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Manager - Employment Tax, ERS, London

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Manager - Employment Tax


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KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.

Employment Tax operates as a national practice. As employment tax specialists we work on a wide variety of clients including many household names. The work is primarily project based covering areas such as employment tax governance, international pension plan advisory, payroll effectiveness and expenses and benefits compliance.

An opportunity exists for a Manager in our Employment Tax team in London – further details of the role and responsibilities are set out below.

Role and Responsibilities

- Managing work in relation to a wide variety of employment tax advisory projects, varying from larger strategic projects through to risk and opportunity reviews.
- Managing employer compliance activities relating to areas such as PAYE health checks, SAO certification, HMRC’s “Know Your Customer” reviews, voluntary disclosures, CIS compliance, PAYE Settlement Agreements and running projects relating to payroll advisory such as end to end payroll process reviews and National Minimum Wage investigations.
- Managing International Pension plan advisory projects including advising large employers and trustees on how to build and operate effective tax governance frameworks. Providing advice to senior high net worth executives on the international tax treatment of distributions from pension plans. Advising large global employers on their international pension policy for internationally mobile staff.
- In addition, tasks will include managing the delivery of ad-hoc employment tax advice relating to areas such as employment status reviews, termination payments, salary sacrifice and due diligences.
- Taking responsibility for managing and delivering work to a high standard and meeting deadlines.
- Proactively dealing with engagement management aspects of project delivery including work in progress, billing and risk procedures and with consideration for the financial and commercial implications when making difficult decisions.
- Reviewing work and coaching and developing junior colleagues.
- Managing and developing client relationships through business development activities.
- Co-ordinating international pension plan tax advice from the KPMG global network.
- Involvement in local marketing initiatives.


- CTA, ACA, ATT, CPA or CA qualified

Experience and skills

- Negotiates effectively by emphasising potential benefits of a suggested approach.
- Provides compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems.
- Provides persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner.
- Applies sound judgment when faced with challenging decisions.
- Demonstrates perseverance and tenacity in the face of set backs.
- Identifies and pursues business opportunities.
- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work and guides others around best work practice.
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work.
- Continuously learns from experiences; seeks out feedback and development opportunities.
- Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback; coaches less experienced colleagues.
- Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.
- Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.
- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear.
- Builds the reputation of KMPG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience.
- Thorough understanding of practical employment tax issues including payroll, social security and accounting for. employment tax including familiarity with the employment tax requirements for internationally mobile employees.

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