Tax Manager

Location: London

Capability: Tax & Law

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Job details

Location: London

Capability: Tax & Law

Experience Level: Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Claims and Incentives

Contract type: Permanent

Job description

Job Title/Req Number: 104487 Tax Manager Corps IRI

Base Location: London ideally but would also consider Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham.

The KPMG Innovation Reliefs and Incentives is a cornerstone of our business.  Operating from London with hubs in Reading, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh we do work that matters, serving the region with diligence and expertise.

KPMG is one of the world's largest and most respected consultancy businesses.  We've supported the UK through times of war and peace, prosperity and recession, political and regulatory upheaval. We've proudly stood beside the institutions and businesses which make the UK what it is.


We are a network of specialists with a proven track record in UK Tax R+D who can offer a forward thinking working environment with a supportive structure and management team. We collaborate with organisations of all shapes and sizes across a broad range of tax solutions.


Why Join KPMG as a Tax Manager

KPMG’s Innovation Reliefs and Incentives 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 our innovation advisory practice means that we seek tax professionals to join us on the next exciting phase of our growth.


Our team works with clients from owner managed business, to large multinational organisations, and we are looking for a Manager with a strong tax background to assist clients across as suite of innovation advisory services, focusing on R&D tax Credits, and Patent Box and potentially Grants services.


What will you be doing?


  • Manage and work with engagement teams to develop claim methodologies and prepare R&D tax relief and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC. Taking responsibility and accountability for your own, and your team’s work.
  • Lead meetings with the financial client stakeholders; and provide expert advice in relation to innovation advisory services (R&D, Patent Box, Grant Applications). Chair/Co Chair and support the technical specialists in meetings with senior technical client stakeholders.
  • Manage the process for preparing both the technical and financial elements of our client deliverables. This will include ensuring correct quantification of R&D/Patent Box claims and supporting the KPMG technical team documenting the work being undertaken by our clients within technically complex projects for submission to HMRC.
  • Manage client projects across both tax and technical work streams; and manage conflicting resourcing requirements between projects.
  • Leading by example in terms of client relationships, technical quality, and service delivery.
  • Manage projects; and solving problems by advising our clients in the application of complex legislation to real life situations.
  • Manage people including coaching and developing junior staff.
  • Liaising with HMRC specialists to facilitate the agreement of R&D & Patent Box claims.
  • Help to establish and maintain strong client relationships with both existing and new clients.
  • Build an internal network within the wider tax practice of the firm.
  • Assist in progressing business development opportunities and to pitch for work with both new and existing clients.
  • Deliver comprehensive proposals and taking part in presentations/ pitches as required.


What will you need to do it?


  • You will have a finance, accounting and taxation background.
  • You will have significant industry experience in tax which will include a detailed working knowledge of the R&D and ideally the Patent Box tax legislation, and its application to ensuring correct quantification of claims.
  • Must be able to understand key tax/costing concepts relevant to R&D and ideally Patent Box claim preparation, as well as the capability to work within cross-disciplinary teams.
  • 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 finance discussions and explain complex legislative concepts to finance and 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.
  • Tax and accounting qualifications are not essential for this role, but would be highly preferable (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.

Our Locations:

We are open to talk to talent across the country but our core hubs for this role are:

  • London Canary Wharf
  • Reading
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Birmingham
  • Newcastle
  • Edinburgh

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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