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EY Tax Services Manager - Financial Services Organization - FTEAS in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Tax Manager – Financial Services Office – Fiduciary/Trust & Estate Tax Administration Services ("FTEAS")

EY is the only professional services firm with a separate business unit (Financial Services Office "FSO") that is dedicated to the financial services marketplace. Our FSO teams have been at the forefront of every event that has reshaped and redefined the financial services industry. If you have a passion for rallying together to solve the most complex challenges in the financial services industry, come join our dynamic FSO team!

The Opportunity

FTEAS provides fiduciary/court accounting services for trusts and estates serving banks, law firms, family offices, and individual and professional trustees throughout the United States. The Senior Manager is part of the leadership team and plays an integral role in the overall strategy and success of the FTEAS business. Responsibilities include technical review of complex trust & estate fiduciary accountings; managing client relationships; business development; supervision, training, and development of staff; recruiting; maximizing operating efficiency; and maintaining profitability. Incumbent will ensure compliance with all EY processes and procedures including onboarding new clients and setting up new matters, complying with independence, eDocs, and technology initiatives.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Technical preparation and review of complex trust and estate accountings.

  • Perform complex calculations and reconstruction when required.

  • Research of state specific principal and income acts when needed.

  • Responsible for managing client relationships and retaining client good will.

  • Actively participate in business development including weekly sales calls, client presentations, marketing efforts and business development meetings.

  • Build relationships with potential new clients. Attend industry conferences and other business development events.

  • Commit to client satisfaction by providing timely and effective responses to client needs and compliance requirements, thereby enhancing long-term working relationships.

  • Provide estimates for new accounting work and prepare all required documentation for new engagements. Work with the various EY channels to establish client and/or engagement codes for all business. Vet matters for Independence and oversee/ensure compliance with eDocs.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal EY groups to assist with cross-selling FTEAS and other EY lines of business.

  • Facilitate communications and provide assistance to team members by sharing knowledge, offering advice, and making decisions to meet engagement deliverables.

  • Develop operational efficiencies to deliver timely high-quality services and work products.

  • Contribute to a flexible, stable and team oriented working culture that fosters staff development.

  • Complete self- study courses to maintain and enhance knowledge of fiduciary accounting and software applications, and to meet Firm continuing education requirements.

  • Review and monitor engagement profitability, staff efficiency and workload assignments to meet deliverables.

  • Work to ensure all projects are properly and timely billed and oversee follow-up with clients regarding bill collections.

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • Decisions made by the Manger include the interpretation of trust documents; reviewing and interpreting accounting concepts and state/local filing requirements; reviewing tax documents; reviewing bank, brokerage statements and other documents in connection with the preparation of accountings; developing and applying processes to meet the needs of the engagements and the business in general.

  • Providing pricing estimates, follow-up on outstanding proposals and monitoring engagement and staff for efficiencies to ensure the profitability of the business.

  • Responsible for compliance with EY practices and procedures ensures that FTEAS is operating within established EY guidelines, contributing to the success of the overall EY business.

  • Utilizing technical knowledge and extensive industry experience, reviews and provides final sign-off on accountings based on established criteria prior to release to clients.

  • Successful performance in this position is dependent on possessing strong technical skills; the management of client relationships and the engagements assigned; overseeing of staff; business development; and accuracy of pricing and delivering the engagements.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred; CPA or paralegal a plus

  • 8+ years of fiduciary/court accounting experience at a bank, law firm or CPA firm with a proven track record of successfully managing staff and engagements.

  • Experience working with complex assets and large trusts and estates.

  • Experience working with family offices a plus.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving ability.

Ideally you will also have

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent technical fiduciary accounting skills.

  • Experienced at reviewing IRS Forms 706, 1041 and K-1s.

  • Understanding of complex investments and tax concepts.

  • Understanding of trust structures and trust terminology.

  • Ability to review and interpret trust agreements and estate planning documents.

  • Comfort and ability to research state specific principal and income acts and other relevant state laws.

  • Strong management and leadership skills.

  • Strong client interaction skills.

  • Strong business development skills.

  • Proficient with software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, company specific systems and fiduciary trust software.

  • Thorough understanding of fiduciary tax law and concepts required to prepare fiduciary/court accountings.

What we look for

We are interested in tax professionals with a genuine interest in providing outstanding services to some of the world's most influential people. Working with people from all backgrounds, from executives and entrepreneurs to investors and families, you'll use your experience and status as a trusted advisor to maintain and further our reputation for excellence.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. 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.

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