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Tax Assistant - Indirect Tax, Financial Services, London

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

The Role

KPMG has one of the leading Indirect Tax practices in the UK. We work as a national practice providing advice and support in all aspects of Indirect Tax (VAT, Customs Duty, Green taxes) to a broad range of business sectors including large multi-nationals, household name retailers and public sector organisations.

KPMG’s Financial Services Indirect Tax practice currently services a broad range of clients, providing both VAT and Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) services. As VAT and IPT are real time, transactional taxes we work closely with our clients, building up a deep knowledge of their activities and how their businesses operate.

The team undertakes both compliance and advisory services. Over the last 12 months the team has been successful in winning a number of new and expanding existing compliance projects. These projects include working with one of the largest investment banks / fund administrators globally and one of the UK’s largest insurers. In the market, we continue to see a demand from clients looking to outsource day-to-day compliance processes so we expect the breadth of work to increase in the future.

In order to deliver the projects already won and the additional projects we expect to win, we are looking to recruit motivated individuals who have an interest in learning about tax, would like the opportunity to assume responsibility for client delivery, are keen to build their knowledge of businesses operationally and are seeking a real challenge.

Responsibilities

• Providing indirect tax compliance services to a range of clients working, closely with other members of the Indirect Tax team
• Working on advisory issues / opportunities that are identified via the compliance process
• Day-to-day, direct contact with the client and developing long lasting, positive relationships
• Working on wider indirect tax advisory projects
• Helping to identify opportunities to implement and develop technology solutions to deliver compliance and advisory projects
• Working with and contributing to the diverse and friendly team

The Individual

Personal and technical skills required are as follows:
• An eagerness to learn about Indirect Tax and new skills
• An interest in learning about financial services and the businesses that operate in the sector
• An ability to work proficiently with numbers
• Good working knowledge of Excel
• Attention to detail
• Ideally a knowledge of different financial reports (e.g. accounts payable and accounts receivable data) but not essential as this will be learned through on the job working
• An ability to establish and maintain good relationships with colleagues internally and with clients
• Working with clients to identify opportunities to improve their Indirect tax compliance
• Sustaining a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
• Eagerness to learn, deliver quality to build the KPMG Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Why should you apply

• You will have the opportunity to become a specialist in both VAT and IPT, two taxes which are critical to the financial services sector
• You will be given responsibility for the delivery of important and challenging work from day one
• You will have client interaction from day one and the opportunity to continually develop your client relationship building skills
• Business development is key to the annual success of the team and you will learn and develop these skills by joining the team
• The team is diverse, friendly and supportive. You will be joining a great team that will make you feel welcome
• There is the opportunity for swift promotions. How quickly is dependent on your commitment, ability to learn and quality of delivery
• You will be fully supported by senior members of the team who will provide you with the support and opportunities to assist you in realising your full potential



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