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Senior Manager - GCT

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID132000BR
Job TitleSenior Manager - GCT
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineGlobal Comp and Trans
Service Line InformationKPMG's Global Compliance & Transformation practice is an exciting key area of growth within the firm and is a national team which works with clients to manage their tax (Corporate and Indirect) and statutory obligations across their business, which is increasingly key in today’s challenging environment. Services are provided to a broad range of clients across all sectors from the largest FTSEs or inbounds to mid-market companies and include Global Compliance Management Services, Audit and Accounting Related Tax Services, Tax Transformation, Governance and Process Improvement, Outsourcing and Business Technology, as well as other exciting priority areas for our clients. The Practice operates strategically over four cross-functional business areas including Operational Excellence, Digital Transformation, Tax Technology and Tax Enablement, leveraging the depth and breadth of skills to boost the capability of the GCT as a priority service line.

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 Compliance & Transformation (C&T) is an exciting key area of growth within the KPMG practice and is one of our priority growth areas. C&T is a national team which works with clients to manage their tax and statutory obligations across their business which is increasingly key in today’s challenging environment. Services are provided to a broad range of clients across all sectors from the largest FTSE’s or inbounds to mid-market companies. The range of activities covered is broad with some members of the team focusing on particular areas. The main activities include supporting clients with:

- Tax reporting obligations under UK, IFRS and US GAAP
- Delivering corporate tax compliance engagements
- Managing global compliance outsourcing contracts
- Tax technical advice relevant to business issues and opportunities
- Processes and implementing technology

The C&T service line includes Audit and Accounting Related Tax Services (AARTS). Our AARTS team is a virtual group led out of London which focuses on helping clients deliver accurate and efficient tax reporting.

Client and Market profile:

The team currently services a number of large, multi-national groups in the FTSE 100/250 or overseas equivalents (e.g. Fortune 500). This includes the following sectors: Aerospace and Defence; Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing; Chemical; Pharmaceuticals; Food, Drink; Tobacco; Retail; Consumer Products; Oil & Gas; Mining and Utilities; Media etc.

Roles and Responsibilities:

A Corporate Tax specialist is required to provide technical input in this exciting and challenging field. This person will be responsible for managing the relationships and delivery of a range of services led by the team across a portfolio of clients, leading other members of the client service team within the group.

The role will provide plenty of opportunity to interact with clients and the wider tax, audit and advisory teams across the firm. In addition, this person will play a key role in winning new work by identifying opportunities, supporting proposals and joining partners in discussions with targets and clients to generate additional lines of work.

Key responsibilities include:

- Providing tax technical input for audit of tax on a mix of listed and non-listed multinational groups;
- Supporting clients with their group/statutory Tax Reporting needs; including delivery and project management on global outsource contracts under US GAAP and IFRS;
- Providing advice to clients on GAAP conversion projects, whether in respect of the recent UK GAAP changes or part of acquisition conversions/listings etc;
- Leading tax accounting project work, including, inter alia, special purpose accounts, tax risk provision reviews under IFRS/US GAAP, providing tax accounting training and advising clients on process improvements and changes to accounting standards;
- Delivering corporate tax compliance engagements;
- Managing global compliance outsourcing contracts;
- Developing and maintaining client relationships across a portfolio of clients;
- Advising clients on driving efficiency through the compliance process, improving controls, and leveraging technology;
- Advising clients on the tax and tax accounting implications of new legislation;
- Responding to client requests for ad hoc technical advice;
- Taking a lead on sales activities by working with more senior members of the team to generate additional work opportunities for both existing clients and targets, supporting proposals and propositions across functions, sectors and accounts;
- Coaching and developing junior members of staff.

Qualifications and Skills:

- ACA or CTA qualified

Experience and Background:

The successful candidate will have some of the following skills:

- Strong awareness of tax reporting requirements and the UK tax regime;
- US GAAP and IFRS tax reporting knowledge;
- Extensive project management/co-ordination skills and experience (e.g. on global compliance outsourcing engagements or similar projects);
- Excellent interpersonal skills with strong oral and written communication skills. Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear;
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work;
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information;
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience.

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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