R&D Tax Senior Manager, Manchester, upto £65k


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November 10, 2022
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£50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Maternity & Paternity Death in Service Flexible Working Income Protection 30 Days Hols + Stats Option to buy/ sell upto 5 days holiday per annum Private Medical Commission for new clients etc Discounted Gym Membership Pension Funded Social Events
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Laura Banks
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Kenton Black Finance are working in partnership with a leading UK accountancy firm to recruit an "R&D Tax Senior Manager" for their Manchester Office. This will be a key appointment within their established Tax operation and growing R&D Tax team.

They pride themselves on being ‘people focused’ and understand the importance of attracting – and keeping – the highest calibre of staff. From their Manchester office, their team of over 100 Partners and staff deliver a first-class service to a diverse range of clients, locally, nationally and internationally.


-Enhanced Maternity and Paternity package
-Provision of a company mobile phone
-Salary Sacrifice on Pension Contributions
-4 x Death in Service
-Flexible Working Hours
-Income Protection Scheme
-30 Days Holiday + Stats (calculated on a pro-rata basis for part-time employees)
-AXA Private Medical Insurance (funded by the firm)
-50% Discounted Gym Membership
-Contribution into an Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme
-The Option to Purchase up to 5 Days’ Extra Leave via Salary Sacrifice
-Commission for introducing New Clients/ Work and New Staff
-Payment of one Professional Subscription per Year
-Funded Social Events and Monthly Breakfast


As R&D Tax Senior Manager, this role will give you the opportunity to work with a rapidly growing tax department to further enhance your skills and deliver excellent tax advice with support. You will be expected to take the lead on projects using your expertise to make a real difference as the department continues to grow. As R&D Tax Senior Manager you will be working closely with the various tax teams to deliver timely and accurate ad hoc tax advice.


-As R&D Tax Senior Manager you will be working on complex, multi-national group, OMB and start-up claims completing both SME & RDEC schemes within every claimable industry.
-Lead and implement the R&D tax relief audit for all claim submissions whilst executing compliance and QA checks.
-Creation of all written technical and financial material for claims utilised by the company personnel for submission.
-Create and lead technical R&D tax relief training for the wider company
-Understanding and creation of associated R&D expenditure value for the technical projects within the reports
-Helping provide technical knowledge & win business for the company when assisting in sales meetings
-Implement R&D tax relief internal workflow process for new and existing business claims
-Manage, mentor, aid and coach Managers/ Juniors upon both SME & RDEC schemes, irrespective of size or industry
-Give clients and team members comprehensive advice on all aspects of the R&D tax relief
-Complete in-depth experience with interpretation of the R&D tax relief BEIS guidelines and associated legislation for SME & RDEC schemes for all industries
-Identifying new strategies for growth amongst other points of discussion


-Circa 8+ years in Tax / R&D Tax, desirable
-Background within either a leading accounting firm oR R&D Tax Boutique
-Experience of working with a varied client portfolio
-Ability to showcase your experience on both SME and RDEC claims
-Ability to lead and create defendable disputes in opposition to HMRC’s enquiry
-Strong level of proficiency in the BEIS guidelines and legislations linked with R&D tax relief
-Ability to establish robust technical narrative for the company and its clientele
-Experience of mentoring and training junior team members
-Strong networking skills with the ability to be the key representative for the firm
-Ability to enhance and identify R&D in all industries


Their approach is to ensure they provide their clients with the best talent for each service. That’s why they structure the business to meet their clients’ needs. They always seek the best talent, looking for individuals who are technically brilliant, solution-focused and continually strive to be the best in class. Each member of their team plays an integral part in creating the unique feel and culture of their business, which in turn helps them continue to grow, develop and evolve.
To find out more please APPLY TODAY

This vacancy is being handled by Laura Banks – Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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