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R&D Consultant

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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

We are looking for an R&D Consultant to join our specialist Research and Development Team within our wider Corporate Tax Team.

Our R&D team are responsible for assisting with a range of innovation incentives for clients of the Firm. Our client base ranges from high technology start-ups through to architect practices to large multinational businesses. The team prepares a large number of R&D tax relief claims for SME businesses and team members are responsible for identifying other opportunities such as patent box, video games tax relief (VGTR) and grants to widen and manage our relationship with the client. This mix of projects allows the team to have a varied client portfolio and to get hands-on experience of preparing submissions, which allows everyone to develop a breadth of experience.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Preparing and completing R&D tax claims, liaising with the client’s tax advisor to submit amended tax computations and communications with HM Revenue & Customs to ensure efficient processing of the R&D claims
  • Assisting with work on patent box, VGTR, grant submission and R&D strategy work with clients.
  • Attending technical discussion with clients and preparing draft claim documentation for submission to HM Revenue & Customs for review.
  • Assisting with reviewing R&D claims as part of tax due diligence assessment.
  • Dealing with client queries in respect of the work and understanding when to involve others to provide technical responses.

You are the right person for the role if you:

  • Have an interest in, and curiosity about, science and technology, and a desire to work in a consulting environment to assist businesses exploit the latest advances in these areas.
  • Have a 2.1 Degree in science, technology, engineering or information science subject or 2.1 Degree in humanities subject with a second degree involving computer modelling or programming
  • Have 300 UCAS tariff points (120 using new UCAS tariff), or equivalent from 3 A-levels (excluding General Studies and resits)
  • Have excellent GCSE results with a minimum of a B grade in GCSE Maths and English
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact professionally with internal and external clients
  • Have an excellent command of the English language (oral and written)

In this role, you will have client interaction from day one and excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to interact professionally with internal and external clients, and build meaningful relationships.

For more information about the R&D team, please click here.

To find out more about life at Buzzacott and our approach to Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website.

We are open to flexi-time and support flexible working opportunities to help you manage your work-life balance.

If you are interested in this role, we encourage you to apply directly via the “Apply” button at the top of the page. When applying, please include your salary expectations and let us know what interests you about the role. Alternatively, if you would like to talk to one of our Talent Team about the vacancy before applying, contact us at

Please note: Our Talent Team review and respond to all applications
No agencies please.

At Buzzacott, over 450 people work together under one roof at our office in St Paul's, London, making us the largest single office accountancy firm in the UK. We are also part of PrimeGlobal, an award-winning association of independent accounting firms.

Trust underpins the culture of Buzzacott, together with specialist expertise, approachability and exceptional client service. Trust is more than providing the best expertise. It’s about character and integrity. The people you trust have values that match your own. Because of this, cultural fit is an important consideration when choosing people to join our team.

We’re big enough to display deep knowledge over a range of specialisms, but small enough to understand the power of personal connections. We long ago moved from being accountants to being advisers and are now partners to our clients. In fact, we believe that what we do is as much about relationships as expertise, so we’re looking for individuals who are prepared to look beyond the numbers, to see the people and stories behind them.

The importance of relationships is equally important between colleagues. We expect our teams to collaborate with each other to successfully operate across departments. It means externally we support the whole of the client rather than a fragment and internally we all benefit from shared experience and knowledge.

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