be the opportunity to work with other team members across the UK. KPMG has financial services tax professionals based in several regional offices including Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, and Bristol as well as London. The wider regional financial services tax team also includes specialists from indirect taxes, operational taxes and reward taxes and the role would allow for interaction with these other areas of tax so the candidate obtains experience of areas outside their core corporate tax responsibilities. The marketplace is diverse with a client and target base of challenger banks, building societies, wealth managers, insurance groups and other companies operating in the sector. The ownership structures are also diverse with clients including UK listed groups, PE backed groups, mutuals and inbound and outbound organisations.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a good level of core corporate tax technical knowledge and a confident outward facing skillset willing to invest time and effort in the marketplace. We would consider candidates in existing Manager level roles or ambitious Assistant Managers who are looking for career advancement.

Being a relatively small team there will be the opportunity to work directly with the Partner and Director group to give exposure to different issues and types of work. Also, due to the growth of the team there are excellent promotion opportunities and therefore there is a clear pathway for rapid advancement if the candidate is looking to grow and develop their career over the coming years.

Roles and Responsibilities

The role involves a mix of tax advisory services and compliance management. This will include:

- Ensuring that client work is managed and delivered effectively.
- Developing and maintaining good client relationships, identifying leads for new work, liaising with other members of the client service team outside tax.
- Identifying work opportunities through an internal network of contacts.
- Helping to develop more junior staff in the team.
- Driving the tax advice on a wide range of projects.
- Managing teams and coaching and developing staff.
- Ensuring all risk procedures are adhered to.
- Liaising with other colleagues in tax and elsewhere to provide a complete tax service to clients.
- As a manager you will work closely with senior managers, directors and partners on a wide range of projects and a portfolio of clients.
- The role will, at times, involve being part of a ‘virtual team’ – working with team members based in different offices (for example working alongside our compliance centre of excellence to manage the tax return submission process).

Qualifications and Skills

- Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent with a reasonable amount of post qualification experience.
- Strong knowledge of UK corporate tax and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas. Previous experience within the financial services sector would be an advantage but is not a requirement.
- Tax Accounting experience.
- Experience of managing a team/other team members.
- Experience of team working.
- You should have an ability to communicate effectively at all levels (internally and externally) and be a team worker.
- You should also possess sound judgement, including the ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others.
- Strong interpersonal skills are required in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
- High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice.
- Ability to use appropriate technology to facilitate being part of a virtual team.
- Ability to multi-task.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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