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Tax Director - Customs, London

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG's Indirect Tax practice is a dynamic and fast growing area within our tax business. A constantly changing and increasingly significant field, the Indirect Tax team helps clients manage the complexity of their Indirect taxes – whether the impact of VAT flows on cashflow, the impact of Brexit on Customs Duties and VAT or the impact that the liability of indirect taxes or the classification or value for Customs duty has on the margins that businesses can achieve on their products, Indirect taxes have a material impact on our clients bottom line and we make a meaningful difference to them by helping them.. The practice has a diverse mix of tax professionals, accountants, lawyers and trade and customs specialists with backgrounds from industry, practice and HM Revenue and Customs.

Job Description

Location of roles are nationwide.

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.

We have a significant growth plan over the next three years and in order to support this we are looking to recruit motivated individuals with a commercial edge who are seeking a real challenge, at Director or Associate Partner level across our tax & legal national markets business, to build on our successes to date and help us achieve our growth targets.

Our growth areas' include:

Indirect Tax
Private Client
Legal Services
Corporate Tax
Tax Reward
Deal Advisory
People Services

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.

Key Deliverables:

You will be required to work within the National Markets team to accelerate the growth of our business. Specifically key aspects will be to:

• Build an internal network within the wider tax and advisory practices of our firm
• Be confident interacting at the most senior levels internally and externally, while at the same time able to interact well with peers and other more junior members of the team.
• Set the standard for insight and opinions delivered to the client - knowledgeable on both client business issues and KPMG solutions, and can match both effectively through assimilation.
• Positive and enthusiastic manner in dealing with a cross section of people.
• Strong resilience to enable flexibility in approach and ability to work under pressure.
• Effective networker with ability to understand client needs
• Lead business development initiatives and pitch for work with both new and existing clients, potentially both domestically and internationally.

Qualifications and Skills:

• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to quickly adapt to a range of situations and audiences from both written and oral perspective.
• Strong attention to detail, to enable you to review complex technical problems, whilst maintaining an overall strategic and customer service focused perspective, for all deliverables we produce for our clients
• Excellent internal networking skills with the ability to confidently and knowledgably communicate with other Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within our professional services environment.
• Strong business development and client facing skills with a proven history of being able to identify opportunities and convert them to commercial projects.
• Excellent project management skills and an ability to manage your own workload, as well the workloads of others in your team.

Intelligent Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.


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