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R&D - Senior Information Technology Consultant Full Time

at EY London in London (Published at 04-10-2023)

R&D Tax – Senior IT / Software Consultant - London

If you’re looking to join a rapidly growing Research and Development (R&D) tax team, bringing the benefits of not only a variety of work, clients and project teams but also with strong support structures in place to help you achieve your career goals, this is the team for you!

The opportunity #LI-P

An exciting opportunity to work in EY’s Global Grants Credits & Incentives team based in our central London office, alongside other STEM professionals, as well as tax and accounting colleagues.

As a Senior IT/Software Consultant you will be working with a variety of clients from owner managed businesses to multinational groups, who are at the front line in developing cutting edge technology which is helping the UK to stay as a market leader by encouraging investment into research and development.

The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work as part of a diverse team of highly successful industry and tax specialists. You will be required to lead interviews with the senior and lead technical personnel at our clients across a wide range of different industries to help identify the scientific and technological aspects of their R&D projects that qualify for R&D tax relief. You will play an active role in writing and reviewing reports of clients’ R&D projects and taking part in extensive client communication.

As well as working directly with existing clients, you will also be offered the chance to support business development opportunities and cross-sector claims.

Your key responsibilities

  • Working as an effective member of a project team, exhibiting strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with other team members of different skill sets

  • Writing and reviewing compelling technical project reports to bring out the key technical factors of client projects to support R&D tax claims

  • Take a leading role in interaction with clients' senior technical and software staff in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the projects undertaken and identify how aspects of projects meet the R&D Guidelines

  • Application of advanced problem-solving skills and critical thinking to apply to project execution and delivery

  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients to provide high levels of client service

  • Responsible for leading client meetings and high-quality delivery of advice to major clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation

  • A keen desire to adapt and flex existing knowledge to different sectors and build on core capabilities

Skills and attributes for success

  • A strong interest in software technologies and programming languages

  • You have industry-based experience in dealing with technological challenges faced by industry professionals, such as software design, limitations faced with software technologies, the development or improvement of systems or applications

  • You have the ability to understand new software technologies and concepts (e.g. platforms, API’s, frameworks) quickly, and be comfortable in discussing them in-depth

  • You can interact readily with other technical professionals, have great interpersonal skills and excel in producing a concise summary of information

  • Strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy is essential

  • Interest in project and company finances and the application of tax treatment

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Degree qualified in one of Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Development, etc.

  • Computer Science, IT, Software Development industry experience (2+ years)

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management

  • The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous R&D tax experience is not required, but is advantageous

What we look for:

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly

  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

Apply now.

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