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Tax Assistant - GCT - Corporate Accounting

Date: Nov 15, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG's Compliance & Transformation practice is an exciting key area of growth within the firm and is a national team which works with clients to manage and transform their tax and statutory obligations across their business, which is increasingly key in today’s challenging environment. This enables our clients to leverage KPMG’s compliance and transformation expertise to drive better visibility, greater efficiency and improved risk management across their organisation and responsibilities.
The Corporate Accounting team provides a variety of financial compliance services including preparation and review of UK statutory financial statements and management accounts (from large outsourcing engagements to individual entities) and bookkeeping and VAT compliance services.
We are winning new clients and are growing our team as a result of these successes.
We are looking for talented assistants to join the Corporate Accounting team with experience in a broad range of areas including:
• Financial and management accounting
• Knowledge of VAT compliance
• Engagement management and support
• Ad hoc advisory experience
We have a diverse client base, from mid-market to large 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.
The Corporate Accounting team is principally based in London and Birmingham, but location for the right candidate is flexible.
Role & responsibilities
• Supporting financial statement preparation;
• Supporting management accounts preparation and bookkeeping.
• Drafting VAT returns;
• Maintaining lasting client relationships across a portfolio of clients and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs;
• Responding to client requests for ad hoc technical advice;
• Liaising with other departments and key contacts within KPMG, including corporate tax compliance, Accounting Advisory Services and Payroll;
• Supporting on sales activities by working with more senior members of the team to generate additional work opportunities for both existing clients and targets, supporting proposals and propositions across functions, sectors and accounts;

The Person
Qualifications and skills:
We welcome applications from those qualified by experience as well as ACA/ACCA or equivalent qualifications.
Knowledge and Experience
• Working knowledge and experience of UK GAAP (eg FRS 101 and 102) from a solus and group perspective;
• Project management/co-ordination skills and experience is useful;
• Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work;
• Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued;
• Strong interpersonal skills with strong oral and written communication skills. Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear;
• Willingness to learn and engage with own personal development needs and aspirations;
• Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information;
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience.

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