KPMG Manager/Senior Manager, International Tax in Seattle, Washington

Business Title: Manager/Senior Manager, International Tax

Requisition Number: 65869

Function: Tax Services

Area of Interest: International Tax

State: WA

City: Seattle


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KPMG is currently seeking a Manager/Senior Manager to join our International Tax practice.


  • Serve as an international tax advisor to clients in a range of industries on international tax services and offerings

  • Assist with business development for the expansion of services at new and existing clients; work collaboratively with other practice groups within tax, the firm, and non-U.S. KPMG member firms to bring the right services and experience to address and resolve client issues

  • Manage, direct, monitor, and deliver multiple client engagements teams while maintaining active communication with clients in an effort to manage expectations satisfaction

  • Research, write and review client tax advice relating to domestic and international tax matters

  • Manage and direct international aspects of outsourced or co-sourced compliance and other quantitative oriented international tax engagements

  • Monitor and convey to clients information regarding U.S. technical developments as well as their application to federal and international tax issues

Additional Responsibilities for Senior Manager:

  • Participate in and contribute to market and business activities that are external to the firm while providing direction to and maintaining managerial responsibility for a team

  • Act as a coach and mentor to other tax professionals


  • A minimum of five years of broad experience in international corporate taxation, or five years of broad experience in M&A or federal tax and a desire to move into international corporate taxation

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; licensed CPA or JD / LLM or foreign equivalent, combined with Enrolled Agent (Please note that any candidate hired by KPMG into this position that doesn't currently possess one of the aforementioned credentials/designations need to secure one within one year from the commencement of employment)

  • Candidates with international corporate tax experience should have previous experience with several of the following common international tax planning areas: outbound transactional structuring, Subpart F and 954(h), inbound transactional structuring, check the box principles, U.S. tax treaty research and interpretation, repatriation strategies, intellectual and intangible property planning, structured finance, base shifting, FSC/EIE, foreign tax credit planning, transfer pricing, and international mergers and acquisitions

  • Candidates with other experience seeking to move into international corporate taxation should have in-depth experience in planning areas relevant to their existing discipline

  • Strong planning, research, and communication skills, as well as general knowledge of corporate tax compliance; demonstrated ability to develop business

  • Solid understanding of FAS 109 and U.S. federal taxation

Additional Qualifications for Senior Manager:

  • A minimum of eight years of broad experience in international corporate taxation or eight years of broad experience in M&A or federal tax and a desire to move into international corporate taxation

  • Experience building and managing client relationships

KPMG offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG, an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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