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R&D Tax Manager


  • Salary: DOE
  • Location: Nantwich
  • Contract: Permanent

We are thrilled to be supporting this successful, innovative and progressive accountancy business with their recruitment across Cheshire and Shropshire.

The company pride themselves on driving for success and integrity in all aspects of their activity, getting the best possible outcome for their clients and providing a collaborative, positive working environment for their teams.

The successful R&D Tax Manager will be rewarded with 25 days holidays, plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off; a buy and sell scheme for holidays; an enhanced company pension; a healthcare plan; life assurance; professional membership fees paid; company events and away days; long service awards; plus many more!

We’re looking to recruit an experienced, driven, R&D tax professional with a successful track record of preparing robust R&D project reports and supporting calculations. The R&D Tax Manager will be required to oversee their own client portfolio with support from other team members, assisting clients competently throughout the entire R&D tax credit process. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to make a real impact in an ambitious company, with opportunities to further develop as the firm continues to grow.

The R&D Tax Manager role involves:

Preparation & review of technical R&D tax credit claims for a wide variety of clients – under both the SME scheme and RDEC scheme – for partner review

Support clients during HMRC audits and enquiries related to R&D tax claims, addressing queries, and providing necessary documentation.

Management of overall client engagement, communicating with clients and stakeholders throughout the entire claim process, building & maintaining relationships

Mentor junior members of the team, being responsible for their development & training

Leading client meetings and being responsible for extracting the key information required to prepare the claim

Analyse financial data, cost breakdowns, and project budgets to determine eligible R&D expenditures and appropriate tax credit calculations.

Provide technical advice and support to clients, updating them on any legislative changes

Collaborate with cross-functional teams within the firm, including audit and tax professionals, accountants, grant specialists to ensure successful R&D tax credit outcomes for clients.

Effective planning of work schedule, ensuring all deadlines are met

Ensuring the firm’s technical and compliance procedures are always adhered to

Undertake business development activities to grow the R&D offering

You will:

Be an excellent communicator, with the ability to liaise across all levels of seniority

Be self-motivated and able to show initiative

Be accurate and able to work well under pressure

Have the ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects whilst meeting strict deadlines

Demonstrate sound technical judgement

Have the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with new and current clients

Be able to drive with a willingness to travel to client meetings if needed in own vehicle (expenses reimbursed)


Ideally, CTA qualified and/or ACA/ACCA qualified (or equivalent)

Possess detailed working knowledge of the entire R&D tax credit process with experience in preparing robust claims, including project writing

Must be able to demonstrate technical knowledge of R&D tax credit legislation and guidance

KEYWORD: accounts, accounting, accountancy, ACCA, ACA, tax, CTA, R&D

Unfortunately due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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