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Full job description

R&D Tax Senior


If you’re looking to join a rapidly growing Research and Development (R&D) tax team, bringing the benefits of not only a variety of work, clients and project teams but also with strong support structures in place to help you achieve your career goals, this is the team for you!


The opportunity

An exciting opportunity to work in EY’s Global Grants Credits & Incentives team based in our central London office, alongside other tax and accounting and STEM colleagues.

As an Assistant Manager in the team you will be working with a variety of very high-profile clients across the Financial Services sector.

You will be required to work closely with clients’ finance, tax and IT engineers. Working within the EY team you will be involved in the preparation of R&D claims and making sure of compliance against tax legislation. Within the Innovation team you will be exposed to cash grants and patent box applications. As well as working directly on existing projects, you will also be offered the chance to support business development opportunities.

There is a clear path for progression for the right candidate and this is a unique opportunity to progress your career in one of EY’s leading Incentives and R&D tax teams.


Your key responsibilities:

  • To work alongside teams working on the efficient preparation and successful delivery of R&D tax claims in the Financial Services sector.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service, taking a leading role in interaction with clients’ senior stakeholders
  • Build relationships both within the firm and externally with clients, identifying opportunities, managing client team stakeholders, and liaising with other client facing teams
  • Contribute to winning new work by proactively managing our existing clients base and contribute to winning new clients by contributing to business development activities.


Skill and attributes for success:

  • Experienced in either wider Corporation Tax or R&D tax practitioner role
  • 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 and build effective relationships at all levels
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically


To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Fully qualified ACA/CA/ACCA/ATT/CTA
  • Minimum 3 years experience either as an R&D tax practitioner or in a wider Corporation Tax role
  • Strong Excel capability including use of XLOOKUP, IF functions and pivot tables, including manipulating large and complex datasets
  • Strong writing, communication and project management skills.


Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Experience in Alteryx


What we look for:

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build a rapport with clients quickly


What we offer


We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Continuous learning:
     You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


Apply now.


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To apply for this job please visit careers.ey.com.

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