R&D - Tax Advisor

Edinburgh/London/ Manchester, UK
Competitive remuneration package
12 Jun 2024
12 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

R&D Tax - Tax Advisor – London, Edinburgh or Manchester

Would you like the opportunity to work in our Global Grants Credits & Incentives team helping clients file R&D tax claims?

EY’s Global Grants Credits & Incentives team is a specialist team made up of engineers and IT specialists as well as tax and accounting professionals. Our team support companies in filing R&D tax credit claims and applying for cash grants which were introduced by the government to encourage UK companies to invest in innovation.

In Manchester we are looking to for a Tax Advisor specialising in R&D tax who is either qualified or part qualified and working towards ACA/CA/ACCA/ATT/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training Course.

Serving a variety of high profile clients (FTSE 100 and 250 multinational companies to fast-growing tech start-ups), you will be required to work closely with senior and lead engineers of our clients and will be responsible for analysing tax and costing aspects of their R&D projects. You will play an active role in developing reports of clients’ projects and taking part in extensive client communication.

The opportunity #LI-P

This offers an exciting opportunity for motivated individuals to join EY’s fast growing and highly successful Global Grants Credits & Incentives team. The team are looking for experienced and enthusiastic tax professionals to be part of a growing and dynamic practice. This role would suit someone with a background in corporate tax or finance that is looking to widen their skill set and have broader client exposure.

You will be required to work closely with clients’ finance & tax departments, your clients will be from all different sectors. Working with the EY Engineering or IT teams 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.

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

Your 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

Skill and attributes for success:

  • 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 VLOOKUP and IF functions and pivot tables, including manipulating large and complex datasets

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget

What we look for:

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY 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, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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