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Tax Senior Manager - Global Compliance & Transformation - Data & Technology



8d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Birmingham, +18

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  • You must be proactive, curious, experienced in ERP transformation, tax provision technology, and tax transformation. Expertise in project management and tax regulations is required. Resilience, flexibility, and commitment to self-development are a must.
  • You will lead tax transformation projects, design automation solutions, support global clients, manage team performance, and develop service offerings at KPMG. Leading, managing, developing, and delivering tax transformation projects and technology solutions.


  • You will be proactive, curious, committed and invested in self development and learning. You will demonstrate resilience, accountability, flexibility, be experienced in leading others, managing significant size engagements and client relationships, driving results and managing risk.
  • 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:
  • Please see below the skills and experience required for the different areas of Transformation. You will be required to have experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • ERP Transformation
  • Tax Transformation
  • Tax Provision Technology
  • ERP Transformation:
  • Hands-on experience of working in SAP finance and controlling modules
  • Strong and practical ERP finance and tax experience of configuring SAP S4 HANA,
  • Experience of integrating VAT determination engines and bolt-ons
  • Knowledge of implementing tax determination tools such as Vertex O-Series, Thomson Reuters OneSource Determination, or Meridian VAT Add-On
  • Hands-on tax technology implementation experience, including requirements gathering from a tax, IT and users and creating and reviewing design documentation
  • Awareness of technology and automation to drive efficiency, risk management and value
  • Experience in process, risk and controls design
  • Experience of delivering large scale SAP ECC and S/4 HANA finance and tax transformation implementations
  • Able to understand key tax requirements translate those into SAP system design specifications
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of implementing SAP global tax management solutions like Tax compliance, Document Reporting and Compliance
  • Should be able to suggest practical solutions for setting up intercompany billing processes to support operational transfer pricing requirements
  • Should have an understanding of GL accounting, financial close and material ledgers
  • Preferably have an understanding of SAP Profitability and Performance Analysis (PaPM) module to implement tax use cases
  • Must have experience of reviewing the SAP native tax configurations and suggesting any improvements and remedial plans
  • Strong and practical ERP finance and tax experience of configuring SAP S4 HANA
  • Tax Transformation:
  • Experience in designing tax transformation and technology roadmaps and translating into a transformation program
  • Ability to support tax transformation workshops – identifying and prioritizing key pain points, developing and supporting the implementation of technology roadmap
  • Ability to define business requirements and translate to supporting functional/ non-functional requirement gathering and creating and reviewing design documentation, for example; BFRDs, Solution design document, architecture mapping
  • Acting as a functionality translator, being the primary liaison between technology teams and tax teams
  • 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
  • Experience in managing workstreams on large scale tax change programs, coordinating across multiple project areas (op model, process design, technology implementation, architecture, project management / change management etc.)
  • 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 for IFRS groups and exposure to the benefits and drawbacks of the major solutions
  • 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
  • Capable project manager
  • 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
  • Experience of helping groups to build a business case for tax reporting transformation
  • 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


  • Lead and manage the overall delivery of tax transformation and technology projects, often as part of a wider finance transformation program
  • Understand clients priorities and design, build and deploy automation solutions which are designed for Tax
  • Support clients in designing systems which address tax requirements in different countries in the optimal way
  • Work together with Tax Transformation and GCT colleagues as well as other teams in KPMG such as Consulting
  • Help clients develop robust global governance and control frameworks
  • Develop our service offerings and service delivery models
  • Identify opportunities to provide additional services that the client may need and liaise with subject specialists
  • Establish and maintain strong client relationships with our clients
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Take personal responsibility and accountability for own work, sustain high levels of drive and enthusiasm
  • Performance manage managers and assistant managers and oversee the output from offshore resource in order to deliver client projects;
  • Ensure projects are appropriately resourced and utilised efficiently
  • Develop the team technically, providing stretching opportunities and giving regular feedback
  • Coach and support for other team members
  • Follow KPMG best practice and policy


What locations are available for this Tax Senior Manager role?

The job is available in various locations including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Leeds, Leeds Broadgate, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Sheffield, South Coast - Southampton, and Watford.

What is the experience level required for this position?

The experience level required for this role is Senior Manager.

What type of contract is this Tax Senior Manager position?

This position is a permanent role, with full-time or part-time options available.

What are the key focus areas for the GCT team at KPMG?

The key focus areas for the Global Compliance & Transformation team at KPMG are helping multinational groups and financial services clients manage their global tax compliance, reporting, and statutory accounting obligations through outsourcing, co-sourcing, transformation, and technology.

What specific areas of expertise are being recruited for within the GCT team?

The GCT team at KPMG is actively recruiting experienced individuals across areas such as BEPs, Managed Services, Technology, Tax Operating Model, and Data Management.

What skills and experience are required for the Tax Transformation Senior Manager role in the Data & Technology area?

For the Tax Transformation Senior Manager role in the Data & Technology area, candidates should have experience in tax requirements analysis, tax process design, and tax technology solutions implementation. Candidates should also have experience in areas such as ERP Transformation, Tax Transformation, and Tax Provision Technology.

How can candidates demonstrate their suitability for the Tax Provision Technology role?

Candidates can demonstrate their suitability for the Tax Provision Technology role by showcasing their understanding of group tax reporting processes, experience with tax provision solutions, project management skills, and functional knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP tax accounting.


Mission & Purpose

KPMG is one of the Big 4 accounting firms and provides professional services in the areas of audit, tax, and advisory. With a global presence, they offer a wide range of solutions to help organisations navigate complex business challenges, manage risks, and achieve sustainable growth. KPMG's ultimate mission is to inspire confidence and empower change, aiming to deliver high-quality services that contribute to the success and long-term viability of their clients. Their purpose revolves around building trust in the capital markets, supporting economic growth, and fostering a culture of integrity and accountability. Through their expertise, innovation, and commitment to ethical practices, KPMG strives to make a positive impact on businesses, economies, and society as a whole.