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EY Global Public Policy, Assistant Director in San Francisco, California

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

At EY, as part of our commitment to ‘Building a Better Working World’, we actively engage with regulators, legislators, policy makers and other industry stakeholders to understand their points-of-view and, where appropriate, to share our perspective on policy topics and to collaborate on key initiatives shaping the future of our industry. Initiatives in the global markets are having a significant impact on our profession, presenting both challenges, and more importantly, opportunities, in areas such as technology, sustainability and regulatory reforms.

The EY Public Policy function focuses on the public policy and regulatory issues that affect EY’s businesses, our profession and the broader capital markets. Our dialogue with policy makers, regulators, investors and other stakeholders helps inform our views and actions as we navigate the complexity of operating across the globe in over 150 countries.

The opportunity

The EY Public Policy function enhances EY’s brand and reputation globally through focusing on public policy and regulatory issues that affect our businesses, our profession and the broader capital markets. Initiatives in the global markets are having a significant impact on our profession, presenting both challenges, and more importantly, opportunities, in areas such as technology, sustainability and regulatory reforms. At EY we regularly meet with regulators, legislators and other industry stakeholders seeking not only to better understand their points-of-view and provide our perspective, but to also collaborate on key initiatives affecting our businesses. We also regularly team with other EY disciplines to ensure our global insights and experiences are used to benefit our external stakeholders in these market initiatives.

Your key responsibilities

Working with a network of colleagues across EY, the Assistant Director will be responsible for helping to implement EY global public policy initiatives. He or she will work closely with the Global Vice Chair, Public Policy and the Global Deputy Vice Chair, Public Policy, as well as GPP Directors and team and public policy Area teams across the globe.

The role will oversee development of relevant content (e.g., presentations, talking points, point of views, etc.) that will be used to facilitate GPP’s engagement with Stakeholders, both externally and internally, including EY Global leadership.

The role will involve monitoring, researching, analyzing and reporting on global public policy and stakeholder perspectives of interest to EY and the accounting profession (e.g., in areas such as climate change, technology, data privacy, long-term value, etc.), as well as help to formulate advocacy strategies.

The role will forge effective professional relationships within the organization across multiple functions including Service Lines, Office of General Counsel, Risk Management and Communications.

The role will support the Global Vice Chair, Global Deputy Vice Chair and GPP Directors in optimizing interactions with and further develop relationships with public policy stakeholders, including through close monitoring of policy and regulatory developments.

The role will also manage its own portfolio of work; delegate tasks as needed with coordination of the GPP Directors.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Ability to produce regular on-going presentations and briefing materials, ensuring that material aspects of regulatory changes and or developments are highlighted (actual or potential).

  • An understanding of and passion for the global public policy and regulatory environment.

  • Ability to identify and analyze public policy developments, put them into context and identify/communicate key concerns and insights.

  • Ability to oversee multiple tasks concurrently, on varying topics.

  • Strategic thinking skills and experience addressing complex challenges.

  • Agility to pivot to emerging issues and tasks of an urgent nature.

  • Good writing skills and ability to appropriately tailor communications to different types of internal and external audiences

  • Ability to navigate across EY’s service lines and functions at a Global and Area level

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 6+ years experience in professional services or public policy; financial services experience (preferred)

  • Supervisory experience, strong team player, comfortable working collaboratively, transparently, virtually and independently

  • Ability to synthesize complex information from various resources

  • Business and commercial acumen to understand EY’s business and the potential impact of regulation

  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, managing multiple priorities effectively

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Ability to deal with unexpected or last-minute requests, while executing more regular tasks and projects

  • Demonstrable integrity and discretion with sensitive and confidential information

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Knowledge of reporting, audit, tax, economic crime issues, innovative technologies, and/or ESG matters

  • Project Management skills

  • MS Office and other media skills

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree is required

Experience:

Minimum 6 years’ work experience (or graduate degree plus 5 years’ work experience)

Certification Requirements:

NLA

What we look for

We’re looking for an experienced, high energy, self-starting individual who embraces change and innovation and has a passion for helping us Build a Better Working World.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • 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

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

About EY

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Build your legacy with us.

Apply now.

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