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Office of General Counsel - Assistant Privacy Counsel

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Senior Legal Adviser - International Office of the General Counsel

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Head of Information Assurance (Director)

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Tax Manager - Family Office & Private Client - US

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Office of General Counsel - Assistant Privacy Counsel

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role Description:
As part of Phase 2 of the KPMG UK GDPR compliance activities and rolling out a new Privacy Office operating model, the UK firm is recruiting an Assistant Privacy Counsel. The suitable candidate will help drive internal compliance with KPMG’s obligations under the UK GDPR, UK Data Protection Act 2018, Privacy of Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and Freedom of Information Act 2000, as well helping to achieve a strong and consistent Privacy contracting position with KPMG’s clients and suppliers.

The Assistant Privacy Counsel will apply their legal skills to effectively support the Senior Privacy Counsel in performing all relevant duties as part of KPMG’s Office of General Counsel.


Key Responsibilities:
- Provide legal support as required to the Senior Privacy Counsel including legal research, drafting and contract negotiation.
- Maintaining Privacy contract playbooks, updating as necessary to reflect changing commercial, regulatory and legal landscape.
- Develop into first point of contact for Privacy legal queries from KPMG’s Privacy Office, Commercial legal teams (including offshore teams) and KPMG business teams.
- Undertake negotiations on Privacy elements of client and supplier contracts.
- Preparation of notes and guidance documents on key Privacy legal issues.
- Drafting and review of external correspondence with data subjects and regulators.
- Providing ad hoc legal support as required the event of a data incident, data subject access request and/or complaint.
- Provide ad hoc advice on Freedom of Information requests.
- Help drive continuous improvement and change
Skills and experience required:
- Solicitor, barrister or CILEX equivalent, qualified to practice in England and Wales (NQ+ will be considered).
- Strong academics.
- Demonstrable experience in Privacy law and contract negotiation from a reputable law firm/in-house legal team.
- Demonstrable knowledge of the UK GDPR, DPA 2018 and FoI Act 2000.
- Very strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to present complex legal concepts confidently and clearly to audiences at all levels of seniority and background.
- Well organised and able to independently maintain a high workload efficiently and at a consistently high standard.
- Strong IT skills (MS Office) and demonstrable interest in technology.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Demonstrable interest in pursuing in-house Privacy legal career.
- Recognised privacy qualifications (e.g. CIPP/E) desirable.







Legal Advisor, Office of General Counsel

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part 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 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 role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a variety of matters including corporate and governance legal matters relating to KPMG International itself, corporate transactions or structuring between or involving KPMG International and one or more member firms, governance issues relating to member firms and cross-border legal risk and regulation.
Some international travel may be required.

The Person

Qualification, Skills and Experience required
We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 3 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with 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. Experience advising professional services firms, including on partnership agreements, will be advantageous. 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 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


Senior Legal Adviser - International Office of the General Counsel

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 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 and are based in 155 countries.

The International Office of the General Counsel 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 role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a variety of matters including strategic global initiatives requiring corporate legal expertise, corporate and governance legal matters relating to KPMG International itself, corporate transactions or structuring between or involving KPMG International and one or more member firms, governance issues relating to member firms and cross-border legal risk and regulation.

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

The Person

Qualification, Skills and Experience required

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 6 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. Experience advising professional services firms, including on partnership agreements, will be advantageous. 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 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 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


Head of Information Assurance (Director)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: CRLO

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Title: Head of Information Assurance
Grade: A - Director
Role Type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Any UK Office considered

Role and Responsibilities


This Director-level role sits within KPMG’s Information Security organisation and leads second line-of-defence activities of Information Risk and Information Assurance/Audit.

The role reports to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), who reports to KPMG UK’s Chief Risk Officer and with a functional reporting line to KPMG’s Chief Digital Officer .

The role is also one of the sponsors for the Information Security Transformation Program (a major in-flight 3-year information security transformation), as well as a key stakeholder for other information-related transformation projects.

Overview of responsibilities
- Member and key driver of the Information Governance Oversight Committee, which reports into the Risk Executive of KPMG UK
- Accountable for maintaining KPMG UK’s external certifications (currently ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus)
- Accountable for the performance of audits carried out by KPMG clients on KPMG, in relation to Information Security and Business Continuity.
- Accountable for the running of a 3-years rolling program of information assurance exercises relating to KPMG UK internal teams and major/high impact suppliers
- Accountable for oversight of remediation activities in relation to Information Security control gaps or ineffectiveness.
- Accountable for the assessment of information risk and suggested security improvements in relation to new technologies; major changes to components of the current technology estate; new suppliers; and other projects that involve KPMG/client/supplier information.
- Accountable for information risk management for KPMG UK, including oversight of processes and tools covering governance, identification, collation, assessment, recording, reviewing, reporting and analyzing information risks. Also ensuring that identified risks are used to drive both business change projects to improve security, and to drive the information assurance cycle.
- Accountable for the elements that feed the information risk management processes, such as the information security controls matrix, the information risk and findings registers, the information security policies and related standards, and the reporting and governance around information security exceptions management.
- Accountable for developing the “Security Liaison” function, which is a growing function providing security support to all areas of KPMG UK’s business
- Accountable for integration of information security input into various risk bodies across KPMG UK
- Accountable for the Records Retention schedule; and responsible for Information Security’s input into KPMG’s information governance & management activities (the Chief Data Officer is accountable)
- Responsible to play an active part in the Information Security Transformation program, as joint sponsor and also in driving the integration of solutions into BAU operation
- Responsible for assigning appropriate information security professionals to the other major change programmes running in KPMG, as well as becoming involved in the governance for some of those programmes on behalf of Information Security.
- Responsible for Information Security’s involvement in ISQM1 and any future regulatory changes required by regulators.
- Responsible to maintain day-to-day working between the Information Security teams and the Data Privacy team including the Data Privacy Officer – including merging processes where appropriate
- Responsible for a team of c40 Risk and Assurance professionals making up the Information Assurance team, including future offshore resources
- Responsible for the budget and resourcing plan for the Information Assurance team
- Responsible for the Performance Management of the senior members of the Information Assurance team
- Responsible for maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders across the firm to help unblock issues, facilitate discussion, drive initiatives, obtain feedback and maintain services that continue to be useful to our internal customers
- Co-responsible with the Information Security Transformation Program manager of the successful onboarding of new relevant services into the Information Assurance department.
- As an Information Security Management team member, take an active part in the development of the strategic and tactical plans for Information Security overall, and any other initiatives run by the CISO outside of daily operational activities.
Experience and Background

Technical:

- Significant Demonstrable team leadership experience at a senior level, including experience of several (at least 3) of the following areas: Information Security, Risk Management (preferably Information Risk Management), Audit & Assurance, Data Protection, Technology Management / Technology Project Management, Quality Assurance. Knowledge in Legal contracts is a plus.
- Proven experience in delivering successfully in a complex, matrixed environment
- Significant demonstrable experience working in an Information Security role.
- Significant demonstrable experience working in or closely with IT environments, or at least a thorough knowledge of IT and Information Security controls.
- Practical experience in implementing or complying with various information security or information management-related compliance frameworks (ISO 2700x, GDPR, Cyber Essentials etc)
- Experienced in a wide base of technology and toolsets.
- Good working knowledge of information security standards (e.g. Cyber Essentials, ISF Standard of Good Practice for Information Security, ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CIS Top 20 Controls).
- CISM or CISSP certification (or equivalent) highly desirable
- Significant experience in developing and managing IT services. ITIL Certification recommended
- Understanding of the difference between Risk Management and Compliance, with a risk-focus
- Ability to determine good practice and identify opportunities for improvement.
- Working knowledge of budgeting, resourcing, recruitment and HR
- Working knowledge of planning, monitoring, data analysis, reporting.
- Good experience of people management, performance management, people development, staff empowerment and staff motivation

Personal:
- Ability to develop and leverage strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Proven ability to engage and communicate effectively with all types of audiences, including top management, auditors and regulators, clients
- Strong focus on customers’ needs and in delivering excellent customer experience
- Excellent track record in building highly-effective teams
- Self-motivated, working independently, managing own workload.
- Ability to listen, deal with ambiguity, problem solve, and make challenging decisions.
- Strong integrity, with the ability to remain impartial and escalate where required.
- Good organisational skills with attention to detail, as well as good perspective and an ability to see the big picture.
- Experience in working in a Big 4 organisation is desirable
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Tax Manager - Family Office & Private Client - US

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Private Client

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


There are currently 5 Partners, 3 Associate Partners and 12 Directors across the national Family Office and Private Client (FO&PC) business and ambitious growth plans will support continued investment at these levels as well as for more junior resource. It is a nationally run business with five core service areas:

1. Transactions and Entrepreneurial Shareholders;
2. Ultra High Net Worth Individuals;
3. International;
4. Partnerships;
5. Investigations and Enquiries

One key FO&PC area that we do not cover is the provision of personal tax services to US Citizens based in the UK.

The role
We are looking for a Manager to join our FO&PC team in our London US Private Client Practice.
This is primarily an advisory role requiring either an experienced Assistant Manager or a recently promoted Manager with significant previous US private client experience. More specifically your responsibilities will include:

- You will be required to support in building a practice from scratch (albeit a small amount of compliance work exists it is anticipated you will support the transition from an existing team sat within the Global Mobility Practice)

- Ensuring the delivery of a high quality personal tax service to our clients;

- Managing a portfolio of complex and diverse clients, including partnerships and non-UK domiciled individuals, and being able to provide personal tax advice on a wide range of assignments including inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax and particularly identifying opportunities to advise your portfolio of clients in relation to these taxes;

- Providing original and creative thinking to solve tax problems, frequently leading to providing wholly bespoke tax advice and solutions on one-off assignments;

- Project managing tax advisory assignments to ensure deadlines, risk management and compliance procedures are all met;

- Managing work in progress and ensuring prompt billing and cash collection;

- Overseeing the performance and career development of partly and newly qualified staff.


Qualifications and Skills

Candidates interested in this role should have the following skills and qualifications:

-Qualified accountant or tax specialist with experience of working in a similar environment with experience of US Private Clients and varied advisory assignments.

-Academically strong results in career to date coupled with a deep technical understanding of the issues affecting private clients and partnerships.

-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and constructively at a variety of levels with clients, their other professional advisors and colleagues.

-A keen and insightful appreciation of the issues facing clients and an ability to deliver bespoke tax solutions to meet their needs.

-An ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative

-A commitment to clients, colleagues and KPMG.



Tax Manager - Family Office & Private Client

Location: Bristol

Capability: Tax

Service line: Private Client

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 Team

As a national practice our FO&PC team consists of 162 team members across the UK, led by 5 Partners, 3 Associate Partners, and 12 Directors.
We are a nationally run business with five core service areas:
1. Transactions and Entrepreneurial Shareholders;
2. Ultra High Net Worth Individuals;
3. International;
4. Partnerships;
5. Investigations and Enquiries.
We work with a variety of high net worth individuals – from stakeholders in privately owned and entrepreneurial businesses, executives of multi-national firms, landed estates and senior members of private equity firms; who may be tax resident and/or domiciled in a range of jurisdictions. We also specialise in providing advice to Trusts and Estates, and Partnerships.
If you are a highly motivated qualified tax adviser/ accountant (ATT, CTA or ACA/ACCA) with experience of working in personal tax, then we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

We are looking for a Manager to join our FO&PC team in our South region (based in either Bristol or Reading or working across both locations).
This is primarily an advisory role and it entails working with high net worth individuals – both with UK affairs and international tax issues, and also working with entrepreneurial businesses and shareholder owned companies.

More specifically, some of the responsibilities will include:
• Ensuring the delivery of a high quality personal tax service to our clients.
• Managing a diverse portfolio of more complex clients and being able to provide personal tax advice on a wide range of assignments including inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax, international tax matters, and identifying opportunities to advise your portfolio of clients in relation to these taxes.
• Providing original and creative thinking to solve tax problems, frequently leading to providing wholly bespoke tax advice and solutions to one-off assignments.
• Project managing tax advisory assignments to ensure deadlines, risk management and compliance procedures are all met.
• Managing work in progress and ensuring prompt billing and cash collection.
• Overseeing the performance and career development of partly and newly qualified staff.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Candidates interested in this role should have the following skills and qualifications:
• Qualified accountant or tax advisor with experience working in a personal tax focussed environment with exposure to a varied client base.
• Academically strong results in career to date coupled with a keen and insightful understanding of the issues facing private clients.
• Strong interpersonal skills are required in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.
• A keen and insightful appreciation of the issues facing clients and an ability to deliver bespoke tax solutions to meet their needs.
• An ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative.
• A commitment to clients, colleagues and KPMG.
• High level of analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues flexible working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

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