Associate – Innovation Incentives

November 10, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: Grant Thornton Australia
Full time

About the company

Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations to unlock their potential for growth. Our brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies.

We have delivered outstanding and responsive support to our clients and people during this unprecedented time and are proud of how we have been able to adapt and work effectively. We work hard to ensure our people are connected and heard.

About the role

Accessing the latest technologies and capital equipment is critical to business growth and export competitiveness – but it can be costly. The Australian Federal Government wants Australian businesses to innovate, grow and increase export activity, and offer support through a wide range of grant and incentive programs, including the R&D Tax Incentive and Export Market Development Grant. Our specialist Innovation Incentives team help our clients to support their innovation and achieve their strategic growth ambitions. We are looking for an Innovation Incentives Associate to join our Sydney Team.

This opportunity will allow you to join a supportive team of experts who are committed to the highest standards of technical expertise. The team will support you in gaining a wide range of advisory exposure including:

  • Technical writing: using your well-developed communication skills to assess and articulate innovative projects and activities in line with the legislative requirements.
  • Problem solving: solving problems and determine eligibility through analysis, critical thinking and logical reasoning.
  • Business analysis: understanding businesses from multiple perspectives using corporate structures, internal reports, strategy and understanding of their external operating environments and competitors.
  • Data analysis: using client data to analyse and develop costings and reporting.
  • Information presentation: communicating to clients, internal stakeholders and program regulators to support client Applications and audits.

Work within a collaborative team helping our diverse, national client base to support their innovation and growth plans.

Skills and experience

You’ll be agile, responsive and bring innovative ideas to the table. This role will suit someone with the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to elicit information through consultation with client stakeholders across various business functions and levels of the organisation. 
  • Robust written communication skills with the ability to gather, and analyse, information from a range of sources and legislation – synthesising it to present a compelling representation of innovation projects.  
  • Interest in a career of lifelong learning with a focus on developing knowledge and skills in the Innovation Incentives space.
  • Positive, enthusiastic and passionate outlook with a can do attitude.
  • Strong work ethic and a genuine interest in providing quality service to clients.
  • A relevant qualification.
  • An understanding of Australia’s key export sectors and markets, as well as an understanding of Australia’s manufacturing/innovation landscape would be an advantage but is not essential


At Grant Thornton we are committed to growing authentic and inclusive leaders who create a vibrant working environment. You are provided the opportunity to design your career goals, areas and industries you wish to specialise in. You will be provided an inspiring leader to coach and support you in achieving your goals and grow your career. We operate in a collaborative environment and offer the opportunity to lead a high performing team. Your ambition, strong work ethic and commercial acumen will be recognised and rewarded, and lead to a defined pathway towards a Partner.

We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work options and family friendly work practices in maintaining a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce able to meet our current and future business needs.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our people, Grant Thornton has a policy in place requiring all team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a valid exemption, in order to work onsite in our workplaces and client premises.


  • Free annual gym membership to keep you flexible, fit, and healthy
  • Blended and continuous learning approach that will see you develop personally and professionally
  • Leading market parental leave initiative and early access to long service leave
  • Become involved in various environmental and social committees that you are passionate about

How to apply

To apply, please click on the Apply Now button, complete our online application form and upload your CV and Cover Letter.

If you experience any technical difficulties applying please contact the Grant Thornton People & Culture team on [email protected]


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