Deloitte, Software Architect, Manager, Research & Development Tax Services, London/ Reading and Birmingham

The opportunity

We are looking for an innovative IT professional with excellent communication skills. You will join an award winning national R&D team containing technology specialists and tax professionals. Your role is to use your IT experience and knowledge to help the UK's most successful companies to assess their technical activities and obtain generous UK tax incentives.

The UK government provides tax incentives to businesses performing R&D; Deloitte's R&D tax services group is the acknowledged market leader in helping clients secure these incentives and is the largest in the UK. Continued market success has created new opportunities within our growing group and we are seeking a Technology Consultant to help our IT oriented clients.

Our team offers an excellent opportunity for professional and personal development in a challenging and stimulating environment. The nature of the group, with tax accountants to technologists from many domains, means that there is a mix of experiences and backgrounds resulting in a unique group dynamic. As you work with various people on your mix of projects you will find that you are constantly learning and being exposed to skills that other firms cannot offer.

Role description

Our Consultants take the lead on delivering key parts of our client services. As a Consultant you will use your commercial awareness and professional expertise, along with leveraging the skills and expertise of others, to deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for our clients. You might own or manage key elements of a client relationship and, with an appropriate level of support, will be expected to proactively identify innovative solutions for your clients and pursue new business development opportunities by utilising your networks and market knowledge. Our Consultants are also either people managers or act as coaches and role models to the Analysts in their team. You will be a confident team player and enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise with others, as well as continuing to build your own technical expertise or specialism.


  • As a Consultant within our team you will be in a client facing role, conducting technical interviews and preparing documentation for UK tax authorities, HMRC. You will have the opportunity to use your IT knowledge and experience to help companies identify technical activities that are eligible for tax relief. This will involve discussing development projects with senior technologists (CTO's, Architects, Program Managers) from our client's staff.


  • A broad and extensive background in IT such that you can understand and discuss technology over a broad range of industries and capabilities.
  • The role is client facing and relies on your ability to deal with senior technical people on a one to one to basis, conducting structured interviews.
  • The ability to write high quality technical reports.
  • It will be useful to have experience in as many of the following technical areas and Industries as possible:
  • Architecture, Software design and development
  • Complex systems integration projects
  • Embedded software within micro-electronics
  • Telecommunications networks and applications
  • Distributed systems
  • Database and data analytics
  • Complex internet technologies
  • Financial Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Digital Media
  • Aerospace and Defence

We are Tax

Our business spans the full range of tax activities and by integrating these specialist areas when forging a team for the client, we can deliver the best advice to that client, wherever in the world they operate. Internally, the tax department is split into three main areas: Business Tax, Indirect Tax and Global Employer Services.

Our consultative approach adds significant value to our clients' businesses and makes a tangible difference to their profits. As a result, you'll get to work with a variety of clients, across a wide range of industry sectors, from large multinational companies to entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals. This variety of work means you'll gain broad and in-depth knowledge of business. As well as providing coaching in key financial, business, consulting and legal skills, we'll also give you all the support you need to gain valuable professional qualifications.

About Deloitte

Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with global business and industry expertise to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

We deliver outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients, in the UK and globally. In pursuing this we contribute to a sustainable and prosperous society, and are firm believers in the positive impact business can and should have on the world it operates within.

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 through our expertise and professionalism.

We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture. We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements. We recognise that our people are juggling demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work.

Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways.

We are proud to have received a special award for Best Innovation for our WorkAgility Time Out programme in the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families awards.

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