Senior R&D Tax Consultant (IT + Software)

Posted 3 May by Focus Search and Selection
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Title: Senior Consultant

Location: London Office - flexible working available 2/3 days working from home.

Working hours: 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday standard working hours, dependent on client demands.

Our ideal candidate will have worked within the R&D/Innovation space for at least 2-3 years

Reports to: R&D Tax Manager.

Our Client:

Our client are a leading global consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses optimise their performance and drive innovation. Specialising in areas such as procurement, finance, and R&D tax credits, they offer tailored solutions to enhance operational and financial efficiency. With a focus on delivering measurable results, they empower organisations to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and achieve sustainable growth in today's competitive business environment.

Main purpose of the role:

The Senior Consultant will be responsible for providing specialist advice to their clients on R&D tax reliefs, including the technical, tax and financial aspects of the relief schemes. A key aspect of the role will be the management and preparation of written IT reports supporting claims for R&D tax reliefs.

Additionally, the Senior Consultant will be expected to maintain excellent client relationships across a portfolio of cases and may also be asked to support the sales team in business development, proposals and other sales activities.

As an IT Specialist, you will be expected to have extensive knowledge within across a wide range of topics within the technology / software sector. Experience within the following: AWS or Bigdata, Hadoop or other SQL DB, Lucene, Spark Web app development - Javascript, NodeJS / Node applications, Docker, Jenkins, Git, Python /Ruby would be advantageous.

In particular, the Senior Consultant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients/targets at all stages of the sales and production process in order to discuss R&D reliefs. This is likely to include both finance and senior technical contacts.
  • Interviewing in-house technical staff in order to gain an understanding of their activities so as to permit an assessment to be made as to whether the activity is eligible R&D for the purposes of the reliefs being sought.
  • Working with the relevant client contacts to gather detailed financial, HR and any other data to facilitate the calculation of the relief, including where necessary designing methodologies for quantifying the eligible R&D expenditure.
  • Preparing and reviewing structured reports in support of the claims made, including descriptions of the R&D projects identified and setting out why the projects are considered eligible for relief.
  • Contacting and liaising directly with HM Revenue and Customs on behalf of clients to discuss and obtain agreement of the claims, including attending meetings, telephone calls and drafting written correspondence.

Skills and personal qualities:

  • Excellent communication, presentation and language skills are essential, including the ability to explain complex tax and technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Our ideal candidate will have worked within the IT field for at least 1-2 years

We offer:

  • ???? The opportunity to join a multi-talented team made up of dual-qualified tax and technical experts, including engineers, scientists, accountants and software specialists, to name but a few.
  • ?? Genuine responsibility with direct client engagement across various sectors, including Technology, Manufacturing, Construction, Food and others.
  • ?? Being a part of a great team of over 70 people in their London office.
  • ?? Extensive career development, progression, and training - Continuous development and support for your professional qualifications and your personal goals and aspirations so you can grow together.
  • ??????? Career Coaching - Better never stops. Sharing our time to make the best use of yours.
  • ?? International mobility.

That’s not all - they also offer more Employee perks:

  • ?? 25 Days Holiday per annum with the option to buy an additional five days - a time to step back, relax and focus on the things that are important to you
  • ?? An extra day off for your Birthday.
  • ?? 5% Company Pension matched contribution - Looking after your future when it’s time to step back and relax.
  • ?? Immediate membership to Healthshield, a 'well-being’ medical health scheme.
  • ?? Day one access to Help@hand, an app-based service providing remote GP services and enhanced health support.
  • ?? Company Laptop & iPhone.
  • ?? Private Health Cover
  • ?? x4 Basic Salary Death in Service Benefit.
  • ?? Cycle to Work scheme
  • ??????? 25% off Gym memberships, Leisure centres, Bootcamps or Yoga studios.
  • ?? Access to our Employee Benefits Platform (Sodexo) - multiple discounts across Highstreet stores, Grocery Shopping, Travel and Leisure activities.

What to expect:

They value drive, determination, teamwork and a desire to learn. They believe you get the best of both worlds, they offer - the credentials of a top-tier consulting firm and the entrepreneurial spirit and culture of a boutique. You’re not going to be a small cog in a big machine - they're a team where every contribution counts, and when you go that extra mile, you’ll get the recognition you deserve. Their teams are empowered to take ownership of their work, delivering exceptional results for clients and making a genuine contribution to the growth and success of the UK business.

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from one of our consultants you have not been shortlisted for this role.

Please note that our client is an equal opportunities Employer and adheres to all relevant legislation and offer services regardless of age, race, sex, disability, or religious belief.

Required skills

  • Report Writing
  • R&D Tax
  • R&D Tax Relief
  • Innovation Incentives

Reference: 52585928

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