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Indirect Tax Manager - Partnership Tax Team

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID133971BR
Job TitleIndirect Tax Manager - Partnership Tax Team
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationWatford
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.

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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 the UK firm’s internal tax affairs, covering corporate tax, overseas tax, VAT, employment tax and the personal tax affairs of the partners.

Key responsibilities

The team is recruiting a newly formed internal VAT Manager role to primarily handle the firm’s overseas indirect tax obligations, the recovery of foreign indirect taxes and the day to day management of the internal VAT helpline. This role and the wider Partnership Tax team are not responsible for providing external advice to clients.

Role and responsibilities

- Working alongside the overseas tax manager, client service teams and overseas advisors to identify and report on foreign indirect tax issues that could apply to the UK firm
- Managing the accurate filing of overseas indirect tax returns for the UK firm
- Taking on the responsibility of establishing, managing and submitting foreign VAT claims within the EU
- Responsible for the day to day management and provision of VAT advice via a dedicated internal VAT Helpline
- Working with the VAT assistant manager to deliver VAT training across finance
- Assisting the senior manager to ensure that the UK firm’s systems, processes, procedures and reporting methods remain compliant with current and upcoming changes in VAT legislation
- Provide support and backup to the VAT assistant manager during the compilation of the quarterly VAT return and other statistical returns
- Corresponding with HMRC on matters that require formal disclosure or notification
- Keeping up to date on external matters affecting KPMG and the impact they will have on the firm: developments in making tax digital, Brexit, case law
- Provide support and backup to the senior manager, which will include the coaching and management of junior team members

The person – skills and qualifications

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

- CTA qualified or equivalent
- Post-qualification experience either in professional practice, HMRC or an in-house role
- Experience of overseas VAT would be beneficial
- Excellent organisational skills are required
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Good understanding of UK VAT legislation and the application in practice
- Working knowledge of partial exemption and capital goods scheme calculations
- Confident in communicating to different layers of technical ability to get the right message across

The role is based in Watford

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