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Tax Assistant - GCT - Tax Reimagined

Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

At KPMG 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 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 corporate tax transformations team at KPMG.

We are looking for talented Tax Assistants with UK or global corporate tax experience to join us in Canada Square, London, particularly those wishing to develop a career within an indirect tax data and automation background.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of tax and project management skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines and produce a first-class product ready for issue to our clients. This role offers a candidate the ability to develop and apply their Tax skills in a unique and innovative way. The candidate will work across the service lines within Tax & Legal to assist creating 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 technology 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.

We are offering full time roles with flexible working arrangements which include, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Work closely with the Tax Transformation team and wider tax practice to develop marketable propositions based around the use of our propositions, solutions and technology;
• Assist the business development process to progress leads to sales:
• Oversee output of offshore resource in order to deliver client projects;
• 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;
• Coaching and technical support for other more junior team members.
• Follow KPMG best practice and policy.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:

We welcome applications from those qualified by experience, as well as ATT / CTA / ACA or equivalent qualifications. Additional training can be provided to right candidate.

Knowledge and Experience:

• Demonstrable interest in/background in technology including highly proficient Excel usage is essential;
• Strong written and verbal communications skills and experience managing stakeholders as part of project delivery;
• Experience of review of tax process, including compliance processes is desirable;
• Ability to identify and resolve technical issues or escalate as appropriate;
• Excellent teamwork and organisational skills, including monitoring timetables and budgets;
• Ability to build and execute strong internal and external relationships;
• Ability to work autonomously, as a self-starter with the confidence to make their own decisions;
• Experience of corporate or indirect tax background is desirable;
• Ability to work in teams to deliver projects to agreed deadlines and budgets, even under pressure.

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