Senior Consultant – Innovation Funding (IT)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Leyton Canada

As a Senior Consultant Innovation Funding for Leyton, your primary mission is to help clients navigate the complex SR&ED program, maximize their eligible claims, and ensure compliance with the program’s guidelines.

SR&ED stands for “Scientific Research and Experimental Development.” It is a tax incentive program in Canada that encourages businesses, both large and small, to conduct research and development (R&D) activities within the country.

Join our dynamic teams at Leyton, and leverage your expertise to help our clients. As a Senior Consultant Innovation Funding, you will play a crucial role in providing valuable insights and practical solutions that drive financial success for our clients.

  • SR&ED Application:

Provide technical and financial expertise to companies throughout Canada in a wide range of industries to successfully secure non-dilutive funding as part of their growth and expansion. The senior consultant has a portfolio of large and complex clients.

Maintain an SR&ED client portfolio representing a minimum annual income of $450,000 in consulting fees;

Participate in the growth strategy of our current Government Incentives practice.

Identify funding opportunities for new and existing clients by staying up to date with government budgets and initiatives.

  • Client Management:

-Maintain perfect communication with our current clients to support them throughout the non-dilutive application process.

-Offer clients cross-selling opportunities to enhance customer satisfaction.

  • Staying Updated: SR&ED consultants must stay up-to-date with any changes to the SR&ED program, tax laws, and regulations.
  • Communication with Stakeholders:

-Interact with the tax authority, to defend the claim if necessary.

-Run workshops, address seminars, conferences, etc., to express professional views regarding new government funding initiatives.

  • Invoicing:

-Provide accurate forecast on generation and invoices values related to the portfolio.

-Support the Finance department with cash collection initiative, as defined by the Consulting Director.

  • Team Support:

Take on a mentorship role by providing guidance and support to the junior team members in their SR&ED related responsibilities.


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a consulting firm or prior experience in SR&ED services.
  • Degree in Science, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing or related disciplines.
  • Good knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French and ability to convey complex ideas as simple concepts.
  • Curiosity, awareness and an interest in science, technology and innovation.
  • Excellent communication (both spoken and written) and ability to convey complex ideas as simple concepts.
  • Excellent numerical ability and a proven track record of working to tight deadlines.
  • Independent thinker and enthusiastic team player.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts;
  • Motivation and keenness for writing.

Why Work with Us?

  • One of the biggest advantages of working at Leyton is our focus on learning and career growth. We understand that our employees’ professional development is directly tied to their job satisfaction and overall well-being. To support this, we offer various training programs through our Leyton Academy and opportunities for career advancement.
  • In addition to career development opportunities, we also provide competitive compensation, benefits, and bonus plans that reward our employees for their hard work and dedication.
  • Work/life balance is an essential element of employee health, happiness, and productivity. At Leyton, we strongly believe in this philosophy and are committed to providing our employees with a range of benefits that help them maintain a healthy work-life balance.As a part of our commitment to work/life balance, we offer generous vacation allowances, including four weeks of vacation to start, and Summer Fridays (half days) in July and August.
  • Our comprehensive medical benefits package includes coverage for dental and vision care, prescription drugs, and paramedical services.
  • We also have an RRSP employer matching plan to help our employees save for their retirement.
  • We believe in empowering our employees to take control of their careers – through international mobility programs, customized career contracts, and growth opportunities.
  • Finally, we understand that flexibility is key to achieving work/life balance. That’s why we allow our employees to work from anywhere for a month and work from any Leyton office in the world for 15 days. These benefits enable our employees to achieve a healthy work/life balance while pursuing their professional goals and personal passions.

Our company is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of our operations, including our recruitment process. We believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive within our organization, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. To ensure that our job postings reflect this commitment, we will take the following steps:

  • Use gender-neutral language: We will avoid using gender-specific pronouns or titles in our job postings. Instead, we will use inclusive language that is welcoming to all applicants.
  • Avoid discriminatory language: We will ensure that our job postings do not contain any discriminatory language or requirements that could exclude certain groups of people. This includes avoiding language that could be interpreted as ageist, sexist, racist, or ableist.
  • Focus on skills and qualifications: Our job postings will focus on the skills, experience, and qualifications required for the role, rather than personal characteristics or attributes that are not relevant to the job.

By implementing this equality and diversity policy, we hope to create a workplace culture that values diversity, fosters inclusion, and promotes equal opportunities for all.

Location : Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From $70,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2



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