Director, Trade & Customs

Director, Trade & Customs

We are currently seeking Director, Trade & Customs

We are currently seeking Director, Trade & Customs

Senior Consultant, Finance Management

Director, Trade & Customs

Location: Hochiminh

About KPMG and KPMG’s Trade & Customs Services Team

KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering Audit, Tax, Legal, Advisory and Consulting services. The firms work closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.

In Vietnam & Cambodia, KPMG is one of the largest professional firms with offices in Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi, Danang and PhnomPenh. Established since 1994, we have more than 25 years of experience with more than 1,700 professionals and 58 partners.

We lead with a commitment to quality and consistency across our global network, bringing a passion for client success and a purpose to serve and improve the communities in which member firms operate. In a world where rapid change and unprecedented disruption are the new normal, we Inspire Confidence and Empower Change in all we do.

KPMG Vietnam has a dedicated and specialized Trade & Customs Services Team of professionals with local and international experience and well-established credentials.  Being a part of KPMG Asia-Pacific Trade & Customs Services network, our Team can leverage our broad regional and global resources to bring the best practices and strategies in trade & customs matters. 


We are currently seeking for a Trade & Customs Director to join our Integrated International Tax practice. The caliber of our clients and business practices will give you the opportunity to strengthen your analytical and leadership skills, effective communication skills and engagement management skills as you help our clients manage their business from both a tax advisory and Trade & Customs compliance perspective. 


Key responsibilities

• Supports Partners in establishing and developing production relationships that bring in business

• Drives market profile for KPMG Trade & Customs through thought leadership, speaking, public affairs

• Maintains and develops relationships with senior customs officials

• Maintains and manages relationships with other key KPMG Trade & Customs member firms in the region

• Leads multiple engagements of varying size and complexity

• Advises clients on complex trade & customs matters

• Leads, coach, develops and enables career progression of team members 

• Contributes to continuous improvement of in-house systems and procedures


Qualifications & Experience 

• Bachelor degree in relevant subjects, e.g. international trade, accounting, finance, economics, law

• At least 8 years relevant experience in either external and/or internal customs & tax function 

• Competent and literate with the following packages: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 

• Excellent technical knowledge of and experience in trade & customs advisory and compliance 

• The ability to apply an understanding of financial statements and other relevant non-tax financial and business information to the tax advisory and compliance work 

• Strong organizational, time management and leadership skills and effective communication skills

• Ability to work and perform under pressure with tight deadlines

• A proven track record in developing and maintaining relationships at various levels

• Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to motivate and lead teams to achieving an outcome

• A true leadership approach and previous experience mentoring trade & customs and tax managers

• Demonstrated strategic and innovative thinking skills with the ability to develop tailored solutions to address complex needs

• Self-motivated with a high level of initiative

• Good command of English and Vietnamese


Please send your application to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.