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Tax Assistant Manager - Japan Practice, GMS, London

Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The role is within Japan Practice in Tax that is part of GMS. Japan Practice in Tax takes care of UK tax matters for a diverse portfolio of Japanese clients.

KPMG's Tax and Legal Services (T&L) practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, T&L can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people. Our People Services practice encompasses a wide range of areas across both Global Mobility Services (GMS) and Employer Reward Services (ERS). Our GMS team assists organisations to manage their globally mobile workforce. For our clients we provide a single source of advisory and compliance experience covering all aspects of global mobility and international assignments. Services range from international tax compliance and consultancy, advising on international social security and pensions through to helping clients to design their global mobility policies or move into a new territory. Our ERS team brings a number of key elements under one umbrella, Reward, Employment Solutions and Employee Benefit Solutions all delivering a wide range of services. The scope is broad, covering payroll and HMRC compliance, employee reward and benefit strategy design including technology, executive strategic reward, valuation services, workforce management and advice on national minimum wage and gender pay gap.

Roles and Responsibilities
- Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
- Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client
- Being the day to day contact for allocated clients
- Building and maintaining good relationships with clients
- Preparation of written advice for clients and helping to advise clients on GMS issues
- Conduct arrival and departure briefings
- Review of tax returns and preparation of income tax/NIC calculations
- Project management of advisory projects for clients
- Updating clients on GMS developments
- Participating in proposals/business development
- Managing and coaching junior team membersQualifications and Skills

- Understanding of Japanese professional practices and business customs
- Excellent written and spoken English as well as Japanese (equivalent to JLPT N1)
- Flexible approach to working hours/ job content.
- Attention to detail;
- Previous experience working in expatriate tax services;
- Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
- Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
- Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
- Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns
- ATT qualified or equivalent professional experience
- International tax services experience with UK expatriate tax background including tax briefings, review of tax returns and advisory
- Experience of managing global assignee populations and experience of immigration, social security and compensation accumulation for different countries
- High level of personal responsibility and accountability for own work
- Energetic, committed and ambitious
- High level of personal responsibility and accountability for own work
- Analytical; identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information
- Communicates with impact, both in spoken and written communication and in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
- Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under own initiative
- Capable of working to deadlines, showing resilience under pressure and ability to apply knowledge to non-routine situations
- Safeguards and enhances the reputation of KPMG through quality work, knowledge, sound professional judgement and adherence to risk processes
- Flexible, positive outlook with a commitment to team working
- Capacity to receive positive and constructive feedback


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