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Technical Consultant

Calgary, AB
Full Time
7 days ago

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The opportunity:

Canada's Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is one of the country's largest tax incentive programs. It is intended to create a supportive environment for Canadians to carry out research and development (R&D) and foster technological innovation. The program has existed in one form or another for over 50 years. KPMG's Tax Incentives Practice (TIP) consists of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and accountants that assist our clients to obtain tax savings through incentive programs like SR&ED

KPMG is currently seeking a technical-minded professional to join its SR&ED Tax Incentives group. The specific opportunity is for an engineering trained/experienced professional working in the industry who is seeking to transition and grow into a consultative role.

In this role, you will attend meetings with the likes of CTO's, Engineering Managers and Lead Engineers in order to assess client projects for SR&ED potential. During discussions with clients, you will identify technical/engineering related activities that qualify for the SR&ED program. In this capacity, your ability to quickly understand and contextualize new concepts/new products/new designs or new process will be instrumental. Once the necessary information has been obtained, you will prepare the technical summaries to justify the projects for SR&ED tax credits. You will also take part in any CRA review meetings to support and defend the claims submitted if needed.

What you will do

  • Keeping up-to-date with innovative technologies and trends in the world of science and engineering
  • Develop a good understanding of Federal and Provincial innovation incentives programs such as the Scientific Research and Experimental Development program (SR&ED)
  • Examining our clients' technologies, products and operations to determine which R&D activities qualify for government incentives
  • Successfully develop and manage client relationships/expectations
  • Effectively summarize our clients' development activities utilizing written reports
  • Planning, organizing and executing engagements on time and within budget

What you bring to the role

Skills & Qualifications

A successful candidate will possess the following skills and behaviors:
  • A university degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Petroleum or similar discipline are preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years Engineering work experience
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must
  • Experience with the SR&ED program and other funding programs is preferred but not required
  • Ability to conduct conversations to understand root causes for issues and grasp key development concepts in R&D scope.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, management and clients
  • Ability to efficiently manage client expectations and work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • A desire for self-improvement through continuous learning

The successful candidate will:
  • Be exposed to new and exciting technologies and state-of-the art innovations in a wide range of industries (Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Process Engineering, etc.)
  • Gain valuable business experience to complement your technical training
  • Build and manage client relationships at multiple client levels; ranging from Engineers to upper management
  • Promote the advancement of scientific innovation and technology in Canada

Our Values, The KPMG Way

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