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Assistant - Employment Tax, Finance, Watford

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

12 Month Fixed Term Contract



The Accounts Assistant – Tax Analysis role is within the UK Partnership Tax team and will report through to the Head of UK Partnership Tax.

The UK Partnership Tax team is part of KBS and is based in Watford. The Partnership Tax team within Finance is responsible for the tax affairs of the UK firm. The role will involve working predominantly with members of the internal tax team and some work with the finance team and wider parts of the firm.

The Responsibilities

• Preparation of various schedules required to complete/support the tax computations of KPMG, in particular the firm’s PAYE Settlement Agreement with HMRC. This will involve:
• Extraction, reconciliation of accounting entries and analysis of data from various KPMG systems, including SAP, Concur, e-Payables etc
• Liaising with other internal information providers to ensure accuracy of analysis
• Reporting analysis and findings to members of the team
• Assisting with ongoing data analysis relating to KPMG’s wider tax affairs, for example, overseas tax filing requirements
• Handling other ad hoc tasks and projects as required.

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• Ability to extract, assimilate and analyse information quickly and accurately
• Strong knowledge of excel
• Willingness to handle detail, an investigative nature and ability to get things right
• Respect for confidential information
• Self-starter, good organisational skills are essential but also the ability to recognise when to ask for advice
• Able to work well in a team environment. The ability to communicate effectively with peers, senior and junior team members is essential
• No tax experience is required, although it is expected that the successful candidate will develop their understanding of how certain items are treated for tax purposes
The role will involve working as part of a team - training, supervision and coaching will be provided.


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