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Tax Assistant Manager - M&A, Midlands

Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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The Role:

Working in the KPMG Midlands Tax practice’s M&A Tax team with a specific focus on providing tax advice in connection with UK and cross-border transactions, with flexibility to work on wider corporate tax advisory work on a portfolio of corporate clients. Our M&A Tax team works alongside our clients and regularly with our colleagues across other tax services lines as well as Transaction Services and Corporate Finance teams, providing tax structuring and tax due diligence services on transactions ranging from mid-market private capital through to large corporate and listed client deals, as well as wider tax advisory support on group restructuring, refinancing and reorganisations. The team works across all sectors including infrastructure, consumer industrial markets and retail.
We have a requirement for an Assistant Manager to work in the Deal Advisory Tax Team, based out of Birmingham or Nottingham, to support the wider Midlands Region Tax practice’s growth ambitions.

The Responsibilities:

You will deliver projects working closely alongside senior members of the team, who will provide guidance and insight in the M&A tax environment and the market for wider tax advisory services. This will provide you with the opportunity to build your M&A and wider corporate tax advisory tax knowledge and further develop your skills base.

The role also involves a mix of tax advisory services, compliance management and business development. This will include:
• Managing client relationships and becoming the focal tax point of contact.
• Understanding the client's business and identifying areas for the provision of tax and other services.
• Managing the tax compliance process (delivered by our Tax Centre of Excellence)
• Driving the tax advice on a wide range of projects.
• Coaching and developing staff.
• Ensuring all risk procedures are adhered to.
• Co-ordinating the advice provided by other overseas KPMG teams and other skillsets (accounting and other tax teams)
• Working closely with colleagues in Transaction Services and Corporate Finance
• Developing relationships with clients and the KPMG teams.
• Understanding the client's business and helping to identify areas for the provision of tax and other services
• Being involved in business development activity

The Person:

We are looking for people who are keen to work in an environment that offers plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development. Whilst working with us you will broaden your project management and technical skills and your commercial acumen. You will also have the opportunity to work with many talented people within the KPMG global network, the financial community and other professional advisers. The person best suited to a role is someone who is bright, driven, confident and has good communication skills.
• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
• Good UK corporate tax knowledge and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas
• High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
• Ability to work as part of a team and to show initiative to drive projects forward
• Ability to build client relationships.
• M&A experience and strong Transactional experience with a demonstrable record of deal execution across all phases of the transaction cycle from origination to completion is desirable but not essential.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are.

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