David Cobb, Partner from Tax discusses the main reasons he pursued a career in Tax, after graduating from Nottingham University with a Joint Honours degree in Pure & Applied Physics with Electronics. More, David shared with us what he likes best about working at Deloitte and his passions outside of work.

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When did you join Deloitte and what is your role within the company?

I joined Deloitte in August 2002 after 16 years at Andersen. I am now a partner in the UK Gi³ practice and EMEA leader for the service line.  Our offering is to help companies secure government funding for their activities through tax credits, tax reliefs, grants and other incentives. I am also Global CTO for the service line.

What is your educational background?

I graduated from Nottingham University with a Joint Honours degree in Pure & Applied Physics with Electronics

What made you pursue a career in your field and why did you apply to Deloitte?

After a two-year spell as a studio engineer at the BBC I joined Arthur Andersen to learn more about business. I enjoyed what I was doing and after a move from from Audit to Tax and various moves around the country I was given the opportunity in 2003 to start a new business advising clients on tax credits for R&D activities.  This gave me chance to combine my tax knowledge with my love for technology and I haven’t looked back since.

What do you like best about working for Deloitte?

The ability to work with clients on their cutting-edge R&D activities and see first-hand where and how their technological capabilities are developing.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside work I am a huge music fan with a particular interest in US jam bands and modern jazz. I spend the rest of my time watching sci-fi based TV shows and helping my three dogs to manage their Facebook page.

 

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