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Innovation and Capital Incentives Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham,Bristol,Castle Donington,Cardiff,Milton Keynes

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job ref:

    206727WD

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    06-07-2021

  • Client:

    PwC

A career within Corporate Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their business. You’ll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing working capital, and profit sharing for partners. You’ll also help organisations understand the pricing implications of goods and services between related parties, as well as providing advice on tax implications of deals.Our team helps our clients improve their tax function to control risk and facilitate better decision making. You’ll focus on helping businesses with tax strategy, ensuring tax compliance, increasing post tax profits, and providing application support to achieve the best corporate tax practices.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

PwC’s national Innovation and Capital Incentives (ICI) team are passionate about helping clients obtain the incentives and allowances available to support their investment in innovation and capital assets. Based in the Central region (Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Milton Keynes), we are a diverse team with a strong focus on growth.


 

The role

We are looking to recruit an individual at Manager level with experience of Capital Allowances and/or UK R&D tax incentives and are keen to hear from people who are passionate about innovation, getting to know a broad range of businesses and having a direct role in growing our ICI practice.
 

We are particularly focussed on candidates able to support us in:

  • Managing a portfolio of Capital Allowance and R&D clients and project delivery across these

  • Preparation of R&D and Capital Allowance claims for submission to HMRC

  • Managing client engagements and developing strong relationships with both our clients and internal stakeholders

  • Preparing responses to or liaising with HMRC with regard to queries they have on Capital Allowance or R&D claims on behalf of our clients

  • Advising clients and internal stakeholders on tax technical points

  • Supervising juniors undertaking the work and apprising more senior stakeholders of progress

  • Helping to identify and develop new opportunities, including involvement in pitching for work

We would be happy to take applications from candidates who only have the relevant experience in one of the key technical areas (R&D or capital allowances) as long as they are comfortable in the knowledge part of the role and would be undertaking training and upskilling to enable them to extend their expertise across both areas. 

Essential skills and experience

  • Excellent working knowledge of tax incentives and experience in preparing claims including:

    • UK R&D tax incentive regimes (covering both SME and RDEC claims) and experience making claims across a range of industries and/or 

    • Capital Allowance claims, including elements such as R&D allowances and short life asset elections.

  • Strong project management skills - able to manage several live projects at once and plan own workload.

  • Excellent communication skills - the candidate will be expected to be the point of contact on the projects they manage supporting a range of stakeholders including client contacts, PwC staff in the incentives team and also in the wider tax practice. 

  • Coaching and delegation - the successful candidate will help other Managers and Senior Managers in the team coach and delegate a growing team of associates supporting the ICI team, helping them grow their technical expertise alongside their soft skills.

  • Good written skills including report writing, technical memo drafting and concise advice notes for sharing with clients.

  • Analytical skills for numerical analysis of client data


Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity