Tax R&D Senior Manager

Employer
Grant Thornton
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Oct 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Description Summary:
We believe we're best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy and support our clients with research and development projects to ensure they make the most of the government R&D tax credits. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and R&D advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish. The teams consist of Scientists, Lawyers, Engineers and Accountants who all have a core understanding of Tax.

Job Description:
Let's talk about the job
If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you'll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from the R&D team.
  • Making quality second nature. This means doing what's right even when no one's looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do.
  • Own your own work. - Lead from the front in-regards to delivering client work, engaging the R&D and greater Tax teams to ensure correct skill utilisation on all projects.
  • Be a part of a team - Take responsibility for developing more junior team members, understanding their carer aspiration and support in this delivery.
  • Build your brand - Good communication capability to the internal population and the external stake holders to ensure we are always promoting our core values.
    The minimum criteria
    ACA or ACCA and/or CTA Qualified or equivalent qualification with a strong understanding of the R&D Tax process
    Experience managing portfolio of clients, ability to interpret client's needs, quickly and effectively
    Monitoring junior team members work and coaching/career development
    This role would suit a candidate who has started their career in Tax and now specialises in R&D claims

    Skills to set you apart
    Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don't worry if you don't tick every box. It's important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.
  • Strong analytical and numerical approach to problem solving
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a commitment to producing clear, structured reports.
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Good understanding of technology and the development life cycle of processes and products
  • Strong understanding of financial data

Do you care about the same things we do?
We have six values we work by. When we meet, we'll want you to show us how they're important to you, too.
Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.
Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.
Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.
Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible - changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.
Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.
Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people's lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what's right.

Share ideas and profits
Unlike most firms, we're also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self
Now you've seen our values, it shouldn't be a surprise that we're creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.
"We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone - regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO

There's more to life than work
Families, children, sports, night classes...the things you do and the people you're with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you'd like to work flexibly, let us know. We're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.
View our video below to see what life is like at Grant Thornton.

Life at Grant Thornton

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