Manager, R&D

Postgraduate degree

We currently have vacancies for software and life-science-oriented R&D engineers to join the growing R&D Tax Services team at Alvarez & Marsal Taxand. The ideal candidate will be bright, entrepreneurial, action-orientated, and hands-on, coupling excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong relevant technical experience.

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. The team deals primarily with R&D claims for large companies, whether foreign-owned, privately held or listed groups.

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.

We are expanding the tax practice rapidly at all levels and specifically looking to recruit a Manger into the R&D team to assist with the technological aspects of R&D claims – focused on software or Life Science based sectors. 


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/engineer 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.


  • A couple of years project experience in either the IT or 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

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.
  • ‘Greenfield’ environment with the opportunity to help shape future practices and processes to support sustainable growth.
  • 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.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree


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