What attracts you to the position you have applied for?
I am attracted to the varied nature of tax where I might find myself assisting businesses, individuals and organisations with tax strategy, structuring, planning, compliance and providing local and cross-border advisory services. KPMG are specialists in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions from initial risk assessment to the due diligence process and advice on tax warranties through to post deal integration. Tax and the law are intertwined, a knowledge of the latter essential for effective advice on the former. It is this relationship alongside the technical complexity of tax which attracts me to this role.
Why do you want to work for KPMG?
KPMG have excellent training, supplemented by a great support network. KPMG have a reputation for excellence, using their knowledge and expertise to find an effective business solution for their clients. The modern business world requires great communication and teamwork, two areas KPMG are renowned for. KPMG are a fantastic company to work for offering the opportunity for career progression, demonstrated by their recent ranking as the number 1 big company to work for in the ‘Sunday Times’ survey. I would relish the opportunity to work for such a recommended firm and believe I would flourish under KPMG’s excellent supervision.
What do you think you will be doing in your first year at KPMG?
In order to qualify as a tax accountant I will need sit the ICAEW ACA or equivalent accounting qualification and am likely to complete the tax module early on. As such, I will spend a substantial amount of time training and studying for these exams.
Aside from this, work I will be carrying out is likely to be checking and documenting tax returns, running tax models and scenarios and general admin work, such as proof reading and writing reports and letters. Much of this work will be office based thus enabling work to be supervised and me to be supported.