Senior HR Business Partner - Tax - 12 month FTC

The Role

To act as the primary point of contact for assigned internal clients, managing and delivering an outstanding HR business service to clients. Also acts as a key facilitator and enabler of the matrixed organisation and a driver of change. This role reports to the Capability HR Lead.


Account Management:

- Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal clients, specifically with the PGL HOPOs, Service Line
Partners, People Leaders and other key leaders in the capability and performance group;

- Build and utilise a deep understanding of the client group, e.g. what they do, the commercial levers, their strategic
priorities, pipelines of potential work etc) to deliver the best service possible;

- Provide support, trusted advice and challenge to clients.

- Delivery of people strategy / function people plan:

- Provide input to the function people plan based on knowledge and analysis of the client group;

- Operate autonomously within the parameters of the agreed people plan to deliver the requirements of the function, with
minimal oversight from HRL;

- Lead the delivery of HR projects / change initiatives to support KPMG’s people strategy and the capability and
performance group people plan;

- Analyse management information to identify themes and trends, suggest HR interventions to address these and act

- Champion KPMG’s culture, values and D&I agenda in all activities;

- Act as a role model and influencer for change initiatives, proactively driving the capability forward using a range of
change management techniques.

- Delivery of HR Calendar activities for A-E grades in the client group:

- Manage the consistent delivery of the performance management, salary and bonus, and talent management review cycles in accordance with the KPMG guidelines and the client group’s people plan;

- Work with CoEs and PeopleCentre colleagues to ensure HR policy is implemented consistently and effectively


- Work closely with the recruitment and resourcing teams to ensure that they understand the future requirements of
the client group;

- Advise on the structure of packages to be offered to new hires.

HR advice:

- Provide trusted strategic and operational advice to partners and People Leaders on HR matters;

- Resolve complex and/or high risk people issues to deliver commercial and pragmatic outcomes;

- Provide coaching support to others (e.g. People Leaders and other business leaders) in effective people management;

- Provide HR support in firm-wide restructuring / acquisitions / ER initiatives;

- Proactive collaboration with other HRBPs to facilitate and enable the matrixed organisation:

- Liaise with other Capability and PG HRBPs to ensure understanding of their strategic priorities and their requirements;

- Liaise with the other HRBPs in the People function to drive consistency across the business and to share best practice;

- Liaise with other People Function teams, e.g. Recruitment and Learning, to provide a seamless service to the client

Key Metrics & Measures

- Client feedback
- Delivery of projects / change initiatives (timeliness and quality)
- Successful completion of HR Calendar activities
- Staff engagement, GPS/Pulse score for client group
- Attrition for client group
- Diversity and inclusion targets for client group
- Quality and timeliness of advice
- Satisfactory resolution of complex ER cases
- Feedback from colleagues in the People Function

Key Behaviours & Skills

- Deep and broad HR knowledge (CIPD qualification or equivalent)
- Demonstrable commercial acumen and understanding of the business
- Strategic thinker and ability to translate business needs into people plans
- Ability to work autonomously, with minimal oversight, to deliver agreed people plans
- Ability to inspire and lead other HRBPs to deliver people plans
- Strong client relationships skills and influencing skills to establish credibility
- Strong collaboration skills, understanding how to operate in a complex matrixed organisation
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate and manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment with senior level leaders
- Resilience
- Project management experience of large scale / cross-functional activities
- Knowledge, and use, of a range of change management techniques
- Analytical and problem-solving skills and strong delivery focus
- Strong mind-set for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding client expectations
- Management, coaching and mentoring skills
- Excellent IT skills (advanced Excel and Powerpoint)

Internal clients

- Capability/PG HOPO
- Service Line Partners
- People Leaders
- Regional Function Leaders
- People Partners

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