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Corporate Tax Manager - Cambridge

Date: Aug 18, 2019

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

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

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 Manager to provide tax advisory, compliance management and business development services to our clients and targets.

This work would include:



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Being the principal contact with most clients on day to day tax matters and working with senior managers, directors or partners on larger clients

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Being involved on tax advisory and planning work on client portfolio and working with specialists to deliver expertise to the local market

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Assisting with and driving forward business development including having wide ranging conversations with new targets and clients across different taxes and commercial issues and attending/coordinating client events

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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.

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Carrying out tax audits in accordance with terms of reference agreed with the audit team and advising the audit team of potential tax exposure

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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

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Reviewing corporation tax computations and advising the client on the computational treatment of contentious issues

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Co-ordinating tax payments, loss relief, capital allowances, group relief and other claims

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Delegating delivery of work to junior colleagues whilst maintaining control of quality and timetables.

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Playing a leading role in the team across many areas and especially coaching and developing junior members of staff

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Maintaining strong financial management of client accounts. For example making sure that fees are raised regularly and identifying situations where overruns can be billed

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Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures



The Individual

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Qualified (ACA or CTA or equivalent) with post-qualification experience

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Strong knowledge of UK corporate taxation and preferably an awareness of international tax issues

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Strong knowledge of accountancy principles, in particular accounting for tax (including deferred taxation and accounts disclosures)

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Strong time and task management skills. Able to remain calm when under pressure and meet deadlines

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Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work

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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

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Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Continuously learns from experiences. Seeks out feedback and development opportunities

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Ability to build strong relationships with clients and to build good relationships with new clients.

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Communicates with impact in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear

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Ability to work as part of a team. Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback. Coaches less experienced staff.

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Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community


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