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Assistant Manager, In-house Tax

Date: Nov 24, 2018

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID126511BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager, In-house Tax
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineFinance
Service Line InformationWith a turnover in excess of £1.5 billion and a payroll of close to 16,000 partners and staff across UK offices, our Finance team covers a huge spectrum of work. It spans everything from being closely involved in supporting the organisation's business strategy to tightly managing critical business functions like employee payroll, expenses, accounts payable and billing.

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 Description
KPMG’s Partnership Tax Team forms part of the UK firm’s in-house finance function. The team is responsible for all aspects of KPMG’s own internal tax affairs, covering corporate tax, overseas tax, VAT, employment tax and the personal tax affairs of the partners.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibility of this role is to support the senior manager in ensuring overseas tax risks are identified and where overseas corporate tax filings are required, these are submitted accurately within statutory deadlines.

Although this role focuses on overseas corporate tax issues, candidates with a strong UK corporate tax background will be suited to the role and training and support will be provided.

Mailbox Management

■ Managing the ‘UK-FM Permanent Establishment Queries Mailbox’ which involves:
■ Assessing the overseas tax risk of client teams working abroad.
■ Technical understanding of double tax treaties as well as OECD guidance.
■ Providing clear guidance to client teams and following up.
■ Referring queries to other KPMG teams as required.
■ Liaising with other KPMG member firms on local tax risks where relevant.
■ Regularly reviewing processes and identifying improvements.

Overseas Tax Compliance

■ Preparation and submission of the overseas tax returns in a number of overseas countries including the US, India and Switzerland.
■ Analysing travel data from different sources.
■ Responsible for ensuring tax payments to overseas tax authorities are made on time.
■ Liaising with and obtaining advice from overseas tax specialists.
■ Ensuring process notes are prepared and updated detailing exactly how each calculation is prepared.
■ Strong excel skills and ability to analyse information from various sources to ensure an accurate tax calculation is prepared.


■ Assisting with reporting requirements in other countries.
■ Providing guidance regarding withholding tax.
■ Dealing with ad hoc projects as and when required.
■ Assessing the PE risk for other member firms when requested to do so and preparing advice.

Team Management

■ Training assistants who assist with preparation of the responses to the mailbox notifications and preparation of the overseas tax computations.
■ Reviewing all work prepared by the assistants and ensuring changes are made.

Skills required

■ ACA/CTA qualification with a background in UK corporate tax.
■ Highly numerate for preparation of computations.
■ Strong oral and written communication skills and strong excel skills.
■ Excellent team working skills, including delegation, managing and developing junior staff.
■ Commitment to ensuring the quality of work from the team is high and communication to client teams is clear and concise.
■ Excellent organisational skills are required particularly for the managing the PE mailbox in terms of prioritising important / high risk emails.

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.

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