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Indirect Tax Assistant Manager

Date: Mar 17, 2019

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID135618BR
Job TitleIndirect Tax Assistant Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBristol
FunctionTax
Service LineIndirect Tax
Service Line InformationKPMG indirect tax provides advice to clients across the UK in respect of the various indirect tax regimes in the UK. This includes VAT, Customs and Excise, Insurance Premium Tax and the “Green Taxes” such as Landfill Tax and Aggregates Levy. We work closely with our clients to understand their businesses and ensure that they meet their obligations and manage the complex issues which can arise with the application of Indirect Tax legislation.

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 DescriptionThe Team

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join our Public Sector team in Bristol. Our Public Sector team provide tax advisory services to a broad base of clients including healthcare, education, charities and social housing providers. The team delivers bespoke solutions to clients to help them manage cash and cashflows and the implication Indirect Tax has on finances and funding for projects.

KPMG has a dedicated national team of Public Sector VAT specialists, located throughout our national practice. You would be primarily working with our clients across the region although where appropriate could sometimes be involved in client projects in other parts of the country. Our three principal areas of client focus within the Public Sector are education, health and housing, although we also have a number of clients in local and central government and the wider charity sector. Our services to clients include pure advisory, opportunity and compliance reviews, training and preparation of reclaims to HMRC. We collaborate closely with our colleagues in our National Public Sector Tax group as well as in our audit and advisory businesses, to deliver value to KPMG’s clients.

We have a significant growth plan over the next three years and in order to support this we are looking to recruit motivated individuals with a commercial edge who are seeking a real challenge, at the Assistant Manager level, to build on our successes to date and help us achieve our growth targets.

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be a key member of our team:
- Providing high quality Indirect Tax advisory services on a broad range of indirect tax issues to a wide range of clients within the public sector;
- Leading and managing large client projects;
- Delegating work to and reviewing work carried out by junior members of the team;
- Maintaining, developing and ultimately managing KPMG’s strong relationships with clients;
- Developing innovative solutions and opportunities for our clients;
- Assisting in the implementation of business development initiatives;
- Developing and managing more junior members of the team from both a technical and commercial perspective;
- Working closely with senior managers, directors and partners who will provide you with the support and opportunities to assist you in realising your full potential.

Qualifications and Skills

- Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
- Prior Indirect Tax experience

Experience and Background

- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Possesses a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work Identifies and pursues business opportunities
- Continuously learns from experiences.
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities
- Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.
- Coaches less experienced staff
- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information
- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)

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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