Funding Catalyst

Senior SR&ED Manager

About Thin Air Labs

Thin Air Labs is a venture studio igniting venture growth for greater human impact. We invest in seed-stage innovation-based ventures through our venture arm, help ventures succeed with our services team, and nurture the innovation ecosystem through our involvement and influence with community builders and critical ecosystem partners. Our Funding Catalyst team works closely with high-growth venture founders to help them articulate their vision, develop a capitalization strategy for their growth, and identify and apply for various forms of capital to support it. We are on a mission to be the trusted source for fundraising strategies and execution for ventures across North America. Since its inception, Funding Catalyst has helped companies secure millions in non-dilutive capital, accelerating the growth and development of start-ups in the innovation ecosystem. We are looking for a talented SR&ED Expert with a passion for entrepreneurship. The candidate will work collaboratively with founding teams to help them identify SR&ED eligible expenses, prepare SR&ED fillings and support during the review and follow-up process with the CRA.

What you’ll be doing

  • Maintain relationships with clients throughout the year to ensure they are maximizing their SR&ED potential and accurately tracking SR&ED eligible expenses.
  • Provide professional advice related to requirements to file successful SR&ED claims including documentation and its compliance with SR&ED program requirements
  • Work with clients to gather data and information around the scope cost of the claim corresponding with technical write-ups and project scopes
  • Prepare and submit SR&ED claims in collaboration with clients and their accounting/bookkeeping team in accordance with CRA guidelines
  • Support clients through interactions and technical interviews with the CRA throughout the process
  • Assist with the training and development of staff around requirements for tracking and documentation of work related to SR&ED eligible projects

What we’re looking for

  • A SR&ED leader and subject matter expert with 4+ years of experience
  • A university degree or specific technical expertise in a science or engineering field is required (BSc, MSc or PhD)
  • Strong technical writing skills with a knack for breaking down complex ideas in a concise and persuasive tone
  • Experience interfacing with both clients and the CRA to file and defend SR&ED claims
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects at one time
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Thin Air Labs, we value diversity in our workforce and believe "unlike minds" make strong teams. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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