EY Tax Senior – Diversified Staff Group – Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tax Senior – Diversified Staff Group – Grand Rapids
Requisition # GRA000B6
Post Date Feb 21, 2018
In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that influences major business decisions.
Our Diversified Staff Group model is all about providing our people with the skills, information and knowledge to take on some of the biggest challenges in taxation. Here, you’ll start your career rotating across a wide range of Tax service areas, covering everything from private client services, international, state and local, transactions tax, global compliance, tax provisions and reporting, to corporate tax and other entity taxation. After a few years developing into a broad-based tax professional, you will specialize in one of these areas, and with the support of industry-leading teams, there’s no better place to gain this experience.
You can expect a unique insight into our business, where you’ll build a network of relationships in an area that influences major business decisions every day. As the team continues to grow, so will you, and over time, you will become a well-rounded tax professional with broad experience in multiple areas of tax.
Your key responsibilities
You will spend a large portion of your time directly engaged in complex compliance projects for our clients. This will be balanced with research, planning, and meetings with senior colleagues. EY focuses on a variety of industries, including but not limited to: automotive and transportation, consumer products, health and life sciences, media and entertainment, real estate, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, and technology clients. Additionally, we have built a position and focus on financial services through our Financial Services Organization (FSO). Candidates electing to join the FSO will focus exclusively in financial services and will have opportunities to serve leading investment banks, retail and commercial banks, insurers and investment managers. Whichever you choose, you’ll find no shortage of opportunities to take on new challenges and responsibilities while discovering and developing your strengths and ambitions.
Skills and attributes for success
Handling and supporting a wide variety of tax compliance processes
Working with audit teams to determine whether tax accounts are appropriate for financial statements
Researching tax code and writing memos for clients
Keeping up to date with ongoing trends and changes to legislation that will affect planning activities
Preparing practical recommendations to some of our clients’ most complex tax issues
Coach and develop our junior teams
To qualify for the role you must have
An undergraduate degree in Accounting; graduate degree in Accounting or Taxation preferred; and approximately three years of related work experience.
Active progress towards the US CPA certification or membership in the Bar
Excellent English language communication skills
Expertise in time management, and the ability to adapt to change under pressure
A highly collaborative approach to work, and the personal integrity to support not only your team’s interests, but colleagues across a global business
Flexibility and willingness to travel as well as work in excess of standard hours when necessary
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access and data mining tools
To qualify for the Law Path you must have
An undergraduate degree in accounting and JD, or a JD and LLM in Taxation
Membership or anticipated membership in a U.S. state bar or CPA
Ideally, you’ll also have
A proven record in a professional services environment
For the Law Path, experience within a tax law clinic or tax law journal preferred
What we look for
We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax, and the future of tax, and are inspired to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
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, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of three weeks of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social wellbeing. Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
Excellent exposure to a wide range of tax areas
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
EY, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.