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R&D Tax Senior Manager




£85,000 to £100,000



R&D Tax Senior Manager - London (flexi working)

I'm working on a new role within a leading mid-tier accountancy practice who are looking to expand their successful R&D tax team at the Senior Manager level.

As a Senior Manager in the R&D tax team you will assist with leading and developing the team and function. The team has ambitious growth plans and you will play a pivotal role in helping to achieve this from both a delivery and business growth perspective, strategic leadership and expert guidance in the area of Research and Development (R&D) tax incentives.

Your primary responsibility will be to oversee and manage a team of R&D tax specialists, ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of R&D tax services to clients. You will provide technical expertise and guidance on complex R&D tax matters, staying up to date with the latest regulations, legislation, and industry trends. Additionally, you will collaborate with other departments within the wider practice to identify cross-service opportunities and provide comprehensive client solutions.

As a trusted advisor, you will establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, acting as the main point of contact for R&D tax matters. You will conduct client consultations, assess their R&D activities, and identify qualifying expenditures for tax incentives. You will lead the preparation and review of R&D tax claims, ensuring compliance with relevant tax laws and regulations. Furthermore, you will liaise with HMRC on behalf of clients and represent them during any R&D tax enquiries or investigations.

Overall, the Senior Manager will play a critical role in driving innovation, supporting client success, and helping organizations unlock the full potential of R&D tax incentives

  • Work with the Director and other senior leadership to actively develop sales strategy across the business.
  • Contribute to the management of a small team of R&D tax relief specialists, providing guidance and support on technical issues and best practices.
  • Review and approve R&D tax relief claims prepared by the team.
  • Lead meetings with key clients to identify R&D tax relief opportunities and provide expert advice on tax implications, making referrals to other specialists within the business as appropriate.
  • Manage relationships with HMRC in relation to R&D tax relief claims, including leading discussions and negotiations with HMRC.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key clients to ensure that their affairs are managed effectively.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in the UK tax system, particularly with regard to R&D tax relief, and provide guidance to the wider business and clients on these changes.
  • Contribute to the development of best practice within the R&D team to drive continual improvements in service delivery and client satisfaction.
  • Represent the firm at industry events and conferences.
  • Use data, foresight, and experience to inform judgement and anticipate trends with little precedent.
  • Own key internal and external long-term relationships, representing externally
  • Interpret complex information and use expertise to inform resolution across a wide range of scenarios.
  • Expert within and beyond own discipline
  • Take responsibility for managing complex billing discussions with clients and suppliers.


  • Significant experience of managing R&D claims and personnel within an R&D tax department of an accounting practice or a large boutique
  • Excellent working knowledge of R&D tax incentives
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Skills in coaching and delegation
  • Ability to handle a large portfolio of clients across a range of sectors
  • Strong technical background, for example a STEM degree, or the ability to demonstrate technical skills and knowledge gained through experience in R&D tax
  • Business development experience
  • Experience in training and mentoring R&D staff member
  • A strong desire to develop and lead from a strategic perspective

To discuss this further please contact Maisie on 07855746366 or email


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