Research & Development Associate in Peterborough at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for a highly skilled entrepreneurial individual to join the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businessese.

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

This is a mix of corporate tax and R&D role and will involve contributing to the provision of an excellent range of specialist tax services to a diverse set of clients and providing support for the Tax Manager/Partner. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate initiative and good judgement when carrying out tasks on the client's behalf

The R&D Associate role is offering a competitive salary, study support if required, a great career path to progress within the firm and great benefits package.

The R&D Associate duties will be:

  • Identify R&D related work with existing and new clients
  • Be able to compile reports and submit to HMRC on behalf of the client
  • Have strong numerical ability
  • Have good knowledge of basic accounting principles and how HMRC's R&D Tax Credits scheme works
  • Interest in the fields of science, technology and innovation in a variety of different industries
  • Graduate in any of the below fields: - Technology, i.e. Computer Science - Accounting - Business - Economics OR Professional equivalent qualifications
  • Interact with partners and fellow staff in a technical capacity

Experience Required:

  • Previous experience in a R&D related role is essential.

Technical Skills Required:

  • Understanding of R&D tax credits
  • Engineering and mathematical skills


  • Minimum of a relevant degree or professional equivalent qualifications

The R&D Associate will have the below skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Business entrepreneurship and commercial awareness
  • Good technical research and writing skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • A driven, self-starter attitude
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strong team-player
  • Personable
  • Professional

If you are keen to secure a progressive R&D Associate role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm 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 any agency fee.