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Tax Assistant Manager - International & Complex Tax - London

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

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KPMG’s Corporates International and Complex UK Tax and Deal Advisory Tax team, focussing on the large corporates market, is a well-established group of around 60 dedicated international and M&A tax specialists who help UK and international headed groups address all of their international and M&A tax advisory needs.

We assist our clients by managing and advising on international and corporate tax projects as part of multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional teams and provide specialist UK corporation tax advice on a variety of complex issues including; global tax strategy and structure, cross border financing, expanding into new markets (including the UK), the appropriate location for assets and activity, reorganisations, cross border structuring, rationalisation and divestment.

We are looking for a Tax Assistant Manager to join our ICT team in London. The individual would work on a variety of UK corporation tax, international tax and treasury related projects and advise a portfolio of clients. There are ambitious growth plans for the team as we have recently invested in a number of senior hires that are well established in the marketplace.

The Responsibilities

This role involves working on a range of projects and clients, focussing on the large corporates market, across a range of sectors. The work includes:
• Advising UK and international groups on a range of cross border tax issues, group structuring, financing, inbound and outbound investment, intellectual property structuring etc.
• Advising clients on a variety of complex UK corporation tax issues (including, but not limited to, the UK CFC rules, the taxation of loan relationships, derivatives, intangible assets, foreign exchange, Diverted Profits Tax etc.)
• Project managing cross border teams and UK client service teams on an ongoing basis on advisory projects. This involves liaising with specialists, overseas member firms and external advisers to deliver successful projects and expertise to those clients.
• Understanding the client’s business and helping to identify areas for the provision of tax and other services.
• Assisting on tax aspects of audits, in particular where those audits involve international or restructuring issues.
• Coaching and developing junior members of staff.
• Assisting with business development work.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills:
• CTA, CA, ACA, ACCA or equivalently qualified.
• A background in UK Corporation tax (including in a UK Corporation tax compliance role) is beneficial.
• Prior experience in a UK corporation tax advisory role preferred.
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (internally and externally) and be a team worker.
• Sound judgement, including the ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others.
• Strong interpersonal skills are required in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task.
• High level of drive and enthusiasm with a positive attitude.
• Ability and willingness to keep up to date technically.

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