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Senior R&D tax consultant

  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Leonid Group is hiring an experience R&D tax consultant for a dynamic and sector-focused consultancy in the credits and incentives space!

In this role you will quickly gain exposure and experience across a range of activities from claim preparation, to helping design and implement the right claim strategy for their clients, to leading projects and influencing the strategic direction of the firm’s R&D services.

Their specialism lies in the construction sector, and you will be working with clients such as national and regional housebuilders, property investors, developers engaged in large complex projects and businesses with significant land and property holdings.

As a member of their team, you'll have the opportunity to work with top-notch professionals, cutting-edge technology, and a diverse range of clients across various industries. With a strong emphasis on innovation and collaboration, they foster an environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

You’ll form part of a company that values your expertise and provides ample opportunities for advancement, helping businesses unlock the full potential of their R&D activities while enjoying a supportive and rewarding work environment.


  • Analysis of a client’s activities, accounts and organisational structure to determine the potential scope and value of subsidies available to them.
  • Undertaking or supporting interviews with the client’s management teams and technical personnel to identify R&D projects and to establish whether the activities undertaken are eligible for the R&D tax relief.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of best practices, process improvements, and quality assurance measures within the R&D tax team
  • Preparing schedules of qualifying costs and writing technical reports to demonstrate how the legislative requirements to claim the tax relief are fulfilled.
  • Advising on strategy and the application process for the appropriate R&D tax regime and other incentives when appropriate.
  • Keeping at the forefront of thinking within the sector including attendance at industry conferences and technical forums and maintaining an up to date overview of current and impending government policy.
  • Familiarising yourself with the relevant tax legislation, HMRC guidance and case law and be able to correctly apply the rules to the range of projects typically encountered in the sector.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in R&D tax credits, including substantial experience managing and reviewing R&D tax credit claims.
  • In-depth knowledge of R&D tax credit regulations, guidelines, and methodologies in the relevant jurisdiction(s).
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and tax compliance requirements.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with a proven track record of successfully leading and developing high-performing teams.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Client-centric approach, with a focus on delivering excellent service and building long-term relationships.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Their Offer :

  • Over the market rate salary and fully transparent non-discretionary bonus, for more senior members profit share arrangement.
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • A flexible and hybrid working culture with offices in Birmingham.
  • Team building activities.
  • Membership to local sports clubs / gyms with the flexibility to attend day time classes.
  • Expert training across the full range of services they provide.
  • Time off and funding for relevant additional qualifications (e.g. ACCA /ATT)
If you are interested please apply or get in touch with James Mitchell to arrange a confidential discussion! 

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