Part-time Head of Finance, near Bedford/Milton Keynes c £70k pro rata plus bonus, ref: 1594

Ten2Two Specialists in Flexible Working
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Part-time Head of Finance, R&D Tax Experts, home-based, 4 days, c. £70k pro rata plus bonus, occasional meetings near Bedford/Milton Keynes ref: 1594

The Client

Our client are R&D tax experts, originating from both technology and tax backgrounds who solely focus on the compilation and processing of R&D tax claims for both the SME and large company market. Well established, friendly team where the current post holder is retiring.

The Role


Assistance with all claim preparation:

In reality this can be broken down and separated to:

• Preparing and analysing financial data received from clients - this will include assisting, when required, with cost extraction, to then compile the R&D schedules. This may include some site visits, but will vary. A good amount can be done remotely.

• Calculating R&D Tax Benefit for each client

• Assisting in submission process - Can include chasing and liaising with accountants

• Keep CRM up to date - this is a responsibility shared with wider team.

• (low priority, as generally done by wider team) - Chasing clients for year end work and scheduling in co-ordinated efforts with team members

• Main responsibility of managing client accountants during claim processing - in terms of assistance during the submission process.

o Occasionally this may mean preparing a CT600 update

• Updating the claim report with the figures for each claim, and adjusting any wording accordingly.

• Being a key part of the 4-eye review process.

• Support for HMRC Enquiries

• Your scope will not include the preparation and compilation of the technical/claim report, unless you had specialist knowledge of the client sector.

Support for business development

• Supporting the wider teams for target research, working on estimating R&D cash benefit projections, digesting any accounts received, assisting with proposals.

• You are not expected to win work, and your engagement will not be structured around this. But never the less - should you want to there will be bonuses paid on this.

Internal work

• All billing

• Internal book-keeping

• Financial controller responsibilities - ledgers, projections, VAT, payroll, cash planning, payments to suppliers, credit control

• Preparation of monthly management accounts

• Preparation of year end file and pass to accountants

• Liaising with external accountant as required for company matters.

The Candidate

• qualified accountant or tax advisor with commercial experience

• significant client facing ability

• expertise and proficiency with CT600s, tax computations, company accounts, management accounts, R&D related tax treatments

Career will have included:

Book keeping

Back office financial management

Work on R&D Tax claims (not essential)

Closing Date: Please get in touch asap if you are interested.


This is offered as a permanent, part-time basis on a salary of c.£70K pro rata and they are seeking someone for 4 days per week. Home-based - therefore will require suitable environment. Consideration will be given if office space needs to be rented. A laptop and mobile will be supplied. Occasional travel to registered office for internal meetings in Bedfordshire MK45.

Standard hours are 9am-5.30pm (37.5 hour week) although happy to operate a flexi time - caveat - must always be responsive to communications and incoming work.

6 month probation period.

Car essential - driving paid @ 45p a mile (up to 10,000 miles in a tax year - mileage above 10k paid at 25p pm.) However, client site visits not often and on average this is likely to be 1-3 site visits per month. All reasonable travel, sustenance and hotels reimbursed.

Two Bonuses:

1. Uncapped bonus based on company performance - calculated on turnover (2% of turnover above £1m), likely to be approximately £10-20k depending on performance of wider business and your own input.

2. Bonus for sales work - should you source a lead - 10% fee share for first claim (up to 2 claims)

Please note - the role is not a sales role, and winning work is not a requirement.

Holiday is 28 days plus bank holidays pro rata.

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