Research & Development Tax Consultant

Avencia Consulting
Sheffield, United Kingdom
GBP20000 - GBP25000 per annum
08 Jun 2022
06 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Part of the global insurance provider and tax consultancy Markel, Markel Tax is the UK's leading provider of Fee Protection Insurance and Tax & Consultancy Services to accountancy firms working with over 2,500 practices across the UK. The specialist division of Incentives & Reliefs, based in Sheffield, is one of the UK's largest specialist R&D tax advice providers and has a technically strong team of Chartered Tax Advisers, Chartered Accountants and ex-HMRC Inspectors.

The team also provides other tax consultancy services including work on Patent Box, Grant Funding, Creative Industries Tax Relief and Capital Allowances. Following the rebranding of the business as Markel Tax from Abbey Tax and as part of an exciting development plan, the team is growing and we are looking for highly motivated individuals with outstanding social skills who are able to convey complicated tax advice to our clients.

The Role

Research & Development Tax Consultant


£ Very competitive + Bonus & Benefits

Are you looking for a new challenge working within Tax Incentives and Reliefs?

Help us build and develop relationships with accountants and clients, working with them to identify and claim relevant tax relief here at Markel Tax.

The Research & Development Tax Consultant role will provide two key functions, the first is to manage and develop a portfolio of accountants, working with them to identify and act upon areas of opportunity for Markel Tax. The second part of the role involves working with businesses identified to help them make a claim for the relevant tax relief.

Reporting into one of our Tax Managers, you'll be managing a wide and varied UK based client and accountancy practice portfolio which will include some UK based travel.

If you're looking to develop your career further and may have studied for either a Master's Degree or PhD in Science's, Engineering or Technology or you may be part qualified in tax or accountancy then this may be the role for you!

What you'll be doing:
  • Actively developing new relationships with UK-wide accountancy firms and maintaining existing relationships.
  • Identifying relevant clients from accountants who may benefit from our services.
  • Presenting to accountants, clients and other suitable audiences.
  • Attending client meetings and documenting the R&D undertaken in the relevant financial period.
  • Documenting and analysing client R&D expenditure.
  • Preparing corporation tax computations whilst advising clients on the most tax efficient way to utilise the tax reliefs being claimed.
  • Providing HMRC with detailed technical and financial reports of client activity and dealing with any follow-up communication as required.
  • Supervising and developing junior members of staff.

What we're looking for:
  • The role involves face-to-face meetings with both accountants and clients so you should have client facing skills and experience and the ability to discuss potentially complex tax matters in a simple way.
  • You'll have a willingness to travel across the country for meetings, covering different areas.
  • Due to the role involving the preparation of detailed technical reports, outstanding written English skills and strong numerical competence are important. Examples of prior report writing experience is beneficial.
  • Either a Master's Degree or PhD in Science's, Engineering or Technology or you may be part qualified in tax or accountancy.

What's in it for you?
  • A very competitive basic salary plus bonus & benefits.
  • 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave.
  • Company matched pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, a cycle2work scheme, season ticket loan, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), maternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay, paternity pay.....and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts and cash back on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • The possibility of working from both the office and from home (hybrid), flexible working or other options are available.
  • You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere within Markel.
  • You'll be joining a global network of experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple teams and countries. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that.

What we hope you'll do next:

Choose 'Apply now' to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic.

Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we want to hear from you.

We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please telephone us on +44 (0)20 7953 6873 or email

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