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Corporate Tax Assistant Manager - Cambridge/Norwich

Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145861BR
Job TitleCorporate Tax Assistant Manager - Cambridge/Norwich
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineUK Int & Complex (UK)
Service Line InformationKPMG's International and Complex UK Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, International and Complex UK Tax can offer an exciting broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people. Working in the International and Complex UK Tax business at KPMG will give you the opportunity to develop relationships with clients assisting them with all their strategic tax requirements. This involves working with clients to produce complex tax computations and returns for HM Revenue & Customs, giving advice on corporate planning and restructuring projects both in the UK and Internationally.

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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 DescriptionAt KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.
Cambridge is the UK’s fastest growing city and is set to remain so for the foreseeable future. The market is diverse with a client and target base of UK listed, PE backed, privately owned and overseas inbound groups many of which are focussed around knowledge-intensive industries.

The Team
The Cambridge tax team is part of our London Regions Tax business, working closely with colleagues in offices across the region.

We work with dynamic businesses and individuals across the East of England in all sectors but with a particular focus on the high growth life sciences, biotech and technology businesses which are at the heart of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy.

The team is very inclusive, supportive and friendly and we value fresh ideas and innovation in all we do. We embrace flexible working.

We have experienced consistent high growth in Cambridge over a number of years and are looking for capable, proactive individuals to join our team and to be part of our growth story as we look to double the size of our business in the next 3 years.

The Role
We are looking for a Tax Assistant Manager to provide tax advisory, compliance management and business development services to our clients and targets.
This work would include:

- Being the principal contact with many clients on day to day tax matters and working with managers, senior managers, directors or partners on larger clients
- Being involved on tax advisory and planning work on client portfolio and working with senior colleagues and specialists to deliver expertise to the local market
- Assisting with business development and attending client events
- Responding appropriately to requests from clients for other KPMG services. Co-ordinating a number of different teams internally to provide a single point of contact for the client in delivering a comprehensive cross-tax offering.
- Carrying out tax audits as part of the specialist tax team in accordance with terms of reference agreed with the audit team and advising the audit team of potential tax exposure
- Working with the tax computation processing team in the management and delivery of tax compliance work. Monitoring the tax compliance position using tax administration software
- Reviewing corporation tax computations and advising the client on the computational treatment of contentious issues
- Co-ordinating tax payments, loss relief, capital allowances, group relief and other claims
- Delegating delivery of work to junior colleagues whilst maintaining control of quality and timetables.
- Coaching and developing more junior members of staff
- Maintaining strong financial management of client accounts. For example making sure that fees are raised regularly and identifying situations where overruns can be billed
- Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures

The Individual
- Qualified (ACA or CTA or equivalent)
- Sound knowledge of UK corporate taxation and preferably awareness of international tax issues
- Sound knowledge of accountancy principles, in particular accounting for tax (including deferred taxation and accounts disclosures)
- Strong time and task management skills. Able to remain calm when under pressure and meet deadlines
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external). A practical approach to problems with client focus and commercial awareness
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Continuously learns from experiences. Seeks out feedback and development opportunities
- Ability to build good relationships with clients
- Communicates with impact in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear
- Ability to work as part of a team. Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback. Coaches less experienced staff.
- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community

Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

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