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Tax Analyst - 12 month FTC

Date: Apr 1, 2019

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142910BR
Job TitleTax Analyst - 12 month FTC
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 DescriptionThe Role

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 the Central Services finance function 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 tax and the central services finance team.

The Responsibilities

- Preparation of various schedules required to complete/support the tax computations of KPMG LLP and various companies in the KPMG corporate structure. This will involve:
- Extraction, reconciliation of accounting entries and analysis of data from various KPMG systems, including SAP, Concur etc
- Liaising with other internal information providers to ensure accuracy of analysis
- Reporting analysis and findings to members of the team
- Working with the tax team to resolve queries around tax sensitive data/balances
- Assisting with ongoing data analysis relating to KPMG’s tax affairs, for example overseas tax filing requirements
- Monitoring Functional Mailbox and responding to client facing teams or clients who request certificates of residence and/or withholding tax forms.
- Handling other ad hoc tasks and projects as required

The Person – Skills & Qualifications

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:
- Comfort around the use of systems (SAP) and the ability to extract, assimilate and analyse information quickly and accurately
- A sound knowledge of excel and the ability to adapt speedily to in-house systems
- 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
- 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
- GCSE or O Levels in English and Maths are expected and an understanding of bookkeeping would be advantageous

The role will involve working as part of a team - training, supervision and coaching will be provided.

The role is based in Watford.

Support will be considered for those studying for Charted Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification but this is not a requirement for the role.

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