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Senior Legal Advisor – International Office of General Counsel
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Senior Manager - KPMG Law, Corporate Team - London
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Immigration & Visa Assistant (International Business Travel)
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The KPMG North Regional tax team is a fast-growing part of the KPMG tax practice. We are looking for excellent candidates with a proven track record who are seeking a dynamic and challenging working environment within a strong supportive leadership and management team. The marketplace is diverse with a client base of UK listed, PE backed, inbound and family owned groups.
This current vacancy is within our International Corporate Tax Team based in the Manchester office. This high performing team advises some of the region’s largest and most complex businesses. We are looking for an ambitious Manager to support the team’s rapid growth.
The role would suit a Manager or Assistant Manager wanting to drive their tax career forward advising international businesses. Whilst previous international tax experience is helpful, strong technical skills, drive and curiosity are essential.
Role and Responsibilities:
Working as a member of the team to provide International Tax and Complex UK Tax Advisory services, to support our clients in achieving their commercial objectives.
Managing the successful delivery of technically excellent advice, including: tax structuring, advice on refinancing, legal structure optimisation, pre/post transaction reorganisations, tax authority enquiries and providing support to the wider corporate tax team
- Liaising with specialists in other KPMG departments and overseas KPMG offices to oversee their input into tax advisory projects
- Coaching and developing junior members of staff – this is a vital part of the role
- Developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and understanding the client's business in order to identify areas for the provision of tax and other services
- Ensuring that clients are kept up to date with developments in the corporate tax world that may affect their businesses
- Managing proposals for new work, including delivering tender documents, presenting at client pitches and identifying solutions for client issues
- Seeking out and pursuing business development opportunities with clients and targets and actively participating with Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in business development activities
- Being a role model for KPMG’s values
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
- ACA, CA, CTA, ACCA or equivalent qualified with strong corporate tax and accounting knowledge
- Ability to develop, coach and lead staff, as well as manage stakeholders
- Strong interpersonal skills are required in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
- Well-developed analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
- Pro-active in identifying and progressing business opportunities for the long-term benefit of both KPMG and the client
- Ability to multi-task – to manage a wide range of projects and relationships
- High level of drive and enthusiasm with a positive attitude
- Ability and willingness to keep up to date and develop technical knowledge
- Inquisitive with attention to detail
- Practical approach to problem solving
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 inclusion, diversity and social equality targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.
KPMG’s Corporates International and Complex UK Tax (“ICT”) team, focussing on the large corporates market, is a well-established group of around 40 dedicated international tax and treasury specialists who help UK and international headed groups address all of their international tax advisory needs.
We assist our clients by managing and advising on international and corporate tax projects as part of multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional teams and provide specialist UK corporation tax advice on a variety of complex issues including; global tax strategy and structure, cross border financing, expanding into new markets (including the UK), the appropriate location for assets and activity, reorganisations, cross border structuring, rationalisation and divestment.
We are looking for a Tax Senior Manager to join our ICT team in London. The individual would manage a variety of UK corporation tax, international tax and treasury related projects and advise a portfolio of clients. There are ambitious growth plans for the team as we have recently invested in a number of senior hires that are well established in the marketplace.
This role involves working on and managing a range of projects and clients, focussing on the large corporates market, across a range of sectors. The work includes:
• Advising UK and international groups on a range of cross border tax issues, group structuring, financing, inbound and outbound investment, intellectual property structuring etc.
• Advising clients on a variety of complex UK corporation tax issues (including, but not limited to, the UK CFC rules, the taxation of loan relationships, derivatives, intangible assets, foreign exchange, Diverted Profits Tax etc.)
• Project managing cross border teams and UK client service teams on an ongoing basis on advisory projects. This involves liaising with specialists, overseas member firms and external advisers, to deliver successful projects and expertise to those clients.
• Be market facing with allocated clients and target organisations.
• Building strong working relationships with key client contacts.
• Managing teams, coaching and developing junior members of staff.
• Being actively involved in business development and proposal activity.
• Identify key client issues that represent opportunities for other KPMG teams to capitalise on and play active role in introductions.
• Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality and service delivery.
• Actively promote the team and personal profile to internal networks, in order to promote collaboration and increase internal leads.
The successful candidate will have the following skills:
• CTA, CA, ACA, ACCA or equivalently qualified.
• UK corporation tax and international corporate tax advisory background. Display technical strength in UK corporation tax and international corporate tax issues.
• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.
• Sound judgement, including the ability to identify and evaluate risk issues and know when to involve others.
• Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team.
• Displays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in a respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.
• A strong motivation to develop and coach junior team members.
• Brings insight and effectively applies knowledge to business and client problems.
• Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear.
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience.
You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by an established legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG Law's capabilities
You are excited by the idea of being a member of a team that will grow significantly
You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.
What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers:
Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
Lawyers with a passion for the law
Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Building and developing positive business relationships within and outside KPMG
Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure that our clients have comprehensive commercial law advice to support their decision-making
Working collaboratively to devise and driving forward creative legal solutions for clients
Providing our clients with a seamless multi-disciplinary legal implementation service on national and global projects
Assisting clients in the development of new businesses in the start-up phase or when wishing to enter new markets
Advising clients on the legal aspects of changes to their business models,including as a result of adoption of digital and other technologies.
Supporting clients with the legal implementation of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, outsourcing, large scale technology programmes
Helping clients create, manage, exploit and protect their intellectual property assets.
Qualifications and Skills:
The applicant will be a commercial lawyer with experience of information technology law and agreements. The applicant will have experience in contractual drafting and negotiation gained on national and international projects, across a range of disciplines including:
Outsourcing arrangements (both ITO and BPO)
Software licensing, IT services and IT infrastructure arrangements (including public cloud and data centre arrangements)
IP licensing and also research and development agreements
The applicant should also have sufficient data protection experience to draft and advise on data transfer, data processor and data-sharing agreements.
Applicants who have some but not all of the above experience will still be considered.
Experience and Background:
The applicant must be a qualified lawyer with at least 4 years PQE
The applicant must be keen to develop and broaden his/her legal skills toinclude working on multi-disciplinary projects and being closer to the business side of these projects.
The successful applicant will be a self-starter and a strong performer and team player who is focussed on helping to ensure that the team successfully delivers projects for its clients. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues,he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.
An interest in helping to build the team’s business and relationships will benefit the applicant.
The successful applicant will have experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further.
The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team.
The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events , giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.
Experience in some of the following sectors would be considered helpful:
Financial services (banking, insurance, investment management, payment services)
Transportation (bus, rail, automobiles, mobility as a service)
Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
This role will play an important part of the technology and intellectual property practice in IOGC, which plays a pivotal role in providing legal support for – and advising on legal risks, protections and opportunities related to – KPMG’s IP, technology and data strategy, value chain and revenue-growing initiatives.
The role will provide opportunities to advise KPMGI leaders and their teams on three key areas of the practice:
- product and innovation strategies for KPMG technology solutions;
- procurement and supplier transactions with technology and services providers; and
- strategic global initiatives with respect to technology, intellectual property and data.
The role will focus on mitigating against legal risks while supporting the organization’s growth through use of technology. We expect the role will make an impact on the organization’s goals of embedding technology in everything KPMG does, developing technology solutions that suit member firm clients’ needs, and leveraging data.
This role will report into the head of the IOGC’s technology and intellectual property practice. We expect that the successful candidate will primarily perform the following work with respect to products and innovation:
1. Legal and Regulatory Advice: Provide advice on legal and regulatory risks and requirements arising from the design, development and licensing of KPMGI technology solutions and the processing of data by such solutions. For each KPMGI-developed or KPMGI-owned technology solution, this work will require understanding the technical aspects of, and business plan for, such solutions. This work will also include advising on issues related to cross-border intellectual property and data rights, the use of open source software, whether there is freedom to operate, the benefits of copyright versus patent versus trade secret protection, and market trends related to the foregoing. This work will involve substantial influencing of, and collaborating regularly with, KPMGI professionals in audit, tax, advisory, risk management, information protection, technology development, cloud infrastructure, and procurement.
2. IP Protection & Monetization Program: Work with KPMGI business teams and technology developers to create an intellectual property protection program that: (i) identifies patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, know-how and other proprietary assets developed by them, (ii) determines the best legal methods to protect such IP assets, and (iii) implements processes for such protection. This work will also require supporting Global audit, tax and advisory functions in their establishment of an “invention committee” and collaborating with KPMGI professionals participating in such committee to determine how each IP asset will be protected and, more generally, creating standards for prioritizing disclosures and patent filing decisions. Over time, we expect that this work will expand to working with global business teams to identify companies that may be infringing on KPMGI IP and to enforce KPMGI’s rights in its IP, as well as understanding the potential for member firms to license and monetize such IP rights (separate and apart from their use in KPMG technology solutions).
3. Procurement: Provide legal support for the procurement of technology included in, commingled with, or which forms the basis of, KPMG technology solutions. This work will include advising on, drafting and negotiating various strategic intellectual property and technology agreements, with a focus on complex licenses and services agreements (including software license agreements, data rights agreements, cloud services agreements (i.e., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), software/technology development agreements, and software/technology acquisitions).
4. Global Initiatives: Support strategic global initiatives with respect to technology, intellectual property and data. We expect this work may include providing legal support and advice on global priority solutions and data aggregation initiatives related to KPMG technology solutions.
5. Training and Education: Train and educate KPMGI professionals on legal risks related to technology design and development and use of data in technology solutions.
A candidate should have the following technical skills:
Advanced technical legal skills in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, with a strong focus on providing legal and regulatory advice on developing, licensing, and protecting technology, IP and data.Strong negotiation and drafting skills across a wide variety of technology, intellectual property and data license agreements and transaction structures across various jurisdictions, as well as bespoke and complex legal, business and technical issues.Advanced communication skills to enable the translation of complex legal and regulatory issues, within the context of complex technical and business issues, into easily understandable advice.
Experience & Knowledge
A candidate must be qualified and licensed to practice law and have a degree from an accredited college or university. A candidate should have the following experience and knowledge:
- Minimum 6 years PQE of experience in the areas of intellectual property, technology and data law, with substantial experience advising on laws and regulations affecting the design, development and licensing of technology solutions and the processing of data by such solutions;
- Significant experience advising on protecting and enforcing intellectual property, technology and data rights, US and EU data privacy issues, artificial intelligence platforms, data and analytics platforms, and mobile applications;
- Significant experience negotiating a variety of technology agreements and transaction structures;
- Must possess an excellent working knowledge of cloud-based information technology businesses, services and products;
- Ability to advise on, and drive forward the implementation of, solutions to issues and matters with an international/cross-border dimension;
- Understands how to balance the needs, demands and requirements of a global business with legal risks and protections;
- Must be self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume legal department with many different stakeholders worldwide;
- Understands how to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment amongst other KPMG professionals;
- Cultural sensitivity required to engage with people at all levels and with diverse backgrounds;
- Deep knowledge and awareness of global business, legal and technology trends which may impact the KPMG brand; and
- Experience in instructing and managing external counsel on matters, as appropriate (other than the most significant matters, on which the individual in this role will work alongside a Partner t or Director level lawyer within IOGC).
Some domestic and international travel will be required (once countries open up their borders and it is safer to do so).
KPMG Law is a disrupter in the legal services industry offering legal advisory services combined with new law and technology driven offerings and multi-disciplinary solutions. Our lawyers have the benefit of being part of an exciting start-up business within a leading global professional services firm.
The successful candidate will have broad experience across international business reorganisations, M&A and joint ventures gained in the UK at a City practice (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered) and be:
• an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide multi-disciplinary legal services in a different environment and manner while delivering a great service to clients
• able to understand the legal solution within the wider picture and who is keen to become a more rounded business adviser
• a driven and proactive team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines and is keen to assist with the development of junior team members
• a relationship builder who can spot and develop new opportunities and client relationships both within the KPMG network and externally
• a good technical lawyer with a solid knowledge of the Companies Act
The role will involve:
• providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions spanning corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
• building relationships with other KPMG teams and KPMG clients to develop and provide multi-disciplinary solutions
• project managing and driving projects to conclusion
• training and mentoring more junior team members
It is expected that the successful applicant will be an English-qualified solicitor with a minimum of 7 years’ PQE experience. Strong academic, technical, and personal skills are essential.
Immigration & Visa Assistant (International Business Travel)
Location: This role is based in Watford
Reporting to: Manager, Business Travel Compliance
Job Description: This role is offered on a 12-month secondment/fixed-term contract
The IBT Advisor role is within the International Business Travel (IBT) Team that is part of the UK Partnership Tax team. There is a lot of crossover between the two teams and they work closely together.
The IBT team provide immigration assistance to UK staff travelling overseas for work purposes and advises non-UK staff travelling to the UK on UK visa requirements.
Following Brexit, additional requirements and reporting are needed which will be a key focus for IBT Team to ensure KPMG and its employees remain compliant with immigration and tax requirements when overseas.
The role will involve working predominantly with the Partnership Tax Team, the in-house Immigration legal team in the UK and overseas KPMG member firms as well as direct contact with UK staff.
To support both IBT and Partnership Tax, working as a pro-active team member advising business travellers on immigration and work permits and maintaining detailed records to ensure accurate reporting and manage commercial and regulatory risk.
To provide an efficient, high quality, client focused service and to respond to business queries in a prompt, professional manner.
- Monitor the IBT inbox and proactively research queries, contacting UK staff to ascertain further details of outbound travel
- Monitor LINK (internal business travel tool) and administer additional requirements such as: -
- Submit online Posted Worker Notifications for anyone travelling to Europe
- Apply to HMRC for A1 applications for multi-state workers travelling to various European destinations
- Knowledge share with other Tax team members to ensure Corporate and Income Tax requirements are addressed and managed
- Regular analysis of travel data and preparation of summaries
- Provide full administration on all UK work permit applications and assisting in the preparation of documents and application forms required for UK staff to obtain travel and work permits for working aboard
- Develop and maintain beneficial working relationships with other immigration and global mobility teams within the KPMG network to facilitate knowledge sharing
- Help to drive forward change initiatives and projects (including for example, assisting with immigration and tax implications of colleagues stranded overseas due to COVID)
- Support the wider tax team as and when required. This includes: -
- Monitor other team mailboxes and respond to queries
- Obtain missing information for them to complete management reporting
Skills and Qualifications
The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of working within immigration/global mobility and providing advice on visas and work permits
- Excellent communication skills and strong excel knowledge
- Self-starter, good organisation skills are essential
- The ability to extract, assimilate and analyse information quickly and accurately
- Ability to work on multiple tasks for different colleagues
- Willingness to handle detail, an investigative nature and ability to get things right
- Respect for confidential information