KPMG chooses Glasgow for 150-job tax compliance centre

A TAX compliance centre is to be opened by KPMG in Glasgow this summer, creating 150 jobs.

The ‘tax centre of excellence” will be set up in Glasgow’s international financial services district, and act as a tax compliance hub for the firm’s 22 UK offices.

A ten-year lease has been signed at 123 St Vincent Street, and Scottish Enterprise provided a regional assistance grant of up to £1.7m.

Recruitment for the centre begins in mid-April, with KPMG stating that it is looking to bring in people from a “variety of groups”, such as graduates, new parents returning to work or “more mature professionals”. Flexible working opportunities will also be available.

Jane McCormick, KPMG’s head of tax & pensions in the UK, said: “The new UK tax centre of excellence is a major strategic investment for KPMG which will enhance the level of compliance service we provide to clients across the country.

“Our investment means that we continue to be at the leading edge of compliance delivery to our clients. Our investment in technology will complement our dedicated team of compliance experts to enhance the local relationships we already have with our clients. Creating this dedicated tax compliance team in Glasgow allows our tax professionals across the UK to focus on providing high quality client advice in an ever-changing fiscal environment.”

Craig Anderson, senior partner at KPMG in Scotland, said: “Glasgow faced stern competition from a number of other locations. What won it was a combination of a high quality resource pool and accommodation coupled with enthusiastic and tangible support from local universities and Scottish Enterprise.”

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