Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax Compliance - FS Integrated Compliance Hub

Job Description

  • Job Title Assistant Manager Corporate


Tax Assistant Manager – Corporate Tax Compliance – Financial Services ‘Integrated Compliance Hub’

These are exciting times at KPMG and we have an ambition to be the fastest growing of the Big 4 with growth in excess of 10% for each of the next three years. As a result, our Tax and Legal practice is going through an unprecedented period of investment.


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people: their different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy, to our diversity and inclusion targets – we are making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.


What is the role?
We recognise the importance and value of corporation tax compliance. We also recognise the value of our tax compliance and tax advisory teams working closely together to give the most varied, interesting career opportunities and the best outcomes for our clients and our people. That is why we are investing heavily into this area and our Financial Services practice is creating an ‘Integrated Compliance Hub’.


Our Financial Services practice is diverse and comprises Asset Management (which includes Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Funds), Banking and Insurance and is a dynamic and successful area of our business.


A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, we can offer you the opportunity to utilise and develop Corporate Tax compliance skills in an innovative and supportive environment. The aim of creating an Integrated Compliance Hub is to give our compliance professionals flexibility and the opportunity to develop their careers in tax in areas that really interest them.


You really can shape your career in the way you want to being part of the Financial Services ‘Integrated Compliance Hub’. For example, our aim is to offer experience of both compliance and advisory work, and also work across the different areas of Financial Services.


Of course, if you are already a subject matter expert or already have deep knowledge of, or interest in, a particular sector then we would welcome your focus on your area of interest. Flexibility to manage and build your career is fundamental to the aims behind the creation of the Hub.


We are looking for talented Tax Assistant Managers with UK corporate tax experience (or significant experience in corporate tax compliance in other jurisdictions) to join us at this exciting time and help implement, shape and develop the Hub as we expand and invest significantly in Financial Services tax.


What will you be doing?

In addition to delivering corporate tax compliance services there are opportunities to be involved in tax advisory work, the development of our innovative technology solutions and also to participate in client demonstrations and other aspects of business development, to keep your role varied and tailored to your interests where possible.


With our technology enabled solutions our compliance specialists can focus on technical excellence, opportunity spotting and managing the compliance relationship with clients.

We are offering both full time and part time roles with flexible working arrangements which include, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc.  We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest.

The core aspects of the role are:

  • Maintain a portfolio of clients and take responsibility for ensuring the tax computations are prepared to a high standard, on a timely basis and finalised and submitted to HMRC within agreed deadlines.
  • Oversee the work of assistants, providing coaching and technical guidance as part of the overall review process.
  • Work directly with the client to plan and understand the requirements at the start of each compliance cycle including potential visits to clients/ local offices to ensure we use appropriate technology and resources to deliver a quality product on time.
  • Identify and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists as appropriate to prepare or review analysis.
  • If desired, the role offers the opportunity to get involved in tax advisory work to help build out your expertise and experience.
  • Working with KPMG local Financial Services teams and specialists in their field, including, for example, providing assistance in the drafting of responses to HMRC correspondence and preparing tax accounting disclosures in addition to managing risk.
  • Identify opportunities and any additional services that the client may need and liaise with subject specialists.
  • Follow KPMG best practice and policy.


Who are we looking for?
You are well on your way in your corporate tax compliance career, ideally with experience of UK corporation tax and have a passion for compliance and the varied aspects of your role that this brings.  You may have reached this stage in your career by various means. At KPMG, we welcome applications from those qualified by experience, as well as ATT / CTA / ACA or equivalent qualifications.

Specific experience:

It is not a requirement to have Financial Services tax experience, full training and support will be given.

  • Experience of reviewing corporate tax computations and returns, including client liaison through the compliance process.
  • Ability to identify and resolve technical issues or escalate as appropriate.
  • Experience/awareness of specific technical areas including complex capital versus revenue treatment; pension scheme and share scheme adjustments; group relief; basic transfer pricing; tax accounting for single entities and groups; controlled foreign companies and corporate interest restriction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent teamwork and organisational skills, including monitoring timetables and budgets.
  • At KPMG we use Alphatax as our primary compliance deliverable tool. A background in another tax software solution will come with transferable skills and transition training will be provided.


What do we offer?

As well as being part of a talented team, our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangement
  • 25 days holiday – plus an additional day of leave for your birthday
  • 6 days of work time each year for volunteering
  • Daily lunch allowance when working in the office
  • Regular training sessions and access to wide range of technical training materials


Want to know more about KPMG?

A chance to do work that matters


Want to know more about our people and culture?

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