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Assistant Manager - Indirect Tax

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139318BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager - Indirect Tax
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationManchester
FunctionTax
Service LineIndirect Tax
Service Line InformationKPMG indirect tax provides advice to clients across the UK in respect of the various indirect tax regimes in the UK. This includes VAT, Customs and Excise, Insurance Premium Tax and the “Green Taxes” such as Landfill Tax and Aggregates Levy. We work closely with our clients to understand their businesses and ensure that they meet their obligations and manage the complex issues which can arise with the application of Indirect Tax legislation.

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 DescriptionThe Role

Working in the Indirect Tax department at KPMG will give you the opportunity to guide clients through the complexities of indirect tax matters. This involves advising clients on the correct VAT treatment of transactions, helping to ensure efficient VAT compliance at both a detailed and strategic level whilst minimising any risk of interest or penalties

Roles and Responsibilities

For each client, working as a member of the client service team to provide Indirect Tax Advisory services including

- Involvement in indirect tax advisory work (both domestic and international) on client portfolio
- Discussing new tax issues and opportunities with clients
- Working with specialists to deliver expertise to the local market
- Responding appropriately to requests from clients for other KPMG services
- Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures
- Carrying out VAT reviews to identify tax risks and opportunities.
- Ensuring fees are raised regularly, identifying situations where overruns can be billed and assisting Senior Managers and Partners in billing for advisory work
- Supervising the work of junior members of staff
- Sound knowledge of UK VAT legislation
- Project managing cross border teams and UK client service teams on advisory projects as required. This involves liaising with specialists, overseas member firms and external advisers to deliver successful projects and expertise to those clients.
- Ability to keep up to date technically

Qualifications and Skills

- Prior Indirect Tax experience
- Ideally CTA / ACA / CA / ACCA qualified (or equivalent), but not essential

.Experience and Background

- Ability to work as part of a team and show initiative to drive projects forward
- Strong inter-personal skills - the role will involve developing a strong internal network, coaching junior staff and client facing responsibilities.
- Inquisitive with attention to detail
- Practical approach to problem solving
- Personal effectiveness and commitment
- Client focused and commercially aware

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

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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