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

Date: Jul 24, 2019

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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

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