The role

This is a unique opportunity for experienced tax advisers who want to work in a fast-paced environment where they can thrive and have a real impact. For those who want to break free of the traditional career structures of a professional services firm while still working with high-profile clients at the forefront of innovation we could be the perfect choice.

We’re ForrestBrown, a firm of chartered tax advisers specialising in research and development (R&D) tax, but also helping to amplify the benefits of scientific and technological advancement across a range of innovation focused tax reliefs. Our team has substantial experience and technical expertise, which, combined with our passion for our clients and entrepreneurial spirit, helps us deliver outstanding results for a wide portfolio of innovative clients. We have offices in Bristol, Scotland and London and are proud to be one of the largest specialist R&D tax teams in the UK.

As part of our market leading service in R&D tax incentives, we provide consultancy services to our broad client base. This includes services such as enquiry support, providing proactive engagement with HMRC, negotiating and reaching settlements, mediation and ADR, as well as assisting with more complex tax disputes.  Our unmatched technical expertise means we are well placed to support clients with further appeals, and successfully defend decisions all the way to tribunal.  We have supported landmark cases in our field and the work we do has a lasting impact on how innovation incentives are applied for our clients. We also offer broader consultancy solutions from full claim reviews, due diligence projects and bespoke innovation strategy projects.

We are looking for a talented tax manager who will work closely with experts across ForrestBrown to deliver excellent commercial technical advice to our clients. You’ll need to take the time to understand our clients’ challenges and help identify the right solution for their business, equipping them with the tools to increase the value and efficiencies within the claim process, support planning and forecasting of accurate R&D activities as well as assisting them in assessing and managing risk.  More broadly you will also support HMRC enquiries into claims prepared by others, helping to drive those enquiries through to resolution.

Teamwork and collaboration will be essential in this role. You’ll work closely with our multidisciplinary team of tax advisors, accountants, lawyers and sector specialists to deliver market leading advice to our clients, supporting them in finding unique solutions to their innovation funding challenges. If you’re looking for a change, the opportunity to make a real difference and feel the impact of your work, this role could be for you.

To be successful in this role you will be either ACA or CTA qualified with a proven track record of working in corporate tax advisory and ideally have experience of working with HMRC. You will be comfortable developing relationships with senior stakeholders, and be genuinely interested and energised by the chance to uncover new opportunities and help our business grow. You’ll need to be entrepreneurial and proactive, a team player and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

If you are a self-starter that is looking to use their tax experience in a different environment, where your passion, ambition and excellence can be rewarded, then you could be exactly what we are looking for.

We welcome applications from candidates that would like to work flexibly. Here at ForrestBrown our amazing culture is built on collaboration, learning, celebrating success and being together but we also recognise that our people appreciate flexibility and the opportunity to deliver in their role their way. We currently operate a hybrid working model,  with at least three days spent in our amazing offices and the opportunity to work from home around that which we hope will support the benefits of being together as well as provide a more flexible approach to work.

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