EY R&D Tax Consultant in Ireland

Title: R&D Tax Consultant

Location: Ireland

Job Number: IRE001QN

R&D Tax Technical Consultant


Sitting within the wider Quantitative Services group of EY, the Research & Development (R&D) tax team is a highly successful team of tax, technology and science specialists who work on a variety of very high profile clients. They are growing from strength to strength in this exciting field of tax that was introduced by the government to encourage Irish companies to invest in R&D.

The Opportunity:

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join EY’s fast growing and highly successful R&D Tax practice. The team are looking for an enthusiastic engineer to be part of a growing and dynamic National 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 R&D team, but also client’s senior engineering staff and chief technology officers from across a range of industry sectors. Leveraging from their technical knowledge and experience, the successful candidate’s 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:

  • Interviewing clients’ senior technical staff in order to develop an understanding of the technical characteristics of the projects undertaken.

  • Facilitate application of Irish tax law and Irish Revenue guidelines to identify those R&D projects eligible for tax relief.

  • Writing technical project reports describing the technical activities of client projects to support their R&D claim.

  • Responsible for high quality delivery of advice and solutions to clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation.

  • Supporting the business in winning new clients by leveraging from industry sector expertise through the preparation and delivery of proposals.

  • Producing project budgets and timetables that are efficient and cost effective.

  • Working as an effective member of a project team, exhibiting excellent communication skills and be able to co-operatively work and create synergies with other team members of different skill sets.



  • Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 degree, or higher, in Engineering, Computer science or related discipline. A master’s in a relevant discipline would be an advantage.

  • Minimum two years’ experience in their field.

  • Previous R&D tax knowledge is NOT required for this role although this would be highly advantageous.

  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate their in-depth technical expertise in their chosen discipline, and demonstrate their understanding of the commercial / technical issues faced in this sector.

  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent report writing, communication, interview, presenting skills, and also be a team player.

Demonstrating an interest in other areas of science / technology would be an advantage, as well as demonstrating an understanding of the Irish Revenue’s “Research & Development Tax Credit Guidelines”.#LI


Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.