R&D/Innovation Tax Director
  • Job title:R&D/Innovation Tax Director
  • Location:Glasgow
  • Job Level:Director
  • Business Area:Tax Advisory UKGlasgow
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ01215

R&D/Innovation Tax Director- Scotland- Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen

Competitive Salary + Benefits

Are you looking to take the next step on your journey? Do you want to be part of an international family whose vision is, “To make their services smarter, more effective, and more personal every day”?  If yes, then you could be our next investment! At Azets, you’re in control of your career and with our support this will make us even stronger, together.  Our motto when it comes to career development is “Your Journey – Your Voice – Your Success ".


Azets is an award winning leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA.  We are a family of over 6,500 employees and work across 100 offices in the UK alone.  We have seen dramatic growth in recent years which has made us the 9th largest accountancy firm in the UK, and we are over the moon to have been awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year in the FD Excellence Survey 2020.  As a result of this growth, we are now looking to invest in our skills set even further!

To get the job that you'll love

For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees are what makes us authentic in the marketplace.  We look for people who can collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table.  We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions.  We are looking for someone who want to be more than just a team member, but who wants to join a family of likeminded individuals.

As Director you will guide and shape our Scottish R&D (Research & Development)/Innovation Tax team. This will include delivering a technical service to clients, both via your team and directly as well as providing internal advice to colleagues and partners. You will be responsible for the targets, fees and recoveries of your team as well as promoting the service line to win new work. In addition, the day-to-day welfare and development of your team will remain a key part of the role, working with managers to develop individuals and ensure all work is completed to the highest calibre.

As a business leader, your journey will continue via mentorship by the senior management team in both your local office and wider network across the UK. This position will be a key hire within our North region, and you will be the main point of contact and driving force for our R&D tax offering. You will be supported in your development and encouraged to work towards Partner in the future. This is a real growth opportunity and an excellent chance to mould your position and wider team to compliment your career aspirations.

A note from the Hiring Manager

“You will be joining a forward thinking ambitious growing team, with supportive and friendly colleagues. This role provides an exciting opportunity to grow a new R&D tax team in our North region with the support of the local tax partners and National head of R&D. There will be a real chance to influence the growth of the team and to advance your career within a dynamic business.”

What's in it for you?

  •   33 days annual leave (31 for Students with study package and 38 for Partners) inc. bank holidays
  •   Birthday Day off
  •   Lead Incentive Scheme (applicable to up to and including Associate Director level)
           -We offer generous financial rewards for helping Azets to grow our new client portfolio.
  •   Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  •   Private Medical Cover (applicable to Director/Partner level)
  •   Enhanced Parental + Family leave - We want Azets to be a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 3 months, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks  (both subject to eligibility) and our Adoption Leave policy follows the same arrangements.
  •   Flexible Working - Azets understand that as with any family, we all work in different ways and need flexibility within our working day and therefore we operate a flexible working policy.
  •   Life Assurance - 4 times salary
  •   Employee Referral Bonus
  •   Employee Benefits Portal
  •   Access to our YuLife wellbeing app – Includes EAP, 24/7 GP access, retail vouchers and discounts, free digital will writing, discounted gym memberships etc.
  •   Pension
  •   Paid sick leave
  •   Career Coaching
  •   Cycle to work scheme
  •   Employee assistance program - For you and your family.
  •   Dress for your day
  •   Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities and Study Support

Our values are our motivation

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We're looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike. As a business, we believe we are stronger together. We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. We are open-minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead. Does this sound like you?

Why join the Azets family?

The relationship that we have with our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us as a business. Your voice is important to us. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that our clients expect is key to both our and your success.

We offer training and development opportunities to all employees and nurture talent from all backgrounds. This helps us to grow our own and bring out the very best in people.