Manager/Senior Manager - R&D Tax - Glasgow

Accountancy Practice - Finance Specialist (Tax, VAT, Compliance)
Ref: 3012 Date Posted: Monday 02 Dec 2019
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This 'Big Four' professional services firm is currently recruiting for a Manager or Senior Manager to join its team R&D Tax team predominantly based in Glasgow 

The Firm

The Firm is a global leader in proving assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services

The Role

  • Leading the development of the tax aspect of the R&D claim and making sure of compliance against tax legislation.
  • Working directly on existing projects, you will also be offered the chance to support business development opportunities. 

On Offer

  • A competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. 
  • A comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development with the freedom to select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. ​
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of R&D tax services to the client 
  • Build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service 
  • Build relationships both within the firm and externally with clients, identifying opportunities and managing expectations 
  • Contribute to winning new work by proactively managing existing clients and contribute to winning new clients. 
  • Assist with the management and successful delivery of tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach taken 
  • Responsible for day-to-day client liaison

Skills and Experience

  • Experienced corporate or R&D tax practitioner 
  • Proven ability to read and interpret existing and new tax statute 
  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly 
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output 
  • Strong technical skills and keen to develop further 
  • Ability to build strong client relationships 
  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and know when to refer upwards 
  • Relationship management skills with ability to manage client expectations 
  • Ability to build effective relationships at all levels 
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically


  • ACA/CA/ACCA/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training Course
  • Strong Excel capability including use of VLOOKUP and IF functions and pivot tables, including manipulating large and complex datasets