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Innovations Relief Assistant Graduate - London

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2mo ago

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  • Computer Science or similar degree required. Desire to learn about R&D tax relief claims. Enthusiasm for building tax knowledge. Understanding of business and economic issues. 112 UCAS points or equivalent qualification.
  • The candidate will support R&D tax relief claims by communicating with clients, preparing technical descriptions, coordinating interviews, assisting with claim development, liaising with HMRC, monitoring costs, and ensuring tax quality while maintaining client relationships and identifying opportunities for other services.

Graduate Job

Software EngineeringLondon


  • An exciting opportunity to work in an actively growing, specialist Innovation Reliefs tax team at RSM. The role involves engaging directly with the IT specialists and leaders in many different businesses who are at the forefront of their technology, whilst also experiencing a role in a global professional services firm.
  • The team has experienced rapid growth over the past years and is now looking to further expand the team to support the continued opportunities. We work with companies across all sectors, most notably manufacturing, engineering, life sciences, software and digital technologies to assist them to identify and prepare successful tax relief claims and access to other incentives. The variety of projects and impressive client list will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. Further to this, with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking! 
  • We are looking for a graduate with a software/ computer science related degree, to join our Innovation Reliefs team to help our clients claim R&D incentives. The existing team is very experienced in these tax reliefs but are seeking additional resource to augment our team with specialist capability for claims in the software / IT sector. 


  • Computer Science (or similar) degree or post graduate qualification.
  • Desire to learn about preparing and submitting R&D tax relief claims in the sector.
  • Preferred:
  • Enthusiasm for building tax technical knowledge of the UK’s R&D tax incentives.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider business and economic issues.
  • You will need one of these:
  • 112 UCAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification;
  • 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level); and A predicted / obtained honours degree.
  • Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Communicating confidently and knowledgably with senior colleagues within the National Innovation Relief’s team.
  • Supporting meetings with clients and potential clients across the region to explain our services
  • Writing technical descriptions of the client’s projects to include in the reports to be sent to HMRC, and also editing client drafted technical descriptions, highlighting areas for improvement and suggested changes.
  • Preparing robust documentation to support the R&D claims based on the UK BEIS guidelines and CIRD manual.
  • Coordinating and attending interviews with clients’ technical and finance teams to advise on the R&D tax relief and to assist with identification of qualifying R&D activities and expenditure.
  • Inputting on claim methodologies development and supporting the preparation of R&D tax relief claims for submission to HMRC.
  • Liaising with colleagues across other Taxes to build an internal network.
  • Supporting with the identification of opportunities and pitching for work with both new and existing clients.
  • Assisting the preparation of documentation and liaison with HMRC in response to enquiries into R&D Tax claims.
  • Supporting R&D engagements including cost monitoring and billing, risk procedures, deliverables, and client relationships.
  • Ensuring tax quality at all times by adhering to the firm’s quality standards.
  • Ensuring that the R&D engagement team are fully updated on your areas of project responsibility and any issues that might affect the client relationship.
  • Maintaining an awareness of the firm’s specialist services and publications, ensuring added value to clients and identify opportunities for other services lines.


Work type

Full time

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