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Assistant Manager, Equity Reward - Location Flexible

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Assistant Tax Manager – Equity Reward


The location for this role is flexible.

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.

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 Reward team is looking for individuals who have a tax, legal or accounting background 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. Previous experience of advising on the tax and legal aspects of incentive arrangements is preferred but is not essential .

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 specialisms 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

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:
- have a good understanding of the UK tax and legal issues that may arise in relation to long term and equity based incentive arrangements (as noted above, this is not essential and we are open to candidates who have a legal, tax or accounting background and are looking to refocus in this area);
- have experience of drafting legal documentation, employee communications and technical advice;
- demonstrate excellent organisational skills and ability to work under their own initiative;
- either be working in professional services with a reputation for delivering high quality technical advice in this space; or
- be working in industry but able to demonstrate the ability to deliver in a professional services environment when tested.

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