Senior Consultant - Innovation and Growth
4d ago

Auckland / Tax Tax Advisory / Permanent Full-TimeKPMG New Zealand is part of the international KPMG network and is passionate about providing the best audit, tax and advisory services to clients.

KPMG people focus every day on fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity. We believe the work we do with businesses, the public sector and our communities can make a real difference to the health, wealth and well-being of New Zealanders.

Our work with the private and public sector recognises the critical importance of being part of building the effectiveness of both sectors role in that prosperity.

KPMG’s Innovation & Growth Advisory division is looking for an experienced Consultant to join our growing team.

The Opportunity

  • Our Innovation & Growth Advisory team supports businesses across the spectrum of sizes - from large publicly listed companies to small startup companies - in navigating the complex and ever changing field of government funding.
  • The government has overhauled the whole innovation funding ecosystem, resulting in a rapidly evolving field which brings with it many challenges and opportunities.
  • The R&D tax incentive, replacing the government’s R&D Growth Grant, is intended to create greater access for businesses to government funding for the purpose of supporting their innovation
  • Day to day you will :

  • Help large businesses understand the innovation happening throughout their organisations, which is often opaque due to their size and complexity.
  • Work with SMEs to streamline how they manage their access to funding, since this is often not the sole the responsibility of any one individual.
  • Help Start-Up companies understand their matrix of government funding options as immediate access to cash often needs to be prioritised.
  • Work with government in developing and implementing policies to achieve national goals of raising New Zealand’s overall investment in innovation.
  • Even though our priority right now is providing support to the business community and government throughout the current phase of rolling out the R&D Tax Incentive, our team’s long term strategy is to provide support generally with other similar forms of funding and tools to help businesses grow.

    This supports KPMG’s overall goal of fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity.

    What you'll bring to the team :

  • Experience working with R&D tax incentives / grants / or similar
  • 2 plus years of experience in interacting with businesses
  • Experience in leading people
  • Software engineering sills are highly desirable
  • A good foundation in financial literacy (i.e. comfortable reading and understanding a balance sheet and P&L)
  • A good foundation in legal literacy (i.e. comfortable reading and understanding legislation)
  • Given the wide range of stakeholders we work with - which includes CEOs, finance managers, technical experts, and government officials - those with both a technical and business / legal background would enjoy the challenge the most, and will be the most effective.

    We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues;
  • and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities.

    We strive to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people nationwide.

  • To be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, you should be a New Zealand citizen / resident or Australian citizen / permanent resident;
  • or alternatively you must hold a valid work visa for New Zealand. Please check the New Zealand Immigration website for the most up to date information.

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