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R&D Tax Manager - Cambridge / Norwich

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

We have experienced consistent high growth in Cambridge over a number of years and are looking for capable, proactive individuals to join our team and to be part of our growth story as we look to double the size of our business in the next 3 years.

The Role

We are looking for a R&D Tax Manager to work with the local Corporate Tax personnel to accelerate the growth of our business in this region and work with the highly innovative businesses in the region from tech start ups to pharmaceutical clients. 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.

This work would include:

• Work with the engagement team to develop claim methodologies and prepare R&D tax relief claims and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC (manage overall client engagement, including 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.
• Work with 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
• Help to 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.
• Assist the engagement team to develop R&D claim methodologies and prepare documentation for submission to HMRC.
• Manage client projects, both the quantification and assessment elements
• Lead in progressing business development opportunities and to pitch for work with both new and existing clients.
• Being the principal contact with most clients on day to day tax matters and working with senior managers, directors or partners on larger clients
• Working alongside the corporate tax team and assisting in the overall tax advisory and planning work as well as the R&D tax claims
• Assisting with and driving forward business development including having wide ranging conversations with new targets and clients across different taxes and commercial issues and attending/coordinating client events
• Playing a leading role in the team across many areas and especially coaching and developing junior members of staff
• Maintaining strong financial management of client accounts. For example making sure that fees are raised regularly and identifying situations where overruns can be billed
• Keeping internal control records up to date and ensuring compliance with quality control procedures

The Individual

• Excellent communication skills in a range of situations both written and oral.
• The ability to deal with technical and finance staff on a one to one to basis, conducting structured discussions.
• Capable of reviewing documentation produced by the engagement team to a high level of quality for submission to HMRC.
• Knowledge of auditing complex costing information before submission to the client and/or HMRC.
• Providing constructive guidance to junior grades to deliver high quality work to the client/HMRC and as part of their career development.
• Capable of communicating confidently and knowledgably with other Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within the firm.
• Strong business development and client facing skills – proven history of being able to identify opportunities and converting them.
• Very good project management skills and an ability to manage own workload, as well as junior members of the team.
• Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
• Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external). A practical approach to problems with client focus and commercial awareness
• Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work. Continuously learns from experiences. Seeks out feedback and development opportunities
• Ability to build strong relationships with clients and to build good relationships with new clients.
• Communicates with impact in a way that is open, honest, consistent, and clear
• Ability to work as part of a team. Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback. Coaches less experienced staff.
• Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community

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