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R&D Assistant Manager / Manager

29 June 20222022-06-29
Aberdeen City
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Hutcheon Mearns are delighted to be partnered with a tech-enabled, fast-expanding accountancy practice firm, providing audit and accounting, tax, payroll and HR, outsourcing and advisory solutions globally from offices in Scotland, England and Ireland. We are directly engaged to assist in recruiting for the position of R&D Tax Assistant Manager/Manager, to join their Corporate Tax Team in Aberdeen.

Key Responsibilities:

Purpose of the role/key responsibilities:

  • To contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of R&D tax services
  • Gathering financial information from our clients and assessing eligibility to be included in the R&D claims, calculating and explaining the tax benefits to the client, and preparing tax computations to submit the R&D claims to HMRC
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service
  • Manage client claim projects and to manage conflicting resourcing requirements between projects
  • Actively manage and control the delivery of all aspects of assignments for a variety of clients, including resourcing the assignments and setting timescales and budgets, liaison between departments of the firm, and presentation of work to clients
  • Develop expertise and undertake detailed technical research of an advanced nature as required, and present this clearly at client meetings or in written form, offer practical solutions and recommendations with due regard for risk
  • Manage and support the team in all aspects of a client portfolio working alongside the client engagement team ensuring all client deadlines and demands are met
  • Take ownership of client portfolio, continuing to develop relationships with clients and their wider professional network to ensure satisfaction with services provided, working alongside client’s advisors, and identifying opportunities to support clients
  • Take ownership and responsibility for delivery of all aspects of client work from start to finish, in relation to any tax support required, on budget
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge, undertaking research of new legislation, identifying opportunities for clients and advising accordingly

Required Experience:

Experience and skill set required for the role:

  • A qualified accountant or chartered tax advisor with R&D experience
  • Experience working in a similar role
  • UK tax technical knowledge
  • Strong technical skills and keen to develop further
  • Ability to build strong client relationships
  • Experience in leading teams and coordinating the delivery of services


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with the relevant experience, looking for a new challenge to work within a fast-paced environment.