Vacancies

R&D Technical Consultants – Science / Engineering

About us

IF R&D Tax Credits Ltd is a very successful business preparing R&D Tax Credit claims for companies, our impressive team of technical specialists includes engineers, PhD level scientists and software experts. It was established a little over 6 years ago and now employs 11 staff.  The business has clients based in Northern Ireland, GB and the Republic of Ireland and has an impressive portfolio of clients across many sectors.

In recent months, IF R&D Tax Credits have been acquired by ABGI UK, one of the world’s leading tax incentive and innovation management advisors who secure funding for companies undertaking Research and Development (R&D) and innovative activities.  ABGI now manage £1billion of global tax incentives annually for clients, including some of the world’s best-known brands. In 2019, they joined Visiativ, a global company making a huge impact in accelerating digital transformation.

The Operations team is responsible for working with companies across the UK to identify eligible activities, and compile costs associated with these to submit a claim for R&D tax relief. The team also identifies opportunity for, and supports the delivery of other services, including, Patent Box, Capital Allowances, Cash Advances, Grants, and International R&D relief.

Together, we  expect turnover to grow significantly over the next 12 months – exciting times lie ahead!

Why not check out our websites for further details:

www.ianfarley.com or www.abgi-uk.com

Essential Experience Required

  • Educated to degree level (Science or Engineering)
  • Proven experience of report writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office packages

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of providing R&D Tax Relief services
  • Experience of contract negotiations
  • Project Management experience

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with clients to gather business and project information (this can be either remotely or face to face).
  • Develop a strong understanding of government guidelines / legislation and HMRC guidance in regard to R&D activity, and critically assess client projects.
  • Produce technical and financial documentation to accurately and concisely support the R&D Tax Relief claim, ensuring claims are concluded in a timely manner.
  • Review and interpret the organisation’s financial accounts, with support from our Finance department.
  • Engage with HMRC and prepare additional financial and technical documentation as required, if an Enquiry is raised on a claim submitted.
  • Maintain regular and effective communications with client personnel during the claim process, and ensure clients are communicated with outside the claim period for improved working relations.
  • Completion of internal system on client activity.
  • Participation in the on-boarding process, i.e., screening of prospects, utilising knowledge and experience to inform likelihood of a claim.
  • Provision of technical support to the sales process when allocated.

 

Technical Consultant – Software/IT 

Experienced Required

  • Software development or IT support background. This could include any experience with programming languages in a non-work environment or assisting with software implementations.
  • Practical work experience within a relevant role
  • Ability to relate to different development technologies and methodologies
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Interact well with technical professionals and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy
  • Ability to work in a consulting environment within a small team
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office packages with proven administration/data input ability

Desirable Criteria

You will preferably have a computing or ICT related degree, or equivalent qualification, although this is not essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with clients to gather business and project information (this can be either remotely or face to face).
  • Develop a strong understanding of government guidelines / legislation and HMRC guidance in regard to R&D activity, and critically assess client projects.
  • Produce technical and financial documentation to accurately and concisely support the R&D Tax Relief claim, ensuring claims are concluded in a timely manner.
  • Review and interpret the organisation’s financial accounts, with support from our Finance department.
  • Engage with HMRC and prepare additional financial and technical documentation as required, if an Enquiry is raised on a claim submitted.
  • Maintain regular and effective communications with client personnel during the claim process, and ensure clients are communicated with outside the claim period for improved working relations.
  • Completion of internal system on client activity.
  • Participation in the on-boarding process, i.e., screening of prospects, utilising knowledge and experience to inform likelihood of a claim.
  • Provision of technical support to the sales process when allocated.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive bonus scheme – including client retention bonus, renewals commission scheme for contracts signed and a sign on bonus (5% of starting salary, 50% on starting and 50% following a years’ service).
  • Hybrid working opportunity
  • 35 days holiday (including statutory and bank holidays)
  • Laptop provided
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Smart office premises based in Comber with nearby free parking

Interested or curious?

To register your interest or if you would like to find out more information about this role, please contact Malinda Gibson (malinda.gibson@ianfarley.com) or call 07549 120470.  Confidentiality assured.