Careers for graduates: learn how to help clients gain visibility of their compliance obligations.
Learn how to help clients gain visibility of their compliance obligations.
The Delivery and Data Excellence (DDX) team is a specialist area within Tax. Our services are specifically designed to help our clients achieve cost-efficiencies and gain better process control and visibility of their compliance obligations.
DDX provides compliance and associated services to clients of all Australian offices, assisting clients with their tax compliance (for corporates (corporate taxation, GST, and fringe benefits tax) , individuals trusts, superfunds and partnerships), financial statements preparation, immigration services and payroll. Tax compliance mainly involves considering tax legislation, preparing tax calculations and completing tax returns in an automated efficient way using data analytics and other technologies.
Tax transformation (including tax governance) is another specialist service line within DDX that focuses on supporting clients in transforming their tax functions in a well-controlled manner to be fit for the 21st Century . From ensuring alignment to the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO’s) Justified Trust, to identifying process efficiencies, to implementing technology solutions to tax problems, and reshaping how services are delivered.
There is no average day in DDX – you will work closely with our clients and colleagues in a variety of forms. Some days you’ll be based at the client site working on a project or on a call with a client overseas to get information you need to work on a deliverable. Other days are spent working in the office on client engagements, in team meetings, finalising deliverables, supporting internal projects, completing proposals or participating in training.
You may work on two or three different clients each day. When you have a big project on, you may work on only one client for an extended period. You could be working by yourself preparing a tax calculation or visa application, or working as part of a team with the guidance from a manager, director or partner on a complex client engagement.
In your first year, you will expand on the skills you have learned at university, but you’ll also learn plenty of new skills. You’ll learn about DDX’s service offerings, how KPMG operates and the basics (tax, accounting, technology etc ) for your specialist area. You’ll also learn about the different technologies and processes we use to deliver our work, and other skills such as project management and how to present. You’ll be allocated clients to help with providing services. As you learn more and become more confident, you’ll also be able to take more ownership of driving the client engagement. You will get to experience a variety of client work. To help you with this, the DDX learning team provides structured training throughout your first year, complemented by on-the-job training and the wider KPMG learning program.
The culture of the team and people you meet and work with in DDX are definitely the best part of the role. They are smart, driven, interesting people that genuinely care about your development. Our leaders are passionate and engaging. The clients are an added bonus. Helping our clients is engaging and rewarding. The variety of work available and the innovative approach to our work and the solutions we provide to our clients make it a great place to work.