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Manager- Government Incentives

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At EY, you'll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with access to a global network to become the best version of you. We're counting on your perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

How can we make a lasting impact in a rapidly changing world?

About the team!

An exciting opportunity to join the dynamic, growing EY Government Incentives team, based in our Melbourne office. Work alongside purpose-driven and committed science, engineering, software, law and commerce professionals that assist our clients access government incentives that are vital for investment, growth and a better working world. Play a key role in client Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive claims, which are jointly administered by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and Department of Industry, Science and Resources (AusIndustry), as a trusted advisor. This will involve preparing and reviewing, R&D project descriptions, R&D expenditure calculations as well as managing all aspects of accounts, R&D Tax Incentive claim processes, from preparation, review and lodgement, providing Government Incentive advisory services to many companies, from start-up to large private and public multi-nationals across diverse industries.

You also can assist clients with identifying and accessing other State and Federal grants and incentives, R&D tax corporate governance, responses to R&D tax audits/reviews undertaken by the regulators of the program, and specialist R&D tax advice.

What's in it for you?

  • Communicating and account management with clients and stakeholders (which can include C-Suite, Tax, Technical and Finance personnel), asking thoughtful questions to gather meaningful information on their projects.
  • Gain industry insights and opportunities to understand the complex and confidential projects being undertaken by EY's clients.
  • Advise and support clients in R&D project documents and R&D applications, along with financial calculations and workpapers to support R&D Tax Incentives claims.
  • Evaluating project concepts and technical content to assist clients in obtaining R&D Tax incentives.
  • Oversee the preparation of detailed work papers and reports to deliver exceptional results to EY's clients.

What we're looking for

Here's our 'wish list' but don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes. We're interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • Experience with R&D Tax Incentive program
  • Previous experience at the ATO or AusIndustry or in working with the regulators in audits or reviews of the R&D Tax Incentive
  • Experience in dealing with technical challenges faced by industry professionals, such as engineering design, the development or improvement of manufacturing processes, development of new products and improvement to existing products.
  • Business acumen and relevant commercial exposure in terms of understanding the marketability of new products and processes.
  • Leadership skills and ambitions, and experience with or ambition to delegate, coach, and mentor junior team members
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on quality.
  • A collaborative working style with excellent communication and presentational skills (both oral and written)
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, innovative, and enthusiastic

What we can offer you

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  • Discover the various ways our benefits can cater to your needs, across wellness, financial wellbeing, and family-friendly policies which include 26 weeks gender neutral paid parental leave at

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