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Deals Corporate Tax careers

Deals Corporate Tax

Careers for graduates: help clients understand corporate tax matters & comply with ATO filing obligations.

Help clients understand corporate tax matters & comply with ATO filing obligations.

Grad careers: Deals Corporate Tax

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

The Corporate Tax Deals team is a national, market-leading, team that assists clients with all tax aspects of corporate transactions, from tax due diligence to tax structuring, financing matters, sell and buy side M&A assistance and general corporate tax assistance. Whilst we are a team of tax professionals, we are part of the wider Deals team, which means that we specialise in M&A transactional work and collaborate closely with the Transaction Services and M&A teams. The team regularly provides tax assistance in relation to the biggest corporate transactions in the Australian market. The team’s clients include large corporates, private equity investors, superannuation funds and infrastructure and property companies. A large part of the work that the team does involves cross-border transactions and work with overseas KPMG offices.

What does the average day look like?

One of the greatest strengths of the Deals Advisory Tax team is that the work is dynamic and every day is different. The reason for this is that every transaction the team works on is unique in its own way. Graduates will learn how to review income tax returns and supporting workpapers to ask queries as part of a due diligence process, undertake project management in relation to M&A transactions, attend and take notes at client meetings, understand and analyse tax structuring matters. Whilst all of this might seem daunting, there are often precedents and experienced team members are always available to provide support.

What will I learn in the first year?

During your first year with the Deal Tax Team you will learn about the M&A sector and specifically how corporate transactions are conducted, as well as learning about the Australian tax system. Your first year in the Deals Advisory tax team will open up many new paths for you, providing a balance of technical, business development and mentoring skills that you will be able to utilise as your career progresses.

What’s the best part of the role?

The best part of the role is that from the first day, you will be a valued and important part of a close-knit team. There is an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture within the team and you will get to work with a number of team members, at all levels of seniority.