Manager, Software SR&ED

2 weeks ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Job Industry
Accounting and Auditing Services, Business and Professional Services, Computer Software

About Us

BDO. Because relationships matter.
There are many world-class accounting & advisory firms. Far fewer that offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfillment, and long-term growth. At BDO, we understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. Because at its core, our business is not about numbers or spreadsheets, dollars or pence, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.

Job Description (EN)


Manager, Software SR&ED


Position Description


Do you want exposure to the most innovative companies in Vancouver? Are you ready to help them fund their innovation and growth?


We have an immediate opening in our software and technology team that specializes in Grants and Incentive consulting. In this role you will be working closely with technical and financial leaders at technology companies within Vancouver, ranging from technology startups to large global companies.


At BDO we focus on helping emerging private companies scale. In this role you will help identify potential for hiring and academic collaborations. You will assess competitive advantages in emerging products in order to assist with their commercialization. Through meetings with software development teams, you will identify eligible experimental development work in R&D projects for qualification for the SR&ED tax incentive.


Applicants should have the technical knowledge and industry experience to discuss IP and R&D projects, and a commitment to keep learning about emerging technologies.


The ideal candidate is someone with some computer science training or software development experience, writing skills, and an inquisitive nature. Extensive training on specific tax credits and incentive programs is provided but previous experience in SR&ED and other government incentives is desireable.


Be a part of a $40M a year consulting practice and a growing Vancouver team.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Meet with clients’ owners and technical leaders to identify and segregate routine development from experimental development
  • Assess technical eligibility, structure projects, and prepare technical summaries
  • Collaborate with accounting staff, identify resources involved in experimental development
  • Assess documentation and lead change to increase claim defensibility
  • Participate in any CRA review meetings to support claims
  • Identify key differentiation in emerging products to facilitate their commercialization
  • Assist in preparing large scale project budgets
  • Lead business development and sales initiatives for identifying and acquiring new clients


Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

  • 2+ years of SR&ED / Government Incentives experience
  • Background in computer science or software engineering
  • Entrepreneurial experience is an asset
  • Ability to write concise technical reports
  • Knowledge of software development systems and processes
  • Comfortable dealing with client personnel at all levels
  • Interest in business development
  • Positive approach, multi-tasking abilities and high deadline sensitivity
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Office environment (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook), especially spreadsheet data analysis

Our Vision

One Firm engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities






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