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EY Tax Services Assistant Manager - Indirect-Excise Tax in New York, New York

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Our National Tax and EY EDGE practice is made up of a team of professionals providing specialized tax technical services to US and global clients. EDGE stands for Exceptional Delivery and Growth Engine because this team operates in a technical environment with deep process and service delivery experience that distinguishes EY in the marketplace.

The opportunity

When you join EY EDGE, you’ll be at the heart of EY’s critical mission to build a better working world, applying your knowledge, skills and experience in assisting clients in meeting their business objectives. You will learn, grow and contribute—building new relationships and discovering the satisfaction that comes with producing high-quality, valued work and advice.

This position supports excise tax advisory projects such as due diligence reviews, structuring assistance, licensing research and advisory, audit support, and reviewing all related correspondence (e.g., memos, ruling requests, etc.) prepared by junior staff. This position is not limited to motor fuels and will occasionally support air transportation excise tax, alcohol and tobacco excise tax, the PCORI fee, and firearms/ammunition excise tax. This position also reviews work of and coaches and develops junior staff.

Your Key Responsibilities

You’re likely to spend your time on a diverse array of projects, responsibilities and tasks; supporting client engagements by participating in day-to-day interactions with team members, providing a quality work product and driving delivery of services to meet deadlines. You’ll spend much of your time providing lead compliance support to the engagement team, supervising & evaluating your assigned analysts and their work product, communicate with clients, provide tax technical recommendations and resolve engagement issues. You’ll be working in a highly collaborative culture, where listening to and sharing information with colleagues is an essential part of the role.

Responsibilities include

  • Demonstrate an effective understanding of excise tax concepts and apply tax knowledge to client situations

  • Support your team in developing and delivering quality tax planning approaches with timely and responsive services and work products that meet and/or exceed client expectations

  • Assist in identifying and engaging clients in opportunities for excise tax compliance, planning, and other special services

  • Prepare quality, practical approaches to the client's tax situation and arrive at appropriate conclusions

  • Develop recommendations and implementation plans and make informed decisions in complex and judgmental areas

  • Build technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and legislation that impact our clients

  • Research advanced and complex tax issues and develop practical and effective solutions

Fuel Registrations:

  • Review research conducted by junior staff on the jurisdiction requirements and conduct additional research if needed

  • Review of initial application and subsequent renewal of fuel registration forms including bond forms and powers of attorneys (POAs) and its related processes

  • Identify and recommend appropriate registrations to be processed based on client's fuel business activity

  • Contact and consult with jurisdictions where needed; follow up to drive completion of their review and issuance of license

  • Draftpenalty abatement letters, license revocation responses, and other related correspondence

Research and Advisory:

  • Review Client’s jurisdiction notices and draft appropriate timely responses

  • Advanced research of federal, state, and other jurisdictions' tax law

  • Review federal and state excise tax research memos prepared by junior team members

  • Draft briefs for EY’s Controversy Team in preparation for Excise Tax administrative appeals and conciliations

  • Review briefs

Skills and attributes for Success

  • Collaborate with clients and colleagues to analyze tax issues, determine alternative methods of problem-solving and arrive at recommendations

  • Support compliance team where needed with ability to analyze current data and benchmark historical data for compliance and tax calculation purposes and make recommendations to team on issues and other matters impacting the business

  • Apply independent and objective decision making related to tasks performed

  • Decide when to ask questions or proceed further with the task at hand

  • Receives direction from more senior team members and occasionally directly from PPMD

  • Ability to analyze federal and state statutes and related regulations and advice; apply to current facts or issues to make conclusions and articulate to team members and clients

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent degree preferred)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a professional services or tax services organization

  • Excellent organizational and verbal/written communications skills

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to work in fast paced professional services environment

  • Strong research skills, ability to navigate West Law, CCH, RIA, etc.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Effective knowledge of excise tax concepts

  • Computer software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint,

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in a professional services environment

  • Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • The ability to adapt your work style to work with both internal and client team members

  • Commit to periodic travel (25%)

What we look for

We’re 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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