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R&D Manager

Hays Senior Finance
Manchester, England, Greater Manchester
GBP35000.0 - GBP50000.0 per annum + £Market-leading (£35-50k DOE)
Closing date
6 May 2024

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Your new company
Join highly reputable independent tax practice as an R&D Tax Manager or Assistant Manager. This multi-office firm are a highly specialised tax practice that deliver market-leading advisory projects that rival that of the Big 4. They cover that spans all aspects of tax advice including, corporate & international tax, private client, employment tax, VAT, transactions, share schemes & valuations and Innovations (R&D) relief. They work will a highly varied client base, across large companies and listed businesses to start-ups and SMEs.They have offices in the North West and Midlands regions and offer a highly attractive hybrid working model.

Your new role
Your new Manchester based role as an R&D Tax Manager / Assistant Manager will be to help maintain and further capitalise on the continued growth of their existing department in the innovations field. This team deal with claims pertaining to SME schemes and RDEC schemes across all industry sectors, with particular focus on R&D tax relief, Patent Box tax relief and Creative Industries tax relief. This role will involve the preparing and delivering of all types of claims on behalf of your clients, managing these projects from a process and client relationship perspective. There will also be more junior members of staff that you will be expected to develop and review the work of.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this Manchester based job opportunity as an R&D Manager / Assistant Manager you will need to be CTA and/or ACA qualified and have a proven track record in the field, having worked in a similar capacity in an accountancy practice. You will need a highly developed understanding of research and development claims, with experience dealing with large and small claims alike to put to use across your new varied client base. You will have a keen eye for spotting other opportunities for your new client base and sell wider firm services when possible. You will need to be accurate and articulate when dealing with clients and managing their expectations of timelines and projected rebate returns.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will receive a highly competitive salary in line with that of the Big 4. This company pride themselves on excellent remuneration packages and their company culture, boasting unhindered progression and a forward thinking approach to the work environment, including where you are based, either at home, in an office, or both. There is also an All-Employee Share Reward Scheme, which provides all staff with a portion of the firm's profits above a fixed threshold.

Flexible working options available.

What you need to do now
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