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Chiene and Tait accountancy practice

Chiene + Tait is an award-winning chartered accountancy firm of over 140 staff and 13 partners, with an enviable 130-year heritage. As we continue to grow and develop, we pride ourselves on quality and client focus, together with offering excellent professional development. Headquartered in theheart of Edinburgh’s city centre, we have further offices in Inverness and London. 

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Chiene and Tait
Chiene and Tait

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R&D Tax Senior

Chiene + Tait are recruiting for a Tax Senior / Assistant Manager to join the Entrepreneurial Tax Team. This is a fast moving, exciting, role with fantastic opportunities for challenging work with phenomenal clients.

Their tax department is one of the largest outside the big four in Scotland. Their Entrepreneurial Tax Team are a multi award-winning team, with a broad range of clients and a focus on delivering the best client service. The team are usually based in their Edinburgh office.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a portfolio of high-growth technology start-ups and being the main point of contact for R&D tax queries, ensuring deadlines and client expectations are met
  • Leading technical and financial meetings with clients, explaining the requirements for relief in a clear and concise manner and apply these in respect to the development activities undertaken
  • Drafting and review of clear technical and financial documents to support the R&D claim to HMRC in line with current legislation.
  • Providing Ad-hoc tax advice internally and externally
  • Coaching and developing junior staff
  • Establishing and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Active involvement in seeking out Business Development opportunities

Chiene & Tait are looking for someone who takes pride in their work and who is motivated to achieve technical excellence for our clients.

Your skills should include:

  • Detailed working knowledge of the R&D tax legislation and experience preparing R&D calculations
  • Ideally ICAS/ACCA/ATT qualified
  • Capable of explaining complex technical tax concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Capable of producing documentation to a high level of quality for submission to HMRC
  • Must be able to demonstrate project management skills and an ability to manage own workload well
  • Forward looking attitude with an ability to use initiative and to solve problems

Sound like you? Then please get in touch with Senior Public Practice Consultant, Gareth Spowart on 07719 108 236 or by emailing

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