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Senior Legal Counsel - KPMG International (Director level)

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International Tax Director

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Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Tax Assistant Manager - Corporate International, Manchester

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Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Tax Manager - International & Complex Tax - Glasgow / Edinburgh

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Senior Manager - International & Complex Tax

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International Tax Manager - Manchester

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Senior Legal Counsel - KPMG International (Director level)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Senior Legal Counsel
The International Office of the General Counsel
Grade: A (Director)


Overview
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a legal team of excellent calibre in a global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.
KPMG International is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated. KPMG member firms provide audit, tax and advisory services to clients around the globe.
The International Office of the General Counsel (‘IOGC’) is a team based in five countries. The team provides legal advice on key strategic issues for, and supports the execution of key business decisions made by, KPMG International. It also supports KPMG International and the KPMG global network in dealing with legal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks.
The KPMG International hotline is a vehicle for KPMG personnel, clients and other third parties (such as suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors, external consultants, alliance partners, or other third party resource) to confidentially report concerns they have relating to certain areas of activity by any KPMG International entity, activities of KPMG firms or KPMG personnel.
The role is a senior one and will involve having overall responsibility for managing the KPMG International Hotline. This will include recommending how hotline reports should be investigated and, from time to time, leading investigations of hotline matters. The role will report into the Deputy General Counsel.
The role will require regular interaction with senior leadership of KPMG International and KPMG member firms, as well as with the investigation lawyers in the IOGC team.

Key aspects of the role will include:
- Overall responsibility for managing the KPMG International hotline
- Regularly liaise with senior KPMG International, member firm leadership, IOGC leadership and IOGC investigation lawyers on hotline matters
- Lead hotline investigations as agreed with IOGC leadership, including instructing external counsel where necessary
- Present to Global and Regional leadership as appropriate on KPMGI Hotline results, trends and actions taken to mitigate areas of concern
- Overall responsibility for reviewing from time to time, enhancing and managing KPMGI Hotline processes, including any changes to KPMG International policies which relate to the hotline
- Oversee relationship with third party hotline provider Clearview e.g. contracting, IT security audits, content change
- Oversee development of training and other content that promotes the KPMG International hotline and ‘raising your hand’ e.g. Acting with Integrity Training
- Support Global Head of People on initiatives leveraging experience from hotline
- Train / educate other KPMG professionals on how to operate a local firm hotline
- Liaise with hotline colleagues around the KPMG world and externally to share best practices
- Manage hotline support team of two personnel
- Some international travel may be required.
The Person
- Qualification, Skills and Experience required
- We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 10 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience running a hotline program and/or in the area of internal investigations. A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:
- Excellent legal technical skills
- Substantial experience of working as part of a legal or hotline team in relation to managing and investigating hotline and whistleblower complaints. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position
- A track record of making sound ethical decisions and exercising balanced judgment
- An understanding of business drivers affecting, and legal, regulatory and business risks faced by, large global organizations
- Awareness of own strengths and areas for development
- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a supportive team while taking responsibility for their own work
- Ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to, and deal confidently with, individuals at all levels
- Ability to handle difficult and sensitive conversations
- Experience in using strong influencing and negotiation skills to establish strong relationships with individuals and groups at all levels from different cultures across a global organization;
- Ability to instruct and manage external counsel appropriately
- Experience in managing direct reports and ability to develop and motivate them effectively
What we offer you

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing so as to, amongst other things, drive innovation and entrepreneurship.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience improves problem solving, strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture that promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

International Tax Director

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


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 focussing on the large corporates market, is a well-established group of around 30 dedicated international tax specialists who help UK and international headed groups address all of their international tax advisory needs. The team has specialists in many different sectors.

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, M&A transactions, cross border financing, reorganisations and cross border structuring.

The Role:

We are looking for a Tax Director to join our team in London. The individual would lead a variety of UK corporation tax, international tax projects and M&A transactions for clients in a variety of sectors.

Responsibilities

• Be market facing, drive sales on allocated clients and target organisations
• Hold and control high level conversations with senior stakeholders in the markets and be capable of introducing relevant specialists from across the firm
• Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality, service delivery and commercially
• Actively promote team and personal profile to internal networks in order to promote collaboration and increase internal leads
• Take lead on design and delivery of proposals for new business opportunities
• Play a key role in people development activities (coaching / mentoring) for less experienced team members
• Identify key client issues that represent opportunities for other KPMG teams to capitalise on and play active role in introductions.

The Individual:

• Successful track record of new business origination within International Tax projects through both internal and external activities
• Excellent commercially
• Display technical strength in our specialist markets above
• Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team
• Inspirational leader
• Displays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in an inspirational & respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community
• 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 KMPG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent

Tax Assistant Manager - Corporate International, Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


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.

Overview:

KPMG’s North 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 and target base of UK listed, PE backed, inbound and privately-owned businesses.

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 Assistant Manager to support the team’s rapid growth.

The role would suit an Associate 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.

• Delivering 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.

• Building a network of peers and specialist contacts within other KPMG departments and overseas KPMG offices. Performing initial reviews of input from specialist teams into wider tax advisory projects.

• Coaching and developing more 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.

• Managing the tax compliance process (delivered by our Tax Centre of Excellence).

• Ensuring that clients are kept up to date with developments in the corporate tax world that may affect their businesses.

• Delivering proposals for new work, including tender documents and actively participating Managers, Directors and Partners in business development activities.

• Ensuring excellence in financial and risk management

• Being a role model for KPMG’s values

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

• Qualified (or approaching qualification) CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent

• Well-developed knowledge of UK corporate Taxes and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas.

• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.

• 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








Tax Manager - International & Complex Tax - Glasgow / Edinburgh

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Pensions & Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

As a firm we help our clients navigate their biggest issues and opportunities. We aim to be universally recognised as a great place for great people to do their best work – a firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture. And we will take pride in driving lasting, positive change in society.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

The Role:

An opportunity for a motivated individual, to join our Scotland corporate tax team as an International Tax Manager. The home office for the role is either Glasgow or Edinburgh (with flexible / hybrid working) but some regional and national travel to client sites and other KPMG offices may be required.

We are looking for a Manager who is seeking a dynamic working environment within a strong supportive team where they can provide tax services to a diverse client base consisting of UK listed, PE backed, inbound and family owned groups.

As well as working with existing clients, a large part of the role will be to identify new clients and grow our existing client base.This role will focus on opportunities in Scotland, across all sectors (Energy, Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Food, Drink and Agriculture and Tourism)

Description of the role:

• Be lead client tax advisor, responsible for the delivery of tax services to clients
• Providing tax advisory services to a variety of clients and managing the successful delivery of commercially viable and technically excellent advice involving tax due diligence, structuring, international and other advisory work
• Liaising with specialists in Indirect Tax, People Services, Stamp Taxes and overseas KPMG offices to manage their input into tax advisory projects
• Managing the compliance process for clients, including liaising with our dedicated Tax Centre of Excellence
• Liaise with other service lines such as Advisory, Deals and Audit to ensure co-ordinated service to the client
• Developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and identifying leads for new work
• Ensuring that clients are kept up to date on developments within the corporate tax world that may affect their businesses
• Seeking out and pursuing business development opportunities with clients and targets and participating with Senior Managers / Directors / Partners in business development activities
• Helping to prepare proposals for new work, including researching target and client companies and on technical issues to identify new solutions / products
• Be market facing to create and maintain relationships and increase the KPMG brand in the North East of Scotland
• Attend and host at client seminars and events
• Managing teams and coaching and developing junior members of staff both in respect of technical delivery, soft skills and business development
• Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures
• Manage client financials
• Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality and service delivery

Leadership & Management:

Reporting to Tax Leadership, this is a key role for the team with excellent promotion opportunities

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:

The role will involve interaction with multiple external senior stakeholders, including shareholders, company directors, CFOs and high net worth individuals and will cover a wide range of services, from specialist tax advisory to tax accounting.

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:

The role is a key role in delivery of the firm’s local and UK strategy in respect of growth. Part of the National Markets tax team, with direct accountability to local Tax Leadership

The Person

• Corporate Tax experience.
• Track record of relationship building and business development
• Sustains a high level of energy, 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
• 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

Expertise / Technical role requirements
• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent

Skills:
• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
• Commercial and practical mindset

Senior Manager - International & Complex Tax

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Responsibilities

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 Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
- 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.

International Tax Manager - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


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.

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







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