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Manager - In House Employment Tax, Finance, Watford

Date: Feb 8, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG is looking to recruit a Manager in their in-house Tax team, specialising in employment and expatriate tax compliance. The role is based in Watford. Reporting to the Head of Employment and Partner’s Tax, the individual will be required to demonstrate exceptional tax compliance skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. The work is by nature high profile and the ability to treat matters with the utmost confidentiality will be key. The work will involve working closely with other tax professionals, to deliver an efficient employment tax compliance service.

Roles and responsibilities:

The scope of the role includes:
• Compliance with the new IR35 legislation effective from 6 April 2021. The individual will be responsible for working closely with the central project team and various client facing teams to ensure the firm is compliant with respect to the new legislation on a real time basis.
• Review of termination payments on ongoing basis and preparation of annual reports for submission to HMRC.
• UK Employment tax advisory to the business.
• International employment tax and social security advice to the business.
• Review of payroll compliance for both domestic and international payrolls.
• Review of travel by UK employees to other countries to identify and deal with overseas employment tax compliance.
• Managing compliance following advice from other KPMG member firms on local employer reporting requirements and personal tax compliance.
• Providing clear guidance to business, HR, Reward and other teams and following up.
• Dealing with ad hoc tax compliance projects as and when required.
• Training tax analysts and Assistant Managers and reviewing their work.

The Person – Skills & Qualifications:

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• CTA or ACA.
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience in dealing with UK Employment taxes with a strong background in employment status.
• Provides persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner.
• Applies sound judgment when faced with challenging decisions.
• Demonstrates perseverance and tenacity in the face of set backs.
• Excellent project management skills.
• Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work and guides others around best work practice.
• Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work.
• Provides compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems.
• Respect for confidential information.


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