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R&D Tax Adviser - Edinburgh

£competitive + Benefits - Professional Services - Tax
Ref: 5242 Date Posted: Monday 22 Feb 2021
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R&D Tax Adviser required for the multi-award-winning Entrepreneurial Tax Team of this mid-tier firm of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors. Based in Edinburgh, but with arrangements in place for both flexible and remote working, this is a fast-moving, exciting, role with fantastic opportunities for challenging work with phenomenal clients.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a portfolio of high-growth technology start-ups and being the main point of contact for R&D tax queries, ensuring deadlines and client expectations are met.
  • Leading technical and financial meetings with clients, explaining the requirements for relief in a clear and concise manner and apply these in respect to the development activities undertaken.
  • Drafting and review of clear technical and financial documents to support the R&D claim to HMRC in line with current legislation.
  • Providing Ad-hoc tax advice internally and externally.
  • Coaching and developing junior staff.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Active involvement in seeking out Business Development opportunities.

​The person...

You will be someone who takes pride in their work and who is motivated to achieve technical excellence for their clients. Your skills should include:

  • Detailed working knowledge of the R&D tax legislation and experience preparing R&D calculations.
  • Ideally, ICAS/ACCA/ATT/CTA qualified or be qualified by experience
  • Capable of explaining complex technical tax concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Capable of producing documentation to a high level of quality for submission to HMRC
  • Must be able to demonstrate project management skills and an ability to manage own workload well
  • Forward-looking attitude with an ability to use initiative and to solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills

In return our client offers...

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Flexible and remote working arrangements
  • Opportunities to progress - due to the success of the team, there are no barriers to rapid career progression
  • An integral role in a dynamic team
  • Opportunities to develop a vast range of skills through varied work
  • Strong technical understanding of taxes

For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (01698) 440 337 or email