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International Social Security Manager

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Service Line: People Services

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International Tax Assistant Manager (Energy and Natural Resources)

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Service Line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

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International Tax and Complex UK Senior Tax Manager

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Senior Legal Adviser

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Ethics & Independence Senior Manager

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International Social Security Manager

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: People 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.
We are looking for an International Social Security Manager to work in the People Services team working on a mixed portfolio of clients.

Role and Responsibilities

· Manage the day to day International Social Security work on range of clients and lead the junior team on these clients
· Build, maintain and lead strong relationships with the clients and client service teams
· Take ownership for UK finances on those clients
· Working closely with the Central Co-ordination, Global Mobility and Employment tax teams to ensure proactive service delivery
· Ensure clients are provided with up to date information on International Social Security developments
· Project management of advisory projects
· Responsibility for overseeing the delivery of Modified NIC Settlement Return services, working in conjunction with our Centre of Excellence
· Carry out social security briefings for senior assignees
· Get involved in business development/proposals
· Manage and coach staff
· Build and deliver training for Global Mobility teams and for clients
· Work closely with the Global Mobility technology team to enhance existing tools and to create new tools for service delivery
· Build links with the Employment Tax, Pensions and Legal team to generate opportunities to work together.

Qualifications and Skills

· ACA/ATT/CTA qualified or equivalent preferred

Experience and Background

· Previous experience working in International Social Security
· Energetic, committed, and ambitious
· High level personal responsibility and accountability for team work
· Ability to identify core issues, investigate, evaluate and integrate information
· Communicates with impact, both in speech and writing, and in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear
· Safeguards and enhances the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
· Motivated by a passion for the international aspects of our work, professional proficiency, and a desire to serve and lead excellent UK team
· Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under own initiative
· Capable of working to deadlines, showing resilience under pressure and an ability to apply knowledge to non-routine situations
· Demonstrates sound professional judgement including the ability to identify issues/concerns and consult where appropriate with more senior staff.


International Tax Assistant Manager (Energy and Natural Resources)

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Tax is one of the leading names in the UK Tax. As such we can offer you the business challenge and career opportunity you are seeking, in an uplifting, team-based environment. Recent Industry awards reflect our success which we strive to continually improve.

An opportunity exists for an Assistant Manager within the Energy and Natural Resources group of our Corporate Tax function. We are looking to recruit a assistant manager for a combined advisory and compliance role. Advisory assignments will be wide ranging and include a mix of international, M&A and other adhoc advisory work.

The team provides corporate tax compliance, advisory and accounting services to a range of clients across all lines of the sector including oil and gas, mining, power and renewables. Clients include FTSE100 companies, inbound investors, oil majors and independents.

The team focuses on the provision of high quality commercial advice to our clients. Our approach has as its foundation a thorough understanding of our client's business strategy as well as the industry in which they operate. This enables us to work in partnership with them and to provide tailored and robust tax solutions to support their corporate goals.

Role and Responsibilities

The individual must be able to:

•Provide tax advisory and compliance services to a variety of clients and managing the successful delivery of commercially viable and technically excellent advice to a variety of clients involving tax due diligence, structuring, international and other advisory work and including liaising with specialists in Indirect Tax, People Services, Stamp Taxes and overseas KPMG offices to manage their input
•Review corporation tax computations and managing the compliance process
•Undertake tax audits for clients under UK GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP
•Liaise with the client service team and with colleagues in other tax disciplines as well as the audit and accounting function to provide a co-ordinated service to the client
•Ensure that clients are kept up to date on developments within the corporate tax world that may affect their businesses
•Help to prepare proposals for new work, including researching target and client companies and on technical issues to identify new solutions
•Keep internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures
•Deal with client billing

The Individual

The individual must/will:

•Have experience of working with oil and gas companies, including the upstream sector preferable but not essential
•Have corporate Tax experience
•Have strong knowledge and understanding of UK corporation tax legislation
•Take personal responsibility and accountability for own work
•Have a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
•Learn from experiences and seek out feedback and development opportunities
•Work in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues and clients
•Analyse problems, identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information
•Communicate with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
•Build the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Qualifications

The individual must have:

•A strong educational background (preferably 2:1 or higher University degree)
•ACA, CA, CTA, ACCA or equivalent law qualification with strong UK corporate tax and accounting knowledge


International Tax and Complex UK Senior Tax Manager

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: UK Int & Complex (UK)

Experience level: Senior 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.

KPMG’s International Tax group is made up of over 120 individuals, of which a core group of 40 dedicated Tax Professionals is based in London. The group helps multinational groups address all their international structuring and planning needs. We help clients to determine the best approach to their global tax strategy and structure, provide advice on how to expand into new markets (including into the UK), how to structure their financing and the appropriate location for assets and activity, reorganisations and cross border structuring, rationalisation and divestment.

Recent project wins and shifts in market dynamics, in particular as a result of the developments in relation to BEPS, has significantly raised the team’s profile in the market. As we continue to build on that success we are looking to add to our team with a commercially focused Senior Manager to help drive the business forward.

The Role:

Work will focus on advising our UK and international client groups on a range of cross border tax matters, including group structuring and reorganisations, the efficient use of financing and intellectual property, and structuring cross-border investment. The team works across all sectors including financial services, infrastructure, consumer markets, industrial markets and private equity.

Responsibilities

- Be market facing with allocated clients and target organisations
- Hold and control high level conversations with senior stakeholders in the markets and be capable of introducing relevant specialists from across the firm
- Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality and service delivery
- Actively promote team and personal profile to internal networks in order to promote collaboration and increase internal leads
- Being involved in business development and proposal activity
- Managing teams and coaching and developing staff
- Identify key client issues that represent opportunities for other KPMG teams to capitalise on and play active role in introductions.

The Individual:

- Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
- Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
- Display technical strength in our specialist markets above
- Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team
- Displays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in a respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community
- Brings insight and effectively applies knowledge to business and client problems
- Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
- Builds the reputation of KMPG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Senior Legal Adviser

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



This is an outstanding opportunity to work within a relatively small legal team of excellent calibre in a global organisation.

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. KPMG purchases key insurance covers in different ways and has its own captive insurer for professional indemnity cover.

The International Office of the General Counsel is a team based in four 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 advising and assisting on (primarily non-contentious) insurance matters, in particular on the renewal of KPMG’s global cyber security insurance program (placed in the commercial market) as well as issues relating to KPMG’s professional indemnity insurance program and D&O insurance. Where relevant, we would expect this to include giving input into strategic decisions on the overall structure of insurance arrangements, as well as advising on policy wording and assisting with regulatory compliance issues. The role will also include, as a secondary focus, advising and assisting on more general corporate and commercial matters. It is therefore important that the candidate is not seeking a position purely focused on insurance.

The person in this role will work under the supervision of a partner in the International Office of the General Counsel team and also work closely with KPMG’s Global Head of Insurance and a Director in KPMG’s internal global insurance team who is the Program Lead for the global cyber security insurance program.

Some international travel may be required but not usually at short notice.




Person description

We are looking for a qualified lawyer with approximately 6 years PQE (or equivalent, if not qualified in the UK), although 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.
- Legal experience of advising on and negotiating insurance policies and/or advising on disputes between insurers/insureds (in each case, whether on behalf of insurers/insureds).
- Experience of cyber security insurance will be an advantage but is not essential.
- Legal experience of advising on data privacy issues and/or legal issues arising from IT security matters will be an advantage. If the candidate does not have direct experience of cyber security insurance then this element will be more important.
- Legal experience of working on complex commercial matters involving multiple different jurisdictions. Previous experience of advising on issues arising from compliance with local insurance regulations across the world is an advantage, but not essential.
- Knowledge of the general process involved in placing and renewing large commercial insurance policies (including the role of brokers, insurers and reinsurers).
- 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.




Ethics & Independence Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



For any internal candidates, we can discuss role location based on the individual’s current office base. This role if offered on either a permanent basis or on a 12-18 month secondment.

The Ethics and Independence (“E&I”) team is part of KPMG UK’s Central Risk Management department. The E&I team is responsible for developing and deploying appropriate policy, procedure and guidance on Ethics and Independence (firm, personal and service-related) to ensure compliance with regulatory and KPMG International requirements, ensuring an adequate programme of communication and training in respect of those policies and procedures is in place and providing guidance and advice to partners and staff on E&I matters.

The Role

Following the implementation of the EU Audit Reform in the UK the relationships we have with a large number of our audit clients are now subject to more onerous and complex independence restrictions. It is critical for engagement teams to appropriately consider permissibility of proposed non-audit services and other relationships for our audit clients to ensure compliance with regulation. This is an area of increased regulatory focus and goes right to the heart of KPMG’s quality agenda.

In this interesting and challenging environment, the E&I team is looking to recruit senior manager level individuals to lead in the provision of high quality advice to engagement teams.

New matters and issues are always emerging, in particular in relation to interpretation of the Revised FRC Ethical Standard so the role will be varied but the role is likely to involve:

- Team consultations – dealing with queries from client facing partners and directors on non-audit services and reviewing and approving formal ethics & independence consultations.
- Independence clearances – taking an SME role with respect to review and sign off of independence clearances for prospective listed (EU PIE) audit clients, supporting engagement teams through this challenging process and providing a valuable contribution to an important part of the audit tender process.
- Sentinel secondary approvals – together with others in the team the individual would take on responsibility for secondary approvals (as a delegate to the E&I Partner) in Sentinel which will involve liaison at the highest levels with audit partners and engagement teams to understand services and ensure documentation is sufficient and threats and safeguards have been adequately documented.
- Projects - taking on the lead for various projects (as they arise) to respond to the regulators feedback and/or to enhance our processes and overall compliance - by using experience gained in the field, providing practical solutions, driving projects forward and maintaining momentum.
- Training/Communication – deciding how best to increase awareness and drafting communications and guidance and delivering training across the whole firm
Skills and Experience

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience (ideally from a client-facing role within Audit or another capability or a Quality and Risk Management role) in the following key components of this role:

- Proven ability to build relationships and communicate with people at all levels including Partners
- Effective negotiation skills and ability to deliver difficult messages to all grades – including Partners
- Confident and comfortable to act as a delegate for a Director or Partner where required.
- Client-focused approach with a passion for delivering excellence
- Strong communication skills – able to question effectively, listen and apply judgement to complex problems
- Excellent project management skills to deliver high quality work on time.
- Possess an eye for detail as well as an ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to take on a high level of responsibility at an early stage
- Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information appropriately
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