Innovation, Relief & Incentives Tax Manager
The IRI team is looking to expand with the appointment of Tax Manager in London. 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.
Roles and Responsibilities :
This Manager level role is for a tax specialist with experience of the UK R&D Tax Relief regime to work with the local R&D Tax personnel to accelerate the growth of our business in this region.
You will be required to use your tax knowledge 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 claims and Patent Box claims for submission to HMRC (manage overall client engagement, including technical and costing aspects)
Work with the client's technical and tax teams to prepare and submit robust and eligible R&D Tax claims and Patent Box claims.
Work with the engagement team in responding to HMRC enquiries into R&D Tax claims and Patent Box claims
Advise clients on tax technical issues
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 client's finance and tax teams to ensure that eligible R&D Tax expenditure and Patent income is identified.
Assist the engagement team to develop claim methodologies and prepare documentation for submission to HMRC.
Manage client projects, especially the costing based elements
Lead in progressing business development opportunities and to pitch for work with both new and existing clients.
Qualifications and Skills :
Excellent communication skills in a range of situations both written and oral.
The ability to deal with technical and finance staff on a one to one to basis, conducting structured discussions.
Capable of reviewing documentation produced by the engagement team to a high level of quality for submission to HMRC.
Knowledge of auditing complex costing information before submission to the client and / or HMRC.
Providing constructive guidance to junior grades to deliver high quality work to the client / HMRC and as part of their career development.
Capable of communicating confidently and knowledgably with other Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within the firm.
Strong business development and client facing skills proven history of being able to identify opportunities and converting them.
Very good project management skills and an ability to manage own workload, as well as junior members of the team.
Excellent problem solving skills
Experience and Background :
High level of tax technical knowledge of the UK’s R&D tax incentives
Knowledge of wider tax issues (knowledge of Patent Box legislation is a bonus)
Experience in preparing and submitting R&D tax relief claims
Experience in responding to HMRC enquiries
Knowledge of different claim methodologies, especially any industry specific challenges, over a broad range of industries.