Innovation, Relief & Incentives Tax Manager
London, United Kingdom
2d ago

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
  • Team player
  • 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.
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