Consultant/Senior Consultant, Research & Development (R&D) Tax – Sydney


The focus on technology across all of the Australian economy means that there has never been a more exciting time to be part of Australia’s innovation community. EY’s Research & Development (Tax) team contributes by assisting companies to access tax incentives, government grants and export incentives.  The national team consists of programmers, engineers, scientists, lawyers and accountants who have a genuine interest in technology, innovation and growth.  Does this sound like you?
 
The opportunity
EY’s Research & Development (Tax) team wishes to hire a number of talented individuals to engage with Australia’s innovation community and support our clients in accessing tax incentives for R&D, as well as other government incentives. In this unique role, you will have the opportunity to use your technical expertise and specialist knowledge to support clients on their innovation journey.

 
Your key responsibilities
 
Drawing on your technical knowledge gained in a similar R&D Tax role, you will advise and support clients in accessing government grants and incentives to support their R&D and innovation processes. You will engage with technology-active companies to understand their development objectives and drivers, analysing complex project information to assess eligibility for government support. Working in high performing teams, you will build strong relationships prepare detailed work papers and reports to help deliver exceptional results to EY’s clients.
 
Skills and attributes for success

  • Genuine interest in innovation and technology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, relationship building and articulating complex information to clients will be key
  • Ability to work with complex and detailed information, including problem solving and numerical skills
  • Interested in networking to build enduring trusted relationships with EY colleagues and clients
  • Ability to liaise with all stakeholders, including EY clients, in a confident and professional manner

 
To qualify for the role you must have

  • Undergraduate and/or postgraduate qualifications in at least one of the following:
    • Information Technology - including computer science, software engineering, data analytics, science communication
    • Engineering - including mechatronic, robotics, electrical, mechanical
    • Science and Mathematics - including chemistry, physics, geosciences, mathematics, biotechnology, environmental science, biology
  • You may also have a background in commerce or law- double degree applicants with a technical background are not required but will be looked at positively
  • Previous work experience in industry, ideally working in a sales and/or customer-facing context
  • Interest/experience in writing technical reports
  • Strong business acumen with proven time management skills
  • A proactive approach and good communicator

 
Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous experience in a R&D Tax or Government Incentives position
  • An interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, and the role that technology innovation can play in creating a better working world
  • Drive to provide excellent service to clients and build a better working world

 
What we look for
We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes.  If you’re serious about innovation, R&D and new technology and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.  
 
What working at EY offers
 
You would be working with the largest tax professional services in Perth, and you will gain invaluable experience working with some of the largest Australian and globally headquartered businesses in the market. 
 
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement.  To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here.
 
Who we are
EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network.  These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within.  We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.
 
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, knowledge and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
 
 
Make your mark.
 
 
Apply now.
 
 
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.
 
© 2018 Ernst & Young Australia. All Rights Reserved. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


The focus on technology across all of the Australian economy means that there has never been a more exciting time to be part of Australia’s innovation community. EY’s Research & Development (Tax) team contributes by assisting companies to access tax incentives, government grants and export incentives.  The national team consists of programmers, engineers, scientists, lawyers and accountants who have a genuine interest in technology, innovation and growth.  Does this sound like you?
 
The opportunity
EY’s Research & Development (Tax) team wishes to hire a number of talented individuals to engage with Australia’s innovation community and support our clients in accessing tax incentives for R&D, as well as other government incentives. In this unique role, you will have the opportunity to use your technical expertise and specialist knowledge to support clients on their innovation journey.

 
Your key responsibilities
 
Drawing on your technical knowledge gained in a similar R&D Tax role, you will advise and support clients in accessing government grants and incentives to support their R&D and innovation processes. You will engage with technology-active companies to understand their development objectives and drivers, analysing complex project information to assess eligibility for government support. Working in high performing teams, you will build strong relationships prepare detailed work papers and reports to help deliver exceptional results to EY’s clients.
 
Skills and attributes for success

  • Genuine interest in innovation and technology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, relationship building and articulating complex information to clients will be key
  • Ability to work with complex and detailed information, including problem solving and numerical skills
  • Interested in networking to build enduring trusted relationships with EY colleagues and clients
  • Ability to liaise with all stakeholders, including EY clients, in a confident and professional manner

 
To qualify for the role you must have

  • Undergraduate and/or postgraduate qualifications in at least one of the following:
    • Information Technology - including computer science, software engineering, data analytics, science communication
    • Engineering - including mechatronic, robotics, electrical, mechanical
    • Science and Mathematics - including chemistry, physics, geosciences, mathematics, biotechnology, environmental science, biology
  • You may also have a background in commerce or law- double degree applicants with a technical background are not required but will be looked at positively
  • Previous work experience in industry, ideally working in a sales and/or customer-facing context
  • Interest/experience in writing technical reports
  • Strong business acumen with proven time management skills
  • A proactive approach and good communicator

 
Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous experience in a R&D Tax or Government Incentives position
  • An interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, and the role that technology innovation can play in creating a better working world
  • Drive to provide excellent service to clients and build a better working world

 
What we look for
We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes.  If you’re serious about innovation, R&D and new technology and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.  
 
What working at EY offers
 
You would be working with the largest tax professional services in Perth, and you will gain invaluable experience working with some of the largest Australian and globally headquartered businesses in the market. 
 
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement.  To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here.
 
Who we are
EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network.  These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within.  We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.
 
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, knowledge and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
 
 
Make your mark.
 
 
Apply now.
 
 
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.
 
© 2018 Ernst & Young Australia. All Rights Reserved. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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