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Tax Assistant Manager - M&A Infrastructure, London

Date: Oct 27, 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Working in the KPMG London M&A Tax Group and focus specifically on providing tax advice in connection with UK and international transactions. Transactions typically ranging in size from £10m upwards, providing tax structuring and tax due diligence services and work closely with our clients and colleagues in Deal Advisory (transaction services, corporate finance, separation and integration).
The Infra Deals Tax Group focuses specifically on providing tax advice on UK and international infrastructure transactions, a sector that remains increasingly buoyant. The team work alongside our fund/investor clients and our colleagues in Transaction Services on large global transactions across sub-sectors like renewables, digital, telecoms and utilities, providing tax structuring, tax modelling and tax due diligence services.
We work on some of the most high profile deals in the sector, in what is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding environment.
Key Responsibilities
Delivering quality service
Individuals will to assist in the delivery of high quality service. They will be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Among other responsibilities the individual will:

- Perform detailed analysis of the tax numbers in the financial statements and other primary documents e.g. tax computations and returns.
- Collaborate with other UK and overseas tax teams to provide input into due diligence and structuring deliverables, critically analysing and challenging their input.
- Understand financial models and analyse underlying tax assumptions.
- Read and analyse due diligence reports, highlighting key topics and issues and drafting questions to a Vendor due diligence team.
- Prepare draft reports summarising findings for manager/SM’s review, including the use of visualised outputs (e.g. tables, charts, graphs, timelines etc.).
- Monitor work-in-progress and provide timely reports to senior members of the team to facilitate fee discussions.Team work, coaching and developing people
Individuals will be key team members on larger, complex assignments as well as smaller transactions in which individuals will work closely with senior members and manage/assist more junior team members. The individual will:

- Coach and manage junior staff members (E-grades), providing constructive feedback when requested and liaising junior staff with senior team members.
- Manage the distribution and allocation of tasks upon discussion with a project manager. Monitor how the tasks are fulfilled.
- Perform initial review of the tasks performed by junior team members and KPMG Global Support function.
- Liaise with other work streams (transaction services, accounting, legal etc.) for effective delivery.
- Regularly provide on-the-job feedback to other team members of the team.Interaction with counterparties to a transaction

Individuals will be required to build and sustain relationships with clients/potential clients and other counterparties for the benefit of the Firm. The individual will:

- Participate in conference calls and face-to-face meetings with targets’ management, clients and bidders, including assistance with preparing call agendas and Q&A registers, keeping and circulating minutes of the calls/meetings.
- Assist with preparation of the information request lists and subsequent maintenance of their status update. This also includes follow-up of the new information coming in, in particular via Virtual Data Rooms.
- Assist Partners and Directors in market research and preparation of pitch-packs and proposals.
- Attend networking and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing events to build and personal relationships.Risk management
Individuals will be required to assist in the identification of and management of risks to ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented. The individual will:

- Assist with preparation of the project files according to internal Risk Management requirements.
- Assist with engagement and client on-boarding.
- Assisting with project delivery, including drafting of hold-harmless and assumption of responsibility letters.The Person

- Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
- Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- Good UK corporate tax knowledge and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas
- High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
- Ability to work as part of a team and to show initiative to drive projects forward
- Ability to manage own workload
- Ability to build and sustain client relationships


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