Corporate Tax Assistant Manager – Financial Services

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • KPMG
  • 14 May 19

This dynamic and market leading team provides corporate tax services to Financial Services clients (Banking and Insurance) ranging from UK branches of overseas financial institutions, smaller owner managed businesses through to major listed international groups. We advise companies across the whole of the financial services industry including banks, securities dealers, general and life insurers, Lloyds insurers, insurance brokers, funds and fund managers.

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Financial Services Tax:
 

This dynamic and market leading team provides corporate tax services to Financial Services clients (Banking and Insurance) ranging from UK branches of overseas financial institutions, smaller owner managed businesses through to major listed international groups. We advise companies across the whole of the financial services industry including banks, securities dealers, general and life insurers, Lloyds insurers, insurance brokers, funds and fund managers.

The department often works as one Financial Services team and 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. The work focuses on corporate tax advisory and M&A services, and includes building long-lasting client relationships and coordination of all tax services to clients. Opportunities are available either focusing on one area (Banking / Insurance or M&A) or working across the wide variety of clients to obtain broad financial services experience.

Roles and Responsibilities

- Carrying out a variety of corporate tax advisory work, including some international and M&A work, and supporting compliance and audit teams where tax issues are more complex
- Efficient, effective and timely delivery of client work, usually in small teams
- Development and maintenance of good client relationships, including ongoing identification of leads for new work, and liaison with other members of the client service team outside tax
- Identification of work opportunities through an internal network of contacts
- Development of more junior staff in the team, through on-the job coaching
- Liaising with other colleagues in tax and elsewhere in the firm to provide a complete service to clients
- Working with senior team members on identifying and following through future work opportunities and cross-selling to other disciplines.

Qualifications and Skills

- CTA and/or ACA/CA or equivalent qualified
- A commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
- Strong analytical skills
- History of developing strong external and internal client relationships
- Project coordination/management skills
- The flexibility to adapt to the ever changing demands brought about by tax, regulatory and business changes.
- Strong UK Tax knowledge in any of the areas mentioned above and awareness of other tax and accounting areas.
- Tax accounting experience is preferable.

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