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Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax

KPMG United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
Jun 6, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Job Role and Responsibilities:
  • Actively undertakes business development in conjunction with the senior management with existing as well as new / potential clients with a view to generate projects and revenue for the tax practice and also for other functions of the firm
  • Participates in proposals for tax projects and multifunctional projects including proposal strategy and development, providing inputs to pricing of the engagement, co-ordination with other parties for inputs into the proposal, part of the team interacting with clients during the entire proposal process on occasion
  • Delivers high quality tax engagements for manager / partner review in a timely manner
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with tax clients in the assistant manager's portfolio
  • Starts to build relationships with other functions and network offices, as well as lawyers investment managers and other relevant external contact network
  • Co-ordinates with other offices in a multi-office engagement, and reviews inputs received from such offices such that the overall deliverable can be provided to senior management for review in a timely manner
  • Is aware of and ensures that risk processes are adhered to at all times; consults internally and with the risk team for engagement and or client processes that deviate from the standard
  • For projects that the assistant manager is responsible for, ensures that practice management is up to date at all times including prompt submission of timesheets, client files, billing, collection, WIP review, payouts to other offices, multi-firm engagement documentation and closure of engagements on the system
  • Actively manages teams, including effective delegation, review of work, training on the job and constructive regular feedback
  • Undertakes performance manager role for team members reporting, ensures that the performance management cycle is completed effectively and in a timely manner
  • Participates in developing formal training plans and implementation of the training plan for team members
  • Communicates regularly with the partner / director on client, people, risk and practice management aspects and seeks inputs on all key decisions and issues

Relevant Skills and Behaviors:

Core and technical skills
  • Basic to good knowledge and experience in international corporate tax including international holding structures, tax treaty network, fund structuring, tax policy and tax risk management
  • Basic to good knowledge and experience in M&A tax including tax due diligence, tax structuring for acquisitions and divestments, SPA support and post acquisition support work
  • Basic to practical knowledge of tax accounting, transfer pricing and International Executive Services related tax principles
  • Basic awareness of VAT and other tax matters
  • Good business development, client relationship and client management skills, including ability to generate opportunities, follow up on leads and convert into proposals, convert proposals into work for the Firm
  • Maintain relationships with key clients, potential clients, international network contacts, legal contacts etc.
  • Assist Partner and Director in identifying targets, assist in preparing action plan for developing the client and implementation of the plan able to identify opportunities for cross selling work of other functions
  • Good risk management knowledge and application including documentation, ability to escalate issues quickly to risk management specialists for resolution, incorporating risk management into work environment such that it is a part of the inherent process of engagement delivery
  • Basic to good practice management skills including knowledge and experience of financials, debtors, WIP management and timesheets
  • Good report writing skills including tax structure papers, tax opinions, M&A reports and tax analyses
  • Good project management skills including coordinating with multiple teams across various jurisdictions

Person Specifications

Good academic record

Excellent oral and written communication skills (report writing, presentations)

Good interpersonal and teamwork skills

Linguistic Skills

Fluent English - Verbal & written, Arabic skills are an added advantage

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