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R&D Manager - Birmingham

Job description

If you’re looking to join a rapidly growing team 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!
The opportunity
An exciting opportunity to work in EY’s Global Grants, Credits and Incentives team in Birmingham. We are looking for a Manager and Senior Manager with experience with UK Incentive Schemes to support with building our team and driving growth in the Midlands market.
EY’s Global Grants, Credits and Incentives team is a specialist team made up of scientist and engineers as well as tax and accounting professionals. Serving a variety of clients from owner managed businesses to multinational groups, we support companies in claiming government Incentives that seek to encourage UK companies to invest in innovation.
The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work as part of the wider Business Tax Services group at EY, in a diverse team of highly successful tax and industry specialists.
You will be required to lead R&D tax engagements with clients and work closely with lead engineers and the finance & tax departments of our clients across different sectors. You will be responsible for the high quality delivery of our claims and play an active role in delivery of the R&D reports for submission to HMRC and taking part in extensive client communication.
There is a clear path to progression for the right candidate and this is a unique opportunity to progress your career in one of EY’s leading tax teams.
As well as working directly on existing projects, you will also be encouraged to support business development opportunities.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Manage the successful delivery of R&D tax services to the client
  • Review technical project reports to bring out the key technical factors of client projects to support R&D tax claims  
  • Support the development of junior engineers in the team
  • 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.
  • Responsible for day-to-day client liaison


Skills and attributes for success:

  • Experienced R&D tax practitioner
  • 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 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:

  • Engineering or Science degree qualified
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management 
  • The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment 


Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Work experience in your chosen industry as an engineer or scientist


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 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


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


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

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