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Tax Assistant Manager – Deal Advisory (Infra), Financial Services

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.

Deal Advisory Tax is a dynamic and successful area of KPMG’s Tax & Legal business. We have an inclusive and collaborative leadership strategy and are making bold changes to our culture and how we work. A constantly changing and high-profile field, we work in a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding environment, and can offer a broad range of quality career paths to ambitious people.

The Role:

Deal Advisory Tax provides market leading services to both Financial and Corporate investors. Whilst we have teams focused on clients in our three performance groups of Financial Services, Corporates and National Markets, we are a national and connected team, working and learning with each other.

  • Financial Services: We work with private equity, infrastructure, and real estate funds as well as institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. Our clients have UK, European and Global investment strategies.
  • Corporates: We work alongside some of the most forward-thinking FTSE 100 and 250 businesses, supporting them with strategic acquisitions, carve outs, de-mergers, disposals, and joint ventures both in the UK and cross-border.
  • National Markets: We work across the UK with mid-market corporates and PE funds, looking to invest across key UK sectors to grow our local economies.
  • The Deal Advisory Tax team provides advisory services across the whole deal spectrum including buy-side due diligence and structuring, sell-side vendor assist and vendor due diligence, refinancing and listing support. Deal sizes can be anywhere from £10m to +£10bn – we work with a variety of clients and on a variety of deals.

    We help our clients understand historical tax issues and structure transactions, with a continuous focus on maximising value throughout the investment cycle. Working collaboratively across the KPMG network, our work often involve advice on multiple countries, taxes, and work streams.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Partners and/ or Directors on complex transactions to deliver exceptional advice and service
  • Support in the pursuit of new opportunities, working on proposals and joining pitches
  • Develop and maintain client relationships alongside Deal Advisory
  • Be a key KPMG point of contact for clients, legal advisers, and other KPMG teams to facilitate effective delivery
  • Coach and develop colleagues, collaborate with peers and be constantly learning
  • Prepare/ oversee detailed technical advice covering a range of UK and international tax issues
  • Perform/ oversee detailed analysis of tax related documents/ data, highlighting key issues and articulating the commercial impact of these to the client
  • Collaborate with other UK and overseas tax specialists, critically analysing and challenging their input
  • Demonstrate up-to-date tax technical knowledge in respect of key UK and OECD developments
  • Understand financial models from a tax perspective
  • Input on Deal Advisory Tax thought leadership
  • Individual Requirements:

  • Qualified CTA or ACA/ CA or equivalent Enthusiastic and a keen interest in working on transactions Good interpersonal skills Good oral and written communication skills Good UK corporate tax knowledge Good analytical skills, curious and seeks to resolve issues and provide commercial advice Ability to work as part of a team and manage own workload Good Excel and PowerPoint skills]
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