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Tax Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax, Insurance, Location Flexible

Date: Aug 27, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Please note that the role can be based in any of the following locations: London, Watford, Milton Keynes, Reading, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh.

This dynamic and market leading team provides corporate tax services to Financial Services clients ranging from UK branches of overseas financial institutions, smaller owner managed businesses through to major listed international groups. We advise companies across the whole of the financial services industry including banks, securities dealers, general and life insurers, Lloyds insurers, insurance brokers, funds and fund managers, commodity traders and general corporates.

The department focuses on the provision of high quality commercial advice to our clients. Our approach has as its foundation a thorough understanding of our client's business strategy as well as the industry in which they operate. This enables us to work in partnership with them and to provide tailored and robust tax and transfer pricing solutions to support their corporate goals. The work focuses on corporate tax advisory and M&A services, and includes building long-lasting client relationships and coordination of all tax services to clients.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must have experience in all of the following areas:
- Carrying out a variety of corporate tax advisory work, including some international and M&A work, and supporting compliance and audit teams where tax issues are more complex. This includes specialised tax advice around life and general insurance, general tax advice and transfer pricing
- Efficient, effective and timely delivery of client work, usually in small teams
- Development and maintenance of good client relationships, including ongoing identification of leads for new work, and liaison with other members of the client service team outside tax
- Identification of work opportunities through an internal network of contacts
- Development of more junior staff in the team, through on-the job coaching and delivery of trainings to the wider team
- Liaising with colleagues in the wider firm to provide a complete service to clients
- Working with senior team members on identifying and following through future work opportunities and cross-selling to other disciplines.
Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate must have the following skills and previous experience in all of the following areas:
- An accountancy/ finance qualification to degree/bachelor level.
- An CTA/ACA/CA or equivalent qualification
- Post-qualified corporate tax experience within an Insurance Corporate Tax team.
- Significant experience of working within a professional services firm, with a history of developing strong external and internal client relationships
- A commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
- High level analytical skills
- Project coordination/management skills
- The flexibility to adapt to the ever changing demands brought about by tax, regulatory and business changes.
- UK Tax and transfer pricing knowledge within the financial sector.
- Tax accounting experience is essential for this role

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