8 months ago
AutoReq ID 133247BR
Job Title Senior Manager - Innovations, Reliefs and Incentives
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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With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.
Job Description At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.
The R&D team is looking to expand with the appointment of a Senior Tax Manager based in Reading. R&D Tax Relief provides an incentive to UK businesses carrying out qualifying R&D activity. The team works with businesses from almost every sector of the economy to identify their qualifying R&D activity, quantify it and obtain the R&D incentive relief for them, as well as working with clients to best leverage the Patent Box regime.
This Senior Manager level role is for a R&D claim specialist or engineer to work with the local incentives personnel to accelerate the growth of our business in this region. You will be required to use your knowledge and experience to help our clients in making claims for R&D Tax relief, as well as Patent Box claims.
You will also be required to:
- Work with the engagement team to develop claim methodologies and prepare R&D tax relief and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC
- Manage overall client engagement, including liaison with KPMG and client staff
- Work with HMRC specialists to facilitate the agreement of R&D and Patent Box claims
- Advise client finance staff on the application of the R&D legislation and extract the costs to be claimed
- Build an internal network within the wider tax practice of the firm
- Help to establish and maintain strong client relationships with both existing and new clients
- Work with the KPMG technical specialists to ensure that eligible R&D Tax expenditure and Patent income is correctly identified.
- Lead in progressing business development opportunities and to pitch for work with both new and existing clients.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Science or technical degree to 2.1 level
- Must have a detailed working knowledge of the R&D tax legislation and experience preparing R&D calculations.
- A successful track record of managing and leading delivery of R&D tax projects with a big 4 or mid tier consulting firm
- Experience of working in industrial product or process development
- Prior experience of managing/leading a team
- Project management experience
- Experience with preparing documentation for non-specialists
- Wider interest in R&D and technology development
- Excellent communication skills in a range of situations with internal team members and senior staff at the client. In particular having an ability to explain complex technical concepts in simple language
- The ability to deal with technical and finance staff on a one to one to basis, conducting structured discussions.
- Capable of producing documentation to a high level of quality for submission to HMRC
- Ability to guide and provide constructive guidance to junior grades to deliver high quality work to the client/HMRC and as part of their career development.
- Very good project management skills and an ability to manage own workload, as well as junior members of the team.
- Excellent problem solving skills
Opening Date : 28/09/2018
Closing Date: 26/10/2018
Salary - Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits
Flexible Working While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.
We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.
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KPMG's commitment to diversity
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.
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