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Tax Technology - Assistant Manager level

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team
Currently KPMG Tax and Legal provide services to some of the largest companies.
KPMG is investing $5bn over 5 years in technology and our goal is to achieve the highest standards of quality and to deliver excellent solutions for our clients. We are currently a team of 150+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the Tax and Legal business and we expect to grow to around 250 over the course of the next 12 months. The successful candidate would form part of this team.
The team is made up of Tax Technology Specialists, Business Analysts, Product Owners, Multi-disciplinary Engineering teams and IT Service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across Tax & Legal.
We also build cutting edge web portals for clients to interact with KPMG, maximising collaboration and ensuring seamless delivery of information to our clients.

The Role
The Tax Technology Assistant Manager role offers the candidate the opportunity to apply their skills in a unique way, working as part of our rapidly growing Tax Technology & Innovation team. You will be part of a team that will be at the forefront of changing an entire industry, helping our clients adapt and make the most of technological advances to help them better manage their tax obligations.
The Tax Technology Assistant Manager will be part of a team that forms the link between technology and the tax business. You will work closely with Tax Technology Managers and the tax business across all service lines 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 team. No prior experience in tax is necessary.

Together with the tax business, and in support of the Tax Technology Managers, you will help to create and deliver client specific technology solutions based on KPMG’s tax technology capabilities, and assist with the input into the technology element of KPMG’s response to proposals for tax services.
Working closely with senior stakeholders in the team and the wider tax business, you will help drive forward KPMG’s tax technology strategy, and be a key part of the development and growth of an exciting new and innovative team.

In this role you will
• Communicate and meet with internal and external clients to understand content and context of business and technology requirements in order to gather and verify requirements;
• Explain complex processes to the client in a simple, easy to understand way;
• Translate complex user experiences into solution requirements;
• Draft proposals and budgets;
• Deliver client pitches and lead on the tax technology element thereof;
• Project manage client solution implementations through to delivery on time and within budget, working with the client throughout the project;
• Analyse solution design against requirements;
• Manage changing requirements;
• Run training and User Acceptance Test sessions with senior stakeholders and external clients;
• Assess realisation of business benefits.

The Person
• Strong educational background or appropriate level of relevant equivalent experience;
• A passion for delivering excellent products;
• Strong self-review skills with attention to detail;
• Excellent problem-solving skills;
• Confidence to present to multiple stakeholders;
• Ability to project manage client engagements through to delivery;
• Ability to build and execute strong internal and external relationships;
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders, often with conflicting objectives;
• Ability to work autonomously with the confidence to make your own decisions;
• Effective judgement – knowing when to consult and doing this in a timely manner;
• Good organisational and time management skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Good user knowledge of Microsoft software and packages, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
• A willingness to develop personally and professionally;
• Experience of coaching junior staff members.

You may have
• Accounting or tax qualifications or equivalent experience;
• Demonstrable experience working in a technology environment;
• Experience with ERP systems or tax software;
• Understanding of cloud technology delivery and other relevant, leading-edge technologies;
• Understanding of UX/UI/design;
• Knowledge of agile project methodology.

The best of both worlds
We might be world leaders, but in many ways the department feels like a start-up, with a twist. There’s the buzz of scrum working, the thrill of shaping compelling experiences, the chance to surprise and stretch yourself in response to a fresh challenge. And then there’s all the resources, technology and high-profile projects of a major corporate entity. Crucially, we also offer the benefit of clear career progression.


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