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R&D Tax Incentives - Assistant Manager - London

Cooper Parry London

Job description

We are one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. In 2020 we were voted as the 8th Best Place to Work in the UK by the Sunday Times and were previously voted Best Company in Europe in the European Engagement Awards and Employer of the year at the Tolly’s Tax Awards.

We’re killing it....

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 want work to be more than just work. It’s an integral part of our life, of who we are. We shouldn’t have to think about work/life balance. There shouldn’t need to be a balance. There is just life, and Cooper Parry is a harmonious, integral, thrumming part of it.

Our R&D Family…

Our R&D Incentives team is more like an R&D family. We are 19 strong and we take care of each other. We’re building something special that will endure. 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. In short, the family is doing fantastically well, by every measure.

We have growth aspirations to triple the size of the R&D family over the next 3 years. Our people-focussed, family-centric approach is central to that growth. This means plenty of scope for career progression. We actively work with the senior members of the family to discuss target promotion dates and their path to Partner (if that’s what they’re striving for). We want everyone that joins us on this journey to retire with us. Plain and simple.

About the role...

We’re looking for an R&D Incentives Assistant Manager (AM) who can:

• own a portfolio of R&D claims. 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.

• deliver quality work on our exciting clients – of which a large slice are entrepreneurial, tech-based, fast-growing businesses – but also includes more established engineering, biotech, software, telecoms, food science companies (amongst others).

• host and present at client meetings (either face to face or by videocall), and take part in discussions about the technical and tax aspects of claims

• get involved in business development (BD), helping us grow our client base. We even get our most junior people involved in BD as it’s a critical part of the business.

• 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.

Play to your strengths, we say. Create a role you’re truly passionate about. Then, work flexibly to design a life that’s right for you.

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 R&D Incentives team do a virtual R&D Beer Garden every Friday and a daily 3pm virtual Coffee Shop – simply to catch-up.

• 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”

Find out more about us here: https://cooperparry.com/

Job type


  • R&D
  • R&D-Tax
  • Tax
  • London
  • Assistant-Manager
  • Tax-Incentives