The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) Manager is responsible for assisting clients in identifying and claiming SR&ED tax credits and then assisting the SR&ED Director in defending those credits when necessary in the context of a review by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Our work is project-based and sometimes requires us to spend time onsite at client facilities, working with engineers and technical personnel. This role includes performing and supervising tasks such as researching tax law, documenting expense treatment, and completing detailed models and calculations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Interviews clients, uncovering all SR&ED eligible projects and all information required to prepare the T661 filing.
Prepares the technical narratives for SR&ED tax credit claims of clients. This will also include the identification of specific employees, subcontractors and material expended in connection with the eligible activities identified, and determining the amount of effort relating thereto.
Ensures all claims are prepared, signed off by the SR&ED Director and the clients, and completed for CRA filing within 45 days of the initial technical meeting.
Advises and supports clients before and during any CRA technical review for SR&ED tax credit claims, and responds to correspondence that is initiated by CRA arguing technology aspects of the submitted SR&ED claim, if any.
Records all client interviews and saves the recordings in Ryan’s central file service.
Gathers samples of client supporting documents as claim(s) are prepared.
Participates in sales activities and attends, from time to time, in sales and business development meetings with the firm’s SR&ED practice Principal and business development professionals.
Collaborates with the firm’s key technical advisors on an ongoing development of the firm’s tools for preparing SR&ED claims.
Tracks time by client and activity codes.
Assists the practice Principal in preparing client presentations for proposals, planning strategies, and ideas.
Assists the SR&ED Director in developing project work plans and scheduling associated project deliverables.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial disciplines), and a minimum two years of SR&ED tax credit experience required. Must have excellent organization and time management skills, strong communication skills, and willingness to learn and be a team player.
Civil Engineers HIGHLY preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Microsoft® Excel and have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet navigation and research.
Certificates and Licenses:
Valid driver’s license required.
This position may require supervisory responsibilities, including training peers and checking work for accuracy and completeness.