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Tax Assistant - Transfer Pricing, London

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Overview
Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Team
KPMG's transfer pricing practice is a highly dynamic and successful area within our tax business. A constantly changing and increasingly significant field, the transfer pricing team helps clients establish, document and defend market based pricing terms in relation to transactions between parts of multinational businesses.
We are a national team of over 140 transfer pricing specialists including 8 Partners mostly based in London and key UK cities. There is a good mix of tax professionals, accountants and economists with backgrounds from industry, practice and HMRC. This variety of backgrounds will give you the opportunity work with people who are experts in their field, and help you to build a diverse skillset.

The Responsibilities
This role involves working on a range of projects for large corporate clients.
The work involves:
• Developing and maintaining client relationships
• Interviewing clients to understand activities and value drivers for our clients’ businesses
• Determining key industry features across varied industries that influence the pricing of transactions
• Benchmarking market prices across industries and transaction types
• Documenting pricing policies
• Drafting transfer pricing reports
• Supporting clients with tax authority enquiries and Advance Pricing Agreements
• Involvement in global documentation projects where we prepare transfer pricing reports for clients across multiple jurisdictions
• Coordinating with KPMG’s international tax, indirect tax and other teams across the business on a range of topics
• Coaching and developing junior members of staff
• Assisting with the team’s business development and marketing initiatives.

The Person
We are looking for candidates with the following skills/experience:
• Strong people skills for engaging with our clients and team members
• Excellent communication and project management skills
• CTA, CA, ACA, ACCA, Masters in Economics or equivalently qualified
• Demonstrable transfer pricing experience, preferably including experience of preparing transfer pricing documentation, tax value chain analyses, benchmarking, supporting with tax authority enquiries/Advance Pricing Agreements, project management and managing junior team members
• Sound judgement, including the ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others.
• High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
• High level of drive and enthusiasm with a positive attitude
• Good commercial awareness and a desire to develop a technical specialism
• Ability and willingness to keep up to date technically
• An appreciation of and/or understanding of ethical/risk issues within a client service environment

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. At KPMG, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

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