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Private Client Compliance Manager

Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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The Team

We are currently recruiting a Tax Manager to join our successful Family Office & Private Client Compliance team.
As a national practice our FO&PC team consists of 162 team members across the UK, led by 5 Partners, 3 Associate Partners, and 12 Directors.
We are 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.
We work with a variety of high net worth individuals – from stakeholders in privately owned and entrepreneurial businesses, executives of multi-national firms, landed estates and senior members of private equity firms; who may be tax resident and/or domiciled in a range of jurisdictions. We also specialise in providing advice to Trusts and Estates, and Partnerships.
If you are a highly motivated qualified tax adviser/ accountant (ATT, CTA or ACA/ACCA) with experience of working in personal tax, then we’d love to hear from you.
We recognise that there are also highly motivated individuals who are qualified though experience and may not yet be exam qualified and we are open to considering such individuals also.

The Role

This is primarily a compliance role and it entails managing relationships with our compliance clients, from high net worth individuals and entrepreneurial clients to partnerships, and providing high quality compliance services on a wide range of personal tax matters.

More specifically, some of the responsibilities will include:
• Ensuring the delivery of a high quality compliance service to our clients
• Reviewing the work of more junior team members and overseeing their performance and career development.
• Managing a diverse portfolio of potentially complex clients and being able to correctly handle and report a wide range tax matters including capital gains tax, income tax, international tax matters, and identifying opportunities to advise your portfolio of clients in relation to these taxes.
• Demonstrating a commitment to accuracy and high quality with a commercial approach
• Managing the end-to-end compliance process and adhering to and developing best practice procedures to ensure deadlines are met and risk managed appropriately.
• Managing work in progress and ensuring prompt billing and cash collection.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Candidates interested in this role should have the following skills and qualifications:
• Qualified accountant or tax advisor with established manager experience working in a personal tax focussed environment with exposure to a varied client base.
• Academically strong results in career to date coupled with a keen and insightful understanding of the issues facing private clients.
• Strong interpersonal skills are required in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.
• A keen and insightful appreciation of the issues facing clients and an ability to deliver against tight timelines
• An ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative.
• A commitment to clients, colleagues and KPMG.
• High level of analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice.
We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues flexible working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

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