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Tax Manager - International & Complex Tax - Glasgow / Edinburgh

Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Pensions & Legal, 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.

As a firm we help our clients navigate their biggest issues and opportunities. We aim to be universally recognised as a great place for great people to do their best work – a firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture. And we will take pride in driving lasting, positive change in society.

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.

The Role:

An opportunity for a motivated individual, to join our Scotland corporate tax team as an International Tax Manager. The home office for the role is either Glasgow or Edinburgh (with flexible / hybrid working) but some regional and national travel to client sites and other KPMG offices may be required.

We are looking for a Manager who is seeking a dynamic working environment within a strong supportive team where they can provide tax services to a diverse client base consisting of UK listed, PE backed, inbound and family owned groups.

As well as working with existing clients, a large part of the role will be to identify new clients and grow our existing client base.This role will focus on opportunities in Scotland, across all sectors (Energy, Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Food, Drink and Agriculture and Tourism)

Description of the role:

• Be lead client tax advisor, responsible for the delivery of tax services to clients
• Providing tax advisory services to a variety of clients and managing the successful delivery of commercially viable and technically excellent advice involving tax due diligence, structuring, international and other advisory work
• Liaising with specialists in Indirect Tax, People Services, Stamp Taxes and overseas KPMG offices to manage their input into tax advisory projects
• Managing the compliance process for clients, including liaising with our dedicated Tax Centre of Excellence
• Liaise with other service lines such as Advisory, Deals and Audit to ensure co-ordinated service to the client
• Developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and identifying leads for new work
• Ensuring that clients are kept up to date on developments within the corporate tax world that may affect their businesses
• Seeking out and pursuing business development opportunities with clients and targets and participating with Senior Managers / Directors / Partners in business development activities
• Helping to prepare proposals for new work, including researching target and client companies and on technical issues to identify new solutions / products
• Be market facing to create and maintain relationships and increase the KPMG brand in the North East of Scotland
• Attend and host at client seminars and events
• Managing teams and coaching and developing junior members of staff both in respect of technical delivery, soft skills and business development
• Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures
• Manage client financials
• Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality and service delivery

Leadership & Management:

Reporting to Tax Leadership, this is a key role for the team with excellent promotion opportunities

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:

The role will involve interaction with multiple external senior stakeholders, including shareholders, company directors, CFOs and high net worth individuals and will cover a wide range of services, from specialist tax advisory to tax accounting.

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:

The role is a key role in delivery of the firm’s local and UK strategy in respect of growth. Part of the National Markets tax team, with direct accountability to local Tax Leadership

The Person

• Corporate Tax experience.
• Track record of relationship building and business development
• Sustains a high level of energy, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team
• Displays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in a respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community
• Brings insight and effectively applies knowledge to business and client problems
• Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Expertise / Technical role requirements
• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent

• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
• Commercial and practical mindset

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