EY ACR Junior Associate in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

ACR Junior Associate


Requisition # SOU001CF

Post Date Oct 10, 2018

Job purpose

As a member of staff within the business tax compliance team, you'll make technical contributions to business tax compliance engagements by preparing income tax returns for organizations in diverse and specialized industries; preparing the statutory accounts for domestic and foreign clients; and preparing estimated tax liabilities to assist clients in meeting their tax payment obligations. You'll actively establish internal and external relationships. With a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, you'll escalate issues as appropriate. You'll make sure that the work we deliver is of high quality, uses our global compliance process and tools and is reviewed by the next-level reviewer.

Client responsibilities

  • Participate in business tax compliance engagements

  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress

  • Participate and assist in preparing for meetings with target management teams

  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel

  • Build strong internal relationships within the business tax compliance team and across other services

People responsibilities

  • Contribute to people initiatives, including recruiting and retaining business tax compliance professionals

  • Maintain an educational program to develop personal skills on an ongoing basis

  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures

Technical skills requirements

  • At least 6 months relevant experience

  • To perform duties as delegated by the portfolio managers and assistant managers.

  • Preparation of income tax returns for individuals and trusts

  • Preparation of income tax returns for corporates (CCs and companies)

  • Assisting with payroll and VAT checks

  • Preparation of annual financial statements using Caseware

  • Exposure to Pastel

The roles will be based at EY PORT ELIZABETH and BLOEMFONTEIN offices.

Why should I work for Ernst & Young's Business Tax Compliance Services?

Legal entity compliance and reporting requirements make huge demands on tax and finance functions today. Our challenge is to help clients meet these demands in a cost-effective manner, while reducing risk and enhancing efficiencies. As one of our Business Tax Compliance professionals, you'll work as part of a diverse global team delivering an integrated, consistent, high-quality service in the areas of tax compliance, income tax accounting and statutory accounts preparation. We'll help you develop the skills you need to be a successful tax professional. You'll also gain valuable wide-ranging experience across industries and geographies and receive support and encouragement to grow and become a leader in the tax profession.