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Senior Manager - Claims and Incentives Tax - Manchester or Leeds

Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s National R&D tax relief team is part of our wider Corporate Tax department, where staff have the opportunity to develop relationships with clients, to help develop clients’ tax strategies and help manage the amount of corporation tax they need to pay. This involves working with clients to produce complex tax claims, computations and returns for HM Revenue & Customs, giving advice on corporate planning and restructuring projects and finding ways to manage their effective rate of tax as appropriate to their business.

The R&D team is looking for a Senior Manager with experience preparing claims and working with the local and national R&D Tax personnel to accelerate the growth of our business. You will be required to use your knowledge of R&D tax incentives to help our clients in make claims for R&D Tax relief across a wide spectrum of claims. The role may involve travel to attend meetings at client sites.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Prepare summary descriptions of the work being undertaken (within complex projects) in straightforward language that is clear to understand and to be submitted to the HMRC.
Work with HMRC specialists to facilitate the agreement of R&D claims.
Manage client claim projects and to manage conflicting resourcing requirements between projects.
Leading by example in terms of client relationships, technical quality and service delivery
Work with senior staff at our clients to identify qualifying projects and expenditure.
Deliver comprehensive proposals and taking part in presentations
Leading complex projects
Leading people including coaching and developing junior staff.
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:

Extensive experience with preparing R&D claims.
Tax technical knowledge of the UK’s R&D tax incentives
Broader knowledge of wider tax issues
Experience in reviewing preparations and submissions of R&D tax relief claims
Experience in dealing with and building relationships with senior employees within HMRC.

The Individual:

Identifies, leads and pursues business opportunities
Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own and team’s work
Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team
Continuously learns from experiences and encourages this across the team.
Seeks out feedback and development opportunities for self and others
Gives clear directions, positive and constructive feedback.
Coaches less experienced staff
Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community
Brings incite and effectively applies knowledge to business and client problems
Identifies core issues, investigates, evaluates and makes decisions with appropriate consultation
Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

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