Assistant Manager - Global Compliance & Transformation - Data & Technology

KPMG International Cooperative

Assistant Manager - Global Compliance & Transformation - Data & Technology

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KPMG International Cooperative, Aberdeen

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 28 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Assistant Manager - Global Compliance & Transformation - Data & Technology

At KPMG we have re-imagined careers in Global Compliance & Transformation (GCT). A key focus for KPMG's GCT team is to help multinational groups and financial services clients manage their global tax compliance, reporting and statutory accounting obligations, through outsourcing, co-sourcing, transformation and technology.

Our clients leverage KPMG's compliance and transformation expertise and technology to drive better visibility, greater efficiency and improved risk management across their organisation. Ultimately we prepare groups for the future of digital compliance helping them develop a sustainable, technology- enabled and holistic future state operating model.

We are winning new clients and are rapidly growing our team as a result of these investments and successes. As part of an established KPMG network of expert teams and delivery centres, you will have a fantastic opportunity to experience the global nature of these services. Delivery is underpinned by our innovative KPMG Digital Gateway platform. This is an exciting time to be part of our GCT team at KPMG where reimagining tax is a strategic priority for our UK and Global business. We have a diverse client base, from mid-market to FTSE listed groups, from public sector to real estate to financial services. The role involves working on clients of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors.

We are offering full time roles with flexible working arrangements which include, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We would be happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest. You will also have the opportunity to develop your career in a dynamic part of the business, within a team that embraces diversity and personal development. We are actively recruiting experienced individuals across the following areas.

  • Managed Services: provide compliance services to global clients across a range of tax, accounting, transfer pricing obligations under a managed service arrangement

  • Technology: help clients leverage the right technology, tools and platforms to transform their tax function

  • Tax Operating Model: collaborate with clients to build and operate a leading tax function, managing tax risk, opportunities, reputation and compliance

  • Data Management: support client tax teams to maximise the use of data available in the organisation in order to effectively manage the Tax Function


  • Data & Technology

    We are looking for talented Tax Transformation Assistant Managers with experience in one or more of the following areas, Technology Transformation (ERP), General Transformation and Tax Provision Technology.

    Role & Responsibilities:

    At Assistant Manager level you will:

  • Delivering global and large tax transformation and technology projects, often as part of a wider finance transformation programme, bringing in wider team as needed

  • Helping clients design, build and deploy ERP and tax automation solutions which are designed for Tax

  • Support our clients to understand the importance of Tax, the optimal way to address tax requirements in their countries and the value that it can bring

  • Work together with our other Tax Transformation colleagues as well as other groups in KPMG such as Consulting

  • Help clients develop robust global governance and process frameworks

  • Develop our service offerings and service delivery models

  • Manage graduate trainees and oversee output from offshore resource in order to deliver client projects

  • Establish and maintain strong client relationships with both existing and new clients

  • Identify opportunities to identify additional services that the client may need and liaise with subject specialists

  • Coach and provide technical support for other team members

  • Follow KPMG best practice and policy

    At assistant manager level you will be well organised and have excellent time management skills. You will proactivity and confidently challenge assumption, ask questions and demonstrate solutions focus. You will confidently communicate both in internally and with clients and have a willingness for personal and technical development.


  • Across GCT we would welcome applications from those qualified by experience, as well as ATT / CTA / ACA or equivalent qualifications. Project Management qualifications along with specific transformation skills (e.g. Lean Six Sigma) are also welcome. Further skills and experience are outlined below,
  • Awareness of working in SAP finance and controlling modules

  • Experience in ERP finance and tax experience of configuring SAP S4 HANA,

  • Knowledge of VAT determination engines and bolt-ons

  • Knowledge of tax determination tools such as Vertex O-Series, Thomson Reuters OneSource Determination, or Meridian VAT Add-On

  • Experience in tax technology implementation, including requirements gathering from a tax, IT and users and creating and reviewing design documentation

  • Experience of delivering large scale SAP ECC and S/4 HANA finance and tax transformation implementations

  • Awareness or experience of key tax requirements for translation into SAP system design specifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of implementing SAP global tax management solutions like Tax compliance, Document Reporting and Compliance

  • Awareness of GL accounting, financial close and material ledgers

  • Awareness of SAP Profitability and Performance Analysis (PaPM) module to implement tax use cases

  • Able to review the SAP native tax configurations


  • Tax Transformation

  • Ability to support tax transformation workshops - identifying and prioritizing key pain points, developing and supporting the implementation of technology roadmap

  • Deep tax compliance, reporting and/or automation expertise

  • Tax transformation experience, including tax governance, process design and improvement

  • Strong understanding of key drivers in the tax transformation market be that BEPS Pillar 2, Making Tax Digital, E-Invoicing etc

  • Experience in support clients on business case development for transformation projects

  • Ability to undertake technology scorecard and vendor assessments, presenting findings and recommendations back to clients in a clear and defined manner

  • Awareness or experience of tax and accounting compliance processes (e.g., Direct/Indirect tax returns, statutory accounting)

  • Designing or implementing cloud-based practical applications from a tax perspective

  • Acting as a functionality translator, being the primary liaison between technology teams and tax teams


  • Tax Provision Technology

  • Understanding of group tax reporting processes and experience with current state process review and design of new / updated processes for multinational groups

  • Knowledge of the third party tax provision solution market

  • Practical hands-on experience with the end-to-end implementation of at least one established third party tax provision solution, ideally Longview Tax Provision, Thomson Reuters OneSource Tax Provision or Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud; alternatively, highly experienced users / administrators of existing builds of these systems who wish to gain implementation experience will be considered

  • Experience of taking a leading role on projects involving technology implementation or change

  • Functional knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP tax accounting, including tax consolidation

  • Awareness of drivers for change in group tax reporting processes, including the interaction between tax provision and BEPS Pillar 2

  • Professional accounting or tax qualification and/or experience working in an in-house tax team with tax reporting responsibilities

  • Exposure to popular ERP and consolidation systems (SAP, Oracle / HFM, Workday, Dynamics 365, etc.) would be an advantage