Tax Transactions & Accounting careers

Tax Transactions & Accounting

Careers for graduates: learn how to build strong client relationships.

Careers for graduates: learn how to build strong client relationships.

Your career choices: Tax Transactions & Accounting

In a nutshell, what does your business group/service line do?

Enterprise Tax, Transactions & Accounting (TTA) is part of KPMG’s specialist mid-market division. Every day we work with some of the most exciting, innovative and important businesses in Australia. We work with established entrepreneurs, private and family businesses, not-for-profits, mid-size listed companies and emerging and fast-growing companies to build thriving organisations. By bringing our diverse expertise together, we give our clients the confidence to focus on the things that will truly make an impact and help them grow.

The key factor with Enterprise TTA is that both our clients and the services we offer to them are diverse. From providing tax compliance and structuring advice, producing financial statements, attending to Family Office matters, asset protection and estate planning through to assisting an emerging fast growing start up on business planning – your day is as equally diverse.

Enterprise TTA is a young, lively division. Our focus is on building strong client relationships and being the trusted adviser to our clients. As a result of this, we attract people we can trust and who we can put forward to the market to cultivate those relationships. What that translates to is a mix of enthusiastic and inclusive people who all have a passion for the work that we do.

The team in Enterprise TTA is really approachable. Whether it is a junior team member or a partner, anyone is willing to spare time to help you if you’re stuck on a problem they can help with.

What does the average day look like?

The average day begins with a quick action plan on how to progress tasks for each of our clients. All are at varying stages of completion on your work list. This evolves over the course of the day as you receive communications from your clients (either by phone call, email or meeting) alerting you of urgent situations that they need your assistance on. Suffice to say, the average day is never quite what you expect – you can guarantee it will always be interesting.

What will I learn in the first year?

You’ll learn how to manage a client engagement from start to finish (i.e. from the initial contact with the client and requesting information required, up until the final meeting with the client to deliver the output of the engagement). Your learning curve will be steep, but you’re supported the whole way.

You’ll acquire the technical knowledge relating to the governing legislation and principles applying to tax, accounting and advisory engagements. You come to understand the tips and tricks that make use of technological efficiencies to manipulate large data as well as internal tasks involved in completing engagements. You’ll also hone your time management skills and your ability to manage competing tasks delegated to you from senior staff, managers and partners.

What’s the best part of the role?

You get to work on a broad range of clients that vary in size and operate in different industries, which allows you to develop a broad skillset early on in your career. After 2 years in the workforce, you’ll be comfortable attending client meetings, managing both junior and senior staff, and confident in your level of technical/theoretical knowledge to lead engagements. These skills are the result of both on-the-job learning experiences with a broad range of clients as well as learnings from the Chartered Accounting program run by the CAANZ.

The people you meet and work with at KPMG is another great part of the role. They are smart, driven, interesting people that genuinely care about your development. You’ll be provided with constant feedback and mentorship to help your development and given autonomy to produce your best work. The variety of work available and the culture of the team make it a great place to work.

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