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Manager - KPMG Law, Commercial - London

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Service Line: Legal Services

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Deal Strategy and Value Creation Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Senior Manager - Data Protection Lawyer

Location: London

Service Line: Legal Services

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Tax Manager - Real Estate, Financial Services, London

Location: London

Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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Manager - Deal Strategy and Value Creation

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Innovation, Reliefs & Incentives (IRI) Tax Director, Leeds

Location: Leeds

Service Line: Claims and Incentives

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Manager - KPMG Law, Commercial - 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


Deal Strategy and Value Creation Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Team Overview
KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £400m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

Deal Advisory has an exciting opportunity to join the Deal Strategy and Value Creation team who are developing a new Integrated Value Delivery (IVD) proposition. This will provide our clients with a holistic, integrated portfolio of implementable value creation opportunities in deal situations, underpinned by advanced data science and industry insights, delivered in a deal-speed timeframe. This team is a cross functional (commercial, operational and digital), agile capability group that will help KPMG generate revenue from broader deal value creation opportunities.

We are looking for an experienced deal strategy and value creation practitioner, with a spike in either commercial, operations or digital value creation to play a key role in building out the IVD proposition and delivering high-quality engagements for our Corporate and Private Equity clients.
Role and Responsibilities:
Play a key role in delivering IVD engagements, leading multiple workstreams, from inception to completion, which will involve:

- Hypothesis generation, data request lists, client management, team management, delivery of high-quality output.
- Able to coach junior team on some elements of delivery including, deep analytics approaches, and starting to develop specific expertise in one of the core legs of commercial, operational or digital.
- Sustain a reputation for delivery excellence in the marketplace and help grow/ build our brand.
- Assist with business development activities through development of proposals, pitches and point of view documents, and work with team leadership to win mandates across Corporate and Private Equity clients.
- Ability & willingness to travel when necessary.Key Skills:

- Possess knowledge of Commercial and Operational Due Diligence and value creation methods, tools etc. and the ability to rapidly identify value creation opportunities for businesses in their market place, thinking innovatively to think beyond traditional ‘CDD and ODD’, and being able to perform analysis to support the hypotheses.
- Building an understanding of the deal lifecycle (pre-deal, deal and post-deal) and the role KPMG can play within it, with proven understanding of project delivery, value identification and deal execution.
- Technical and analytical skills with the proven ability to identify areas of potential value across the deal cycle, and develop an approach to assess each area.
- Slide writing skills that provide impact, present ideas clearly in a convincing manner.
- An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time.
- Developing management skills, with an ability to coach junior team members to ‘think differently’ and produce high-quality output.Experience and background:

- Proven experience in delivering high-quality value creation engagements in either private equity or corporates
- Commercial, Operational Due Diligence and/ or value creation engagements, working with both Private Equity and Corporations, is essential (ideally 3+ years of client-facing experience).
- Experience in top-tier or 2nd tier strategy consulting practice would be beneficial.
- Development of high-impact proposals or point-of-view packs as part of the business development process.
- Proven ability to work with other teams within a business to identify the most suitable combination of skills to deliver high-impact for clients.KPMG’s values:
KPMG prides itself on its values, which are imperative for any candidate to demonstrate:

- We lead by example: At all levels we act in a way that exemplifies what we expect of each other and our member firms' clients.
- We work together: We bring out the best in each other and create strong and successful work relationships.
- We respect the individual: We respect people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.
- We seek the facts and provide insight: By challenging assumptions and pursuing facts, we strengthen our reputation as trusted and objective business advisers.
- We are open and honest in our communication: We share information, insight and advice frequently and constructively and manage tough situations with courage and candour.
- We are committed to our communities: We act as responsible corporate citizens by broadening our skills, experience and perspectives through work in our communities and protecting the environment.
- Above all, we act with integrity: We are constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, provide sound advice and rigorously maintain our independence.

Senior Manager - Data Protection Lawyer

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG Legal Services is a fast growing part of KPMG. As such we are now seeking to recruit a Senior Manager to support the growth of the Data Protection team in our Commercial Legal team . This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a team which works across KPMG providing our clients with data protection solutions



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




Roles and Responsibilities:


Assisting clients in the development of data protection strategy
Advising clients on cross border data transfers
Supporting clients with the data protection elements of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, outsourcing, large scale technology programmes
Advising on data ethics


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.


Qualifications and 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


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


Experience and Background:


The applicant will be a data protection/commercial lawyer of at least 7 year’s PQE with 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:


Complex data protection compliance issues
Reporting on GDPR/DPA compliance
Drafting information notices
Assessment of joint controller status and draft related documentation
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.




Tax Manager - Real Estate, Financial Services, London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, 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.

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:

The KPMG Real Estate Tax Group is part of the wider KPMG FS Tax team and focuses specifically on providing tax advisory and compliance services to UK and international property investors and fund managers. We also work alongside our clients and our colleagues in Transaction Services on transactions, providing tax structuring and tax due diligence services. The investors in funds are typically multinational, as are many of the targets. Therefore the projects frequently require us to work with colleagues from our global KPMG tax network.

You will have an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the real estate industry, common fund structures, and the way different entities in these structures are taxed; developing your experience of corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, VAT, stamp duty and overseas tax regimes while developing relationships in a specialist business area.

This is an exciting time to be part of the KPMG Real Estate tax Group. We are looking for excellent candidates with a proven track record who are seeking a dynamic and challenging working environment with the opportunity to apply their deep technical knowledge in a compliance capacity.

The Responsibilities:

The role involves a mixture of both compliance and advisory responsibilities, with specific duties including:
• Providing tax structuring, tax due diligence and restructuring advice on a wide range of transactions
• Carrying out detailed technical research
• Being the first point of contact for many clients
• Co-ordinating the advice provided by other overseas KPMG teams and other tax skillsets
• Taking responsibility for the delivery of high quality compliance and reporting services for a portfolio of clients
• Working closely with colleagues in Transaction Services
• Developing client relationships with fund management houses, TS and overseas teams
• Understanding the client's business and helping to identify areas for the provision of tax and other services
• Being involved in business development and proposal activity
• Ensuring all risk procedures are adhered to

The Person:

You will have the following skills:
• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
• Strong corporate tax technical knowledge
• A good knowledge of UK corporate tax and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas. M&A tax and/or international tax experience would be an advantage but is not a requirement
• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
• High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
• Ability to work as part of a team in a transaction based environment
• Strong task management skills
• Ability to build client relationships
• Good computational and excel skills
• Good technology skills - experience of Digita and/or Alphatax would be advantageous but not essential


Manager - Deal Strategy and Value Creation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time




The Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £400m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

Deal Advisory has an exciting opportunity to join the Deal Strategy and Value Creation team who are developing a new Integrated Value Delivery (IVD) proposition. This will provide our clients with a holistic, integrated portfolio of implementable value creation opportunities in deal situations, underpinned by advanced data science and industry insights, delivered in a deal-speed timeframe. This team is a cross functional (commercial, operational and digital), agile capability group that will help KPMG generate revenue from broader deal value creation opportunities

We are looking for an experienced deal strategy and value creation practitioner, with a spike in either commercial, operations or digital value creation to play a key role in building out the IVD proposition and delivering high-quality engagements for our Corporate and Private Equity clients.


Role and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will involve:

- Play a key role in delivering IVD engagements, leading multiple workstreams, from inception to completion, which will involve:
o Hypothesis generation, data request lists, client management, team management, delivery of high-quality output.
o Able to coach junior team on all elements of delivery including storyboarding, deep analytics approaches, and specific expertise in one of the core legs of commercial, operational or digital
o Sustain a reputation for delivery excellence in the marketplace and help grow/ build our brand
- Assist with internal capability build out, which includes; proposition development, recruitment, training, go-to-market strategy development, internal stakeholder management
- Assist with business development activities through development of proposals, pitches and point of view documents, and work with team leadership to win mandates across Corporate and Private Equity clients
- Ability & willingness to travel when necessary

Key Skills

- Possess knowledge of Commercial and Operational Due Diligence and value creation methods, tools etc. and the ability to rapidly identify value creation opportunities for businesses in their market place, thinking innovatively to think beyond traditional ‘CDD and ODD’, and being able to perform analysis to support the hypotheses
- Understanding of the deal lifecycle (pre-deal, deal and post-deal) and the role KPMG can play within it, with proven understanding of project delivery, value identification and deal execution
- Technical and analytical skills with the proven ability to identify areas of potential value across the deal cycle, and develop an approach to assess each area
- Strong slide writing skills that provide impact, present ideas clearly in a convincing manner
- An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time
- Proven management skills, with an ability to coach junior team members to ‘think differently’ and produce high-quality output

Experience and background

- Proven experience in delivering high-quality value creation engagements in either private equity or corporates
- Commercial, Operational Due Diligence and/ or value creation engagements, working with both Private Equity and Corporations, is essential (ideally 5+ years of client-facing experience). Note, FDD experience will be less relevant for this role
- Experience in top-tier or 2nd tier strategy consulting practice would be beneficial
- Proven ability to manage teams of deal strategy and value creation practitioners that are able to successfully manage and complete multiple projects at once
- Development of high-impact proposals or point-of-view packs as part of the business development process
- Proven ability to work with other teams within a business to identify the most suitable combination of skills to deliver high-impact for clients





Innovation, Reliefs & Incentives (IRI) Tax Director, Leeds

Location: Leeds

Capability: Tax

Service line: Claims and Incentives

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful area of our business. A constantly changing and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a surprisingly broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.



KPMG’s National Claims and Incentives team is part of our wider Corporate Tax service line, where our staff have the opportunity to develop relationships with clients, help develop clients’ tax strategies and help manage the amount of corporation tax they need to pay. This involves working with clients on complex tax claims, computations and returns for HM Revenue & Customs, giving advice on corporate planning and restructuring projects and finding ways to manage their effective rate of tax as appropriate to their business.

The Claims and Incentives team is looking to expand with the appointment of a Director to work primarily in our National Markets coverage group on R&D Tax Incentives work; the successful candidate will also support the wider national practice. R&D Tax Incentives provides an incentive to UK businesses carrying out qualifying R&D activities. The team works with businesses from almost every sector of the economy to identify their qualifying R&D activities, quantify the expenditure incurred and obtain the R&D Tax Incentives for them. We also work with our clients to best leverage the Patent Box and Grants regimes.


Roles and Responsibilities
This Director level role is for a technologist with deep experience in the application and operation of the UK R&D Tax Incentives regime. We are specifically seeking someone with experience applying these rules to industrial manufacturing and engineering projects across the wide and diverse range of industries in which our clients operate.

It will require you to work with our National Markets coverage group and within the national team to accelerate the growth of our business. You will be required to use your industrial manufacturing and engineering knowledge and experience to help our clients make R&D Tax Incentive claims. Knowledge of Patent Box and Grants claims will be an advantage.

You will also be required to:
- Lead engagement teams and develop claim methodologies to support R&D tax relief claims that will be submitted to HMRC. This will include managing the overall client engagement, identify and mitigate any inherent risks and overseeing the technical and costing aspects.



- Work with our client's technical and tax teams to prepare and submit robust and eligible R&D Tax claims.






- Work with our client service and delivery teams to respond to HMRC enquiries into industrial manufacturing and engineering R&D Tax claims






- Build an internal network within the wider tax and advisory practices of our firm, and in our Industrial Manufacturing global networks





- Establish and maintain strong business relationships with both existing and new clients





- Work with our client’s finance and tax teams to ensure that eligible R&D Tax expenditure is identified.





- Assist with the development of R&D Tax Incentive claim processes and methodologies and prepare documentation for submission to HMRC.






- Lead business development initiatives, identify new opportunities for claims for R&D Tax Incentives, Patent Box or Grants, and pitch for work with both new and existing clients, potentially both domestically and internationally





Qualifications and Skills





- Significant manufacturing and engineering industry experience and/or tertiary studies in this field





- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to quickly adapt to a range of situations and audiences from both written and oral perspective.





- Strong attention to detail, to enable you to review complex technical information before submission to the client and/or HMRC, whilst maintaining an overall strategic and customer service focused perspective, for all deliverables we produce for our clients






- Excellent internal networking skills with the ability to confidently and knowledgably communicate with other Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within our professional services environment.






- Strong business development and client facing skills with a proven history of being able to identify opportunities and converting them.






- Excellent project management skills and an ability to manage your own workload, as well the workloads of others in your team.





Experience





- High level of knowledge and experience preparing and submitting successful R&D Tax Incentive claims, specifically in industrial manufacturing and engineering projects and particularly in respect of methodologies to identify R&D in the production environment





- Experience providing clear and constructive guidance to the teams with which you work to ensure the efficient delivery of high quality work to our clients and HMRC.






- Experience mentoring and facilitating the careers of a wide range of individuals with different academic and professional backgrounds.






- Experience of successfully building and retaining a team of specialist R&D Tax Incentive advisors as well as potential alternative delivery models including technology






- Experience developing and communicating clear and supportable claim methodologies based on the specific documentation produced, and development methodologies used, by our clients






- Experience developing, and agreeing with HMRC, different claim methodologies and eligibility positions for a range of industrial manufacturing and engineering based claims.





- Knowledge of wider innovation incentive regimes (knowledge of Patent Box and Grants is a bonus)





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