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Agile Business Analyst - Tax Centre of Excellence

Date: May 1, 2019

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143483BR
Job TitleAgile Business Analyst - Tax Centre of Excellence
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineTax Central
Service Line InformationKPMG's Tax Centre of Excellence carries out the vast majority of the tax compliance work across the whole UK Firm and comprises over over 300 qualified tax compliance experts and supporting staff. Our vision is to become the most respected compliance team in the UK and help our clients cope with their rapidly changing tax compliance needs. We have 3 main locations in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, but also support a large number of remote workers, in short we offer flexibility in our ways of working. Over the next 2 years we are looking to increase both our scope of specialisations and our service offering as well as deploying class leading tax technology to deliver a great service to KPMG's clients.

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 Description

The Team

You might think of us as one of the world’s largest accountancy firms. But there’s so much more to what we do. These days, our clients regularly call on us for all kinds of digital solutions. We are looking to transform the way that we offer tax services to our clients, with you at the forefront

As an integral member of our team, you’ll work with other Business Analysts and subject matter experts to shape apps for everything from a client facing portal for sharing information to implementing complex algorithms to automate the assessment of tax. Thanks to our ambitious growth plans for the team, your future here is something to get excited about.

The Role

The Business Analyst will work as part of our Tax Technology team. The role will be to support our tax delivery experts in designing technology to help our clients (internal and external) have the best possible experience of KPMG’s tax services. You will work with our team of tax experts to ensure all business and software requirements are gathered, organised and understood. There will be a particular focus on creating new technology solutions as part of an Agile development team. You will be supported by a multi-talented and diverse team as you grow your career at KPMG.

Communicate and meet with internal and external clients to understand content and context of business and software requirements in order to gather and verify requirements
Analyse design to verify it meets the requirements
Write-up functional requirements
Work with the client to create user stories / use cases throughout the project and its sprints
Work with the QA team to verify test cases meet requirements
Running UAT sessions with senior stakeholders and external customers
Facilitation of backlog refinement and sprint planning sessions
Business benefits realisation
Explain complex processes to the client in a simple, easy to understand way
Analyse software, design and user strategy to ensure they meet requirements
Translate complex user experiences into software requirements
Manage changing requirements
Assess method of using multiple data sources to design automated solutions

Your experience and Background; -

Passionate about delivering excellent products
Excellent verbal and written communication
Experience working on multiple scrum projects
Knowledge of agile methodologies
Great time management skills
Great telephony skills
Good knowledge of MS Office suite
Experience using drawing tools such as Visio (Desirable)
Experience using business intelligence platforms such as QlikSense (Desirable)

Additional info:

KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services organisations delivering Advisory services to thousands of clients including some of the largest multinationals, best-known brands and public bodies.

The Tax Centre of Excellence is a delivery centre which provides KPMG’s tax compliance services to clients. Our goal is to achieve the highest standards of quality at a cost effective price point. Our team of 200 tax professionals is supported by an operation support structure covering multiple disciplines. The successful candidate would form part of this team.

The role would is full-time in Glasgow, with some travel required to London and other locations around the UK.

Our Deal

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

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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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