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Manager - Tax Disputes, KPMG Law - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


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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.

Senior Manager - Commercial Law, London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Why you might want to join KPMG Law:

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.

Role 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 broad range of disciplines sectors including:

Agreements for the supply of goods and services (intra-group, B2B and B2C)
Agency,distributorship, channel and franchise arrangements
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 lawyer with at least 7 years PQE, and 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.


Manager - Commercial Law, London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Why you might want to join KPMG Law:
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)
Energy
Life Sciences
Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
Retail


Legal Counsel (Manager)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM and OGC

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Department Information

The Practice Protection team (“PP”) comprises a team of experienced partners and lawyers based in Canary Wharf who specialise in advising on and managing the handling of practice protection issues.

Practice Protection is the process by which the firm takes effective action in the event of claims, or circumstances relating to its professional work, regulatory or law enforcement interest, and professional conduct matters. In addition, PP advises partners and staff of the UK firm on a wide range of other professional or client matters where there may be cause for concern, or where a legal consideration or process is involved.

PP also monitors and provides guidance in relation to claims and circumstances affecting other KPMG member firms outside of North America and liaises with professional indemnity insurers for this purpose.

Role and Responsibilities

This is an attractive opportunity for a lawyer to join PP. The lawyer will be within a team advising PP partners, other partners and staff of the UK firm and KPMG member firms overseas on a wide range of contentious matters relating to professional services and conduct. Particular tasks involve assisting and advising in the management of litigation and threats of litigation against the UK firm.

The candidate will need to be able to work flexibly within a small team handling a large and varied work load, taking a significant degree of responsibility, and being able to understand the business drivers affecting the firm.
Specific responsibilities include the following:

UK role

- Assisting in advising on and managing potential and actual claims against the UK firm, domestic and international regulatory and law enforcement interest and professional conduct matters.
- Assisting in advising on a broad range of associated, general legal issues and risk management matters.
- Providing legal and other support to more senior members of PP and to General Counsel
- Liaising with external legal advisers and counsel.Qualifications and Skills

- Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 2-3 years post-qualification experience from either an existing in-house position or from private practice.
- A background in regulatory investigations, and professional negligence would be beneficial but is not essential
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence with confidence and clarity at all levels
- Strong organisational skills with an ability to produce work to tight deadlines with attention to detail.
- Mature, self-sufficient and proactive, with the ability to work independently as well as being a team player.
- Commercially and risk aware

Senior Legal Advisor

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:

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 our 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 and are based in 155 countries.

The International Office of the General Counsel is a small team based in three 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 role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a wide variety of matters involving cross-border legal risk and regulation, internal investigations, governance, structural matters, investments, business relationships (in particular, with the KPMG member firms) and protection and use of the organisation’s brand.

Some international travel may be required.

The Person






Qualification, Skills and Experience required

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 5 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience advising on corporate matters in areas such as governance and structural matters, investments (including equity and debt), acquisitions, disposals and cross border legal risks and regulations. Some contentious experience or experience advising on significant brand and legal risk matters will be advantageous. All candidates with demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.

A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:


- Excellent legal technical skills


- Experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border corporate matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position


- 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 small, 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 deal with people from different cultures in an appropriate way


Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Responsibilities

— The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Finance Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution
— Be a champion for both technical and functional leading practice with the Finance Solution.
— Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 technical and functional capabilities
— Collaborate with the Global team to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365 functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset
— Be responsible for ensuring our pre-sales engagements are delivered with the same rigour and attention to detail as our client engagements
— Define training needs within the team and coach other team members
— Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan.
— Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour.
— Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary.
— Ensure progress updates are communicated to relevant parties both formally and informally.
— Identify practice development activities and help in defining how these will be delivered
— Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by Directors.
— In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training.
— Represent KPMG in a professional and positive manner at all times.

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

— Deep and broad knowledge of technical capabilities of Dynamics 365, including appropriate certification. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365.
— In particular deep knowledge of all core Finance concepts and processes including, Enterprise Structures, GL, AP, AR and reporting.
— Good understanding of Azure and cloud technologies, ..
— Broad understanding of software development lifecycle,
— In addition understanding of one of the following is beneficial:
- Manufacturing
- Human Resources
- Project Management and Accounting
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Trade & Logistics
— Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams
— Experience of Agile Methodology
— Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial
— Degree Qualification

Experience and Background

— Expertise in providing both out of the box and development solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment; Extensive experience as an ERP consultant
— Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.
— Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Solution Architect role
— Experience of large scale ERP implementations
— Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort and simplifying delivery
— Pre-sales experience
— Excellent presentation and demonstration skills
— Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge


The role is based in Canary Wharf in London. The Salary to be paid is competitive.

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