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Tax Technology & Innovation Director

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Tax Technology & Innovation (‘TT&I’) Director role offers the candidate the opportunity to apply their tax and accounting skills in a unique way, working as part of our rapidly growing TT&I 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 role will be the link between technology and the tax business. You will work closely with the Partner & Director group across all tax service lines to design technology solutions for our clients and drive business development for our technology.

Together with the tax business, you will develop the tax technology go to market strategy, take the engagement lead role on the design and delivery of client specific technology solutions based on KPMG’s tax technology capabilities and shape 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.

You will have


Strong educational background or high level of relevant equivalent experience

Experience leading complex, high-profile tax transformation and technology projects

Accounting or tax qualifications or equivalent experience

Demonstrable interest in/background in technology

Ability to generate and progress leads to sales for large, global clients and as part of complex multi-disciplinary proposals


Ability to define team vision and strategy, with a desire to significantly increase market share


A highly motivated mindset, with the ability to engage and lead a team on a variety of high profile internal and external projects, delivering to agreed deadlines and budgets even under pressure


Excellent problem-solving skills, remaining resilient and calm in a crisis



Ability to build and execute strong internal and external relationships


Ability to manage multiple stakeholders across multiple projects, 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


Excellent organisational, time management, delegation and review skills, with a results driven mentality


Excellent people and performance / talent management skills


Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Advanced user knowledge of Microsoft software and packages, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.



You may have


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.


In this role you will




- Take the engagement lead role on the delivery of complex, high profile tax transformation and technology projects;


- Build and maintain excellent internal relationships with the wider global firm and external client relationships with senior staff;



- Work closely with Partners and Directors within the tax business to build awareness of the KPMG's tax technology internally and externally and generate client leads

Together with the tax business, design client specific technology solutions based on KPMG’s tax technology capabilities and shape the technology element of KPMG’s response to proposals for tax services;

Work with tax Partners and Directors to originate technology opportunities by leading client meetings and technology demonstrations;


Lead the business development process for large technology opportunities progressing leads to sales and taking responsibility for contract negotiation and agreement.


Provide technical consulting to external clients and internal project teams, guiding them to an appropriate technical or process solution based on their business requirements, overseeing delivery of the project to agreed scope/budget


Develop delivery models and take new propositions to market


Work with the tax business to identify opportunities to create technology enabled services based on KPMG's tax technology capabilities


Build and maintain excellent internal and external client relationships

Input into ongoing reviews of technology product roadmaps and strategy to ensure internal and external client feedback is reflected

Performance manage junior staff.



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