Share this Job

Private Client Tax Director Scotland

Date: Nov 13, 2020

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

There are currently 5 Partners, 3 Associate Partners and 12 Directors across the Private Client business and ambitious growth plans will support continued investment at these levels as well as for more junior resource. It is a nationally run business with five core service areas:

1. Transactions and Entrepreneurial Shareholders;
2. Ultra High Net Worth Individuals;
3. International;
4. Partnerships;
5. Investigations and Enquiries

Whilst there are specialists in each of these areas, the team encourage and support mobility to best service clients. This allows us to give real depth and breadth of experience to our people but also ensures that we maximise the best fit for our clients, both in terms of their technical needs and also in building long standing relationships. We plan significant financial growth and a continued evolution of our team and services to ensure that we successfully transition the business to the next generation of entrepreneurial, commercial and technically aware PC specialists. To do this we need to attract the best people in the market and offer them an unrivalled career opportunity, a diverse and exciting client base and the opportunity to work within an outstanding team.

The Role

We are looking for a Director to join our Private Client Tax team in Scotland.

You will be expected to participate in bringing new offerings to the market, helping to develop new areas, generating new clients and leads for Private Client and the broader tax practise.

You will also be responsible for generating leads from both the internal and external markets, and mentoring bright and enthusiastic members of Private Client.

Clients will include significantly wealthy individuals and families (both domestically and internationally based), entrepreneurs,shareholders of significant privately ownedbusinesses,

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking to recruit a Director with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in our successful Private Client Advisory team in Scotland. The role will involve working on a range of clients and projects.

The role includes:

- Be a key member of KPMG’s Private Client leadership team. You will be required to build and expand your network (internal and external) to generate work.
- Lead the delivery of advice to a variety of clients demonstrating strong technical and risk management skills.
- Enhance and build the advisory offering through a combination of improving the skills of our people.
- The individual would be expected to delegate effectively, review work and have the ability to encourage and foster the development of the team members.
- Identify potential risks and deliver innovative and competitive solutions.
- Recognise and develop opportunities to further grow the national business.

Qualifications and Skills

Director candidates should have a proven technical track record but this is just a part of what we are looking for. In addition you should have:-

- Appropriate professional qualification e.g. ACA/ACCA/CTA or equivalent.
- Previous experience of working in management positions in significant Private Client teams.
- Market facing leadership skills.
- Ambition and drive that matches the ambition that we have for this business.
- A strong team ethic and the ability to grow resources and personally invest both within your immediate peer group but also more widely across the firm.
- Be a self-starter who sees the opportunity in this market to evolve the business strategy in line with the changing needs of our evolving client base.
- A passion for delivering exceptional service achieved by strength and depth of client relationships and a strong belief in value delivered through Private Client in your chosen specialist area.
- Proven track record of building long term client relationships with high ranking senior executives and high net worth individuals, family offices and enterprises.
- Excellent technical specialist knowledge and expertise on a wider range of Private Client and shareholders matters and self-assessment including aspects relevant to international mobile senior executives.


Job Segment: Tax, Manager, Accounting, Risk Management, Finance, Management