EY Tax - People Advisory Services - Performance - Senior Accountant in Guangdong, China

Title: Tax - People Advisory Services - Performance - Senior Accountant

Location: CN-Guangdong-Guangzhou

Job Number: GUA000SW

Our tax practice revolves around helping our clients effectively manage their tax obligations proactively and responsibly. As part of a global team of 35,000 tax professionals in 150 countries, you will advise clients on planning, compliance and reporting wherever the client has needs. Our unwavering commitment to quality service and our technical networks enable you to help clients reduce inefficiencies, mitigate risk and improve opportunities within their tax functions. Groups (or, as we call them – sub-service lines) within Tax include Business Tax Services, Global Compliance and Reporting, Human Capital, Indirect Tax Services, International Tax Services, People Advisory Services and Transaction Tax Services.

People Advisory Services (PAS) shapes and delivers the part of business strategy that depends on people. As a PAS professional, you will have the opportunity to work with global clients to understand and address some of their largest and most complex people-related challenges, and ultimately improve and drive valuable and sustainable business results. We focus on engagements that relate to performance, talent, systems, reward, mobility and analytics.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


When a company doesn’t satisfy its stakeholders’ expectations, the reason may not be lack of a sounding strategy or vision. In fact, underperformance is often the results of misalignment of its organization efficiency and talent capabilities, incentives. Our People Advisory Services team works with clients, especially, the C-suites executives across industries to drive and deliver the business result through solutions of people and organization transformation. We improve our client’s value and probability by enhancing critical elements of organizational structure, incentives plans, process simplification, and post-deal integration. Our key service solutions include:

  • Strategy execution through new generation performance management

  • M&A of People Advisory Services: post deal integration and HRDD

  • Organization design and efficiency improvement

  • Talent development and global innovation

  • Incentive plan designs

  • Leadership and culture change management

  • Platform business: Flex benefits design and management

  • Data business: business performance/incentives/workforce planning/org efficiency

Your key responsibilities

  • As a consultant/sr. consultant of Performance & Rewards, you will work with manager/partner to provide advisory services to clients on various HR function areas. You will provide assistance and value added client work under the coaching and mentoring of manager and partner.

  • Support manager or partner in managing and developing important client relationships with major state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the above sectors;

  • Managing and delivering high-quality projects and results to ensure the highest customer satisfaction;

  • Solid problem solving skills, ability to analyze complex data, identify core issues, investigate, evaluate and reach appropriate conclusions/solutions;

To qualify for the role you must have

  • The candidate should ideally have a master’s degree in BA, General management, finance, legal, Engineering and/or Mathematics, or a closely related discipline (e.g. MBA, Financial Engineering, IT, etc.) ;

  • At least 2 years’ (or more) experience in management consultancy, professional services advisory or with a blue-chip industry company, with demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas of HR management, M&A, org development, strategy planning, key performance indicator (KPI) definition

  • Preference will be given to candidates with in-depth industrial experience and appropriate certification (e.g. PE) at a consulting firm

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (including PowerPoint skills and Excel)

  • Experience managing high-impact, complex and analytically challenging projects in high-pressure, milestone-based environments

  • Strong formal presentation skills

  • A flexible, creative and innovative approach to problem solving, and strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Fluency in both written and oral Mandarin and English is required

  • Applicants for the senior consultant role should have similar industry and functional exposure/requirements, but typically require 4–6 years of industry experience

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • CPA, Chinese Bar, CFP and/or any other professional relevant qualification are required