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Tax Manager - GCT - Tax Transformation - London

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

At KPMG we have re-imagined careers in Global Compliance & Transformation (GCT). A key focus for KPMGs GCT team is to help multinational groups manage and transform their Tax Operating Model (TOM) to improve compliance, reporting and drive value for their business. Our clients leverage KPMG’s compliance and transformation expertise and technology to drive better visibility, greater efficiency and improved risk management across their organisation

We are winning new clients and are growing our team as a result of these investments and successes. This is an exciting time to be part of our GCT team at KPMG where reimagining tax is a strategic priority for our UK and Global business

We are looking for talented Managers to join us in Canada Square, London (although flexibility on location will be considered) with experience in a broad range of areas including:

• Deep tax governance, compliance and reporting expertise, particularly around indirect taxes, including EMEA compliance
• Tax transformation experience, including tax process design and improvement
• Project management
• Familiarity with end-to-end finance processes (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Record-to-report) and their integration with tax
• Advising on appropriate tax technology to support compliance and reporting processes
• Tax technology implementation experience, including requirements gathering from a tax, IT & User Interface perspective, and creating and reviewing design documentation
• Client and engagement management

In addition to these key areas, other desirable skills include:
• Data, data bases, data transmission and data transformation including an understanding of structured query language (SQL)
• Analysing large volumes of data
• Designing cloud-based practical applications from an (indirect) tax perspective
• Functionality translator, being the primary liaison between the solution team and the client

We have a diverse client base, from mid-market to FTSE listed groups, from public sector to real estate to financial services. The role involves working on clients of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors.

We are offering full time roles with flexible working arrangements which include, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Project managing the overall delivery of global and large UK tax transformation and technology projects;
• Helping clients develop robust global governance and control frameworks around key internal and external requirements (e.g SAO, internal audit)
• Manage the business development process to progress leads to sales and support responsibility for contract negotiation and agreement;
• Develop our service offerings and service delivery models
• Assist clients with implementation of managed service and transformation solutions to ensure the widespread adoption across their business units;
• Establishing and maintaining strong client relationships with both existing and new clients;
• Line manage assistant managers and graduate trainees and overseeing output of offshore resource in order to deliver client projects;
• Identify opportunities to identify additional services that the client may need and liaise with subject specialists.
• Coaching and technical support for other team members.
• Follow KPMG best practice and policy.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:


We welcome applications from those qualified by experience, as well as ATT / CTA / ACA or equivalent qualifications. Project Management qualifications are also desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

• Awareness of technology and automation to drive efficiency, risk management and value
• Experience in process, risk and controls design
• Excellent interpersonal skills with strong oral and written communication skills. Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear;
• Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work;
• Analyses problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information;
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
• Awareness or experience of tax and accounting compliance processes (e.g. Direct/Indirect tax returns, statutory accounting).



KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Legal, 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.

Service Line Information

KPMG's Global Compliance and Transformation team comprises over 140 team members specializing in tax audit, tax management services and tax technology services. The market for Tax transformation and technology is rapidly expanding. Multinational companies are increasingly putting more focus on being able to meet their compliance obligations worldwide effectively and efficiently. In recognition of this and the changing landscape, Tax Reimagined is a key The team currently services a number of large, multi-national groups in the FTSE 100/250 or overseas equivalents (e.g. Fortune 500). This includes the following sectors: Aerospace and Defence; Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing; Chemical; Pharmaceuticals; Food, Drink; Tobacco; Retail; Consumer Products; Oil & Gas; Mining and Utilities.

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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