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EY National - Indirect Economic Development Advisory Services Tax Senior-Research - Open Location FY23 in Austin, Texas

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Location: Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Cleveland

Our Economic Development Advisory Services (EDAS) practice provides economic development strategies and services that help communities across the US thrive. With our assistance, clients are better able to promote job creation and capital investment, improve workforce development, increase economic mobility, strengthen organizational effectiveness and amplify brand recognition.

The opportunity

Our clients include economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, state and local governments, and workforce agencies throughout the US. As trusted advisors, we assist our clients with competitive assessments, global market insights, and strategic planning.

Your key responsibilities

In your role as a senior, you will focus on developing solutions for clients and client communities while working to consistently deliver exceptional client service across the entire engagement life cycle.

You will be responsible for the delivery of research solutions related to community and economic development strategic planning, workforce analysis, and other related projects.

Skills and attributes for success

Supporting the full engagement life cycle of economic development-related research projects, including:

  • Experience in conducting local and regional economic and demographic analysis. Other areas of research focus will include economic vibrancy, workforce alignment, target industry trends, industry cluster analysis, economic equity, innovation dynamics.

  • Experience utilizing public and private data sources, such as US Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and Pitchbook.

  • Ability to distill quantitative findings into compelling, concise and well-written narratives and summaries, industry profiles, and other deliverables for client work. Research and other original content may involve standalone projects as well supporting materials for larger economic development strategy engagements.

  • Ability to engage with clients and diverse client communities to collect input (e.g., facilitating focus groups, interviews, and planning workshops) to inform research.

  • Experience presenting economic development data and analyses to a variety of audiences in both written and verbal forms, including written reports and presentations in public settings to diverse stakeholders.

  • Experience with mapping and data visualization techniques and programs such as ArcGIS, Tableau, and Power BI.

  • Delivering value by sharing insights and identifying leading practices and trends in communities and economic development.

To qualify for this role, you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, economics, public policy, urban planning or related field

  • A minimum of four years of related work experience (e.g., consulting firm, economic development-related organization)

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills, as well as a strong problem-solving ability, attention to detail and an entrepreneurial approach to work

  • Proficiency and comfort level in engaging with people of various backgrounds and beliefs

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Highly proficient skills with Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Flexibility and a willingness to travel

Ideally, you’ll also

  • Masters Degree and/or Professional Certificiation

  • Demonstrate professionalism through a positive and cooperative attitude and by maintaining the confidential and proprietary nature of client relationships and related work products

  • Take ownership of tasks and have the proper judgment to make critical decisions

  • Advance internal data management and automation techniques to increase the team’s efficiency and effectiveness when conducting research and crafting written reports

  • Have a strong ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines

  • Coach/mentor junior team members to help EY continue to build an inclusive culture and high-performing teams

  • Have excellent references from past employers or clients

What we look for

We are seeking exceptional talent to support exceptional client research services and to fuel the exponential growth of our exciting EDAS practice. Mentored by nationally recognized professionals (including the firm’s most senior talent), you’ll be a trusted economic development advisor by delivering on our promises to our stakeholders – and you’ll play a critical role in building a better working world.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $71,000o $117,300. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $85,200 to $133,300. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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