Consultant, Research & Development Tax Incentive Services, Auckland

Do you want to…

  • Work alongside some of the most technologically innovative companies in the country
  • Challenge yourself with varied work across a range of clients and industries from start-ups to multinationals
  • Gain insight into how businesses develop and commercialise new products 

If this sounds interesting to you, EY is looking for driven individuals to join our rapidly growing R&D team. We help innovative businesses across New Zealand access government funding and grants to help them accelerate their growth. We’re ready to add a range of skills and experience to our growing national team.

The opportunity
We are looking to hire a number of talented programmers, engineers and scientists to our team, which assists New Zealand’s innovation community to access the R&D tax incentive. Your STEM background, passion for technology and innovation plus your developing business acumen will deliver value to EY’s clients.

Your key responsibilities

As part of a flexible national team, you will:

  • Advise and support our clients to access the Government’s R&D tax incentive and other innovation/growth grants.
  • Develop relationships with the country’s most innovative companies
  • Understand client’s development objectives and drivers
  • Analyse complex project information to assess eligibility for the R&D tax incentive and other government grants. 

Skills and attributes for success

  • Genuine interest in innovation and technology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use problem solving strategies to interpret complex and detailed information
  • Ability to build relationships and articulate information to a range of stakeholders
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility in thinking and action

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Undergraduate and/or postgraduate qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths
  • Experience in a technical industry role (up to 3 years)
  • Drive to provide exceptional service to clients

What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy, so you’ll need to take initiative and pursue opportunities to improve our relationships and processes.   


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance. 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 Maori and Pasifika 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.


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