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R&D Tax Manager

Cooper Parry Birmingham

Job description

Are you hungry for a new challenge and ready for the next step in your career? We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Midlands Innovation team as a R&D Incentives/Innovation Manager. With true flexibility, you can choose to work from either of our Midlands offices or if you live a bit further away, from home.

Our Innovation team is more like a family; now 20 strong and we take care of each other, making sure we build something special that will endure. We are a high-performance unit comprised of people from a wide range of backgrounds including marine engineering, tax accountants, physicists, chemists and even an astrophysicist! We place a huge focus on training and career development, so we can make sure our family is doing fantastically well, by every measure.

We support our clients through R&D tax incentives and Patent Box relief as well as through working with an ecosystem of advisors such as grants providers, patent attorneys and Universities.

About us…

At Cooper Parry we disrupt, lead and make life count. We believe in working smart, unafraid of doing things differently if it feels right.

We are one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. We have been voted in the Top 100 Best Companies to work for 6 years running and, Specialist Team of the Year Finalists 2022 at the Tolley’s Tax Awards, Specialist Team of the Year Finalists 2021 at the Accounting Excellence Awards and Best Employer in Tax 2020.

About the role...

We’re looking for someone to join our team as an Innovation Manager (M) who:

  • Can own a portfolio of R&D tax claims and perform the role of an R&D Incentives project manager. We pride ourselves on having a structured approach where expectations are clear. We couple this with creating a culture of safety where people feel empowered to put their hand up if they need help
  • Can take care of our exciting clients which sit across all industries including engineering, biotech, software start-ups, telecoms, food science and more
  • Is experienced in both the technical and financial aspects of a R&D tax claim
  • Can contribute to practice management whether that be training, graduate recruitment, marketing etc. We think it’s key for everyone to understand how the R&D business runs, top-to-bottom and inside-out. You might be running it one day, so you need to know.
  • Be a role model for junior members of the team. Supporting each other and helping others develop is key to our operating model.

Experience of Patent Box claims would be useful, but not essential.

Are we a match?

Our values are at the heart of what we do at Cooper Parry and it’s really important we recruit like-minded individuals into our teams.

  • Play all in – we are committed, engaged and driven
  • In it together – we believe in all for one and one for all
  • Be Nice – we are kind, humble and authentic
  • Be Brave – we are bold, entrepreneurial and rebellious
  • Keep Learning – we explore, discover and are curious

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1. To achieve that we put our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here, then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

  • Competitive salaries aligned to big firms
  • Open holidays – take as much as you need
  • No core hours
  • 7.00pm - 7.00am email curfew - full stop
  • No dress code - “Wear something!”
  • Tailored training, development and career growth
  • Focus on wellbeing – a comprehensive wellbeing programme to help you with your physical, mental, spiritual and financial health
  • Regular social events – the innovations team like to work hard and play hard, from virtual beer gardens to climbing Snowdon together, we’re In It Together
  • Volunteering opportunities – community is a central part of our wellbeing programme
  • A truly flexible approach to work - from home, in the office or with clients - “Work From Anywhere. Anytime. Forever”

Job type


  • R&D
  • Research-&-Development
  • Patent-Box
  • Innovation-Incentives
  • R&D-Manager
  • Innovation-Manager
  • East-Midlands
  • West-Midlands
  • Birimgham
  • Derby
  • Nottingham
  • Leicester
  • Midlands