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Senior Manager - Corporate Tax - Financial Services, Banking - London

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Banking Corporate Tax Team

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.

The Banking Corporate Tax team provides tax advice, compliance and audit support work to a wide range of banking, fintech and financial markets infrastructure clients. Major banking clients include HSBC, JP Morgan, Lloyds, RBS and Goldman Sachs.

The team is part of the wider Financial Services group and provides opportunities to get involved in, for example, M&A and Insurance work, as well as Banking. We advise companies across the whole of the financial services industry including UK and foreign banks, financial markets infrastructure participants, securities dealers, general and life insurers, Lloyds insurers, insurance brokers, funds and fund managers.

Corporate Tax Advisors are often the main relationship holders for Tax and Legal, and work closely with other areas of the tax practice as well as Deal Advisory, Risk Consulting, Management Consulting and Audit, acting as a springboard for sales in many other areas of Tax and Legal and the rest of the firm.

The team focuses on the provision of high quality commercial advice to our clients. Our approach has as its foundation a thorough understanding of our clients’ business strategy as well as the industries in which they operate. This enables us to work in partnership with them and to provide tailored and robust tax solutions to support their corporate goals. The work focuses on corporate tax advisory services, and includes building long-lasting client relationships and coordination of all tax services to clients.

Senior Manager Role and Responsibilities

Developing and leading relationships across a portfolio of clients, including our most high-profile banking clients

Managing teams to ensure the high-quality delivery of a range of projects to meet our clients’ needs, from corporation tax opinions, to multi-jurisdictional or cross-functional advisory projects, as well as supporting compliance and audit teams where tax issues are more complex

Ensuring that client work is managed and delivered effectively, maintaining good financial hygiene

Understanding the client's business and proactively identifying areas for the sell-on of additional tax and other services

Building and maintaining internal relationships across the tax practice as well with non-tax colleagues and the network of member firms

Being involved in business development activity and working closely with the wider practice

Coaching and mentoring more junior team members, including the opportunity to undertake performance management responsibilities if desired.

Carrying out detailed technical research

As a senior manager you will work closely with directors and partners on a wide range of projects and a portfolio of clients.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

We are looking for people who are keen to work in an environment that offers plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development. Whilst working with us you will broaden your project management and technical skills and your commercial acumen. You will also have the opportunity to work with many talented people within the KPMG global network, the financial community and other professional advisers. The person best suited to a role is someone who is bright, driven and confident.

CTA and/or ACA/CA and/or equivalent legal/HMRC/international qualification is essential

History of developing strong external and internal client relationships

Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills

UK banking corporate tax knowledge is essential plus an awareness of broader tax, regulatory and accounting areas

Good general banking industry knowledge

Strong analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice

Ability to lead and drive projects forward, meeting deadlines and managing the financial impacts

Ability to build teams, develop, coach and lead staff

The flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing demands brought about by tax, regulatory and business changes

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