• Senior Associate, R&D Tax Credits - Software Engineer (AMCS)

    KPMG Irvine, CA 92604

    Job #1993007710

  • Business Title: Senior Associate, R&D Tax Credits - Software Engineer (AMCS)

    Requisition Number: 71577 - 7

    Function: Tax Services

    Area of Interest:

    State: CA

    City: Irvine


    At KPMG, you can become an integral part of a dynamic team at one of the world?s top tax firms. Enjoy a collaborative, future-forward culture that empowers your success. Work with KPMG?s extensive network of specialists & enjoy access to our Ignition Centers, where deep industry knowledge merges with cutting-edge technologies to create innovative tax solutions. Join a diverse team helping high-profile clients understand, analyze, and respond to complex business opportunities and challenges. Develop your career through a range of multifaceted engagements, formal training, and informal mentoring.

    At KPMG, we believe nothing is more important than investing in our culture because it?s an investment in our people, our future, and what we stand for as a firm.

    KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join our Accounting Methods and Credit Services (~~~) practice.


    • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to conduct Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit consulting services, including leading client interviews and discussions, performing tax technical research and developing business and industry expertise

    • Understand common software development methodologies, object orientated programming concepts and database management system design patterns

    • Conduct SME interviews including review of documentation to translate technical software development activities into tax definitions for qualified research and development

    • Analyze technical documents to ascertain and document tax treatment of items

    • Construct technical narratives to accurately and efficiently convey technical concepts using standard industry terminology

    • Work with cross functional team of KPMG engineers to conduct research and development (R&D) tax credit consulting services, including leading client interviews with technical subject matter experts, performing technical research to ensuring findings conform with current tax law, including section 41 guidelines and developing expertise across a wide range of businesses and industries


    • Minimum two years of recent full-time industry experience in software development/engineering and/or software engineering consulting service

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Engineering, MIS, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university

    • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as Java, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, or similar, in addition to working knowledge of SQL, database concepts, common software design patterns, data structures and algorithms, with working knowledge of cloud computing (AWS, Azure)

    • Knowledge of common computer infrastructure concepts, web-based or n-tiered architectures, performance tuning of databases and middleware

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in engaging senior technical management, solution and enterprise architects and owners to gather requirements, assist with technical sales or conduct technology evaluations

    • Ability to travel and work at client locations

    KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( ~~~) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

    At KPMG, any partner or employee must be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, client site or KPMG event. In some circumstances, individuals who are not fully vaccinated may also be required to have a reasonable accommodation to not be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

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    GF: 15300