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Assistant Manager – Engagement Acceptance Delivery – Tax Centre of Exc

Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142780BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager – Engagement Acceptance Delivery – Tax Centre of Exc
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationGlasgow
FunctionTax
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 DescriptionThe Role

As the Engagement Acceptance Delivery Assistant Manager for KPMG Tax, Pensions and Legal, you will be at the heart of ensuring we meet our regulatory and commercial obligations when determining whether to act for our clients. You will be responsible for managing a team to ensuring the smooth running of the Client Engagement and Acceptance Continuance (CEAC) processes. The team will be co-ordinating engagement acceptance, Anti-money laundering and client identification checks. Utilising our systems to request conflict of interest checks to ensure compliance with auditor independence regulations. Preparation of draft engagement letters, with input and review from client facing team.
Prior experience in regulatory and risk compliance will be essential for the role.

Roles & Responsibilities

- Ensure the team provide an effective, high level of service to our clients.
- Embed a high performance culture in all aspects, leading the team to deliver the highest quality. Developing junior team members.
- Being a point of escalation for risk and regulatory compliance cases
- Monitor and provide capacity management, ensuring team are capable of delivering services at effective levels of utilisation against KPI’s.
- Identify and suggest solutions that tighten our engagement set up processes to ensure they comply with risk procedures and meet our clients changing needs.
- Managing engagement set up for our clients in a seamless manner.
- Supporting with the upkeep of operational documentation for new systems and processes, or updated existing documentation to reflect changes as a result of upgrades etc.
- Identification of operational efficiencies, proactively driving various process and systems improvements.
- Be a role model to other members of the team, by demonstrating professional attitude and behaviour at all times

Experience and Background

- Experience of working with commercial contracts, KYC, AML, or other engagement on-boarding activities.
- Be able to communicate effectively with and influence at varying levels in the firm, where appropriate, driving ideas forward and implementing effective solutions.
- Be passionate about people, supporting their personal development through structured performance management and other one to one coaching in order to help them reach their potential.
- Preferably have previous experience of resource management and change management, however this is not essential.

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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