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R&D - Tax Manager - Open to Flexible Working in London

Job description

An exciting opportunity to work within EY’s Innovation Incentives team in London.


A leading R&D and Incentives team bringing 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!


The opportunity


As a Manager in the team you will be working with a variety of very high-profile clients (FTSE 100 and 250 multinational companies), who are at the front line in developing cutting edge technology which is helping the UK to stay as a market leader by encouraging investment into research and development.


You will be required to work closely with clients’ finance, tax and engineering departments. You will work with clients from all different sectors and of all different sizes. Working within the EY team you will be leading the preparation of R&D claims and making sure of compliance against tax legislation. Within the Innovation team you will be exposed to cash grants and patent box applications. 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 our national practice.


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 Incentives and R&D tax teams.  


Your key responsibilities:

  • To contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of R&D tax services to the client inclusive of all tax technical elements
  • Build and maintain 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 management and successful delivery of tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach taken
  • Responsible for day-to-day client liaison


Skill and attributes for success:

  • Experienced R&D tax practitioner
  • 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 build strong client relationships
  • 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:

  •  Fully qualified ACA/CA/ACCA/ATT/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training Course
  • Minimum 3 years as an R&D tax practitioner with experience leading on, and project managing, the preparation of claims
  • Strong Excel capability including use of VLOOKUP, IF functions and pivot tables, including manipulating large and complex datasets
  • Experience in leading teams and coordinating delivery of services both in the office and remotely
  • Strong writing and communication skills.


Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Experience in Alteryx


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
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build a rapport with clients quickly


What working at EY offers

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:

  • 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
  • A wide range of training, inclusive of the opportunity to pursue a MBA


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


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve 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 EY experience lasts a lifetime. 


Join us in building a better working world.


Apply now.

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

London | Accountancy jobs | Graduate jobs