R & D Tax Consultant


Salary Circa £36,000 Dependant on Experience

Optima Professional Services are recruiting for an experienced, proactive, highly self-motivated R & D Tax Consultant to join a Warwickshire based Chartered Accountancy.

You'll have one or more years' experience in an R&D tax specialist or consultancy role and have a good understanding of HMRC practice and processes. This role could also suit a general advisor with R&D experience looking for an opportunity to specialise in R&D.

You'll be responsible for managing a number of existing and recurring R&D claims across a number of the firms ongoing clients. You'll also play a key role in accelerating the growth of the business by supporting the identification and conversion of new business opportunities.

The role is client facing so you'll have the ability to deal with senior technical people on a one to one basis. You'll support a range of clients in making claims for R&D tax relief, covering a number of different market sectors, ranging from software development to engineering development work and more.

You will need to have the following skillset:

  • Attend client meetings and/or liaising with clients over the phone or email to assist clients identify potentially qualifying projects and whether R&D tax relief may apply;

  • Technical assessment of projects in accordance with R&D tax relief guidelines and current HMRC practices;

  • Working with clients to identify qualifying expenditure and translating that into robust claims to HMRC with supporting technical documents;

  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries and managing negotiations with HMRC as and when they arise;

  • Managing and compiling claims under both the SME and RDEC schemes;

  • Helping to drive efficiencies within the team by creating robust methodologies and processes; and

  • Training, developing and managing more junior members of staff.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good communication skills, written & verbal

  • Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure

  • Attention to detail

  • Team player

  • Self-motivated

  • Good IT knowledge

£9.00–£14.00 per hour