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Tax Assistant - Corporate Tax Advisory - Glasgow - Fixed term contract

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax offers a broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.

Our Corporate Tax department is a fast growing part of our Tax practice with a diverse client base ranging from PE-backed and privately held businesses through to some of the largest UK and globally listed multinationals.

Working in our Corporate Tax department will give you the opportunity to develop relationships with clients as you help with advice on a wide range of UK and international corporate tax advisory projects and work with our Tax Centre of Excellence to manage our clients’ tax compliance processes.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit a Tax Assistant to join our Corporate Tax Advisory team in Scotland on a Temporary Fixed Term Contract until September 2022 and will be based out of one of our Scottish offices (Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen).


The core responsibilities will include:
• Supporting the principal contacts on a portfolio of clients on day to day tax matters and working with Senior Managers and Managers on our largest client accounts
• Supporting on tax advisory projects across a client portfolio including advising on group reorganisations, tax due diligence, financing, international tax and tax governance
• Ensuring our clients are kept up to date with emerging corporate and wider tax developments impacting their business
• Working with our specialists to deliver expertise to the local market
• Responding appropriately to requests from our clients for other KPMG services
• Working closely with the tax computation processing team in the management and delivery of tax compliance work.
• Carrying out tax audits as part of the specialist tax team in accordance with terms of reference agreed with the audit team and advising the audit team of potential tax exposure
• Assisting our Managers and Senior Managers with client account management, including complying with appropriate risk management procedures and financial management
• Support the leadership with business development opportunities

The Individual

- Knowledge of UK corporate taxation preferred
- Knowledge of accountancy principles, in particular accounting for tax (including deferred taxation and accounts disclosures)
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work.
- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
- Identifies and pursues business opportunities.
- Continuously learns from experiences.
- Seeks out feedback and development opportunities.
- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information
- Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).

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