Tax Senior - Tax Performance Advisory - Financial Services Office
Ernst & Young - New York, NY

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Ernst & Young's Americas Tax practice is one of the largest, most highly respected and technically advanced tax practices in the world, with approximately 6,000 professionals and $2 billion in tax revenue in North America. Through an integrated international, federal, and state and local tax approach that focuses on technical and operational issues and opportunities, EY tax professionals help clients understand the important linkage between tax planning and their business imperatives. We provide a wide array of tax services to help clients identify and implement winning tax strategies.

Our Financial Services Office (FSO) Tax practice takes this focus one step further by serving the unique tax issues facing companies in the Banking & Capital Markets, Insurance and Asset Management sectors across the Americas. While globalization, transparency and technology advances have been the norm for years across all industries, the Financial Service industry has undergone dramatic change in recent years that have made Tax an even more challenging field in which to operate.

Ernst & Young's FSO Tax Performance Advisory (TPA) practice assists financial services companies in developing world-class tax functions. We offer a broad array of services, including tax accounting and compliance process improvement, tax sensitization of ERP systems, automation of complex hedge fund allocations, and implementation of new tax processes and/or technology to deal with ongoing legislative and regulatory changes (e.g., FATCA, Dodd-Frank). TPA works with clients to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of their tax functions and assists them to better connect with Executive Management, including Finance, Operations, Compliance and the front office.

We currently have a career opportunity for a Tax Senior in our FSO TPA practice. Whether you are a tax professional interested in process and technology improvement or a technology professional interested in a dynamic business environment, FSO TPA is great place to further develop your skills while assisting our Financial Services clients in dealing with the operational challenges that tax functions are facing today.


FSO TPA provides assistance to our clients in the following areas:

Operating Strategy and Organization Design: Identify ways to improve operating effectiveness in Tax by evaluating current roles, responsibilities and skill sets with regards to changing needs, benchmarks and leading practices.

Process and Controls Enhancement: Re-design and deploy streamlined tax processes, including new technology solutions with proper controls embedded to manage risk.

Data and Systems Effectiveness: Embed the needs of Tax into Finance and IT systems to increase automation and data quality throughout tax processes.

Risk Management: Assess and prioritize tax risks to establish a proper control environment that takes into account the various regulatory regimes applicable to financial services (e.g., SOx 404, Dodd-Frank, Basel III, Model Audit Rule, FINRA SIC).

To qualify, candidates must have:
a bachelor's degree and approximately 2 years of relevant work experience; or a master's degree and approximately 1-2 years of relevant work experience; financial services experience desirable


or the ability to achieve one of these certifications within 1-2 years

education and work experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting/finance/tax, tax software development and/or implementation, tax or finance performance improvement

experience in one or more of the following tax functional areas: corporate/partnership income tax compliance and/or accounting, transfer pricing, information reporting and withholding tax, sales and use tax, VAT, property tax

strong leadership ability, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, analytical abilities, and excellent verbal and written communication skills

ability to travel 30-80% of the time, depending on home location and client projects

We seek professionals with experience in one or more of the following specialty areas:

designing and implementing tax function operating models

assessing and improving tax processes and controls

implementing tax technology solutions (e.g., CorpTax, OneSource Provision/TaxStream, Sabrix, Vertex O-Series)

embedding tax requirements into financial/business systems and processes (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Hyperion, PAM, Investran)

developing and implementing custom applications (e.g., Visual Studio, VBA/VSTO, SQL Server)

We also seek candidates with a keen interest and experience in improving the performance of tax functions, the demonstrated ability to team with and motivate others, and willingness to develop meaningful and influential relationships with clients and colleagues.

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