Corporate Tax Consultant

Leyton UK
London (Greater)
02 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Leyton has got a fantastic opportunity to join us as a Corporate Tax Consultant within our Consulting team. This is a permanent, full time role based in our offices in the heart of London.

Leyton UK Ltd is a leading consultancy firm with a unique goal; to quickly improve the financial performance of its clients without impacting on their core business. Leyton represents a wide international market network around the world. Currently in the UK, our specific expertise is in the optimisation of Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief and Credits, R&D grants, Patent Box and HR/support.

Function of the role:

Due to its continued growth and the success of its business, Leyton wishes to recruit a dynamic and ambitious R&D Tax Consultant. The primary focus of the role will be to provide financial cost optimisation services to UK Companies who invest in R&D. You will be working with existing and new clients to extend and expand their businesses in line with their business costs, helping them to identify if their work is technically qualifying for R&D in conjunction with our engineering/science team/IT team.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

Understanding the requirements for R&D tax relief and applying them in respect to clients’ development activities to ensure the relevant tax legislation and guidelines are metDrafting of clear technical and financial documents to justify R&D activities to UK tax authoritiesDetermining the appropriate method of data collection through background research into clients and their relevant industries and interviewing key technical and financial leadsRunning workshops, addressing seminars, conferences, etc., to express professional views regarding R&D tax relief and other sources of R&D fundingStaying abreast of industry developments and legislative changes relevant to R&D tax reliefManaging client’s R&D claims throughout the project, advising and liaising from both a tax and science/engineering/IT perspective to ensure deadlines and objectives are metUpdating clients and third parties with updates on the ongoing development of the R&D tax relief schemeProviding support to R&D tax relief claims in the event of HMRC enquiriesDesired experience and skills:

Qualified accounting or tax professional with ATT, ICAS or ICAEW or other equivalent professional bodiesSubstantial experience in UK corporation tax complianceCuriosity, awareness and an interest in science, technology and innovationAn interest in applying seemingly simple concepts to a wide range of industrial sectorsOutstanding numerical ability and a proven track record of working to tight deadlinesExperience dealing with HMRC or other tax authorities, either on general corporate tax aspects or on specific R&D related matters is preferable
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