R&D Consultant in LEICESTER at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 5/17/2023

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Job Description

We are recruiting for an R&D Consultant to join our team in Leicester, reporting directly to the Director.

Our approach is to ensure we provide our clients with the best talent for each service. That's why we structure the business to meet our clients' needs. We have a team dedicated to the optimisation of Research & Development (R&D) which includes former HMRC employees, engineers and consultants. Due to huge client demand we are therefore looking for an R&D Technical Consultant to join our team.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner-managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930s with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

We know that in addition to a competitive salary, our team members want benefits that are flexible enough to meet their needs and to change with them as their priorities change. We offer a wide range of benefits which include holidays, life assurance, company pension scheme and employee assistance programme along with a range of flexible benefits for you to choose. These include local gym membership, critical illness insurance and a fantastic range of cash back and discounts with selected retailers on our rewards website.

Duties will be:

  • The role of R&D Technical Consultant within the team will be to liaise with key clients to understand their eligibility for R&D tax reliefs. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing each claim from start to finish with the support of our excellent team.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience drafting R&D technical reports, substantiating the R&D claims, assessing which method of data collection should be used in each individual case and quantifying the R&D claims. They will also be responsible for communicating with clients throughout the project and corresponding with HMRC.
  • Ideally, we are looking for someone who is keen to progress and drive forward new opportunities, including networking and pitching for new work; working with the sales and marketing team.

Your experience ideally will include:

  • ATT qualified, as a minimum, CTA would be beneficial
  • AAT/ACCA would also be considered beneficial, however not essential
  • Solid UK corporation tax experience, ideally obtained within practice
  • Strong report writing skills are essential for the role
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Experience of managing and controlling workflows in a practice environment
  • Ability to confidently work alone but also be a team player
  • Excellent time management
  • The ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and respond promptly to requests
  • Be proficient in Outlook and Word
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel to an advanced level
  • Experience liaising with HMRC on a tax or R&D basis would be hugely beneficial

What you will need to be:

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results

The Haines Watts Way:

Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections.
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.

If you are keen to secure a progressive role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great career progression, please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

Job Requirements

We are recruiting for an R&D Consultant to join our team in Leicester, reporting directly to the Director.


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