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7 months ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM’s UK Fiscal Incentives team is looking to recruit a consultant to join the Research & Development (R&D) team in London. The ideal candidate will have the desire to contribute to and develop the skills for successful project delivery and client management. Key responsibilities will be to deliver R&D claims and to help in developing AECOM’s Fiscal Incentives R&D service capability.

In addition to R&D, the Fiscal Incentives team delivers a range of niche property-related tax services, including capital allowances, land remediation relief and VAT consultancy.

You would be a key member of a growing team to help produce high-quality technical reports to support our in-house, as well as our clients’ R&D claims.

Job Duties:


Identification of qualifying R&D projects and expenditure through participation in technical and financial discussions with both internal and external clients.


Technical assessment of projects in line with HMRC’s R&D tax relief guidelines and preparation of supporting technical documentation.


Ensure R&D claims meet the requirements of the relevant tax legislation and guidelines.


Preparation of high-quality R&D claims and corresponding financial calculations following liaison with both internal and external tax teams to ensure tax returns and computations correctly reflect the outcome of technical assessments.


Project management of claims (i.e. continuous liaison with clients, colleagues and key contacts at HMRC to ensure claims are optimised and deadlines are met).


Attend meetings, build and develop effective working relationships with colleagues, intermediaries and other networks to help develop further opportunities.


Develop own knowledge and skills to keep technical knowledge up to date.


Support R&D Tax Relief claims in the event of HMRC R&D enquiries.


Actively supervise and train junior R&D consultants as well as business development teams.


Contribute to the knowledge management of the Fiscal Incentives team.


Drive performance standards through expert communication and effective use of the performance management process with the team.


Manage the delivery of projects, ensuring effective use of resources to achieve optimal output quality.


Utilise in-house project management systems/protocols.

Minimum Requirements

You must have some post qualification experience that will provide you with the skills and expertise to perform immediately in this role. Experience in our industry would be helpful but isn't essential.

Preferred Qualifications

You will ideally have a relevant finance or construction technical qualification but we will consider experience if these qualifications aren't available.


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 225748BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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