R&D Tax Technical Consultant

Dublin 2, IE
Competitive remuneration package
17 Jan 2022
02 Feb 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


EY’s Innovation Incentives team is made up of tax, technology and science specialists who work on a wide variety of high profile clients. The team is growing from strength to strength and is not only involved in supporting companies with claiming the Research and Development Tax Credit, but also in making successful grant applications, Knowledge Development Box claims and Capital Allowances claims.


We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join EY’s fast growing and highly successful National Tax practice. This position provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to widen their technical and business skill set while working within a professional services environment and proactively contributing to building a business.


The successful candidate’s main responsibility will be to not only work very closely with the senior technical consultants on the team, but also clients’ senior engineering/technology and scientific personnel from across a range of industry sectors.Leveraging from their technical knowledge and experience, the successful candidate will be responsible for analysing technical aspects of clients’ projects, assisting in determining whether those projects are eligible for R&D tax relief, and documenting why those projects are qualifying R&D projects from a technical perspective (although previous R&D tax knowledge is not necessary). The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Working with senior team members to perform technical interviews with clients in order to develop an understanding of the technical characteristics of the projects undertaken.
  • Communicating directly with clients including scheduling technical interviews, issuing deliverables and answering queries.
  • Writing and reviewing technical project reports describing the technical activities of clients’ projects to support their R&D claim.
  • Assisting in the provision of high quality advice and solutions to clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation.
  • Supporting the business in winning new clients through the preparation of proposal documents.
  • Performing engagement management tasks including engagement setup, budget preparation and invoicing.
  • Working as an effective member of a project team, exhibiting excellent communication skills and being able to work co-operatively and create synergies with other team members of different skill sets.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Software Development, Computer Science, Life Science or a related discipline (2.1 or higher).
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline would be an advantage.
  • Previous R&D tax knowledge is NOT required for this role although would be highly advantageous.
  • Experience working in a field of science or technology (again NOT required for this role) would be highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of their field of science or technology, and their understanding of the commercial / technical issues faced in this field.
  • Excellent communication/written skills
  • Interviewing and presenting skills
  • Team player
  • An interest in other fields of science / technology would also represent an advantage
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