Deloitte, Consultant, Innovation Tax, Leeds

Role description

The Innovation Tax team works with a diverse range of clients to identify and collate support for claims for the enhanced tax relief available for Research & Development activities. The team comprises tax and costing specialists, working together with scientific or engineering staff with industry backgrounds. Based in Leeds, the successful candidate will join an established team focussed on projects in the region, and will have extensive opportunities to work across the national project portfolio. In addition to fulfilling the core tax/costing specialist role, the job holder will also take on project management roles and be expected to contribute to business development activities as they progress.




You will have responsibility for:

  • Working with the clients' finance staff to identify and collate the associate qualifying costs
  • Interpreting the tax rules governing the relief to ensure that only appropriate costs are included, working with engineers and scientists to ensure that the eligible activities are appropriately matched to the relevant costs
  • Preparing the detailed analyses to support the figures included in the claim
  • Assisting in the preparation of responses to HMRC enquiries.
  • Managing own workload, and taking on wider project management role for selected projects.
  • Contribute to business development activities.
  • Training and development of more junior staff.


To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Strong academic background minimum 2.1 Degree or equivalent
  • Proficient in using Excel
  • Team worker
  • Good communication skills for both internal and external discussions
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Problem solver
  • Knowledge of the R&D tax relief regime is preferred

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