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EY Tax Senior Manager – Partnership Tax - Houston in Houston, Texas

Tax Senior Manager – Partnership Tax - Houston


Requisition # HOU00345

Post Date Nov 12, 2018

Tax Services Senior Manager – Business Tax Services – Federal Tax – Partnership Tax Services

Business Tax Services helps clients succeed by assisting them with the strategic and operational challenges facing their tax functions. We’ll look to you to participate in analyzing tax opportunities and benefits, assist clients in identifying and managing strategic opportunities and risks that relate to significant prospective planning, and provide tax-related domestic and cross-border planning and compliance assistance to business-connected individuals and their associated entities. In return, you can expect the support of some of the most engaging colleagues around, as well as plenty of opportunities to progress your career.

The opportunity

Be part of a global team that helps build sustainable tax strategies; assesses, improves and monitors tax functions’ processes, controls and risk management; and supports clients in managing effective relationships with tax authorities. With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. Partnership Tax Services (PTS) provides clients with tax guidance and planning for their partnerships, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Our people work on key client issues in partnership taxation, such as capital account maintenance and Section 704(c) issues, with a focus on evaluating and implementing complex partnership transactions.

Your key responsibilities

It’s fair to say there’s no average day for a PTS senior manager — so you’re likely to spend your time on a diverse array of projects, responsibilities and tasks. We’ll look to you to provide strategic and relevant insight, connectedness and responsiveness to all clients and maximize operational efficiencies on engagements. In an effort to maximize business development opportunities, you’ll be part of a team enhancing EY’s brand through strong external relationships across a network of existing and future clients.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Provide timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations

  • Build client relationships and demonstrate knowledge of client business

  • Help to develop and guide staff and other junior tax professionals by providing effective performance feedback

  • Build on technical competence by keeping up-to-date on trends, developments and technical authorities, and apply them to moderately complex situations

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

  • Contribute to the overall success of the team by developing a thorough understanding of EY methodologies and tools to enhance client service delivery

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or a master's degree with an emphasis in accounting or law

  • A minimum of eight years of relevant partnership tax experience, with four years of recent experience with a public accounting firm preferred

  • A valid US certified public accountant (CPA) license; or active state bar membership (or the ability to obtain this credential within the first year of employment)

  • Broad exposure to federal income taxation

  • Excellent managerial, leadership and organizational skills, and advanced verbal/written communication

  • Demonstrated business development skills

  • Integrity within a professional environment

Ideally you’ll also have

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for client service

What we look for

We’re interested in people with initiative who are not afraid to speak up, with a genuine desire to make things better across the business. You’ll need strong software skills and the ability to handle complex data from multiple sources. If you’re ready to further build on your reputation as a professional advisor, 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 15 days of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and 3 paid personal days, as well as a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. 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

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

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, experience 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.

Build your legacy with us. Apply today.


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