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Senior Manager - Corporate Tax (Real Estate) -Tax Centre of Excellence

Date: Mar 7, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID128911BR
Job TitleSenior Manager - Corporate Tax (Real Estate) -Tax Centre of Excellence
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBirmingham
FunctionTax
Service LineTax Central
Service Line InformationKPMG's Tax Centre of Excellence carries out the vast majority of the tax compliance work across the whole UK Firm and comprises over over 300 qualified tax compliance experts and supporting staff. Our vision is to become the most respected compliance team in the UK and help our clients cope with their rapidly changing tax compliance needs. We have 3 main locations in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, but also support a large number of remote workers, in short we offer flexibility in our ways of working. Over the next 2 years we are looking to increase both our scope of specialisations and our service offering as well as deploying class leading tax technology to deliver a great service to KPMG's clients.

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
KPMG’s Tax Centre of Excellence is modernising the way that the Tax, Pensions & Legal practice delivers tax compliance services to our clients. We are centralising the activities relating to the preparation and finalisation of tax computations and returns within the Tax Centre of Excellence.

All staff working in this area will be required to demonstrate exceptional tax compliance skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines and produce a first class product ready for issue to our clients. This will involve working closely with tax professionals based in all of KPMG’s UK offices, along with our offshore partners, to deliver a seamless service to our clients.

We are currently looking to recruit a Corporate Tax Senior Manager to work as a senior technical reviewer as part of our Tax Centre of Excellence based in Birmingham. Ideally candidates will be CTA or CA qualified (or equivalent), but we are also happy to consider candidates who are qualified by experience. The role involves working on a range of clients covering a number of sectors and ranging from mid-market to FTSE listed clients but will predominantly be focused on working with clients from the Real Estate/Infrastructure sector


Roles and responsibilities


- Be responsible for a portfolio of clients, taking ultimate management and control of the end to end compliance process, including tax accounting, where relevant, and achieving key performance indicators around quality and technical accuracy on allocated clients, including non-resident landlords, partnerships and other real estate and infrastructure related entities
- Ensure technical issues are identified within computations and resolved, with supporting technical analysis.
- Ensure all tax computations sent out to clients are high quality, technically accurate and meeting KPMG best practice standards.
- Undertake a final review of tax computations, before sending to clients, as appropriate.
- Manage and develop junior staff working on your portfolio.
- Be responsible for client relationships with larger, more complex clients, requiring senior input.
- Follow the Tax Centre of Excellence corporate tax compliance process and embedded ways of working with our off-shore team.
- Continually review and monitor the Tax Centre of Excellence processes and risks, identify and implement process improvements.
- Provide ad hoc advice to the KPMG local office team / client, as requested, including providing assistance in the drafting of responses to HMRC correspondence and preparing tax accounting disclosures on selected clients.
- Ensure client administration is completed appropriately by your team and that appropriate risk management procedures are adhered to.
- Maintain a strong awareness of other KPMG offerings and identify any additional opportunities for the wider firm, flagging them to the relevant teams for action.
- Follow KPMG best practice and policy.


Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:
- Significant experience of the review of corporate tax computations and returns and specifically required for this role is experience of:
i) Real Estate and infrastructure sector entities including, but not limited to, partnerships, non-resident landlords, unit trusts etc
ii) Specific technical areas including: complex capital versus revenue treatment; pension scheme and share scheme adjustments; group relief and basic transfer pricing
iii) A wide range of corporate tax technical issues, including controlled foreign companies and worldwide debt cap
- Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate.
- An excellent working knowledge of UK GAAP, (and New UK GAAP) tax accounting for single entities and groups.
- An awareness of IFRS tax accounting for single entities and groups
- Strong interpersonal skills in addition to excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent team work and organisational skills, including experience of monitoring

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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