R+D Tax Assistant Manager

Location: Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Other locations

Capability: Tax & Law

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Location: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne

Capability: Tax & Law

Experience Level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Claims and Incentives

Contract type: Permanent

Job description

Job Title/Req Number: R+D Tax Assistant Manager 104732

Base Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Newcastle


Why Join KPMG as a Tax Assistant Manager

KPMG’s national Incentives, Reliefs & Innovations team is made up of tax, engineering, science, and technology specialists delivering expert advice to a broad range of clients across almost every industry sector. As one of the largest teams in the industry, our continued investment in innovation advisory means that we seek engineers and scientist to join us on the next exciting phase of our growth.


Our team works with clients from owner managed business, to large multinational organisation, and we are looking for a Manager with a strong scientific/ engineering background to assist clients across a suite of innovation advisory services including R&D tax credits, Patent Box, R&D Allowances, Grants and Innovation Advisory services.


What will you be doing?

  • Working with project teams to develop the technical approach and deliver R&D tax relief claims for submission to HMRC. This will include taking some responsibility and accountability with respect of managing the delivery of the claims.
  • Lead/Co-Lead meetings with the senior technical and financial client stakeholders; and provide expert advice in relation to innovation advisory services (R&D, Patent Box, Grant Applications).
  • Write accurate and substantive technical project reports to support R&D tax claims for our clients R&D projects. This will include reviewing technical reports written by  junior colleagues.
  • Prepare (and/or manage the process for preparing) both the technical and financial elements of our client deliverables. This will include reports documenting the work being undertaken by our clients within technically complex projects for submission to HMRC/ Funding Organisations; and working with KPMG tax/costing colleagues and client staff to ensure correct quantification of R&D/PB claims.
  • Assist in managing client projects across both tax and technical work streams; and manage conflicting resourcing requirements between projects.
  • Assist in leading projects; and solving problems by advising our clients in the application of complex legislation to real life situations.
  • Assist with liaising with HMRC specialists to facilitate the agreement of R&D claims.
  • Help to establish and maintain strong client relationships with both existing and new clients.
  • Look to build an internal network within the wider tax practice of the firm.
  • Taking responsibility and accountability for your own work. You will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality advice; and ensuring the management of risk and reputation is at the forefront of everything you do. This will include coaching and developing junior staff.



What will you need to do it?

  • Honours/ Post Graduate Degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences or other related technical discipline.
  • You will either have: 1) significant industry experience in a field of science/technology and the ability to rapidly grasp new technical concepts; or 2) have a detailed working knowledge of the R&D tax legislation, and its application to science/engineering activities.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking to assist our clients in applying complex legislation to real life situations.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must. For example, you must be able to lead/co-lead technical discussions and explain complex legislative concepts to scientists / engineers in industry who have no prior experience of the tax definition of R&D.
  • Must be capable of producing high quality, professional documentation and reports for C-suite stakeholders within our clients.
  • Must be able to demonstrate project management skills and an ability to manage own workload well, as well as delegating to staff members.


Skills we’d love to see/Amazing Extras:
Tax and accounting qualifications are not essential for this role, but would be welcome (e.g. CTA / ACA / ACCA qualified (or equivalent)).

To discuss this or wider Tax roles with our recruitment team, all you need to do is apply, create a profile, upload your CV and begin to make your mark with KPMG.

With 20 sites across the UK, we can potentially facilitate office work, working from home, flexible hours, and part-time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please register and discuss this with our team.

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