Director – Corporate Tax Advisory – Aberdeen – KPMG – Aberdeen


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KPMG’s Tax practice is a dynamic and successful fast-growing area of our business with transformational plans to accelerate growth. Our focused growth objectives are underpinned by a relentless focus on developing KPMG’s Corporate Tax business within the Privately Owned and Private Equity (PO&PE) market and the Scotland team plays a key role in achieving those growth objectives.

With the opportunity to support the Energy Transition and the exciting work ongoing in the region to develop transformational change in the sectors of digital tech; food, drink and agriculture; life sciences and tourism, it is a great time to live and work in the city of Aberdeen and its surrounding area.

The Role:

To support both KPMG growth plans and the local region through its period of transformation, we are looking for a Tax Director to join the Aberdeen tax team.

As a key member of both the Aberdeen office and Scotland tax leadership teams, the individual would be responsible for developing and executing the Aberdeen tax strategy for PO&PE backed businesses.  An exciting client portfolio awaits the successful candidate with sufficient capacity to allow the Director to be out in the market, meeting clients, building relationships and focusing on key growth sectors for the Firm.  

Whilst this is primarily a corporate tax role, the nature of our PO&PE backed client base necessitates a broader understanding of entrepreneurial tax issues which means the role brings with it a lot of breadth and opportunity and collaboration with colleagues in other areas of specialism.  As a senior leader within KPMG, the Tax Director will lead client relationships for all KPMG service offerings (tax and other capabilities).


Lead the KPMG tax offering to privately owned and private equity backed business in Aberdeen and surrounding areas

Develop and grow the tax team to focus on this key growth area

Work with the Aberdeen Partners to develop and execute wider office strategy

Be market facing, drive sales on allocated clients and target organisations

Hold and control high level conversations with senior stakeholders in the markets and be capable of introducing relevant specialists from across the firm

Lead by example with client relationships, technical quality, service delivery and commercially

Actively promote team and personal profile to internal networks in order to promote collaboration and increase internal leads  

Take lead on design and delivery of proposals for new business opportunities

Play a key role in people development activities (coaching / mentoring) for less experienced team members

Identify key client issues that represent opportunities for other KPMG teams to capitalise on and play active role in introductions.

The Individual:

Successful track record of new business origination through both internal and external activities

Excellent commercially

Display technical strength in our specialist markets above 

Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team

Inspirational leader 

Displays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in an inspirational & respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community

Brings insight and effectively applies knowledge to business and client problems

Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear

Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent

Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills

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