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Senior Manager, Corporate Tax

Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

About KPMG International
KPMG International is the coordinating entity for the overall benefit of the KPMG network of Member Firms.

As a member of KPMG International, you’ll work alongside some of our profession’s most skilled practitioners on rewarding programs and initiatives that are changing the way business operates, delivering value to our clients, and driving positive change in the communities we serve.

You’ll help champion new ways of working, using cutting edge technology and working together with our member firms located in nearly 150 countries to help us achieve our ambition to become the most trusted and trustworthy professional services firm.

And through your work, you’ll build a global network and unlock opportunities that you may not have thought possible with access to great support, vast resources, and an inclusive, supportive environment to help you reach your full potential.

Role summary
We are looking for a full time senior manager who will be based in Canary Wharf, London. There is minimal travel required. The role reports into a London based Tax Director, with the Head of Tax based in the US. Other than the Head of Tax, almost all of the in-house direct and indirect tax team are based in London.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude by taking responsibility for and running a portfolio of advisory and compliance projects and managing junior staff, with support from the rest of the team. He or she will enjoy working in a dynamic, fast changing environment and relish a role which is constantly changing according to the needs of the business and the requirements of the KPMG network firms globally.

Typically, projects involve interaction with other teams within KPMG International (e.g. commercial, legal, finance) and with the tax team at the relevant KPMG member firm.

Key accountabilities
- 15% Assesses the corporate tax and VAT compliance obligations in various territories and coordinating with the finance team and local tax advisors in order to fulfil these obligations.
- 15% Connect with stakeholders and necessary parties to ensure a strong understanding of changing business activities. Advise on proposed restructuring steps, including understanding the accounting position and providing input into legal documentation.
- 20% Understand the business model for any new services to be provided and coordinate with the business and legal teams, and in some cases, other KPMG member firms, in order to recommend and implement an appropriate operating structure.
- 10% Liaise with KPMG Member Firm’s in-house tax teams on the tax treatment of their transactions with KPMGI.
- 10% Monitor the implementation of significant tax legislative changes around the world (e.g. BEPS) and assess its impact on KPMGI’s tax position.
- 15% Own tax compliance filings in a number of different jurisdictions, including overseeing the gathering of information and managing advisors.
- 5% Correspond with local tax authorities on inquiries.
- 10% "Provide mentorship and coaching junior staff. "

Experience & knowledge
- High level of drive and enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about new taxes.
- Enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds around the world, and good at quickly building different networks according to the demands of each project.
- Passionate about developing an exceptionally performing team.
- Strong project management skills; comfortable in dealing with issues crossing over multiple taxes and multiple jurisdictions, and a practical approach to resolving issues and providing advice.
- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (internally and externally) both in writing and orally, with tax specialists and non-tax specialists, in the UK and overseas.
- Ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others. Must be a team worker.
- In depth UK and international tax knowledge and experience, and high level knowledge of indirect taxes.
- Comfortable with reviewing overseas tax calculations (based on advice from local advisers), experience with understanding and interpreting financial statements and accounting data.
Technical skills, abilities & qualifications
- Qualified CTA or equivalent, with a corporate tax background and, ideally, experience in industry. Strong Excel skills.

Everyone a Leader compentencies required
- Make sound decisions - Essential competency
- Foster innovation - Desirable competency
- Apply a strategic perspective - Essential competency
- Build collaborative relationships - Essential competency
- Develop & motivate others - Desirable competency
- Take opportunities to learn and adapt - Desirable competency
- Advocate for equality - Desirable competency
- Act ethically and responsibly - Essential competency
- Drive quality - Essential competency

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