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Senior Legal Counsel - Data Privacy and Protection IOGC

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Deputy Head of Media Relations - 12 months FTC

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Tax Manager - Family Office & Private Client - US

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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

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.

We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.

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


Corporate Legal Counsel (Senior Manager) - UK wide opportunity

Location: Manchester

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Please note this role can be based at any of our UK office locations.

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Legal, 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:

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 LLP is the UK member of the international KPMG network of professional services firms and provides audit, tax and advisory services to a wide variety of clients. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) deals with a wide variety of contracting and other business-related issues, reporting directly to the firm’s senior leadership.

The role will involve working in the Corporate team reporting to the Head of Corporate and ultimately reporting to General Counsel. The role will be helping other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a wide variety of matters. These involve, but are not limited to, corporate transactions, finance and treasury arrangements, governance, commercial transactions, structural matters, investments, business relationships and protection and use of the organisation’s brand.

The Person

Qualification, Skills and Experience required

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 4-5 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience advising on general corporate matters including specifically in areas such as acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and cross border legal risks and regulations. Some commercial and contentious 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
- Strong corporate experience as a private practice lawyer at a top law firm
- Strong skills in drafting legal documents (corporate and commercial)
- Solid stakeholder management and engagement 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

Senior Legal Counsel

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Senior Legal Counsel
The International Office of the General Counsel
Grade: A (Director)


Overview
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 around the globe.
The International Office of the General Counsel (‘IOGC’) 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 KPMG International hotline is a vehicle for KPMG personnel, clients and other third parties (such as suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors, external consultants, alliance partners, or other third party resource) to confidentially report concerns they have relating to certain areas of activity by any KPMG International entity, activities of KPMG firms or KPMG personnel.
The role is a senior one and will involve having overall responsibility for managing the KPMG International Hotline. This will include recommending how hotline reports should be investigated and, from time to time, leading investigations of hotline matters. The role will report into the Deputy General Counsel.
The role will require regular interaction with senior leadership of KPMG International and KPMG member firms, as well as with the investigation lawyers in the IOGC team.

Key aspects of the role will include:
- Overall responsibility for managing the KPMG International hotline
- Regularly liaise with senior KPMG International, member firm leadership, IOGC leadership and IOGC investigation lawyers on hotline matters
- Lead hotline investigations as agreed with IOGC leadership, including instructing external counsel where necessary
- Present to Global and Regional leadership as appropriate on KPMGI Hotline results, trends and actions taken to mitigate areas of concern
- Overall responsibility for reviewing from time to time, enhancing and managing KPMGI Hotline processes, including any changes to KPMG International policies which relate to the hotline
- Oversee relationship with third party hotline provider Clearview e.g. contracting, IT security audits, content change
- Oversee development of training and other content that promotes the KPMG International hotline and ‘raising your hand’ e.g. Acting with Integrity Training
- Support Global Head of People on initiatives leveraging experience from hotline
- Train / educate other KPMG professionals on how to operate a local firm hotline
- Liaise with hotline colleagues around the KPMG world and externally to share best practices
- Manage hotline support team of two personnel
- Some international travel may be required.
The Person
- Qualification, Skills and Experience required
- We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 10 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience running a hotline program and/or in the area of internal investigations. 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 or hotline team in relation to managing and investigating hotline and whistleblower complaints. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position
- A track record of making sound ethical decisions and exercising balanced judgment
- 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 handle difficult and sensitive conversations
- Experience in using strong influencing and negotiation skills to establish strong relationships with individuals and groups at all levels from different cultures across a global organization;
- Ability to instruct and manage external counsel appropriately
- Experience in managing direct reports and ability to develop and motivate them effectively
What we offer you

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing so as to, amongst other things, drive innovation and entrepreneurship.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience improves problem solving, strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture that promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

Senior Legal Counsel - Data Privacy and Protection IOGC

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Title: Senior Legal Counsel, International Office of General Counsel (IOGC)
Service Live: KPMG Global
Grade: A (Director)
Location: London + some international travel (post covid)
Role type: Full time, Permanent


This is an outstanding opportunity to join an expanding legal team of high calibre in a global organisation and a chance to broaden your range of legal skills and experience and to make a deep impact within our firm.

IOGC is our international, in-house legal team. The team provides legal advice and support to KPMGI’s senior leadership and the various groups that support them. This includes advice and support in connection with critical strategic projects, and key brand and legal risks that can significantly impact the KPMG global organisation. IOGC is also regularly consulted on legal issues relating to member firms that may have a significant impact on the KPMG global organization. IOGC does not, however, provide member firms with legal advice.

Role Summary

The increasing importance of technology in KPMG’s business has resulted in a need to continually assess how we manage risk across the Global Organization in pursuit of our Collective Strategy, including our ability to operate within our risk profile in the areas of information privacy, confidentiality and information security. By working closely with colleagues in Global Quality Risk Management and the Information Protection Group (including the Head of Information Protection Risk Management and the Global Chief Information Security Officer), this role will play an important part in addressing information protection risks in KPMGI and the global organization.

The role will provide, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, legal advice on a broad range of privacy and data protection issues, including (i) GDPR, the Data Protection Act (UK) 2018, the US CLOUD Act, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the New York Privacy Act, the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act, and other relevant national laws and regulations, (ii) information security incidents, data breaches and cybercrimes, (iii) privacy and information security issues in procurement contracts and alliance agreements, (iv) privacy policies and statements, and (v) privacy reviews of both KPMG and third party technology solutions.

Duties include:

- Providing legal expertise on complex data protection matters, e.g. cross-border data transfers, information security incidents, data breaches and cybercrimes, and disclosures of data to governmental and regulatory authorities.
- Managing the Global privacy management team, supporting collaboration with OGCs and privacy professionals across KPMG member firms, performing privacy reviews of technology solutions and advises on privacy and information security issues in procurement contracts and alliance agreements.
- Proactively monitoring and responding to the latest legal and regulatory developments and advising on the impact of these laws and regulations to the business.
- Implementing required data privacy and information protection changes in creative and business-centric ways that address risk
- Working globally to ensure KPMG’s ongoing compliance with data protection laws, including GDPR, the Data Protection Act (UK) 2018, the US CLOUD Act, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the New York Privacy Act, the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act and other relevant national laws and regulations.
- Supporting a wide range of regulatory inquiries, including direct engagement with regulators worldwide.
- Involvement in the drafting, reviewing, amending and updating of a range of privacy and data protection documents, including organisation-wide agreements, global policies, privacy statements and templates.
- Providing support to Global Procurement and Global Alliance colleagues in relation to drafting and negotiation of complex commercial provisions relating to data privacy and protection laws and regulations.
- Performing KPMG and third-party technology solution reviews from a data privacy perspective.
- Assisting IOGC colleagues in evaluating the impact of data privacy and protection laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions on KPMG and third party technology solutions.
- Maintaining subject matter expertise in areas of data privacy and information protection law.
- Training and educating KPMG professionals on legal risks related to non-compliance with data privacy regulations
Essential Requirements

- Qualified and licensed to practice law and have a degree from an accredited college or university with 10+ years PQE (or equivalent, if not qualified in the UK) within data privacy and information protection law, with significant experience advising on laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions mainly advising business transactions.
- One or more certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and/or International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC2).
- Demonstrable, deep technical legal skills expertise in data privacy and information protection, with a focus on providing legal advice on a range of global privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions.
- Technical understanding of how technology solutions process data, and the ability to translate such technical information into privacy statements.
- Negotiation and drafting skills, focused on data privacy and information security, across a wide variety of inter-firm governance, commercial technology and alliance agreements.
- Able to translate complex legal and regulatory issues, within the context of complex technical and business issues, into easily understandable, pragmatic and commercial advice.
- Deep understanding of the types of data privacy and protection issues and challenges faced by a large global organisation, along with an understanding as to how to balance the needs, demands and requirements of a global business with legal risks and protections
- Deep understanding of the core concepts of information security and the ability to quickly understand how these relate to the data privacy aspects of KPMG’s services and business.
- Significant experience liaising with regulatory authorities concerning data privacy matters in one or more jurisdictions.
- Experience working as part of a legal team (either at a top tier law firm or at an equivalent position in-house) on complex cross-border commercial matters.
- Ability to advise on, and drive forward the implementation of, solutions to complex issues and matters with an international/cross-border dimension.
- Experience managing legal and other professionals in multiple jurisdictions.
- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a supportive legal team while taking responsibility for their own work.
- Must be self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume legal department with many different stakeholders worldwide.
- Collaborative and inclusive approach in engaging in a culturally sensitive way with senior leaders globally building effective relationships.
- Supervision, mentoring, performance management skills.
- Ability to instruct and manage external counsel as required
- A natural interest and affinity in cloud-based technology solutions and technical innovation


Deputy Head of Media Relations - 12 months FTC

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


1 year Fixed Term Contract


Location:
Any UK office considered. Hybrid working pattern anticipated, with travel to KPMG’s Canada Square office as needed.


Overview:
An exciting maternity cover opportunity has come up within KPMG UK in a senior PR role as Deputy Head of Media Relations. This collaborative role supports the KPMG Executive and Board members, as well as senior spokespeople working across the firm, on both proactive and reactive media relations and strategic counsel covering long-term profile-raising needs, media handling and issues management.


To perform effectively in this role requires a proactive and skilled approach in developing impactful, UK wide media campaigns while being adept at responding to media interest in our business. This is a fast-paced team where you’ll need to handle new situations quickly, gather facts and respond within a tight deadline. You’ll need to call upon all of your skills and experience to be able to make sound news judgements, often deputising for the Head of Media Relations, as well as supporting the wider Media Relations Team to deliver PR advice.


As the lead for PR across our Consulting, and Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare teams, day to day you’ll be working closely with senior spokespeople on reactive and proactive media handling, and collaborating with colleagues within the Communications Team to deliver integrated plans, as well as with marketing and the global firm.


The role also acts as the PR lead for our network of Vice Chairs, who are Board-level senior partners, giving them strategic advice to help them develop their external profile on the issues that matter most to the firm. This will involve coordinating different members of our Media Relations Team, as well as working across Corporate Affairs, to deliver their campaigns.


This role manages a small team, supports the running of the wider Media Relations Team and controls the budget for the PR activities the team undertakes each year.



Key requirements and experience:
- Team management experience: Prior team management experience, demonstrates a genuine passion for helping and coaching others to help them progress their careers.
- Able to act as a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders and build effective relationships: Providing both proactive and reactive media relations advice and strategic counsel covering long-term profile-raising needs.
- Demonstrates ability to make sound news judgements and factors this into decision making of the team, e.g. understanding of the wider business environment, political landscape and the impact actions can have on client relationships.
- Capable of creating impactful, innovative media campaigns linked to a long-term commercial strategy
- Demonstrates ability to lead on key firm issues, responding quickly to reactive press queries and juggling multiple tasks to deadlines
- Builds and maintains strong journalist relationships
- Experience working alongside agencies, industry bodies and other third-parties
- Previous budget management experience (forecasting, cost control, invoicing etc).
- Willingness to provide cover out of hours as required
- Demonstrates an ability to spot issues-led media opportunities ahead of time
- Experience in producing rapid reaction statements in response to media enquiries
- Demonstrates collaborative leadership style: Works closely with other parts of the KPMG business to deliver campaigns, including marketing, public affairs, digital, strategic and internal communications, as well as the global firm.
- Fluent English (written and verbal).
- Prioritises work activities to constraints of demand / budget while overcoming issues for competing demands from different stakeholders effectively.
- Acts a role model of the KPMG values


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.



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