Tax Incentives & Reliefs Senior in Manchester at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 5/16/2023

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It's not all about the numbers!

Traditionally accountancy has been all about numbers and commercial considerations; but not here at Haines Watts. We really strive to build lasting, valued relationships and to make a tangible and meaningful impact. It is our clients' success that drives us and we are proactively committed to helping our clients and colleagues achieve their business and life goals in a passionate and authentic way, as these are the key traits that underpin everything we do.

At the heart of our firm is our colleagues, which is why team engagement has become more important than ever before. We have achieved 1-Star recognition from Best Companies for this and we are also one of the Top 10 best accountancy firms to work for in the UK, investing heavily in colleague wellbeing and mindfulness. As the face of the workplace has shifted since the pandemic, we have adapted and challenged what the working environment looks like for our teams, creating an environment fit for the future.

We're committed to improving diversity and inclusion, not just in terms of background but also in terms of diversity of thought and skills. We are curious about how we can help shape the future of accountancy and advisory for the next generation which is why we decided to become a National Sponsor of the Reach Next Generation Summit, aligning our values with action.

What is the role?

You will be working with Owner Managed Businesses, helping them to obtain tax relief for their scientific and creative endeavours so they can continue to invest in these important activities. This will involve gathering technical information on cutting-edge innovations across a broad range of industries, preparing tax relief calculations, and writing technical reports. All necessary training will be provided.

Through this role, you will gain a broad range of industry knowledge and professional skills, as well as build relationships with your team, Haines Watts Partners, and clients. You will also develop technical tax and accounting skills as we support you through your ATT/CTA (tax) qualifications.

  • Support the Incentives and Reliefs Team in preparing tax relief claims for Haines Watts clients around the UK operating in a broad range of industries.
  • Attend client meetings, prepare technical reports, and tax relief calculations.
  • Update internal systems with progress of workflow.
  • Study for professional exams and develop tax technical knowledge/ skills.
  • Coaching junior members of the team
  • Manage their own client portfolio of around 20 clients in which they are initial and first contact.

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.

What you get back from us;

  • Flexible working hours 35 hours a week, with a strong emphasis on the importance of wellbeing and work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • The day of your birthday off
  • Study support package if applicable
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities, including a Managers Skills Programme
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Working and learning directly from our Associate Partners and Partners
  • Ability to progress all the way to the top!

If you are an authentic, passionate Tax Senior who values relationships and wants to secure a role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm who offer great career prospects; we want to hear from you - find out more about Haines Watts at

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.


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