Thursday, February 18, 2021

ICAEW Recruiting Full-time #VAT and Duties Manager

 


The Tax Faculty is recruiting

The Tax Faculty is recruiting for a full-time VAT and Duties manager to lead on our work in the areas of both VAT and an expanding portfolio covering Customs Duties and international trade.

The VAT and Duties Manager role involves two aspects. Firstly, the management of ICAEW's policy and reputational work in these areas, which are overseen by the Tax Faculty's VAT & Duties Committee. Secondly, the production of high quality member services in these areas which will include presentations, webinars and the authoring of guidance notes etc.

This is an important role sitting right at the heart of the Tax Faculty’s activities. We would expect that the successful applicant will have a professional qualification and have detailed experience of VAT.

In addition, the role has been expanded to cover the growing importance in our work of customs duties and international trade related issues. While existing knowledge of the latter would be advantageous, we would welcome applications from suitable specialists who can display a determination to learn and upskill in this area as the UK moves to establish an independent trading policy. 

The faculty is seeking a full-time, permanent staff member based in London, but is willing to be flexible for the right person. Salary is c£70,000 FTE. Download a copy of the role profile, 

If you believe that you have the skills and experience we are seeking for this important role, please send your CV and a covering letter to hrapplications@icaew.com.

The closing date is 26 February 2021.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

KPMG Goes Into Meltdown - #MoanGate

 


The fallout from Bill Michael's (UK Chairman of KPMG) #MoanGate video continues.

The Telegraph reports that relationships at the top of the firm became so toxic under Bill Michael that it was forced to pay for an external coach to sit in on meetings to ensure senior managers would be civil towards each other, according to insiders.

KPMG's leaders were also asked to hand over their phones to investigators trying to root out the source of suspected leaks as the firm’s reputation took a battering over regulatory probes, alleged bullying and aggressive cost cutting, sources said.  

Unsurprisingly he has now resigned. Bina Mehta has stepped in as acting chairman, and Mary O'Connor has taken over Michael's day-to-day executive responsibilities as acting senior partner.

A pretty poor state of affairs by anyone's standards, and not how the firm used to be run when I was a member of staff in the late 1980's!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

"Stop Moaning" - Message To Staff From KPMG Chairman

KPMG’s UK chairman, Bill Michael, has come in for heavy criticism after he told staff to ‘stop moaning’ about their working conditions during the lockdown.

In a virtual meeting with around 500 staff Michael reportedly told staff to ‘stop moaning’ and to ‘stop playing the victim card’. They had raised concerns about pension contributions, pay and bonuses. Questions were also asked about the ranking system of staff performance – from best to worse.

A Financial Times story revealed that Michael later apologised for his choice of words. He told the paper: 

“I am sorry for the words I used, which did not reflect what I believe in, and I have apologised to my colleagues. Looking after the wellbeing of our people and creating a culture where everyone can thrive is of critical importance to me and is at the heart of everything we do as a firm.”

KPMG wasn't like that in my day!

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Thursday, February 04, 2021

Which of The Big Four Accountancy Firms Broke Lockdown?

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Good Luck #ICAEWStudents

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Wednesday, January 06, 2021

ICAEW Summarises Brexit

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