IT Junior Consultant (R&D Tax)

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IT Junior Consultant (R&D Tax)

  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £23000 per annum + Pension

  • Contact:

    Vicki Clague

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

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Salary - £23,000 rising to £24,000 upon successful completion of probation

Our client is looking to employ computer science graduates with a keen interest in industrial developments and technologies to work as junior consultants in R&D Incentives. The successful candidates will be joining a team of positive and driven R&D incentive specialists with diverse backgrounds in science, engineering, software and tax. Industry experience is a bonus but not essential. We are looking for candidate with software development or an R&D tax relief background.

The role provides you with the opportunity to explore and write reports about evolving and applied technologies across an extremely wide range of industries with the overlaid challenge of ensuring that the reports are robust and satisfy the appropriate Legislation, Guidelines and in-turn the expectations of HMRC, who oversees the R&D incentive claims. At the same time you will have an opportunity to travel and meet with both large and small companies very early in your employment, which gives you first-hand experience of operations across many industries. The company values the development of employees and pays particular attention to their continual training and growth with a flexible approach to accommodating each individual's personal needs in the work place. Senior team members will actively take part in the training and mentoring of new employees. The role will build your skills in professional services associated with project management, formal and informal communication, people management, report writing and cost analysis. Some of the day-to-day activities and duties will include:

  • Attend client R&D incentive meetings, communicate qualifying criteria and taking coherent and relevant notes
  • Build and develop working relationships with colleagues, clients and other third parties to develop further opportunities and business
  • Identification and analysis of qualifying R&D projects, activities and expenditure ensuring R&D claims meet the requirements of relevant tax Legislation and Guidelines
  • Apply R&D tax Legislation and BEIS Guidelines in assessing a diverse range of industries and fields
  • Writing science and engineering technical descriptions and claim reports to present in a suitable format for HMRC
  • Prepare R&D claim cost calculations and associated summaries of the method of assessment
  • Liaise with internal and external finance and technical teams to ensure incentive claims are delivered accurately and on time
  • Where enquiries are opened by HMRC, contribute to achieving a resolution
  • Continuously develop own knowledge & skills and keep up to date on technical and financial knowledge

Qualifications and skills

  • Degree in computer science/software or related
  • Highly motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and independently
  • Comfortable with excelPension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays


25 days holiday plus bank holidays

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