Client Director

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KPMG Global Services Hungary (KGSH)


KGSH is a Member Firm of KPMG International with ~500 staff based in Budapest.  It is the largest Professional Services provider of indirect tax compliance services in Europe, serving more than 360 multi-national clients across 38 countries.  See embedded 3-minute video link.  


The Core Indirect Tax Compliance (ITC) unit is the primary division in KGSH.  It has strong year-on-year growth, and that is expected to continue even in potentially difficult economic times ahead.  The team is culturally diverse, comprising of many different nationalities, backgrounds, and skills.

The unit offers end-to-end compliance support for clients and is powered by advanced technology and automation, robust processes, and a highly skilled team of client-centric professionals. In particular, it offers the following services:

  • VAT/GST return preparation in 38 countries (scope is continuously expanding)
  • Advanced transactional data checks and verification
  • Additional filings (e.g. Intrastat, EC Sales & Purchase Lists, SAF-T, Local listings,  etc)
  • Proactive first-level tax audit and inquiry support
  • VAT registrations and de-registrations
  • Fiscal representation
  • VAT reconciliations
  • Other VAT/finance activities (e.g. cash forecasting, invoice checking, allocations)

  KGSH is also at the forefront of the developments in digital tax reporting, including real-time-reporting and e-invoicing. Its’ technology team works with local Member Firms to create solutions for these obligations.

The Role

Reporting to the Partner in Charge of Core ITC delivery, Client Directors will serve in the KGSH “engagement partner” role for a set of clients assigned to them.  Their responsibilities include: 


  • Own the overall client relationship with their set of clients (on behalf of KGSH), and ensure the on-going provision of high-quality Indirect Tax compliance services and satisfaction of their clients and KPMG Member Firms
  • Lead a team of engagement managers (made up of senior managers, managers, and assistant managers) that will support the various client engagements of that Client Director
  • Manage the book of business made that their various clients make up, and monitor that profitability meets certain parameters
  • Drive pull through tax advisory opportunities from their client base to local member firms 
  • Develop and train their engagement managers to have exceptional client handling acumen
  • Provide technical guidance and support in dealing with client-specific issues 
  • Generate and lead the implementation of innovative solutions as well as ideas for process improvements and efficiencies
  • Resolve compliance-related technical Indirect Tax / VAT issues, where required
  • Work closely with Core ITC’s delivery team to ensure that service expectations are met, and the overall client experience is always top quality 

The Person

  • Big-4 trained, and highly experienced client-facing VAT professional
  • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for their work
  • Great people skills, with exceptional ability to influence and persuade
  • Ability to “manage” their clients and to communicate with impact.  For example, sometimes client requests are unreasonable, and a great Client Director has an ability to delicately move the client from their position to a solution that works better for all parties
  • Comfortable managing multiple clients, and can prioritize effectively
  • Results-driven with a passion (and urgency) to always exceed their clients’ expectations
  • Self-motivated, well organized and dynamic and can work independently
  • Great in providing constructive feedback and teaching skills to develop the client management skills of their team members
  • Ability to develop a strong KPMG network within Indirect Tax
  • Ability to think and operate globally as well as collaborate with teams in diverse locations
  • Agile and flexible and enjoys working in an environment that is changing rapidly
  • Ambitious and motivated to grow personally, eager to continuously learn from experience
  • And above all else, represents KPMG’s values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage, Together, and For Better

Technical Skills & Qualifications

  • 12+ years of relevant experience in Indirect Tax with a focus on VAT compliance, or compliance-driven advisory
  • Big-4 Professional Services (or BDO, Grant Thornton, RSM) experience 
  • Commercial mindset, with strong negotiation skills
  • Executive presence and confidence to negotiate with clients and client partners
  • Mentoring/coaching skills, and organization skills
  • Proven track record in problem-solving and high client satisfaction
  • Fluent in English
  • Outstanding communicator - both written and spoken

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    Work with a young multi-lingual and diverse team and daily interact with colleagues from more than 40 nationalities.

  • Smart location and transportation

    Our modern office building is located in the new business area of Budapest and can be easily accessed by public transportation.

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    Life and health insurance, competitive salary, yearly bonus opportunity, reward & recognition program, company field trip and other events, iPhone 8, and many more.

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