11 months ago
AutoReq ID 128650BR
Job Title Innovation Reliefs & Incentives Manager
Country United Kingdom
Service Line Claims and Incentives
Service Line Information
The Claims and Incentives team are part of our wider Corporate Tax department. They help our clients to secure cash tax savings through government sponsored tax reliefs and incentives. The team is made up of Fixed Asset Tax Services (“FATS”) and Innovation Reliefs & Incentives (“IRI”) and supports clients who incur expenditure on fixed assets and carry out innovative activities. The FATS team is made up of tax advisers, accountants and surveyors and reviews fixed asset costs such as expenditure incurred on the construction of property to enhance and accelerate the available tax relief wherever possible. They also help clients on their processes to capture data in relation to fixed assets and have developed technology tools to assist with this process.
Within IRI staff work with clients to help them claim tax incentives for innovation. The IRI team works with companies of all sizes from almost every sector of the economy to identify their qualifying R&D activity, quantify it and help them obtain their R&D incentives, as well as working with clients to best leverage the Patent Box regime. The team consists of staff with a wide variety of skill sets all working together, from technical specialist including scientists, engineers and IT experts to fully qualified accountants and tax advisers. The teams are spread over the UK to best meet our clients’ needs and the national team all work together as one unit. The teams are spread over the UK to best meet our clients’ needs and the national team all work together as one unit.
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Job Description Innovation Reliefs & Incentives Manager
KPMG’s national Innovation Reliefs and Incentives team (“IRI”) is part of our wider Corporate Tax department, where staff work with clients to help them claim tax incentives for innovation and the creative sector. We are a multi-discipline team of tax specialists, scientists, engineers and IT specialists.
R&D Tax Relief provides an incentive to UK businesses carrying out qualifying R&D activity and the Patent Box provides an incentive to businesses that commercialise the results of that R&D in the UK. The team works with businesses from almost every sector of the economy to identify and quantify their qualifying R&D activity and to identify whether they qualify for the Patent Box regime and to quantify the benefits available. We then work with clients to obtain the incentives available to them.
The IRI team is looking to expand with the appointment of a Manager in the team based in London.
Roles and Responsibilities
This Manager level role is for an individual with experience of the UK R&D Tax Relief regime to work with the local team to accelerate the growth of our business in London. You will be required to use your tax knowledge to help our clients in making claims for R&D Tax relief, as well as Patent Box claims.
You will also be required to:
- Manage the engagement team to develop claim methodologies and prepare R&D tax relief claims and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC (having responsibility for managing the overall engagement, including client engagement, technical and costing aspects)
- Work with the client's technical and tax teams to prepare and submit robust and eligible R&D Tax claims and Patent Box claims.
- Manage the engagement team in responding to HMRC enquiries into R&D Tax claims and Patent Box claims
- Advise client on tax technical issues
- Build an internal network within the wider tax practice of the firm
- Establish and maintain strong client relationships with both existing and new clients
- Work with the client's finance and tax teams to ensure that eligible R&D Tax expenditure and patent income is identified.
- Play a key role in identifying and progressing business development opportunities and to pitch for work with both new and existing clients
- Contribute to the development of a specific area of the business plan
The successful candidate must:
- Demonstrate strong business development and client facing skills with a proven history of being able to identify opportunities and converting them.
Have very good project management skills and an ability to manage own workload, as well as junior members of the team.
- Demonstrate problem solving skills
- Have experience managing a portfolio of clients
- Have experience of preparing and reviewing R&D claims
- Have experience consulting effectively with clients, colleagues and HMRC
- Have experience of developing the R&D tax relief knowledge of junior members of the team
- Have achieved a PhD in a scientific or medical field
Opening Date: 9th June 2018
Closing Date: 9th July 2018
Salary Range: Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits
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