Research & Development Senior Manager

18 Nov 2023
29 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.
PwC's national Innovation and Capital Incentives (ICI) team are passionate about helping clients obtain R&D incentives and capital allowances available to support their investments. Based in the North across Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen, we are a diverse team with a strong focus on growth.

The role

We are looking to recruit an established Tax professional at Senior Manager level with experience of UK R&D tax incentives and are keen to hear from people who are passionate about innovation, getting to know a broad range of businesses and having a direct role in growing our ICI practice.

We are particularly focussed on candidates able to support us in:
  • Managing a portfolio of Capital Allowance and/or R&D clients and project delivery across these
  • Preparation of R&D and/or Capital Allowance claims for submission to HMRC
  • Managing client engagements and developing strong relationships with both our clients and internal stakeholders
  • Preparing responses to or liaising with HMRC with regard to queries they have on Capital Allowance or R&D claims on behalf of our clients
  • Advising clients and internal stakeholders on tax technical points relating to R&D and capital incentive claims
  • Supervising juniors undertaking the work and apprising more senior stakeholders of progress
  • Helping to identify and develop new opportunities, including involvement in pitching for work
  • We would be happy to take applications from candidates who only have the relevant experience in one of the key technical areas (R&D or capital allowances) as long as they are comfortable in the knowledge part of the role and would be undertaking training and upskilling to enable them to extend their expertise across both areas.

Essential skills and experience
  • Fully qualified tax professional ACA/CA/ACCA/ATT/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical training Course
  • Excellent working knowledge of tax incentives and experience in preparing claims including:
    • UK R&D tax incentive regimes (covering both SME and RDEC claims) and experience making claims across a range of industries and/or
    • Capital Allowance claims, including elements such as R&D allowances and short life asset elections
  • Strong project management skills - able to manage several live projects at once and plan own workload.
  • Excellent communication skills - the candidate will be expected to be the point of contact on the projects they manage supporting a range of stakeholders including client contacts, PwC staff in the incentives team and also in the wider tax practice.
  • Coaching and delegation - the successful candidate will help other Managers and Senior Managers in the team coach and delegate a growing team of associates supporting the ICI team, helping them grow their technical expertise alongside their soft skills.
  • Good written skills including report writing, technical memo drafting and concise advice notes for sharing with clients.
  • Analytical skills for numerical analysis of client data.

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