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Indirect tax Director

Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID132202BR
Job TitleIndirect tax Director
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineIndirect Tax
Service Line InformationKPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. The Tax team works with a wide range of organisations and individuals, helping them to implement the tax approaches that suit their needs.

Due to changes in the global tax environment, the management of indirect tax is now recognised as the number one tax risk for global finance directors. And, as global competition for investment puts pressure on our clients, they're turning to us to help them structure their businesses in order to be indirect tax efficient.

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 Team:

KPMG’s Indirect Tax practice, one of the leading Indirect Tax practices in the UK, is a fast-growing and dynamic business, currently with 11 partners and approximately 210 professional staff in the UK.

We have a bold and exciting plan for material growth over the next three years, backed up by significant investment by the Firm and are looking for additional senior people to help us go further, faster.

Our market-facing structure brings huge opportunities and challenges our people to do different things to succeed. We are looking to add to our leadership teams across all of our markets with commercially focused Directors to help our drive the business forward.

The Role:

The roles are focused on creating demand in the marketplace for indirect tax services, leading relationships with some of our largest and most important clients and helping develop the teams around them. This requires world class client handling skills, real origination ability and clear leadership talent. We are a diverse business and as such recognise that different candidates may have these different attributes in differing proportions. There is plenty of support on offer to hone each of these abilities further too.


- Lead relationships with key clients / take responsibility for key sectors

- Take lead on origination and manage delivery of proposals for new opportunities


Play key role in people development activities (coaching / mentoring) for less experienced team members


Act as commercial leaders within the business in relation to finances and budgets

The Person:

- Display technical strength in Indirect tax generally or within a particular specialism

- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team

- Inspirational leader

- Displays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in an inspirational & respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider communities

- Brings insight and effectively applies knowledge to business and client problems
Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear

- Builds the reputation of KMPG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
Successful track record of new business origination

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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