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Tax Assistant - R&D Tax, South

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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 comes 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.

KPMG’s national Innovation, Reliefs & Incentives (IRI) team provide industry leading guidance and assistance to our broad and diverse client portfolio. The national team leverages our new technology platforms to deliver high quality R&D tax, Patent Box, Research & Development Allowances, Creative Industries Tax Relief, Grants & HMRC dispute resolution services. As one of the largest teams in the industry our continued investment in innovat


ive technology means we deliver a frictionless service for our clients. To help us achieve our ambitious growth plans we seek engineers, scientists and tax professionals to join us on the next exciting phase of our
journey. Working with clients who share in our values coupled with providing you with the support and opportunity to drive your career forward, why not come and join us! Our IRI team are looking to expand with the appointment of a Tax Assistant. The roles sits in our National Markets performance group and works with
in the national IRI practice team.







The R&D team is looking to expand with the appointment of a Tax Assistant in the team based in the South, in either our Reading or Bristol locations. 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.

Roles and Responsibilities

This Assistant level role is for a specialist to work with the local incentives personnel to accelerate the growth of our business in this region. You will receive training to support the team 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 claims and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC .
• Support 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.
• Support KPMG technical specialist in explaining and documenting the application of the R&D guidelines to the client and their work.
• 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.

Qualifications and Skills

• 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.
• Willingness to learn from team to deliver high quality work to the client/HMRC and seek continuous learning.
• Very good project management skills and an ability to manage own workload.
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Team player.

Experience and Background

• Experience of working in in a client facing role.
• Project management experience.
• Experience with preparing documentation for non-specialists.
• Wider interest in R&D and technology development.


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