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EY FY23 - Private Equity Tax Ops Manager - Financial Services Organization in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Private Equity Tax Operations Manager

This position can be anywhere in the country

As private equity transactions close, our clients quickly transition from the deal to implementing operations plans to drive value, of which tax is a key component. Our clients also look to us to identify tax planning strategies and to develop and implement tax operations plans that create value for them. In your role as a Private Equity Tax Operations Manager, you will see this firsthand by being immersed in the evolving tax environment through teaming with our global private equity professionals to develop and oversee the implementation of post-transaction tax operating plans, prepare income tax filings, prepare and audit income tax provisions, consult on planning opportunities, and coach and develop your engagement teams.

The opportunity

EY is the only professional service firm with a separate business unit (“FSO”) that is dedicated to the financial service marketplace. Our FSO teams have been at the forefront of every event that has reshaped and redefined the financial services industry. Private Equity Tax is one of EY’s fastest-growing sectors within the FSO.

The Private Equity Tax Operations Manager role involves dynamic tax work and visibility into the full life cycle of a private equity-backed company. In addition to the day-to-day Federal tax operations, you will be exposed to the tax technical implications resulting from an acquisition, refinancing, restructuring or divesture of a company, including but not limited to transaction advisory, accounting methods, state and local tax, credits and incentives, and international tax. You will be part of a growing global team, acting as a key point of contact for a wide range of clients and colleagues. This is an opportunity for cross-border and cross-functional teaming within EY. In return, you can expect plenty of support designed with your own personal skills and experience

EY is a dynamic place to develop not only your technical tax knowledge, but also your professional leadership and business acumen. Our market-leading approach combines extensive local compliance and accounting experience in over 120 countries with standard global compliance and tax accounting processes and web-based tools.

Your key responsibilities

You will manage all tax projects and will team with subject matter experts throughout the private equity portfolio companies’ lifecycle (from acquisition through exit). You’ll work through all the tax reporting implications of the transaction including tracking purchase accounting, working with debt transactions, and modeling of cash taxes. You will spend your time supporting client engagements by coordinating day-to-day interactions with clients, reviewing staff work product, driving delivery of services to meet deadlines, developing internal team members, and managing engagement economics. You'll continuously build on technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and technical authorities and apply them to complex situations. In this role, you will also be tasked with identifying and resolving tax technical issues and sharing insights to improve our efficiency. In addition, you'll partner with other team members to help identify new opportunities for your clients across multiple service lines.

Skills and attributes for success

· Providing our clients with income tax advice and guidance tailored to their unique needs as an operating corporations or partnerships in various business sectors

· Learning and keeping up to date with ongoing trends and changes to legislation that will affect planning activities

· Managing high-performing teams and sharing your experience and knowledge of leading-practices

· Building relationships at all levels both internally and externally, promoting a culture of collaboration

· Preparing practical recommendations to some of our clients' most complex tax issues

To qualify for the role you must have

· A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a graduate degree in Tax or Law and approximately five years of related work experience

· CPA certification or licensed attorney status

· A background in US income tax compliance and accounting for income taxes for corporations or a broad understanding of partnership taxation for operating entities

· Experience managing budgets and projects

· The ability to prioritize when working on multiple projects, and the confidence to engage and integrate directly into our clients' teams

Ideally, you will also have

· A proven record in a professional services environment

· Experience in coaching and mentoring junior colleagues

· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

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

What we look for

We're interested in people who are ready to become a part of a highly engaged, diverse, and dynamic team to help us continue to make a real difference to our clients. If you have a strong client focus, the ability to develop meaningful relationships and the ambition to deliver above and beyond expectations, this role is for you.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $108,500 to $198,900. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $130,200 to $226,000. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. 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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