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Tax Manager – Innovations, Reliefs & Incentives (R&D) – UK Wide

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

This role is available across all our UK offices

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 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 Incentives, Reliefs & Innovations 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, Video Games Tax Relief & HMRC dispute resolution services. As one of the largest teams in the industry our continued investment in innovation means that we seek engineers, scientists and tax professionals to join us on the next exciting phase of our growth. 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!

The R&D team is looking to expand with the appointment of a Tax Manager based in our London office. 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.

Role and Responsibilities:

This 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.

Skills and Qualifications:

Must have a detailed working knowledge of the R&D tax legislation and experience preparing R&D calculations.
Must be able to demonstrate an ability to explain complex technical tax concepts
Must be capable of producing documentation to a high level of quality for submission to HMRC
Must be able to demonstrate project management skills and an ability to manage own workload well
Must have experience of working in an industrial product or process development
Must have experience with preparing R&D documentation for non-tax specialists

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