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US Tax Manager, London

Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID136947BR
Job TitleUS Tax Manager, London
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionTax
Service LineTax Central
Service Line InformationKPMG's Tax Centre of Excellence carries out the vast majority of the tax compliance work across the whole UK Firm and comprises over over 300 qualified tax compliance experts and supporting staff. Our vision is to become the most respected compliance team in the UK and help our clients cope with their rapidly changing tax compliance needs. We have 3 main locations in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, but also support a large number of remote workers, in short we offer flexibility in our ways of working. Over the next 2 years we are looking to increase both our scope of specialisations and our service offering as well as deploying class leading tax technology to deliver a great service to KPMG's clients.

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
We are currently seeking multiple Managers to join our US tax practice in our London, UK office.

KPMG London US tax team is a rapidly expanding team of three US tax partners supported by more than 25 US tax professionals. The US tax team in London is well placed to provide US tax advice and compliance services to clients based in Europe and the Middle East with US investments and/or US investors. Working on KPMG’s US tax team in London will provide individuals with US tax experience and a unique opportunity to live and work in London. KPMG is seeking motivated and enthusiastic top performing individuals to join their growing team in London.

Responsibilities


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Manage relationships with specific client employees and their expectations about the engagement

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Provide direction and training to staff, managed assigned staff, and make certain that resources are utilized appropriately while providing direction as necessary

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Participate in office practice decisions including resource allocation, career development of staff and risk

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Provide assistance with detailed tax research and support on existing tax advisory engagements.

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Interact daily with colleagues and clients on a variety of issues that require a strong fundamental understanding of US tax law principles such as the tax classification of foreign entities, tax form validity, information reporting requirements, the classification of financial products, M&A queries, provisions of double tax treaties, etc.

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Act as a client-facing tax Manager with experience in providing advice on international and transactional tax matters

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Lead tax training events and provide marketing support with respect to changes in tax law

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Supervise and aid in the development and training of new and experienced staff professionals


Qualifications


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Five plus years of experience in US corporate and/or partnership tax and a desire to gain US international taxation experience

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Bachelor's degree, J.D., LL.M. in Taxation, and/or Master's in Taxation (MST) from an accredited college/university

Skills and Requirements:

The successful candidate must have:

Previous experience reviewing US corporate and/or partnership tax returns for a variety of corporate and partnership clients.
Ability to handle multiple engagements and client service teams and demonstrated ability engaging with clients in an advisory capacity.
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Strong client management skills and has demonstrated the ability to gain the confidence of the client to deliver complex projects on a timely basis and address tax technical issues

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Demonstrates the ability to interface with clients and communicate complex tax matters to client in a manner client can understand

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A strong understanding of the financial services sector would be highly valued

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Significant experience in tax advisory matters

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Significant experience in the application of the U.S. withholding tax rules (in particular FATCA) is required.

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The ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines.

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Strong written and verbal communication skills, solid research skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment and/or independently

Opening date for applications is 25th Aug 2018

Closing date for applications is 22nd Sept 2018

Competitive salary and benefits

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.

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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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