My client is a top 10 Accountancy firm who are recruiting within the Tax R&D team.
The Corporate Tax department provides bespoke taxation services to its clients and deals with all queries from basic compliance through to high-level advisory work. It prepares tax returns and computations, carries out tax planning / consultancy work, and deals with HMRC, clients and third parties.
The firm's specialist Innovation & Technology Group, based in the London, comprises engineers, software programmers and scientists as well as specialist finance professionals such as auditors and tax accountants all of whom are experienced in claiming R&D tax relief.
The Innovation and Technology team provide the following services:
Claiming R&D tax relief
R&D Allowances (RDAs)
International R&D relief
This is a client facing role where the consultant will be working with customers from a wide range of industry sectors undertaking development activities within the field of Life sciences. A key aspect for this role will be the ability to translate complex ideas into non-technical concepts and communicate these to a broad client base.
Undertaking the technical assessment of claims and producing the technical summary
Identification of qualifying R&D projects and expenditure through participation in technical discussions with clients
Ensuring R&D claims meet the requirements of the relevant tax legislation and guidelines
Liaison with our technical tax staff on the preparation of tax documents comprising these R&D claims for submission of claims to HMRC
Supporting R&D Tax Relief claims in the event of HMRC R&D enquiries
Supporting actively the promotion both internally and externally of the BDO R&D tax offering
Continuously developing own knowledge and skills and to keep technical knowledge up to date
Representing the Firm at seminars and computer sciences related events
A holder of a recognised Life Sciences university degree (MSc and / or PhD). This in combination with a business degree would be an advantage.
Ideally proven experience of working on several projects and experienced in working within a business unit with internal (and external) clients
Excellent communication (both spoken and written)
Strong numerical ability
Curiosity, awareness and an interest in the fields of science, technology and innovation
Be highly proactive in the approach to new work opportunities
Team player and ability to work on own initiative
Able to project a professional, credible image
Trustworthy and able to maintain strict confidentiality