Assistant Tax Manager

Birmingham; Nottingham
Competitive salary and a broad range of employee benefits
13 Sep 2023
13 Oct 2023
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Job description

D Grade CTAC – East Midlands

The Team

KPMG's Tax practice is a dynamic and successful fast-growing area of our business with transformational plans to accelerate growth. A constantly evolving and increasingly high-profile field, Tax can offer a broad range of quality career paths to hardworking individuals with an ambition to achieve.

Our focused growth objectives are underpinned by a relentless focus on developing KPMG’s Corporate Tax business within the Private Enterprise market and our East Midlands team plays a key role in achieving those growth objectives. The departmentis a rapidly expanding part of our broader Tax practicewith a diverseclient base primarily focusing on PE-backed, owner managed and family businesses but also exposure to including UK listed and multinational groups.

Working in our successful East Midlands Tax department will not only give you the opportunity to develop longstanding relationships with your clients but also provide access to a broad range of interesting and challenging projects (including M&A, refinancing and restructurings) that will enhance both your technical and practical experience.

Whilst this is primarily a corporate tax role, the nature of our OMB and PE backed client base necessitates the development of a broader understanding of entrepreneurial tax issues which means the role brings with it a lot of breadth and opportunity for personal growth. You will also enjoy scope to develop your internal networks, for example in working alongside our dedicated tax specialists (including transfer pricing, VAT, employment and stamp taxes) as well as our central compliance service team in facilitating the delivery of the annual tax cycle.


We are actively seeking a talented individual at Assistant Manager level to form part of our East Midlands CTAC team to support and enhance our continued rapid growth. The proposed role will be based out of our Nottingham office and will benefit from a hybrid working arrangement.

The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic and challenging working environment, be offered autonomy but supported by a strong and ambitious leadership team. The successful candidate will be able to build strong relationships, develop junior staff and provide excellent client service.

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 are making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

Role and Responsibilities

Working as a key member of the team to provide UK Tax Advisory services to support our clients in achieving their commercial objectives.

Being the principal point of contact with smaller clients on day-to-day tax matters and working with support from the Senior Management group with respect to larger clients with additional complexities.Involvement on tax advisory and planning work including due diligence, refinancing, corporate reorganisations and tax structuring adviceEnsuring that clients are kept up to date with emerging corporate and wider tax developments impacting their businessWorking with tax specialists (and occasionally overseas offices) to provide a co-ordinated service and to deliver expertise to our clients.Responding appropriately to requests from clients for other KPMG services. Developing and maintaining relationships with clients in order to create opportunities to help with the provision of tax and other services.Managing the tax compliance cycle (delivered by our dedicated central tax service team)Supervising the work of junior members of staff, coaching and developing junior staffEnsuring fees are raised regularly, identifying situations where overruns can be billed and assisting Managers/Senior Managers in billing for advisory workSupport the leadership with business development and proposal opportunitiesEnsuring all risk procedures are adhered to.Being a role model for KPMG’s valuesQualifications, Experience and Skills

Ideally CTA / CA / ACA / ACCA qualified (or equivalent qualification).Previous Corporate Tax experience with a commitment to development of technical knowledgeStrong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skillsCommunicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clearHigh level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitudeAbility to multi-task – to manage a wide range of projects and relationshipsTakes personal responsibility and accountability for their work.Identifies and pursues business opportunities.Continuously learns from experiences and seeks out feedback and development opportunities.Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.Coaches less experienced staffWorks in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community.Analyses problems, identifies issues, investigates, evaluates and integrates information.Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experienceMonitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clientsFor further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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