The role involves working with our client’s finance teams and also directly with technical specialists at companies who are at the forefront of innovation within their businesses, whilst also experiencing a role in a global professional services firm.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team at an exciting part of the journey, working on a hybrid basis and reaping the rewards of being at home and in the office on a weekly basis. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons and discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking!
Developing claim methodologies and preparing R&D tax relief claims for submission to HMRC. Meeting with clients and potential clients across to explain our services. Coordinating and leading interviews with clients’ technical and finance teams to advise on the R&D tax relief and to assist with identification of qualifying R&D activities and expenditure. Writing technical descriptions of the client’s projects to include in the reports to be sent to HMRC, and also editing client drafted technical descriptions. Preparing robust costing and technological documentation to support the R&D claims based on the UK BIS guidelines and CIRD manual. Preparation of documentation and liaison with HMRC in response to enquiries into R&D Tax claims. Acting as a point of contact on specific R&D projects for any queries from the business. Working collaboratively with other members of the IR team. Developing supportive and effective working relationships with members of the team and provide cooperation and input whilst informing others of own activities and progress. Reviewing work completed by junior staff for accuracy and completeness, and to provide constructive feedback. Ensuring that the R&D engagement team are fully updated on progress and any issues that might affect the client relationship. Communicating confidently and knowledgably with Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within the firm.
About the ideal candidate
Computer Science (or similar) degree or post graduate qualification. Prior experience working in the software / IT industry. High level of tax technical knowledge of the UK’s R&D tax incentives. Experience in preparing and submitting R&D tax relief claims in the sector. Clear and concise writing style. Experience in responding to HMRC enquiries. Proven experience in client handling and managing a busy portfolio. Ability / willingness to travel around the Central Region and potentially wider (occasionally) Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the role. As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and will be subject to amendment in consultation with the individual.
Based Birmingham, Leicester or Nottingham. Excellent benefits including professional training towards tax exams.