EY Tax Research Planning and Compliance Assistant Director in Secaucus, New Jersey

Tax Research Planning and Compliance Assistant Director

Core Business Services

Requisition # SEC001GA

Post Date 3 days ago

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

Join our Finance team and you will help enable EY client account teams and management to run the business effectively. You’ll help to improve engagement profitability, manage enterprise wide risk and support market development activities. You will support EY planning, reporting and forecasting and analysis, or help EY people manage day-to-day activities, such as managing engagements, process and auditing time and expense or invoice processing. You’ll also work with other parts of our organization, sharing your financial experience and insights to achieve specific goals. You’ll get all the support you need to stay on top of regulations — and the advice and help you‘ll need to meet your own professional goals.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

As Partnership Tax Assistant Director , you'll manage state and local tax planning and tax compliance. You'll be responsible for state tax planning for the firm including researching state and local tax law change and applying it to EY. In addition you will partially responsible for the timely delivery of state and local income tax returns. You'll also participate in the K-1 compliance and planning process.

You'll be expected to analyze information thoroughly and accurately, and prepare practical and creative approaches to tax issues. In addition, you'll make informed decisions involving complex issues, using sound judgment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply an in-depth understanding of complex tax concepts and tax knowledge to internal and external situations affecting EY's expatriate partners and staff

  • Develop and deliver tax planning ideas that reduce the overall tax costs to the firm

  • Identify tax issues, and inform leaders on ways to overcome these

  • Work with team members and manage direct staff, helping to achieve team goals

  • Perform annual state and local tax research in advance of compliance season as well as monitor state and local law change throughout the year working closely with our state and local tax advisors.

  • Take ownership for day-to-day compliance

  • Discuss research and technical determinations with supervisors, for input and further consideration

  • Develop your team, and provide regular feedback

  • Manage Staff through multiple projects

  • Work overtime during the busy season (mid February through April 15). May work overtime at specific deadline periods (June 15, October 15, and December 15). This will include weekday and Saturday overtime. Typically, you will need to avoid vacations during these times

  • Travel occasionally to present to groups, and for meetings

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Proficient knowledge of state partnership taxation from both a planning and compliance standpoint.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent management and supervisory skills

  • Excellent presentation skills, with an ability to think and answer tax technical questions.

  • Competent at training staff

  • Demonstrated consistently responsive

  • Excellent managerial, organizational skills

  • English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication

  • Approximately 5 + years relevant tax consulting experience, or equivalent experience in business or industry

  • Broad exposure to state and federal income taxation, as well as worldwide tax issues

  • Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred; advanced degree in Tax or Law highly desirable

  • CPA or other relevant certification

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.