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Director - Core Asset Management Tax

Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Our Core Asset Management team provides a range of different tax services to a broad range of clients across various markets including traditional asset management, custodians, sovereign wealth funds and alternative investment funds. Our services include domestic UK tax compliance and advisory, M&A, fund structuring, operational tax advice and international tax advisory for our multinational clients.

Our work requires a broad range of skills as we look after clients from a range of different markets and maturities. Previous Asset Management, Private Equity or Alternative Investments experience is required at this level, whether this is in-house or in practice. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of the Asset Management industry and the taxation of the various corporate and fund structures to our client base.

At Director level, you will be responsible for originating work by spotting ideas and opportunities and converting them into a proposition. You will build new relationships with clients and develop existing relationships both inside and outside of the firm. You will demonstrate leadership both within the team and more broadly across the KPMG Tax & Legal capability.

The Role

We are looking for a Director to join our Core Asset Management Tax team in London.

You will be expected to participate in bringing new offerings to the market, helping to develop new areas, generating new clients and leads for Asset Management Tax and the broader tax practice. This role will have a particular focus on driving our relationships with Middle East clients and strengthening our UK-Middle East corridor. Experience in working with this geographic market and an existing network of contacts would be highly beneficial.

You will also be responsible for building a network across all capabilities of the Financial Services coverage group of the UK firm, generating leads from both the internal and external markets, and mentoring bright and enthusiastic members of the Core AM team.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking to recruit an experienced Director to our successful Core AM team in London. Alternative locations will also be considered on request.

The role will involve working on a range of clients and projects.

You will:

Be a key member of KPMG’s Core AM leadership team. You will be required to build and expand your network (internal and external) to generate work.

Lead the delivery of advice to a variety of clients demonstrating strong technical and risk management skills.

Expand the UK-Middle East International corridor, building a strong network of client contacts, identifying and promoting opportunities to build on our existing Core AM services and leveraging your relationships with the Middle East for the benefit of the wider T&L practice.

Enhance and build the advisory offering through developing and improving the skills of our people.

Delegate effectively, review work and have the ability to encourage and foster the development of the team members.

Identify potential risks (delivery and reputational) and deliver innovative and competitive solutions.

Recognise and develop opportunities to further grow the broader Core AM and FS Tax and Legal business.

Qualifications and Skills

Director candidates should have a proven technical track record but this is just a part of what we are looking for. In addition you should have:-

- Appropriate professional qualification e.g. ACA/ACCA/CTA or equivalent.

- Previous experience of working in management positions in significant Core AM / Financial Services Market facing leadership skills.

-Ideally, a proven track record of working with and building relationships with key FS clients in the Middle East.
- Ambition and drive that matches the ambition that we have for this business.

- A strong team ethic and the ability to grow resources and personally invest both within your immediate peer group but also more widely across the firm.

- Be a self-starter who sees the opportunity in this market to evolve the business strategy in line with the changing needs of our evolving client base.

- A passion for delivering exceptional service achieved by strength and depth of client relationships and a strong belief in the value of your chosen specialist area.

- Proven track record of building long term client relationships with high ranking senior executives and high net worth individuals, family offices and enterprises.

- Excellent technical specialist knowledge and expertise on a wider range of Core AM and shareholders matters and self-assessment including aspects relevant to international mobile senior executives.

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