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GrantTree • London, United Kingdom

Senior Financial R&D Consultant

Remote-first – Work from anywhere

4.5-day week

A little flex time

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Job Description

Do you love the thought of working with a wide variety of clients, from nimble startups to large manufacturers, using your numeric nouse to drive the financial side of their tax credit claims?

If this sounds like you, read on!

GrantTree is an innovation funding consultancy specialising in R&D Tax Credits and Grants. We work with some of the UK’s most innovative companies, helping them to maximise their government funding opportunities. We have ambitious plans for the years ahead and are looking for bright, motivated, and conscientious people to join our R&D tax credits delivery team.

That’s where you come in!

As a Senior Financial R&D Consultant, you’ll be helping GrantTree’s clients prepare fully-compliant claims for R&D Tax Credits. You’ll share your experience and a deep understanding of the R&D Tax Relief schemes, as well as support in business development. You will also be assisting our Enquiry Defence team, helping new and existing clients resolve HMRC compliance checks.

As part of our rapidly growing team, you’ll be working with internal stakeholders such as our Account Managers to ensure all of the financial and technical information is collated to complete the required reports to file a claim. We are looking for future talent who are as good with people as they are with numbers. If you have a passion for technology, a head for figures, and a love of learning, then you could help hundreds of companies a year bring the future closer.

On a typical day, you might:

  • Work closely with our clients’ founders and technical leads to prepare all financial aspects of their R&D claims.
  • Proactively provide advice to clients on legal and legislative changes to the R&D Tax Credits scheme.
  • Connect with internal stakeholders across the business to deliver government innovation funding to meet high levels of expected client service and internal and external deadlines.
  • Regularly attend meetings, actively participate in process improvements and help generate solutions to our clients’ R&D tax matters.
  • Assess the impact of changes in the tax law on your client book.


  • Minimum 4 years' experience in an R&D tax role
  • Immaculate experience in delivering tax credits claims, or equivalent, including in-depth knowledge of the CIRD and BIS guidelines beyond what typically qualifies and how relief is calculated.
  • Led HMRC enquiry processes in both in written and face-to-face exchanges, achieving successful outcomes for your clients.
  • Knowledge of non-R&D specific tax legislation such as Group Relief.
  • Experience in servicing a large client book of clients featuring both SMEs and large companies and in delivering more value to these clients.
  • Confident working on tight deadlines while maintaining high service levels with keen attention to detail.
  • Comfortable communicating with CEOs, CFOs, and founders via email, phone, and in-person.
  • Preferably London based


For this role, the salary will be £50,000-£60,000, depending on experience. In addition to your salary, we are offering a place where you can be yourself, develop your skills and fulfil your potential. We also have a flexible approach to working. So, outside of your three-month training period, you can work from wherever you are most productive.

Other benefits include:

30 days paid holiday

Training and development budget

Monthly wellness budget

A generous and inclusive parental leave policy

Cycle to Work scheme

Discounted private health insurance

Season ticket loan

Study, pawternity and charity leave

Regular social and wellness events

Access to premium platforms like Spill for mental well-being

Equal Opportunities

Teams are stronger when they have a diverse range of people. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of the categories they put

themselves in. We also encourage talented ‘square pegs’. If you think you’re the right person for the job even though you don’t quite fit the role spec, be daring and apply!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – Choose where you're most productive
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Juno wellbeing benefits
“Pawternity” leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
4.5-day week
Training and Development Budget
Subsidised Private Healthcare Insurance via Vitality
Monthly Wellbeing Budget
Regular Wellness and Fun Days
Mental Health support via Spill
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at GrantTree

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Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements



Flexa100 2024
1st – Finance & Insurance

1st – Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2022

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