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Tax Senior Manager - International & Complex tax - London

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Senior Legal Advisor – International Office of General Counsel

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Service Line: IHQ

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Manager - KPMG Law, Legal Tech - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Legal Services

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Assistant Manager - KPMG Law, Data Protection

Location: London

Service Line: Legal Services

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Manager - Tax Disputes, KPMG Law - Manchester

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Service Line: Legal Services

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Assurance Manager – Global Information Protection Internal Audit Prgm

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Tax Senior Manager - International & Complex tax - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
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.
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:
• 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.


Senior Legal Advisor – International Office of General Counsel

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role Summary
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.

Technical Skills
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).
Additional Notes

Some domestic and international travel will be required (once countries open up their borders and it is safer to do so).




Manager - KPMG Law, Legal Tech - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Legal Technology Team supports three key areas of KPMG Law:


Legal advisory engagements through the use of technology which enables KPMG to deliver advice and solutions to clients underpinned by technology.
The productisation of legal services including the build and deployment of legal technology products to clients; and
Supporting KPMG’s Legal Operations and Transformation Services team in the configuration of legal technology solutions for corporate in-house legal teams.

We also work closely with our global legal technology teams across KPMG’s extensive global network.


The Role:


As a Legal Technologist at KPMG you will be exposed to cutting edge legal technology being used to support the delivery of legal services and to the building of legal technology products. KPMG is uniquely positioned to leverage significant multi-disciplinary capabilities to bring Legal Technology solutions to market which solve client problems and as a legal technologist working within KPMG Law you will be working with lawyers and other professional advisors from across KPMG.


Successful candidates will apply legal technology to legal problems and help to develop sophisticated solutions for clients demonstrating creativity and enabling KPMG to differentiate in the marketplace.


Responsibilities:


Supporting the development, implementation and management of digital solutions for clients;
Iimplementing solutions using HighQ Collaborate, configuring existing sites and leveraging KPMG proprietary code to deploy solutions to clients;
Supporting KPMG’s knowledge team in the maintenance and creation of automated templates using the firm’s document automation software, Contract Express and supporting KPMG Law during legal scale contract remediation projects;
Assisting in exploring new innovative technologies and considering their potential use by the firm;
Onboarding new technology solutions through KPMG’s quality and risk management processes;
Providing advice and support to users on how to use our technology solutions and platforms;
Helping to test and maintain the firm's legal technology systems when new features/functionality are added to these systems;
Helping to create and keep up-to-date user guides and training materials (including e-learning) on how to use the firm's legal technology systems;
Supporting fee earner collaboration and engagement with our technologies and promoting an innovation culture across the firm, including assisting with workshops, training sessions and attending meetings as appropriate.


Qualifications and Skills:


A keen interested in Legal Technology and its application to law.
At least 3 years of experience in Legal Technology (either in a law firm or as part of an in-house team or Big Four).
A working knowledge and understanding of HighQ and experience of using the platform.
A detailed understanding of Contract Express and an ability to leverage its functionality to build and maintain automated documents.
Experience of coding in JavaScript, Python, React, HTML and CSS is preferable but not essential as you will be working alongside solution developers.
Experience of having worked in a law firm or other “big four” is useful but not essential.
Attention to detail with strong organisation, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential.
Candidates will be required to balance several pieces of work simultaneously, prioritising to ensure tight timescales and deadlines are met.
Candidates will also be responsible for supervising junior members of the team and ensuring experience and knowledge is shared.


Assistant Manager - KPMG Law, Data Protection

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG Law is recruiting an Assistant Manager to support the growth of the data protection team in KPMG Law. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team which works across KPMG providing our clients with data protection solutions.
KPMG Law – Data Protection

Our data protection team works with the different service lines within KPMG to provide clients with complete data protection solutions.

The role will include:

— Legal Advisory
— Data Transfer Agreements
— Drafting policies and procedures
— Supporting clients with the data protection elements of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, outsourcing, large scale technology programmes


Experience:

The applicant will be a data protection/commercial lawyer with one seat of their training contract including data protection advice and preferably 1 year of data protection experience of advising on compliance with data protection laws including the rules around marketing.

The applicant will have experience in advising clients in the following areas:
— Data protection compliance issues
— GDPR/DPA compliance gap analysis
— Drafting information notices
— Assessment of joint controller status and drafting related data sharing agreements
— Drafting of compliant data protection policies and procedures
— Responding to data subject rights requests
— Preparing for and responding to data breach
— Data transfer/data sharing arrangements
— Liaising with the ICO on behalf of client who have received a complaint from a data subject
— FOIA

Applicants who have some but not all of the above experience will still be considered.


Expertise / Technical role requirements:

— The applicant must be finishing their training contract or a qualified lawyer of up to 2 years PQE
— The applicant must be keen to develop and broaden his/her legal skills to include 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)
— Energy
— Life Sciences
— Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
— Retail


Skills:

— Building and developing positive business relationships within and outside KPMG
— Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure that our clients have comprehensive and pragmatic data protection 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


Manager - Tax Disputes, KPMG Law - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: 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’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.


The Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC. KPMG is now regulated by the SRA as a multi-disciplinary practice.


Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.


KPMG Legal Services is for lawyers who are:


· 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 and build relationships.
· 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.


Why you might want to join KPMG Legal Services:


· 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 a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm.
· You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities.
· You are excited by the idea of being a founding 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.


Role and responsibilities:


You will help the team with the following service offerings:
(i) Early legal and technical input into potential disputes with HMRC.
(ii) Reviewing a variety of ideas and situations and appraising for litigation risk.
(iii) Litigation in the Tax Tribunals, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECJ


This will include:


(i) First drafts of pleadings such as notices of appeal and witness statements.
(ii) First draft correspondence, advice and reports.
(iii) Legal research.
(iv) Case management of ‘group litigation’ cases.
(v) Preparing for hearing including preparing bundles of documents and authorities.
(vi) Instructions to Counsel, attending Conferences and preparing settled notes.
(vii) General litigation support.
(viii) Delegation to junior team members.


Education and qualifications:


The applicant will be a litigation lawyer with experience in litigation and/or tax dealing with commercial clients.
In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on technical matters and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.
The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her ability to build relationships with across KPMG or with clients. Good relationship building skills and organisation skills are a must.
The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and wider firm events.


Experience Required:


It is expected that the successful applicant will be a qualified solicitor with at least 4 years PQE experience.
They will have experience across a number of taxes and in particular corporate taxes working in real estate and funds.
They must have tax litigation experience (i.e. not just general litigation experience) and previous experience in a similar role with a law firm or Big 4 practice is essential.
They will have experience with and a good understanding of the procedure before the UK Tribunals.

Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential.

Assurance Manager – Global Information Protection Internal Audit Prgm

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The KPMG International Services Limited (KPMGI Services) Global Information Protection Group (IPG) consists of multicultural global teams with strong information protection (security and privacy) experience. Global IPG drives adoption of a consistent global information protection strategy for the network of KPMG member firms and focuses on collaboration among Member Firms. This includes Assurance services and the information protection controls audit / Internal Audit (IA) program. The IA program represents a key mechanism to demonstrate KPMG efforts to keep and maintain a consistent baseline of information protection across the network of member firms that helps ensure service delivery in a trusted manner.

Primary Purpose

The KPMGI Services, Global Information Protection Group (IPG) is looking for a dynamic candidate to fill the Assurance Manager, Internal Audit Program role. This position offers great career growth supporting global information protection assurance efforts.

Responsibilities and Tasks
• Responsible for supporting the information protection controls audit / Internal Audit (IA) program of the Global Information Protection Group (IPG) that KPMG member firms follow to perform IAs.
• Maintains and enhances the IA program framework (requirements and materials) based on global policy, standard requirements, industry leading practices and feedback from stakeholders. Communicates IA program requirements and materials, develops and delivers training for these. Monitors and responds to inquiries about the IA program. Maintains supporting technology solution requirements and monitors IA solution to ensure that it meets requirements. Maintains team process and procedures up to date.
• Executes against IA program activities, monitors delivery based on available resources and timeframe and reports status. Formally documents key activities performed by the IA program team and performs assessment of activities performed against plan and requirements.
• Performs quality reviews of executed IAs, oversees supporting resources, communicates and discusses results of reviews.
• Analyzes, identifies trends, proposes solutions for challenges, prepares and presents status reporting status to executive management.
• Collaborates with other global IPG teams and well as member firm groups.
Competencies and Experience
• Extensive relevant experience in information protection (security and privacy), of which experience in performing and managing assessments / audits is a must.
• Strong background in scoping, planning, performing and managing audits in an ISO 27001 based control environment and familiar with other related frameworks (e.g. ISO 27017 and ISO 27005). Certified lead auditor on ISO27001 and global company experience a big plus.
• Possess excellent writing, presentation and communication skills in English.
• Ability to multi-task and work independently within a global team and deliver high quality results with attention to detail.
• Holds a valid passport.

Travel:
• Limited travel (planned in advance, approximately up to 5%), including international may be required. Travel adjusted as needed based on crisis management global circumstances (i.e. no travel planned short-term).

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