Consultant to Associate Director, Scientist/Engineer, Research & Development Incentives, Tax Consulting (London or Regions)
Deloitte AU
Birmingham, Midlands, United Kingdom
1d ago

Position summary

Your opportunity The UK government provides tax incentives to businesses performing R&D; Deloitte’s R&D tax services group is a market leader in helping clients secure these incentives and is the most experienced team in the UK.

Continued market success has created new opportunities and we are now looking to recruit candidates with an Engineering or Scientific background, to help join this successful team.

You will have the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge across a wide range of areas and to help companies identify the R&D claims for these incentives.

This R&D can involve activities start from basic research, through to early stage new product & process development, industrial scale trials and ongoing process improvement activity across all areas of engineering and manufacturing.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients.

If you would like to hear more about our flexible working arrangements, then please let us know. Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more.

If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application. Your role As a Consultant you will be in a client-facing role from day 1.

Although you may have no previous R&D tax claim experience, you will quickly progress to leading the technical aspects of R&D claims interviews and preparing documentation to support R&D tax claims.

You will be working with senior technical and finance staff within our client companies where you will need to understand the technical organization and the nature of the work being performed, develop a claim preparation strategy, then deliver the technical aspects of the R&D claims.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Analysing technical and cost data from clients to develop robust and efficient R&D claim methodologies
  • Leading the interview process with technical experts to understand their R&D activity, and then summarizing the output from these interviews in documentation suitable for non-technical audiences.
  • Leading the technical aspects of the R&D claim preparation process within a project team to ensure that all areas of eligible R&D are identified and that the appropriate costs linked to this technical activity are captured within R&D claims.
  • Preparing clear reports for submission to HMRC to explain how our clients R&D claims have been prepared. You will join meetings with HMRC when necessary to respond to technical questions and explain the approach adopted.
  • Provide industry insight into marketing and sales activity based on your area of engineering or scientific knowledge and experience.
  • Work effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
  • Your work, your choice At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients.

    Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.Location : You will have the option to be based at our Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham or London office.

    This client-facing role provides lots of opportunity for travel in the UK and overseas.Work pattern : This is a permanent contract opportunity.

    The role can be worked on a full-time basis.

    Your professional experience

  • Be trained to degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline with over 3 years’ experience in an engineering, manufacturing or scientific role post-graduation.
  • Demonstrated capability to lead small project teams, with experience in delivering both to internal and external customers.
  • Be a strong communicator, with good interpersonal awareness skills.
  • Be able to work within multi-disciplinary teams, leading the technical aspects of R&D claims on the behalf of manufacturing and engineering companies, as well as generating high quality technical reports.
  • Be well-organised and able to manage multiple large and complex projects, handling conflicting demands for yourself and team-members in a timely manner.
  • Your service line : Tax Consulting Arguably the most stimulating career environment in our industry, tax at Deloitte is a far cry from tax at other firms.

    Here, it’s all about collaborating with colleagues at the top of their game, across disciplines, for clients who urge us to constantly push the boundaries of our creativity.

    You’ll find a diverse mix of people, all working together to deliver best-in-class advice. And you’ll discover a structured programme that will help you develop even greater expertise.

    From fascinating projects to a wealth of secondment opportunities, both in the UK and overseas, you can enjoy a broad and rich career experience.

    Personal independence

    Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm.

    We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints.

    This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.

    with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

    About Deloitte

    Our Purpose & Strategy

    To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services : this is not about size, it's about being the first choice.

    The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

    What do we do?

    Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting.

    Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

    Beyond the UK : Deloitte North and South Europe

    The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK.

    Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region.

    Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

    What do we value?

    What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes.

    In other words : our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact.

    These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

    Being a Leader at Deloitte

    Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues.

  • They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work and value them as individuals;
  • always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

    We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

    We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for :

    We live our purpose : we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make

    We develop talent : we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

    We drive performance : we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders

    We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters : we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people

    We move, together, towards a strategic direction : we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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