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Graduate Programme 2019 - One Year Business Placement - Corporate Tax

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Watford, UK

Company: KPMG UK

Programme: Graduate Programme 2019 - One Year Business Placement - Corporate Tax
Job Function: One Year Business Placement - Corporate Tax
Location: Watford
Country: UK
Intake Year: 2019

Our people are at the heart of our continued success. Being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to have a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. Whoever you are, there is a place for you here.


About the programme


KPMG'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 approach that suit their needs. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.


The Corporation Tax Advisory team includes a combination of tax professionals and chartered accountants who provide comprehensive and commercial advice to clients on their day to day tax issues. The advice is tailored to the client’s needs to help them achieve their objectives in a responsible and sustainable way. The key areas the team works in are:


- Support in preparing and submitting corporation tax computations with HMRC

- Support in advising clients on the computational treatment of contentious issues and negotiating with HMRC when required 

- Support in conducting tax audits and advising the audit team of potential tax exposures 

- Support in providing tax technical advice to clients on a range of issues depending on the nature of the clients business and what they are doing with the business, for example: 


-Mergers and Acquisitions

-Expansion plans

-Entering new markets

-Developing new products 

-Moving premises 

-Staff reward issues

-Interacting with overseas teams and clients in order to manage processes and ensure that deadlines are met when queries are raised by the client, and to manage the resolution of those queries between the client and the overseas teams.


What your job will involve


- Working collaboratively, assisting with the delivery of client engagements

- Preparation of a range of tax advisory and compliance related work

- Working with specialists from other tax areas and other disciplines to ensure that all relevant KPMG offerings are discussed with clients and targets

- Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures  

- Ensuring fees are raised regularly, identifying situations where overruns can be billed and assisting senior members of the department in billing for advisory work


Key skills required


- Strong time and task management skills. Able to remain calm when under pressure and meet deadlines

- Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external).  A practical approach to solving problems with client focus and commercial awareness

- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work

- Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Continuously learns from experiences. Seeks out feedback and development opportunities

- Ability to build strong relationships with both new and existing clients and to build new relationships with new clients. Communicates with impact in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear

- Ability to work as part of a team and work in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community

- Communicates with impact, both with external advisors and clients, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear


What are we looking for you to show us? 


During the recruitment process, you will need to demonstrate KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities, which will give us confidence you’ll be successful in the firm. By this, we mean the skills and behaviours that every person here at KPMG shares. To us, ‘behaviours’ are more than the way you act – they represent the set of values that underpin our business.


KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities are:


- Career Motivation

- Delivers Quality 

- Drives Collaboration and Inclusion 

- Strives for Continual Improvement 

- Exercises Professional Judgement 

- Makes an Impact

- Seizes Business Opportunities 

- Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity 

- Resilience 


Further information on these behaviours can be found at


What do we look for? 


Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We assess your application against KPMG’s Global Behavioural Capabilities and a number of other metrics to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG. 


As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements:


- Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths

- Minimum grade B GCSE* English Language

- Minimum of 300 UCAS Tariff points*

- On track to achieve minimum 2:1

- Ideally work experience in the construction or property industry

* or equivalent


Please note that we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.


Additional details


Salary is competitive


Your KPMG experience 


At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, the chance to move around the business or volunteering opportunities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We also have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are.


We’re at our best when you’re at your best – that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. They’re our way of recognising and rewarding our colleagues for giving their best at work. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From secondment programmes and preferential banking to cash towards student loan payments and your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.


Applying with a Disability

KPMG 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 Employers’ Forum on Disability we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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 pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 here.

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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