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Senior Manager - Transfer Pricing - Scotland

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The team



KPMG Scotland’s transfer pricing practice is a highly dynamic and successful area within our tax business. We work as part of a national team of over 110 transfer pricing specialists. A constantly changing and increasingly significant field, the transfer pricing team helps clients establish, document and defend market-based pricing terms in relation to transactions between parts of multinational businesses.

Our team has a varied mix of tax professionals, accountants and economists with backgrounds from industry, practice and HMRC. This variety of backgrounds will give you the opportunity to work with people who are experts in their field, and help you to build a diverse skillset.


Role and Responsibilities







As Senior Manager within the Scotland transfer pricing team, you will be involved in:





Developing and maintaining client relationships. We would expect you to manage a portfolio of transfer pricing clients and broaden this work to other areas of tax.






Working on a variety of multi-disciplinary projects across multiple jurisdictions with a wide variety of clients from owner managed businesses to large multinationals






Interviewing clients to understand activities and value drivers for our clients’ businesses






Determining key industry features across varied industries that influence the pricing of transactions






Setting transfer pricing policy and being the technical reviewer for transfer pricing deliverables before Director/ Partner sign off as well as benchmarking market prices across industries and transaction types






Establishing and documenting pricing policies for our clients






Reviewing and setting the strategy to deliver transfer pricing reports and OECD-compliant documentation






Supporting clients with tax authority enquiries and Advance Pricing Agreements






Coordinating with KPMG’s international tax, indirect tax and other teams across the business on a range of topics






Coaching and developing junior members of staff






Driving the team’s business development and marketing initiatives.






Identifying market opportunities and successfully targeting businesses and winning transfer pricing work in the Scottish market







The Person




The successful candidate will have the following skills and previous experience in the following areas:





Either a CTA, CA, ACA qualification, a bachelor’s degree in law or accounting, Masters in Economics or equivalent qualification.






You will have gained experience (minimum 5 years) of preparing and reviewing transfer pricing documentation, tax value chain analyses, benchmarking, supporting with tax authority enquiries/Advance Pricing Agreements, project management and managing junior team members






Over 5 years direct experience of working in a Transfer Pricing Team within a large international consulting firm – ideally you will have formally trained in a top ten accounting firm.






Sound judgement, including the ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others.






High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice






High level of drive and enthusiasm with a positive attitude






Good commercial awareness and an ability to manage a project and team to a budget






Ability and willingness to keep up to date technically and develop the technical ability of the team below you






Evidence of appreciation of and understanding of ethical/risk issues within a client service environment






Evidence of relationship building and an ability to sell transfer pricing services






Strong people skills for engaging with our clients and managing a team of people






Excellent communication (verbal and written) and project management skills






The role is expected to primarily be based in the central belt (Edinburgh/Glasgow), but expressions of interest are also welcomed from candidates who would wish to be based in Aberdeen or elsewhere, as flexibility around location can be available for the right candidate.







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