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Director - GCT, Tax Transformation - London

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Service Line Information
KPMG's Global Compliance and Transformation team comprises over 140 team members specializing in tax audit, tax management services and tax technology services. We help our clients cope with their rapidly changing tax management needs. Over the next 2 years we are looking to increase both our scope of specialisations and our service offering as well as deploying class leading tax technology to deliver a great service to KPMG's clients.

We are winning new clients and are growing our team as a result of these successes. This is an exciting time to be part of the tax transformation team at KPMG.
Job Description
At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.
We have re-imagined careers in tax transformation. KPMG’s Tax Transformation team implements award-winning technology to help our clients automate their accounting, tax, finance and regulatory reporting processes.
We have a significant growth plan over the next three years and in order to support this we are looking to recruit motivated individuals with a commercial edge who are seeking a real challenge. We are looking for talented Tax Directors with UK or global tax experience to join us in Canada Square, London, particularly those with background in financial services.

You will be able to demonstrate strong tax and project management skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines and produce a first class solutions for our clients. This role offers a candidate the ability to apply their Tax skills in a unique and innovative way. The candidate will work across the service lines within Tax & Legal to define propositions leveraging ERP, tax determination, compliance and data & analytics technology. The candidate will gain experience across the lifecycle of a transformation project, assisting with business development and go to market activities as well as managing the development of new data solutions and leading the deployment of solutions to some of the world’s largest businesses.

The team also has a focus on innovation, with a defined target of working with the entire Tax & Legal practice to prototype new ideas. The candidate will have the opportunity to partake in requirements discovery and rapid development of these prototype applications. We have a diverse client base, from mid-market to FTSE listed groups, from public sector to real estate to financial services. The role involves working on clients of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors, but with the key focus for this role being the financial services market.

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.
Key Deliverables:

You will be required to work within the Financial Services team to accelerate the growth of our business. Specifically, key aspects will be to:
• Build an internal network within the wider tax and advisory practices of our firm;
• Be confident interacting at the most senior levels internally and externally, while at the same time able to interact well with peers and other more junior members of the team;
• Set the standard for insight and opinions delivered to the client - knowledgeable on both client business issues and KPMG solutions, and can match both effectively through assimilation;
• Lead the business development process to progress leads to sales and taking responsibility for contract negotiation and agreement;
• Working closely with the tax practice to develop marketable propositions based around the use of our propositions, solutions and technology;
• Assist clients with implementation of technology solutions, both KPMG tools but also third-party applications;
• Work with the client directly to understand their requirements including potential visits to clients/ local offices when appropriate;
• Identify and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists as appropriate to prepare or review analysis;
• Identify opportunities to identify additional services that the client may need and liaise with subject specialists;
• Coaching and technical support for other team members;
• Follow KPMG best practice and policy;
• Positive and enthusiastic manner in dealing with a cross section of people;
• Strong resilience to enable flexibility in approach and ability to work under pressure;
• Effective networker with ability to understand client needs; and
• Lead business development initiatives and pitch for work with both new and existing clients, potentially both domestically and internationally.
Qualifications and Skills:

• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to quickly adapt to a range of situations and audiences from both written and oral perspective.
• Strong attention to detail, to enable you to review complex technical problems, whilst maintaining an overall strategic and customer service focused perspective, for all deliverables we produce for our clients
• Excellent internal networking skills with the ability to confidently and knowledgably communicate with other Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within our professional services environment.
• Strong business development and client facing skills with a proven history of being able to identify opportunities and convert them to commercial projects.
• Excellent project management skills and an ability to manage your own workload, as well as the workloads of others in your team.

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