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Tax Risk Management Adviser

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139020BR
Job TitleTax Risk Management Adviser
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineQRM
Service Line InformationQuality and Risk Management are the responsibility of each partner and employee. This responsibility includes the need to understand and adhere to member firm policies and associated procedures in carrying out their day-to-day activities. UK Quality & Risk Management teams help to set, implement and enforce policies and procedures designed to help to enable KPMG UK and its personnel to achieve the following key objectives: (i) oversee and monitor service quality, (ii) protect the brand and reputation of KPMG, (iii) comply with laws, (iv) regulations and professional standards, and (v) minimize the risk of financial claims against KPMG UK.

KPMG OverviewKPMG 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.

Job Description
Overview

Quality and Risk Management are the responsibility of each partner and employee. This responsibility includes the need to understand and adhere to member firm policies and associated procedures in carrying out their day-to-day activities. UK Quality & Risk Management teams help to set, implement and enforce policies and procedures designed to help to enable KPMG UK and its personnel to achieve the following key objectives: (i) oversee and monitor service quality, (ii) protect the brand and reputation of KPMG, (iii) comply with laws, (iv) regulations and professional standards, and (v) minimize the risk of financial claims against KPMG UK.

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.

To achieve our Vision of being the clear choice for our people, clients, and the public, as we strive to be the best network in consistently achieving the highest standards of quality, ethics and integrity.

To continuously improve our quality and risk management efforts to enable us to win in the marketplace, protect our brand, and enhance our reputation and long-term profitability

The Role

The environment in which we operate is changing rapidly. Our client facing staff are working in a tough market and, at the same time, seeking to manage a number of significant developments in the regulatory environment. Risk management has never had such a high profile and impacts on what work we can do and for which clients.

The Tax Risk Management team have an immediate opportunity for an individual to work with client facing teams in the South.

The Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include:

Supporting Client Service Teams by:

o Acting as a key contact for both professional and support staff on risk management issues. Referring to the central Tax Risk Management team and other professionals within the Quality and Risk group where appropriate.
o Providing assistance to engagement teams in compliance matters and guidance on risk management queries they may have.
o Assisting in raising awareness of Risk Management policies and procedures.
o Developing, providing and supporting Tax Risk Management training where required.

Monitoring:

o Performing reviews under the International Quality Performance Review programme:
o Monitoring consistency of risk management practices.
Policy development:
o Assisting the central Tax Risk Management team in developing policies, guidance and efficient, effective processes.

Other ad hoc projects as and when required.

The Person

The successful candidate will ideally:

- Have a tax technical background. CTA qualification or equivalent.
- Client-facing background.
- Be risk aware and have a good understanding of the regulatory environment in which we operate.
- Be self motivated: able to work alone on occasion and able to work closely with others.
- Enjoy working with staff in tax departments and be positive and enthusiastic in helping to raise the standards of Risk Management.
- Have excellent personal effectiveness skills being able to manage change and be resilient.
- Have excellent communication skills.
- Be innovative in assisting to develop solutions to Risk Management issues being able to analyse and problem solve.
- Enjoy research.
- Able to travel within the UK when required.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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