Rita leads the R&D incentives team at William Buck and has over 13 years’ experience successfully assisting companies from various industries with all matters relating to the R&D Tax Incentive. She is one of the few experienced R&D consultants nationally who has never had one of her client’s reviewed and or further questioned by AusIndustry when she has been involved in assisting with drafting the project descriptions for the application. In addition, she has very recently been involved in successfully helping an IT company under heavy AusIndustry scrutiny through an AusIndustry review. Prior to joining William Buck 2 years ago, Rita worked and trained at PwC for 11 years in the R&D Tax Incentive team. Rita made her career change into the R&D consulting world after leaving her job as a hydrometallurgist at BHP-Billiton’s Newcastle Technology Centre. Rita has a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in chemistry and a Doctorate in chemistry, both from Monash University, Clayton. She is also a Fulbright Scholar and spent one year of her PhD researching at the University of California, Irvine (USA). Her background as a scientist helps Rita connect with the technical personnel of a company and enables her to extract the specific details required for an R&D claim. Her passion for innovation is evident when you meet her and she enjoys utilising her unique and specialised skills set to assist R&D companies obtain a cash benefit to potentially assist them continue to innovate and grow.
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