R&D Tax Senior

Location – London


If you’re looking to join a rapidly growing R&D tax team, bringing the benefits of not only a variety of work, clients and project teams but also with strong support structures in place to help you achieve your career goals this is the team for you!

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, our client is using the finance products, expertise and systems our client has developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional experience of working with our client lasts a lifetime.


The role

An exciting opportunity to work in our client’s Innovation Incentives team in London. As a Senior Advisor in the team you will be working with a variety of Financial Services clients from fintech start-ups to multinational banks and wealth asset management companies, who are at the front line in developing cutting edge technology.

You will be required to work closely with clients’ finance & tax departments. Working with our client’s IT specialist team, you will be leading the development of the tax aspect of the R&D tax claim and making sure of compliance against tax legislation. As well as working directly on existing projects, you will also be offered the chance to support business development opportunities.

You’ll be based primarily at your home office but there will be a small requirement to travel when supporting this national team on projects across the country to support the team and further aid your career development.

There is a clear path for progression for the right candidate and this is a unique opportunity to progress your career in one of our client’s leading tax teams.  


Key responsibilities

  • To contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of R&D tax services to the client
  • Build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service
  • Build relationships both within the firm and externally with clients, identifying opportunities and managing expectations
  • Contribute to winning new work by proactively managing existing clients and contribute to winning new clients
  • Assist with the successful delivery of tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach taken


Skills and attributes

  • Corporate or R&D tax experience
  • Proven ability to read and interpret existing and new tax statute
  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
  • Strong technical skills and keen to develop further
  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and know when to refer upwards
  • Relationship management skills with ability to manage client expectations
  • Ability to build effective relationships at all levels 
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Either fully qualified or part qualified and working towards ACA/CA/ACCA/ATT/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training Course
  • Strong Excel capability including use of XLOOKUP and IF functions and pivot tables, including manipulating large and complex datasets


Ideally, you’ll also have/be

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output


Benefits to you

Our client offers a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Their comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development. You can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, our client offers:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


Our client is committed to being an inclusive employer and they are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Our client strives to achieve the right balance for their people, enabling them to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While their client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our client’s flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

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