GCT - Senior Manager

Location: Aberdeen, Birmingham & Other locations

Capability: Tax & Law

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Location: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Leeds, Leeds Broadgate, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Sheffield, South Coast - Southampton, Watford

Capability: Tax & Law

Experience Level: Senior Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Global Comp and Trans

Contract type: Permanent

Job description

SENIOR MANAGER - Global Compliance & Transformation


At KPMG we have re-imagined careers in Global Compliance & Transformation (GCT). A key focus for KPMG’s GCT team is to help multinational groups and financial services clients manage their global tax compliance, reporting and statutory accounting obligations, through outsourcing, co-sourcing, transformation and technology.


Our clients leverage KPMG’s compliance and transformation expertise and technology to drive better visibility, greater efficiency and improved risk management across their organisation.  Ultimately we prepare groups for the future of digital compliance helping them develop a sustainable, technology- enabled and holistic future state operating model.


We are winning new clients and are rapidly growing our team as a result of these investments and successes. As part of an established KPMG network of expert teams and delivery centres, you will have a fantastic opportunity to experience the global nature of these services. Delivery is underpinned by our innovative KPMG Digital Gateway platform. This is an exciting time to be part of our GCT team at KPMG where reimagining tax is a strategic priority for our UK and Global business.  We have a diverse client base, from mid-market to FTSE listed groups, from public sector to real estate to financial services. The role involves working on clients of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors. 


We are offering full 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.  You will also have the opportunity to develop your career in a dynamic part of the business, within a team that embraces diversity and personal development.  We are actively recruiting experienced individuals across the following areas.


We are looking for experienced Tax Transformation Senior Managers with the ability to analyse tax requirements, design tax processes and implement tax technology solutions.  You will have experience in one or more of the following areas, Technology Transformation (ERP), General Transformation and Tax Provision Technology.


Role & Responsibilities:

At Senior Manager level you will:

  • Lead and manage the overall delivery of tax transformation and technology projects, often as part of a wider finance transformation program
  • Understand clients priorities and design, build and deploy automation solutions which are designed for Tax
  • Support clients in designing systems which address tax requirements in different countries in the optimal way
  • Work together with Tax Transformation and GCT colleagues as well as other teams in KPMG such as Consulting
  • Help clients develop robust global governance and control frameworks
  • Develop our service offerings and service delivery models
  • Identify opportunities to provide additional services that the client may need and liaise with subject specialists
  • Establish and maintain strong client relationships with our clients
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Take personal responsibility and accountability for own work, sustain high levels of drive and enthusiasm
  • Performance manage managers and assistant managers and oversee the output from offshore resource in order to deliver client projects;
  • Ensure projects are appropriately resourced and utilised efficiently
  • Develop the team technically, providing stretching opportunities and giving regular feedback
  • Coach and support for other team members
  • Follow KPMG best practice and policy


Knowledge & Experience:

Please see below the skills and experience required for the different areas of Transformation.  You will be required to have experience in one or more of the following areas: 


ERP Transformation

Tax Transformation

Tax Provision Technology


ERP Transformation

  • Hands-on experience of working in SAP finance and controlling modules
  • Strong and practical ERP finance and tax experience of configuring SAP S4 HANA,
  • Experience of integrating VAT determination engines and bolt-ons
  • Knowledge of implementing tax determination tools such as Vertex O-Series, Thomson Reuters OneSource Determination, or Meridian VAT Add-On
  • Hands-on tax technology implementation experience, including requirements gathering from a tax, IT and users and creating and reviewing design documentation
  • Awareness of technology and automation to drive efficiency, risk management and value
  • Experience in process, risk and controls design
  • Experience of delivering large scale SAP ECC and S/4 HANA finance and tax transformation implementations
  • Able to understand key tax requirements translate those into SAP system design specifications
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of implementing SAP global tax management solutions like Tax compliance, Document Reporting and Compliance
  • Should be able to suggest practical solutions for setting up intercompany billing processes to support operational transfer pricing requirements
  • Should have an understanding of GL accounting, financial close and material ledgers
  • Preferably have an understanding of SAP Profitability and Performance Analysis (PaPM) module to implement tax use cases
  • Must have experience of reviewing the SAP native tax configurations and suggesting any improvements and remedial plans
  • Strong and practical ERP finance and tax experience of configuring SAP S4 HANA


Tax Transformation

  • Experience in designing tax transformation and technology roadmaps and translating into a transformation program
  • Ability to support tax transformation workshops – identifying and prioritizing key pain points, developing and supporting the implementation of technology roadmap
  • Ability to define business requirements and translate to supporting functional/ non-functional requirement gathering and creating and reviewing design documentation, for example; BFRDs, Solution design document, architecture mapping
  • Acting as a functionality translator, being the primary liaison between technology teams and tax teams
  • Deep tax compliance, reporting and/or automation expertise
  • Tax transformation experience, including tax governance, process design and improvement
  • Strong understanding of key drivers in the tax transformation market be that BEPS Pillar 2, Making Tax Digital, E-Invoicing etc
  • Experience in support clients on business case development for transformation projects
  • Experience in managing workstreams on large scale tax change programs, coordinating across multiple project areas (op model, process design, technology implementation, architecture, project management / change management etc.)
  • Ability to undertake technology scorecard and vendor assessments, presenting findings and recommendations back to clients in a clear and defined manner
  • Awareness or experience of tax and accounting compliance processes (e.g., Direct/Indirect tax returns, statutory accounting)
  • Designing or implementing cloud-based practical applications from a tax perspective
  • Acting as a functionality translator, being the primary liaison between technology teams and tax teams


Tax Provision Technology

  • Understanding of group tax reporting processes and experience with current state process review and design of new / updated processes for multinational groups
  • Knowledge of the third party tax provision solution market for IFRS groups and exposure to the benefits and drawbacks of the major solutions
  • Practical hands-on experience with the end-to-end implementation of at least one established third party tax provision solution, ideally Longview Tax Provision, Thomson Reuters OneSource Tax Provision or Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud; alternatively, highly experienced users / administrators of existing builds of these systems who wish to gain implementation experience will be considered
  • Experience of taking a leading role on projects involving technology implementation or change
  • Capable project manager
  • Functional knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP tax accounting, including tax consolidation
  • Awareness of drivers for change in group tax reporting processes, including the interaction between tax provision and BEPS Pillar 2
  • Experience of helping groups to build a business case for tax reporting transformation
  • Professional accounting or tax qualification and/or experience working in an in-house tax team with tax reporting responsibilities
  • Exposure to popular ERP and consolidation systems (SAP, Oracle / HFM, Workday, Dynamics 365, etc.) would be an advantage

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