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Tax Assistant Manager - 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, exciting projects. These projects include working with some of the largest investment banks, insurers, asset managers and fintechs In the market, we continue to see strong demand from clients looking for indirect tax support.

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 existing Indirect Tax experience, are interested in the financial services sector, would like the opportunity to assume responsibility for client delivery and are keen to build their knowledge of businesses operationally.


• Providing indirect tax and advisory compliance services to a range of clients
• Supporting senior members of the team in the delivery of client projects
• Day-to-day, direct contact with clients and developing long lasting, positive relationships;
• Supporting senior members of the team in business development initiatives;
• Working with and developing Tax Assistants within the team;
• 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:
• Existing VAT / IPT knowledge or skills that can be transferred easily;
• A commitment to develop existing Indirect Tax knowledge / skills
• An eagerness to develop wider skills e.g. communication, networking, business development;
• An interest in learning about financial services and the businesses that operate in the sector
• The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• An ability to manage and prioritise work;
• Attention to detail;
• An ability to establish and maintain good relationships with colleagues internally and with clients
• Working with clients to identify issues and opportunities to enhance their Indirect Tax processes
• Sustaining a high level of drive, enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
• Eagerness to learn, deliver quality to build 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 learn about financial services, a really interesting sector of business
• You will be given responsibility for the management 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 supporting Senior Managers, Directors and Partners.
• You will receive ongoing tax technical and soft skills training;
• 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 guidance and opportunities to assist you in realising your full potential

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