We ask employer KPMG why they choose ATT.
What benefits are there to KPMG in having employees studying the ATT qualification?
The training provides employees with a good foundation knowledge of the Tax system, which is relevant to our Tax business and gives them Tax Technician status.
The qualification can be undertaken by all, which means that KPMG is not limited to recruiting/ training only employees of a certain qualification background.
Training providers of ATT offer online course offerings which affords students and the business flexibility and reduces overall costs.
ATT provides the basis for obtaining the CTA qualification, and with the new Tax Pathway route, this can be achieved quicker reducing time out of the business and cost.
How does KPMG support employees through their qualifications?
KPMG has a designated professional qualification team that offer support and guidance to all employees undertaking a professional qualification. The team will facilitate course and exam registration and the appropriate study leave is provided to attend courses and sit examinations.
Where applicable, some employees are managed under a policy and interventions are put in place to support trainees through retake programmes. KPMG values professional qualifications as they are vital to having a skilled work-force and therefore teams will always aim to help its employees work intelligently to ensure they have the time to commit to obtaining the qualification.
What do students enjoy about studying the ATT?
Emma Rice (ATT qualified 2016)
“- Well recognised qualification to have
- Gives a strong grounding on all areas of tax
- Able to study at own pace & whilst working at the same time
- Opportunity/ fast track to progress onto become CTA”
What do you look for when recruiting tax professionals?
Tax at KPMG involves working closely with a range of clients, developing a deep understanding of their commercial issues and finding approaches that make a real difference to their bottom line. It is pivotal to our firm that we can offer a diverse work-force that is equipped with a diverse set of experience and expertise to go to market.
KPMG aim to employ its staff from a variety of backgrounds including surveyors, software developers and other background specialisms. There are a variety of routes into the firm from apprenticeships to graduate trainee routes; seeing more junior employees of varying backgrounds embark on a career in professional services.
Experienced hire candidates are employed based on their professional qualification status and their relevant experience, but requirements will vary by business area. Professional qualifications are important to our business to ensure that technical knowledge of our staff is recognized and competitive in the market place.
How many employees does KPMG have?
KPMG in the UK currently employs over 12,000 colleagues nationally.