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R&D Consultant in Northampton at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

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Job Description

R&D Consultant

Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants who specialise in advising and supporting business owners. We support over 35,000 companies and business owners around the UK, which gives our clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and knowledge. Our fresh thinking and practical business approach underpins our values.

Position: R&D Consultant

Location: Northampton

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Circa £28,000, depending on experience and study support

About the role:

Haines Watts' 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 large team dedicated to the optimisation of Research & Development (R&D) including former HMRC employees, engineers and consultants. Due to a huge client demand we are therefore looking for an R&D Consultant to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of R&D Consultant within the team will liaise with key clients to understand their eligibility for R&D tax relief. 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 claims, assessing which method of data collection should be used in each individual case. They will also be responsible for communicating with clients throughout the project and corresponding with HMRC.

About you:

  • 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 is on offer:

  • Circa £28,000 per annum, depending on experience and study support
  • A fully supported training package
  • Rewards and incentives
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Flexible benefits - self-service benefits platform
  • Quarterly functions and events
  • Parking on site
  • Friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Regular training and development