Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


The opportunity
An exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, growing team in the EY Innovation Incentives team, based throughout the UK.  We are looking for individuals at all levels from part qualified to Senior managers to be based out of London, Manchester, Reading & Edinburgh.
The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work as part of the wider Business Tax Advisory group at EY, in a diverse team of highly successful tax and industry specialists. Serving a variety of very high-profile clients (FTSE 100 and 250 multinational companies), we support companies in claiming the R&D tax credits which were introduced by the government to encourage UK companies to invest in innovation.
You will be required to work closely with the finance & tax departments of our clients across different sectors and will be responsible for analysing and compiling the financial aspects of the R&D claim and ensuring compliance to tax legislation.  You will play an active role in developing the tax aspects of the R&D reports for submission to HMRC and taking part in extensive client communication.
This role offers the benefits of working in a regional office whilst retaining the strong links to the National team. Successful applicants will be based primarily in the regional office but will work on projects for team members across the country in all sectors to support the team and further aid your career development.
There is a clear path to progression for the right candidate and this is a unique opportunity to progress your career in one of EY’s leading tax teams.
As well as working directly on existing projects, you will also be offered the chance to support business development opportunities.
Your key responsibilities:
To contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of R&D tax services to the client
Build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service
Build relationships both within the firm and externally with clients, identifying opportunities and managing expectations
Contribute to winning new work by proactively managing existing clients and contribute to winning new clients.
Assist with the management and successful delivery of tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach taken
Responsible for day-to-day client liaison
Skills and attributes for success:
Experienced corporate or R&D tax practitioner
Proven ability to read and interpret existing and new tax statute
Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
Strong technical skills and keen to develop further
Ability to build strong client relationships
Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and know when to refer upwards
Relationship management skills with ability to manage client expectations
Ability to build effective relationships at all levels
Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically
To qualify for the role you must have:
ACA/CA/ACCA/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training Course
Strong Excel capability including use of VLOOKUP and IF functions and pivot tables, including manipulating large and complex datasets
Ideally, you’ll also have:
Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
What we look for:
Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal

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