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Manager - Equity Reward

Date: Dec 1, 2018

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID136560BR
Job TitleManager - Equity Reward
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationManchester
FunctionTax
Service LinePeople Services
Service Line InformationKPMG's People Services practice is a dynamic and successful area of our Tax, Pensions and Legal Services business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, People Services can offer a very broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people. Our People Services practice encompasses a wide range of areas across Global Mobility Services (GMS), Employer Reward Services (ERS) and Technology. Our GMS team assists organisations to manage their globally mobile workforce. For our clients we provide a single source of advisory and compliance experience covering all aspects of global mobility and international assignments. Services range from international tax compliance and consultancy, advising on international social security and pensions through to helping clients to design their global mobility policies or move into a new territory. Our ERS team brings a number of key elements under one umbrella, Reward, Employment Solutions and Employee Benefit Solutions all delivering a wide range of services. The scope is broad, covering payroll and HMRC compliance, employee reward and benefit strategy design including technology, executive strategic reward, valuation services, workforce management and advice on national minimum wage and gender pay gap. Our technology team provides cutting-edge solutions and tools to help clients in both the GMS and ERS space, helping them meet their compliance requirements, work more effeciently and minimise their risk.

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 DescriptionAt 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.

The Reward practice at KPMG is a dedicated national team that advise on the design, tax, market practice, corporate governance, regulatory and accounting aspects of management and broader employee incentive structures. The team advises on incentive plan design and structuring, drafting plan documents and advising on the tax, legal, regulatory and corporate governance aspects of incentive arrangements for both UK and global clients. The successful applicant will want to be involved in business development activities, including client proposals, internal and external presentations and writing articles and alerts on technical and other matters.

The team is looking for individuals with experience of advising on the aspects of the tax and legal aspects of incentive arrangements to come into the team and work primarily on the design, implementation and tax advisory aspects of incentive arrangements, with the opportunity to work across other work streams within the team.

What KPMG’s Reward practice is looking for from its consultants:

- Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
- Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
- Proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
- Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
- Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing, work environment

Why you might want to join KPMG’s Reward practice:

- We encourage our team members to develop and maintain specialism’s across the broad range of reward / share plans work including listed and unlisted and UK and global work. In particular there is opportunity to work across both the reward consulting area and our more traditional tax and equity based offering
- You are looking to broaden out your experience to include executive reward, global tax and/or regulatory advisory work
- You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s reward capabilities
- You want to join a growing team that is expanding its offering to clients
- You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance

Qualification and Skills

- The applicant will have a relevant professional qualification. e.g. ACA/CTA qualified (or equivalent) or qualified solicitor
- Project/financial management, including the ability to plan and monitor deliverables, budget and timescales
- Effective time management, able to act under own initiative and remain calm under pressure
- Ability to lead and manage others and work across disciplines
- Ability to identify and manage areas of risk within clients' business and know when to refer upwards
- Strong communicator in a range of situations both written and oral

Experience and Background

The successful applicant will be a reward / share plans specialist who:
- has a good understanding of the UK tax and legal issues that may arise in relation to long term and equity based incentive arrangements
- has experience of drafting legal documentation, employee communications and technical advice
- demonstrates excellent organisational skills and ability to work under their own initiative
- is either working in professional services with a reputation for delivering high quality technical advice in this space; or
- working in industry but able to demonstrate the ability to deliver in a professional services environment when tested

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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