11 Mar, 2019

IT Graduates, Innovation Tax

  • Deloitte
  • Leeds, UK
Grad Scheme Software Engineering

Job Description

Your opportunity We are looking for a number of recent IT graduates with excellent communication skills to join our award winning R&D team containing technology specialists and tax professionals. Your role Your role will be to use your IT/Scientific or Engineering training and experience to help a wide range of companies (from start-ups to multinationals) across the UK assess their development activities and obtain generous UK tax incentives.

The UK government provides a range of tax incentives to businesses performing R&D; Deloitte’s Innovation Tax services group is an acknowledged market leader in helping clients secure these incentives and is amongst the largest in the UK. Continued market success has created new opportunities within our growing group and we are seeking an IT/Engineering or Science graduate to join our project teams. 

The Deloitte Innovation Tax services team is a unique multidisciplinary team comprising engineers, scientists, IT Specialists and tax/accounting professionals which helps UK companies claim government incentives (R&D tax relief) for their Research & Development projects.

We are part of a Global Investment, Innovation and Incentives (“Gi3”) practice, and opportunities to work on global projects will be available for successful candidates as experience is gained. As a result of continued growth, we are looking for new members to join the team This role will involve: Support reviews of technology projects with the technical specialists at the client companies. to obtain all the relevant technical details about the project. 

You will be involved in briefing the client’s staff on technical eligibility criteria (BIS guidelines) and helping them to assess the eligibility of their projects against these criteria. Preparing technical documentation highlighting the key technical attributes of projects which justify their eligibility as R&D projects. Undertake project coordination and scheduling activities under guidance from Project Manager. Extensive on the job training will be provided as you commence in your new role. 

An established career ladder exists, which will enable the job holder to progress through involvement in larger and more complex projects as experience is gained. Opportunities will also exist to become involved in business development activities or wider project management. Your Work Your ChoiceHow long does impact take? How long is a piece of string? 

How many seconds does a solution contain? How can we possibly tell? After all, impact can be huge or small. Immediate or years in the making. 

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We, therefore, carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements. Location: This role can be based in Leeds, Reading or London Your professional experience The key skills relevant for this role include: A strong science or engineering background, and an ability, interest and desire to apply this background to anticipate and understand the technical challenges presented by product and process development activities across a wide range of industries. 

We are particularly interested to speak to individuals with a Physics background. An appreciation and awareness of the stages involved in bringing a new product to market, process improvement and product design techniques. Good interpersonal and communication skills with senior technical staff within client organisations. Strong planning and communication skills with the internal R&D team within Deloitte. 

Your service line Arguably the most stimulating career environment in our industry, tax at Deloitte is a far cry from tax at other firms. Here, it’s all about collaborating with colleagues at the top of their game, across disciplines, for clients who urge us to constantly push the boundaries of our creativity. You’ll find a diverse mix of people, all working together to deliver best-in-class advice. And you’ll discover a structured programme that will help you develop even greater expertise. 

From fascinating projects to a wealth of secondment opportunities, both in the UK and overseas, you can enjoy a broad and rich career experience. About Deloitte Our Purpose & Strategy To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent. 

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world. Beyond the UK: North West Europe within a Global firm UK and Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have combined to create a new Deloitte North West Europe firm on 1 June 2017. 

This is to support our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and to increase our global influence and lead in EMEA. A broader geographical shape will create new career development opportunities, helping us develop the very best talent across the region and the world. What do we value? At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. 

We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2017 list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families and to have been in their Top 10 for seven consecutive years. 

Additionally we received the Working Families Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016. Being a Leader at Deloitte Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. 

They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but we require five leadership imperatives from all of our people:

* We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make

* We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

* We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders

* We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people

* We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.