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Senior Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

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Senior Associate, Compensation & Benefits Tax

Requisition #: 66426

Practice Area: Tax

Location: New York, NY; Knoxville, TN

At KPMG, you can become an integral part of a dynamic team at one of the world’s top tax firms. Enjoy a collaborative, future-forward culture that empowers your success. Work with KPMG’s extensive network of specialists & enjoy access to our Ignition Centers, where deep industry knowledge merges with cutting-edge technologies to create innovative tax solutions. Join a diverse team helping high-profile clients understand, analyze, and respond to complex business opportunities and challenges. Develop your career through a range of multifaceted engagements, formal training, and informal mentoring.

At KPMG, we believe nothing is more important than investing in our culture because it’s an investment in our people, our future, and what we stand for as a firm.

KPMG is currently seeking a senior associate to join our Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice.


  • Work with Tax, Audit and Advisory teams (with an emphasis and focus on M&A tax) to provide compensation, benefits or HR related services to their clients
  • Manage relationships at a senior level with large clients, advise on tactical issues, have a high level of responsibility for service delivery, and manage teams of tax professionals/assistants working client projects
  • Manage risk and financial performance of engagement, including billing, collections, and budget for assigned projects
  • Assess the tax impact on clients, develop tax arguments to support conclusions, and suggest recommendations to clients
  • Participate in and contribute to market and business activities 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, and teach/speak for internal and external classes and seminars


  • A minimum of four years of federal tax experience in an accounting firm, corporation, and/or law firm
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
  • Licensed CPA or J.D./LL.M. with strong knowledge of M&A and Compensation & Benefits due diligence 
  • Experience with corporate taxation and partnerships
  • Experience managing multiple client engagements and client service teams
  • Excellent advisory, compliance, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex information

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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