EY Global Public Policy Associate Director in Washington, District Of Columbia
EY focuses on high ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll 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’re 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.
The EY Public Policy function focuses on the public policy and regulatory issues that affect EY’s businesses, the audit profession, and the broader capital markets. Our dialogue with policymakers, 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.
This is a full-time role in EY’s Global Public Policy (GPP) team. The EY Public Policy function works to advance EY’s strategic objectives in a number of areas, including regulatory policy related to audit and assurance; sustainability; financial services; digital technology and geopolitics. The Associate Director will be responsible for leading a policy portfolio focused on sustainability reporting and geopolitics. You will also help support the team on digital technology issues (including artificial intelligence and data), as well as financial and professional services regulatory matters.
Your key responsibilities
As Associate Director, you will work with other members of the GPP team and with other EY colleagues to help advance EY’s sustainability and geopolitics-related public policy priorities in appropriate forums, including regulatory and legislative bodies, standard-setting organizations, trade associations, and other stakeholder organizations.
Working with GPP and other colleagues, you will also help to develop materials (e.g., slide presentations, talking points, points of view, etc.) that will be used for EY leaders’ internal meetings and meetings with key external parties, including regulators, legislators, standard-setters, trade association members, and other stakeholders.
You will also have responsibility for monitoring, researching, analyzing, and reporting on relevant global public policy matters interest to EY and the accounting profession (principally in the sustainability and geopolitical areas, but also providing support to the digital technology and financial and professional services areas), as well providing input to advocacy strategies.
As Associate Director, you will lead the development and publication of EY’s sustainability reporting monthly newsletter that serves both internal and external audiences. You will also drive operational efficiency including liaising with and managing internal and external vendors, support services, etc.
The role will provide you with opportunities to develop subject matter expertise on matters of vital importance to EY as well as to work collaboratively with EY people from multiple service lines and geographies.
Lastly, you will manage your own portfolio of work, which will be overseen by GPP’s Vice Chair and Deputy Vice Chair.
Skills and attributes needed for success
Ability to produce materials for presentations and briefings
Strong writing skills, including the ability to tailor communications to different internal and external audiences
An understanding of and interest in global public policy, particularly with respect to sustainability and geopolitics
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, and on varying topics
Strategic thinking skills and experience addressing complex challenges
Agility to pivot to emerging issues and tasks of an urgent nature
Ability to navigate across EY’s service lines and functions
To qualify for the role, you must have
8+ years experience in professional services and/or public policy; sustainability/ESG experience (preferred)
Supervisory experience, the ability to work as a member of a team, including by collaborating, being transparent, taking initiative, and working virtually if and as appropriate
Ability to synthesize complex information from various sources
An understanding of – or a willingness to understand – EY’s business and the potential impact of regulation on EY’s business
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities effectively and meeting deadlines on schedule
Ability to work across different cultures
Strong analytical and communication skills
Ability to deal with unexpected or last-minute requests, while executing more regular tasks and projects
Demonstrable integrity at all times, and exercise discretion with sensitive and confidential information
Ideally, you’ll also have
Knowledge of sustainability reporting, geopolitics, AI, audit, tax, or crypto issues
Project Management skills
MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel a priority) and other technology skills
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree is required
Master’s degree in business administration or public policy, preferred
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 we offer
The compensation ranges below are provided in order to comply with United States pay transparency laws. Other geographies will follow their local salary guidelines, which may not be a direct conversion of published US salary range/s. 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 $125,900 to $235,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $151,100 to $267,600. 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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