R&D Tax Consultant – Technology

Do you want to help shape the growth of one of the UK’s top R&D Tax consultancies? Read on and learn what it takes. Operating within the Technology team, the R&D Tax Consultant will be responsible for meeting with clients, understanding their requirements, managing communication and reporting directly to the Senior Consultant or Manager.

About Kene Partners

Kene Partners is a specialist R&D Tax Consultancy that believes in superb client service delivered through a blend of talent and technology.

A total of £3.5bn was claimed in R&D tax credits by innovative UK companies during 2016-17 and at Kene Partners we want to continue supporting and enabling this figure to increase year on year.

At Kene Partners, our vision is to reinvent this relatively unknown benefit and assist companies from the ground up to revolutionise R&D claims for their business. We want to give business owners the ability to maximise the amount of tax benefit they are eligible for using our expertise and industry knowledge.

We aim to inspire, enable and enhance innovative businesses in the UK to continue to grow and thrive.

This is an ambitious goal and it needs an equally ambitious team in order to succeed. Our growth trajectory shows we’re onto something big and we’re looking for exceptional people excited by the prospect of building something that matters to join the team.

On a day-to-day basis you will be:

  • Leading R&D discussions/workshops on repeat clients, providing a clear explanation of the definition of R&D for tax purposes and discussing in detail, sector specific examples of qualifying activities
  • Identifying qualifying R&D activities and expenditure through participation in technical discussions with clients for new and repeat claims
  • Managing client relationships
  • Proactively demonstrating that you can identify risks in claims
  • Compiling technical project reports to illustrate eligible activities to support
  • R&D claims with strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy
  • Project managing day to day aspects of the claims, setting timescales for
  • delivery, talking confidently with clients to explain various judgements made in
  • claim compilation and their implication
  • Formulating an initial response to defending claims in the event of HMRC R&D
  • enquiries
  • Developing your own knowledge and skills in R&D tax relief and other related
  • issues, to keep technical knowledge fully up to date in this evolving landscape
  • Working with this lovely bunch of faces www.kene.partners/meet-the-team

You’ll have:

  • Demonstratable experience, skills and/or passion in technology/software
  • A logical, enquiring and problem-solving mindset
  • Strong commercial awareness and great communication skills
  • The ability to ask quality questions
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of what HMRC is looking for in reports
  • The will to make a difference and interest in shaping your career within R&D Tax
  • The ability to take on change and be flexible, shifting tasks and priorities when
  • circumstances dictate (hint: this happens a lot in a fast-paced consultancy)

We’re looking for people who have a strong connection with our core values and beliefs:

Client is King

  • Be proactive not reactive
  • Be fully prepared for every interaction
  • Never settle for anything less than exceptional

Output Defines Us

  • Deliver optimal and successful claims with maximum accuracy, minimal risk and in a timely manner
  • Google Test: Would we send that output to the CEO of Google?
  • Great output = well received invoices

Dare to be Different

  • Kene Partners is a family of collaborative, forward-thinking professionals that are tenacious in their pursuit of the extraordinary
  • Respect the freedom, respect the process, fight mediocrity

Enjoy the Journey

  • Is there any point in trying if we are not aiming to be the best in the world at what we do?
  • Set meaningful goals, respect your health, appreciate the impact you are making
  • You’ve got one life, make it count


Finally, benefits! It wouldn’t be a job description without a benefits section. We believe our values set us apart and are our biggest benefit. We take them very seriously and they’re at the core of everything we do. Beyond our values we have some other great perks to tell you about:

  • Flexible working – we care about whether you do your job, not where
  • We pay competitively with regular pay reviews
  • Get some well-deserved rest with unlimited holiday after passing probation
  • An onboarding budget to ensure you’ve got your perfect work set-up
  • Generous personal development budget, and dedicated company-wide learning days focused on employee growth (£1,000 per person per year)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health insurance which includes gym membership, health, optical and dental care

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