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Consultant - Incentives

Location:  Vienna
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 22, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1504029

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity

The Global Location Services and Incentives team (GLSI team) within EY focuses on unlocking strategic investment projects through its end-to-end range of location analysis, financial, grant and incentive services. EY GLSI team consists of 22 team members located in 6 European countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the UK.


EY is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the role of Consultant – Incentives to support our dynamic GLSI team.


This opportunity has arisen due to the exciting growth and developments of the GLSI team and creates the platform for the selected candidate to work alongside experienced incentive and location experts on large scale investments defining the EMEIA landscape. 

Your key responsibilities

As a member of the EY GLSI team, under the supervision of our Manager - Incentives, you will have the opportunity to provide essential support and assistance to our technical experts in the following tasks:


  • Analyze and assess strategic investment projects, ensuring compliance with European incentive legislation and providing high-quality advice to clients.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of national / supranational policies and incentive regulations to facilitate strategic decision-making.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams on projects related to EU incentives and national regulatory matters.
  • Engage with clients to understand their challenges and provide tailored solutions that meet their needs.
  • Develop negotiation strategies with national authorities a notification approach towards the European Commission.
  • Draft ad hoc incentive advice, incentive applications, including notification forms, and complex business plans.
  • Prepare reports and deliver presentations that clearly communicate complex technical information.


Location & Travel

  • The selected candidate will be working from either our Bratislava, Budapest or Vienna office and may be required to travel (with prior agreement) to alternative EY offices and/or client locations. 


Skills and attributes for success


  • Ability to interpret complex legal and economic information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with colleagues and clients.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving and ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Professional attitude and eagerness to continuously learn and develop expertise.

To qualify for the role you must have


  • University education with at least a bachelor's degree in law or economics; additional qualifications in these fields would be advantageous.
  • General overview of European Incentives legislation is mandatory.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex information clearly and persuasively.

Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Practical experience in the assessment of Incentives cases will be highly valued.
  • Understanding of the current EU strategies is considered an advantage.

What we look for

EY is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the role of Consultant – Incentives. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background with at least a bachelor's degree in law or economics, a solid understanding of European incentive legislation and case law, and relevant practical experience in the incentives area. Familiarity with current EU strategies will be considered a significant advantage.

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer: 


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team. 


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