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R&D Tax Manager To Associate Director

Hays Senior Finance
West Midlands, Birmingham, England
GBP40000.0 - GBP70000.0 per annum + £40,000 - £70,000 + Benefits
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

Job Details

Your new company
Continued market success has created a new opportunity for a Manager or Associate Director with an engineering or scientific background to join a Top 4 Accountancy Firm in Birmingham. This Firm offers global integrated professional services in an approach that combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting and problem-solving to help and support their clients. The UK Government provides tax incentives to businesses performing R&D and this is an opportunity to join a market leader in helping clients secure these incentives. This Firm can offer coaching and support for returners to refresh knowledge and skills to help transition back into the workplace.

Your new role
As the Associate Director/Manager within this Firm's R&D team you will be client facing and lead the technical aspects of R&D claims, interviews and prepare documentation to support R&D claims. You will be working with senior technical and finance staff.

Key Duties:

  • Analysing technical and cost data from clients to develop robust and efficient R&D claim methodologies
  • Lead the interview process with technical experts to understand their R&D activity, summarising output from these interviews in documentation format
  • Leading technical aspects of the R&D claim preparation process within a project
  • Preparing clear reports for submission to HMRC.

What you'll need to succeed
The successful R&D professional will have a degree in Engineering or Science with post-grad experience of working in an engineering, manufacturing or scientific role. Experienced in leading project teams to both internal and external customers. Strong communication skills and be happy working within multidisciplinary teams.

What you'll get in return
You will have the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge across a wide range of areas and to help companies identify the R&D claims for these incentives. This R&D can involve activities start from basic research, through to early stage new product & process development, industrial scale trials and ongoing process improvement activity across all areas of engineering and manufacturing. This Firm offers flexible working arrangements, an excellent salary package and benefits along with outstanding career prospects.

What you need to do now
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