Gill worked in tax for 10 years, before taking a career break to have her two children. When she was ready to return to work, she was worried she’d been out of tax for too long to return to the field and instead went to work at a local school. However, when a Senior Manager from her previous firm joined our Tax Centre of Excellence in Glasgow and recommended it to Gill, she jumped at the chance.
“My former colleague joined the Tax Centre of Excellence when it was first set up and recommended that I join. A huge plus point for me was the fact that I’d be able to work remotely so there was no need for me to relocate. I’m now a remote annualised Assistant Manager within the personal tax team and I’m responsible for reviewing the tax returns before they’re sent out to our Client Service teams.
I have an annualised contract which means I work my contractual hours over 36 weeks of the year, and then for the other 16 weeks I’m off. Because of how the tax year works, I don’t work between the middle of February and early June each year.
“I feel very proud to work here and frequently tell people it’s the best job ever. I don’t know why more companies don’t offer this level of flexibility.”
At the moment, I’m reviewing the tax returns of the KPMG partners. It’s great to have the opportunity to speak to the partners and have that client contact.
The training and support are ongoing. There are lot of online learning opportunities and we all spend three days training at our Glasgow office at the beginning of the tax season so that we can get up to speed with what’s changed.
There’s a very positive, friendly culture at KPMG and you can always call your colleagues if you need any help or have a question. We’re a virtual team, but we all know each other and it feels like we’re together all the time.”
“Because of KPMG’s global reach, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to use my German, Chinese and English language skills.”
“I’ve worked with a particular Partner for four years. Year on year, they pass me broader and more interesting projects.”
“The scale of opportunities here is hard to beat. If you want to do a secondment, it’s there for the taking.”