R&D Tax Manager

Job Title: R&D Tax Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JN -102020-1239004_1602863397
Contact Name: Jacob Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 16, 2020 16:50

Job Description

An exciting and fantastic opportunity to join a growing Tax team. Grow, learn, and develop at a top 20 practice.

Client Details

This practice is a very well established, reputable accountancy firm with a progressive, professional and expert team of accounting professionals. They offer a wide range of services to a range of businesses and individuals and have a diverse and loyal client base.


The key responsibilities for this R&D Tax Manager position at a leading accountancy firm based in Cardiff are:

  • Responsible and accountable for working with clients and taking them through the full life cycle of an R&D Tax Credit Claim. This will include; qualification and optimisation of the claim; collation of information relating to innovative projects; researching similar markets and technology; analysing and interpreting financial data to identify the claim value; and writing and completing the claim paperwork.
  • Travelling to client or sales meetings, as required.
  • Processing client financial data to calculate the value of the claim and preparing computations and CT600's.
  • Drafting and reviewing technical reports.
  • Working with and supporting Claims Administrators.
  • Negotiating and liaising with HMRC.
  • Supporting senior management.
  • Supporting the Technical Tax Director.
  • The assistant R&D Tax Manager will be expected to maintain expert knowledge of the working, detail and implementation of R&D Tax Relief legislation, guidelines and HMRC practice.
  • The assistant R&D Tax Manager will be expected to maintain a portfolio of client cases.
  • Supporting the Senior Tax Manager and Technical Director with the management of the Claims team including reporting, training and process improvements.
  • Supporting the sales and marketing efforts of the business, including writing articles, giving interviews, presenting at events, updating the web site and involvement with social media and sales support.
  • Supporting the business with new revenue generation opportunities, recruitment and financial forecasting.
  • Providing technical training sessions for staff, professional referrers and franchisees.


In order for candidates to be successful when applying for this R&D Tax Manager role at a leading accountancy firm in Cardiff, you must be:

  • Excellent working knowledge of the UK corporate tax regime and how different aspects of tax and accounting treatments may interact with an R&D Tax claim.
  • Ability to explain/describe the activities of a company to HMRC in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to manage and develop a small hard working team.
  • Ability to relate to work with, and win the confidence of, clients.
  • CTA or qualification with similar standing, such as ACA, would be a distinct advantage.

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  • Pension.
  • Life assurance.