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Manager - VAT - Insolvency

Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Restructuring is looking for an Indirect Tax specialist manager to join our team, supporting on engagements across the country.

The team of trusted advisors offers a full range of services to businesses, including advice to stressed and distressed companies, formal insolvency and advising profitable businesses on enhancing value and solving issues.

We can be flexible on home location, but this role has historically been based in the Midlands, which enables ease of travel to support on different engagements with our teams around the country.

You will provide indirect tax support to the UK restructuring team, leading on compliance in respect of formal insolvency appointments and providing advisory support across wider engagements.

The role will involve developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including HMRC and senior restructuring colleagues.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Compliance – managing restructuring indirect tax compliance obligations
• Circulation of email to case managers & administrators to flag VAT return requirements, setting out review and submission deadlines
• Running a monthly diary report to identify upcoming obligations
• Liaising with the wider Restructuring team to answer queries
• Reviewing VAT return workings, signing off from an indirect tax perspective
• Liaising with core teams following HMRC pre-credibility repayment enquiries
• Identifying, monitoring and compliance of other reporting requirements (EC Sales Lists, Intrastat Declarations)
• Managing the deregistration process with core teams
• Reviewing sale of business contracts
• Managing the HMRC relationship across different departments
• Reviewing property transactions
• Highlighting risk areas and solutions for mitigation
• Identifying and maximising indirect tax opportunities (e.g. VAT Bad Debt Relief)
• Design and deliver training to junior resource
• Provide ongoing educational and technical support by way of presentations at team meetings

Personal qualities

• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’
• Ability to communicate well with operational and financial staff at all levels
• Good time management and organisational skills, together with the ability to prioritise tasks
• An ability to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work, and produce concise and creative reports and presentations
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced project environment

Qualifications and experience required

• Experience working in indirect tax to potentially include relevant qualification(s)
• Solid commercial and business acumen, with evidence of experience
• Demonstrable experience in leading work-streams, advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders
• Understanding of insolvency and Restructuring work would be beneficial
• Willingness to embrace work across all sectors
• Willingness to undertake travel


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