R&D Tax Auditor job in Chester (Working from Home)


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Job Ref: 7270

Job Type: PERM

Location: Chester (Working from Home)

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 + Bonus

Date Posted: 04-02-2022

Category: Accounting/ Finance, Administration Office Support, Customer Services

Alexander Hancock

Our clients is a leading tax consultancy supporting UK companies in their R&D claims from HMRC and due to the growth in this market place, they are now looking to recruit a R & D Tax Auditor.

The role is client facing and relies on your ability to deal with senior technical people on a one to one to basis, conducting structured interviews and the writing of high quality technical reports.

This is a great opportunity if you’re looking for a chance to take a leading role with clients and work in collaboration with a team-based consultancy environment.


Key Responsibilities

Identification of qualifying R&D projects and expenditure through participation in technical discussions with clients

Technical assessment of projects in line with HMRC R&D tax relief guidelines and preparation of supporting technical documentation

Supporting claims in the event of HMRC R&D enquiries

Developing own knowledge and skills in R&D tax relief and other related issues, to keep technical knowledge fully up to date and continue to improve.

Writing compelling technical project reports to bring out the key technical factors of client projects to support R&D claims

Interaction with clients’ senior technical and engineering staff in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the projects undertaken and identify how aspects of projects meet the R&D Guidelines

Understanding and applying the legislative requirements pertaining to KYC and AML

Warm leads will be provided, but the ability to present our service and benefits to an ‘end-client’ is a must

Creating project files & maintaining information via a CRM system

Playing a key role in accelerating the growth of the business by identifying and securing new business opportunities.

Interest in project and company finances and the application of tax treatment

Providing weekly/monthly reports to management


Qualifications, skills and experience


Demonstrable technical knowledge of R&D tax relief, with experience in a specialist R&D firm or other accountancy practice is desirable

You interact readily with other technical professionals, have outstanding interpersonal skills and excel in eloquence and concise summary of information

Strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy is essential

Experience in dealing with technological challenges faced by industry professionals, such as engineering design, the development or improvement of manufacturing processes, development of new products and improvement to existing products

Flexible approach to working hours should client meetings be scheduled out of hours and a willingness to meet exacting service delivery standards

Project management skills and client relationship-building abilities

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