Manager (Research and Development Tax Credit)

Alvarez & Marsal

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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Privately held since its founding in 1983, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.  With over 4000 people across four continents, A&M works closely with investors, law firms, corporate clients and private equity firms advising on a range of specialisms such as tax, disputes and investigations, corporate performance improvement, private equity services and restructuring & turnaround.

A&M Taxand was one of the founding members of Taxand which is now the world’s largest independent tax organisation with more than 400 tax partners and over 2,000 tax advisors in 48 countries.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit

A&M Taxand’s specialist U.K. R&D team consists of experienced tax professionals and R&D engineers who can advise companies on the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of methodologies to support their R&D claims. Our R&D engineers, with proven experience across a number of industry sectors, directly help clients own technical leaders to identify, assess and draft technical project descriptions suitable for HMRC’s review of your claim.

As a result of this breadth, along with A&M’s growth, we are expanding the tax practice rapidly at all levels and specifically looking to recruit a Manger into the R&D team.  The ideal candidate will be bright, entrepreneurial, action-orientated, and hands-on with strong relevant technical experience.

Responsibilities:

The team assists clients in preparing government incentive claims, primarily R&D Expenditure Credits for Large companies and enhanced tax relief for SMEs. Project teams are generally multidisciplinary, with you as an experienced scientist applying your knowledge and experience to help identify eligible activities, while working closely with tax/costing specialist to collate the qualifying costs associated with the clients' R&D activities.

You will have responsibility for:

  • Working with the clients' staff to identify and describe R&D activities
  • Working with tax and finance colleagues to ensure that eligible projects match the qualifying costs
  • Drafting detailed technical descriptions to support the R&D projects included in the claim
  • Preparing responses to HMRC enquiries.

Qualifications:

  • A couple of years project experience in the Life Sciences sector
  • Strong academic background minimum 2.1 Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the R&D tax relief regime is useful but not a requirement
  • Appropriate professional qualifications, such as ACA, ACCA, CTA or ATT useful but not a requirement

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills for both internal and external discussions
  • Commitment to excellence and the ability to develop lasting client relationships
  • You will be working concurrently on several projects, so managing your workload will be important
  • You will be energised by variety, enjoying delivering value as both an operator and an advisor
  • You will be a confident and engaging communicator
  • The nature of our work requires you to be flexible and client focused
  • You will enjoy working in a dynamic team, thrive on challenge and have a great sense of humour

What can we offer you?

  • Leadership: Growing leadership team and high-quality colleagues to work with in a fun and collegiate environment.
  • Career development: A&M is rapidly expanding. The opportunities for internal career progression as A&M Taxand grows is apparent.
  • Technical development: We will support your continuing professional development within this tax team through work opportunities and coaching from our experienced senior team.
  • Remuneration: A&M offers a competitive salary and an excellent and genuinely performance related bonus scheme where individuals’ contribution to the team’s success is identified during the year.

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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