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KPMG Senior Manager, Risk Management, Tax in Des Moines, Iowa

Business Title: Senior Manager, Risk Management, Tax

Requisition Number: 86576 - 29

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: IA

City: Des Moines


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Manager, Risk Management Tax to join our Risk Management organization.


  • Apply comprehensive or specialist-level knowledge of professional standards and firm risk policies to interact with partners and engagement teams, to provide Risk Management policy guidance and to resolve complex issues and questions regarding the application of such policy in the Service Line or Center of Excellence (COE) assigned

  • Lead and/or participate in periodic compliance activities, to help ensure client engagement teams comply with firm requirements

  • Identify process improvement opportunities and significantly contribute to innovation through implementation of enhancements to RM-Tax processes, materials, and tools that create high client value, process efficiencies, and/or enhanced quality

  • Guide multiple key projects, processes, programs and initiatives, making independent decisions related to required tasks and use judgment to regularly make decisions on high risk and complex matters

  • Provide active coaching, mentoring and knowledge-sharing with junior staff to advance their career development; manage and review those team members' work product

  • Responsible for managing a mid-sized to small team of entry level individuals, through intermediate level professionals


  • Minimum twelve years of recent experience in tax consulting and/or compliance, risk management within a risk organization at a public accounting firm or equivalent

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from accredited college/university

  • Ability to manage multiple critical, concurrent training and communications programs, applying expertise to make concrete decisions that impact the Risk organization and the firm

  • Outstanding verbal/written communication, collaboration, negotiation, and influencing skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and teamwork

  • Ability to direct, motivate and empower others to work towards the organization's goals, ensuring efficient allocation of resources across multiple functions

  • Ensure execution of strategic initiatives for the organization; Ability to address emerging opportunities and how organization should be organized/staffed to realize them

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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