Share this Job

Tax QRM Manager

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID134521BR
Job TitleTax QRM Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineQRM
Service Line InformationQuality and Risk Management are the responsibility of each partner and employee. This responsibility includes the need to understand and adhere to member firm policies and associated procedures in carrying out their day-to-day activities. UK Quality & Risk Management teams help to set, implement and enforce policies and procedures designed to help to enable KPMG UK and its personnel to achieve the following key objectives: (i) oversee and monitor service quality, (ii) protect the brand and reputation of KPMG, (iii) comply with laws, (iv) regulations and professional standards, and (v) minimize the risk of financial claims against KPMG UK.

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

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.

Job Description
This role can be based in either Leeds or Manchester


Primary SME for QRM for engagement Partners and teams within Transfer Pricing, COE and M&A together with the North and Scotland business areas to consult with under each of the following.

CEAC – working closely with teams to ensure risk processes are followed and embedded in the operating environment. Role requires appreciation of circumstance to make a balanced and independent judgement on risk v reward to the firm. Helping teams to interpret their queries and understand them from all different angles, for example delivery risk, reputational risk, operational risk. Includes communicating with client lawyers to navigate a constructive solution to contracting discussions.

- Independence (resolve challenges faced by practitioners in enabling them to appropriately pitch, win and deliver work): Role requires a strong understanding of the changing face of scrutiny via regulation placed on the firm, the reputational and financial implications of making the wrong decisions while at the same time constantly challenging and seeking wherever possible to assist teams in getting to an appropriate and independent scope and contracting scenario for their clients.
- Contracting (answer queries and resolve complex challenges faced in contracting for new work. Includes review of and agreeing changes as requested by clients often with tight deadlines (T&Cs, NDA mark-ups and queries on Tax engagement letters and specific Tax additional terms of business). Particular focus is on liability cap arrangements
- Delivery, review of and consent to documents to be released to third parties/or exceptionally published by clients (risk review of work/reports, sometimes to help teams structure their drafts. Mainly within M&A): Role requires an awareness of market trends across M&A Tax. Accountability for the consideration of the impact on KPMG’s reputation in the marketplace and what impact such a report may have.
- Accountable for the evaluation of new service. This includes consideration of the challenges to KPMG of the offering both the risks inherent in delivery and the possible difficulties in matching with existing KPMG processes.

Training, Guidance and Communications

- Develop and Deliver risk roadshows to all teams across all grades: Critical in promoting quality and risk standards and in setting the right tone
- Acting as SME by drafting messages for internal communications from FRMP
- Providing insight and recommendations into firmwide systems that the firm is development/implementing;
- Accountable for the identification of changes to policy and procedure. This includes the writing, developing and promulgating of such policy and guidance for teams/groups and Quality and Risk Management policies and procedures
- Ad-hoc team and group training – identification of risk “hotspots” and gap analysis to ensure delivery of appropriate messages


- Assist lead reviewer for annual QPR process includes
- Acting as SME for consultation with engagement Partners under review:
- Completion of engagement set-up reviews: Role includes through feedback a challenge on teams to maintain the firm’s standards on Risk Management and quality of delivery
- Working closely with other functions to understand the challenges they face in the context of our own baseline requirements and late, results.

The Person – Skills, Qualifications and Behaviours

- Sound organisational and analytical skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
- The ability and willingness to take personal responsibility and accountability for own work
- Strong, supportive team-player
- Client-focused approach with a passion for delivering excellence
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- The ability to interpret information and identify issues
- The ability to work well under pressure
- The ability to handle sensitive/confidential information appropriately
- The confidence to challenge the status-quo and provide fresh ideas
- Prior client facing experience desirable but not essential
- Prior working experience with risk management incl KPMG’s risk processes and QP programme is essential

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

Job Segment: Accounting, Claims, Consulting, Risk Management, Manager, Finance, Insurance, Technology, Management