INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY MANAGER - REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION - BDO

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

The firm's specialist Innovation & Technology Group, based in London, at the Baker Street office, 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)
Grants
Patent Box
International R&D relief

The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work as part of the wider Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions (CMA) tax team, in a diverse team of highly successful tax and industry specialists. The CMA team 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.

We’ll help you succeed

Our clients trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with clients and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who can work pro-actively, managing your own tasks, but you’ll also be confident collaborating with others, communicating regularly with senior managers, Directors, and BDO’s Partners to enable us to serve our clients effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to our clients.

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. The candidate we are looking for will have:

A recognised university degree (MSc/MEng and/or PhD) in a field of Science or Engineering, with minimum 3-4 years working as an R&D practitioner managing client projects and the teams working on these projects.

Experience working with Real Estate & Construction clients as an R&D practitioner.

Strong sector knowledge when it comes to Real Estate, Construction, or other sectors that relate to the built environment.

You have the ability to swiftly adapt to and learn about different industry sectors – such as technology, architecture, infrastructure, mechanical & electrical engineering.

You have experience in dealing with technological challenges faced by industry professionals, such as engineering design, the development or improvement of manufacturing processes, development of new products and improvement to existing products.

Strong understanding of all costing and tax technical aspects of R&D claims, as well as practical experience in applying them over both SME and RDEC claims. This includes being able to identify and effectively deal with all risk elements that may arise.

Excellent communication (both spoken and written), curiosity, awareness and an interest in the fields of science, technology and innovation.
You interact readily with technical and finance professionals, have outstanding interpersonal skills and excel in eloquence and concise summary of information.

Strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy is essential, as well as an interest in project and company finances, strong numerical ability and the application of tax treatment.

Be highly proactive in the approach to new work opportunities, whilst being a team player and having an ability to work on own initiative.

Able to project a professional, credible image, trustworthy and able to maintain strict confidentiality.

Able to travel to clients' premises for meetings and on-site reviews as well as other offices as needed.

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side. Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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