EY Tax Quality Team Assistant - London in England, United Kingdom

Title: Tax Quality Team Assistant - London

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00CAN

EY’s Tax Quality team supports the tax practices of the UK&I Region and Financial Services business in the UK. The team is led by one partner and two directors (based in London) and includes a number of senior managers/managers and other professionals. The team supports the various business units on a wide range of Quality and Risk Management matters.

The opportunity

The person in this role will play a key part in supporting the Central Tax Quality team in the UK&I Region. This team is led by one partner and two directors and includes a number of senior managers/managers and other staff. The team also provides Tax Quality support to Ireland and to our Financial Services business. The team supports the various business units on a wide range of matters.

Your key responsibilities

The role is very varied and involves assisting with both project based and ad hoc work including a mix of technical Quality and project management support. For the right person, there is considerable opportunity to learn on the job and to grow into more senior roles within the team.

The major parts of the role would involve absorbing some considerable technical expertise to enable delivery of the following:

  • Updating and amending our policy and guidance repositories for Tax and Legal services.

  • Maintaining and enhancing our portfolio of pre-written engagement agreements and terms and conditions, scoping most of our common tax and legal offerings across the sub service lines.

  • Supporting our Project Co-ordinator running our Tax Quality Reviews of Partner’s and Executive Director’s work.

  • Carrying out our Engagement Acceptance Reviews - this involves reviewing the engagement team’s performance on the front-end Quality and Risk Management processes (such as our internal Global Intranet tool dealing with Client and Engagement Acceptance and Engagement Agreement contractual coverage) and then following up findings with engagement teams.

  • Executing the Regulatory testing exercise comprising a review of a sample of our people’s appraisal and goal plan documentation.

  • Monitoring, manipulating spreadsheet data and reporting on CPD compliance by Tax service line people.

  • Driving the completion of mandatory training/WBLs by people who have not complied with our Shared Service Centre’s various mandates and requests.

  • Running the quarterly process for reporting compliance with the HMRC various Disclosure and Promoters of Tax Avoidance Schemes.

  • Support the team on various other initiatives as they arise.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Has the ability to quickly take on new tasks, develop new skills and learn technical matters.

  • Shows a keen attention to detail and focus on quality.

  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and is able to deal tactfully with the many partners, managers and other staff across the Region.

  • Is well organised and methodical.

  • Good process and project management skills.

  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills.

  • Someone who is keen to learn and progress.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Excellent IT/Technology skills eg proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Sharepoint.

  • The ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion on sensitive matters.

  • High energy, enthusiasm and positive attitude, is able to take the initiative. Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Knowledge of the Tax practice work would be an advantage, but is not essential

  • Knowledge of Quality and Risk Management/Compliance would be an advantage, but is not essential as full training will be given.

What we look for

We’re interested to hear from highly motivated individuals who are open to expanding their network and explore ways to evolve into a global professional, in line with the future of EY. We’re looking for someone who has a professional background and has excellent planning & analysing skills.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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