KPMG appoints Director to international tax team in London

04 December 2018 2 min. read
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Big Four firm KPMG has appointed a new Tax Director to its London office. Jennifer Cooper joins the firm following a spell with rival firm EY, where she worked to help multinational clients navigate the changing UK tax system.

With global tax systems changing rapidly amid a period of geo-political tension, many firms are turning to the consulting world to help them find the best deal in terms of cost and efficiency. This is particularly the case for businesses located in the UK, which will need to work among a complex and potentially volatile system in the wake of Brexit.

In preparation for growing demand in this area, KPMG has appointed Jennifer Cooper as a new International Tax Director in the firm’s London-based global tax team in London. Cooper is actually a member of KPMG alumni, having spent three years as a Tax Assistant with the firm, ending in 2008.

KPMG appoints Director to international tax team in London

Cooper then moved to Big Four rival EY, where she would spend the following decade. Joining as a Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Executive, she was most recently a Director in International Tax Services. This saw her based in both the UK and the US’ famous Silicon Valley, where she helped US-headquartered multinationals understand the changing UK tax environment. Her return to KPMG will see her based in London, and using this experience to advise multinational groups on the impact of business change and tax change, including M&A, business integration, supply chain restructuring and BEPS.

Melissa Geiger, Head of International Tax and Tax Policy at KPMG UK said of the appointment, “Our multinational clients are navigating a complex and rapidly changing tax environment. Whether responding to policies around taxing the digital economy or evaluating the relative competitiveness of different regimes, access to high quality international tax advice has never been more important. Jennifer’s extensive knowledge of the UK and US tax systems will complement the broad variety of skills and experience in our dynamic and growing team.”

Jennifer Cooper herself added, “Exciting things are happening at International Tax at KPMG. I am looking forward to being part of a great team who work with a really interesting set of clients.”

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