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Tax Senior (R&D) in Northampton at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Tax Senior

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: Tax Senior - R&D

Location: Northampton

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000 - £32,000

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. In doing so, we have a large team dedicated to the optimisation of Research & Development (R&D) and due to a huge client demand we are looking for the right person to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of Tax Senior within the R&D team will have varied disciplines for one or more key clients including understanding the requirements for R&D tax relief, identifying if a client qualifies, and then managing each claim from start to finish.

The ideal candidate will have experience drafting R&D applications, assessing which method of data collection should be used in each individual case, while also providing advice to clients regarding the development of their case and correspondence with HMRC.

About you:

  • AAT qualified, as a minimum, but ideally part or fully ACCA/ ACA qualified
  • ATT or CTA would be considered beneficial, however not essential
  • Have a solid UK corporation tax experience, ideally obtained within practice
  • Have strong management, communication and organisational skills
  • Have experience of managing and controlling workflows in a practice environment
  • Be able to confidently work alone but also be a team player
  • Have excellent time management
  • Have 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:

  • £25,000 - £32,000, depending on experience and study support
  • A fully supported training package
  • Rewards and incentives
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Flexible benefits - self-service benefits platform
  • Regular firm wide events
  • Parking on site
  • Friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Regular training and development


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