Research & Development Tax Manager

PwC
Bristol, United Kingdom
Competitive
09 Dec 2023
04 Jan 2024
486569WD
Hybrid - mostly office
Competitive
Full Time
PwC's National Innovation and Capital Incentives (ICI) team are passionate about helping clients obtain the R&D incentives available to support their investment in innovation. Based in the Central region (Birmingham, East Midlands, Bristol, Cardiff & Milton Keynes), we are a diverse team with a strong focus on growth.

We are looking to recruit an individual with experience of UK R&D tax incentives and are keen to hear from people who are passionate about innovation, getting to know a broad range of businesses and having a direct role in growing our ICI practice.

We are particularly focussed on candidates able to support us in:
  • Managing a portfolio of R&D clients and project delivery across these
  • Preparation of R&D claims for submission to HMRC
  • Managing client engagements and developing strong relationships with both our clients and internal stakeholders
  • Preparing responses to or liaising with HMRC with regard to queries they have on Capital Allowance or R&D claims on behalf of our clients
  • Advising clients and internal stakeholders on tax technical points
  • Supervising juniors undertaking the work and apprising more senior stakeholders of progress
  • Helping to identify and develop new opportunities, including involvement in pitching for work


We would be happy to take applications from candidates who only have the relevant experience in R&D as long as they are comfortable in the knowledge part of the role and would be undertaking training and upskilling to enable them to extend their expertise across both areas.

Essential skills and experience

  • Excellent working knowledge of tax incentives and experience in preparing claims including:
  • UK R&D tax incentive regimes (covering both SME and RDEC claims) and experience making claims across a range of industries and/or
  • Strong project management skills - able to manage several live projects at once and planning your own workload.
  • Excellent communication skills - the candidate will be expected to be the point of contact on the projects they manage supporting a range of stakeholders including client contacts, PwC staff in the incentives team and also in the wider tax practice.
  • Coaching and delegation - the successful candidate will help other Managers and Senior Managers in the team coach and delegate a growing team of associates supporting the ICI team, helping them grow their technical expertise alongside their soft skills.
  • Good written skills including report writing, technical memo drafting and concise advice notes for sharing with clients.
  • Analytical skills for numerical analysis of client data.