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EY’s EMEIA Tax Centre (ETC) are looking for tax and accounting professionals to join our fast growing Tax Finance and Operate Alternative Investments (TFO – AI) team. The role will give you the opportunity to work on EY’s largest multi-country client engagements.
As an Associate on the team, you will get exposure of working directly with clients’ tax and finance functions and support them in managing tax risks in their business. The role is highly practical and commercial.
You will also provide tax support to clients through the lifecycle of their investments from acquisition to disposal. In addition, you will have an opportunity to support clients on process improvements as well as driving process efficiencies within EY.
TFO-Alternative Investments is part of the EMEIA Tax Centre’s Global Compliance & Reporting team. The TFO-AI group delivers a range of tax services to clients who have outsourced most or all of their tax function to EY. They are also responsible for developing this offering within EY and leading pursuits and other market activity in this space.
The focus of the team is to provide end-to-end tax advisory and tax compliance services throughout the lifecycle of real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds as well as other similar investment products in a globally integrated approach. The team has an extensive pipeline of work and they need enthusiastic staff to help support and build out their services in the market.
You will have an opportunity to work with some of EY’s largest, most complex corporate clients providing you with a continued opportunity to learn and develop.
We partner with our clients to deliver compliance across the organization. We typically work with the client’s group or regional tax function.
Many of our clients are undergoing major change and transformation in their record to report processes. You will have the opportunity to work with groups who have mature offshore models and those who need support transitioning to that model over time.
The below are some of the activities you will be involved with on a day to day basis:
Support more senior team members in the delivery of exceptional client service.
Prepare initial drafts of client deliverables with the support of the Global Delivery Service (GDS) team,
Preparation of agendas and minutes for key client calls and meetings.
Ensure correct policies, procedures and processes have been agreed and followed for client and engagement set up, e.g. budget calculations, billing schedules, client due diligence/on boarding procedures (PACE), engagement letters, new code setup etc.
Work with our GDS team to assist on the Financial Management of the TFO- AI team engagements: timesheets review, billing/invoicing, dashboards to assess performance against targets, completing requests from client account teams for financial information for our team’s work on their accounts.
Assist on the implementation and monitoring of team’s Tax Quality Review (TQR) policies and procedures.
Assist team on ad-hoc operational and account administration matters.
Assist with preparation of marketing materials and active pursuit documents.
In a rapidly changing world and tax environment, making career choices which will build your skills for the new world of work will future-proof your career.
As well as offering world-class technical training opportunities you will have the opportunity to stretch and challenge yourself with new clients, experiences and projects.
You will join a team with technology implementation experience, robotic process automation skills, visualization and analytic capabilities amongst other varied relevant skills. Your opportunity to gain greater exposure to these topics and potentially learn yourself will be open to you as you develop your career journey at EY.
Key skills which will enable you to be successful in this role include:
‘A’ Levels (or equivalent) and/or further education qualification e.g. Degree/HND
Good communication skills
Organized and able to manage your work load
Strong IT skills
Evidence of working well under pressure
Evidence of problem solving
Accounting or Tax qualification (ACA/ACCA/CTA/ATT or equivalent preferable)
Corporate Tax experience is desirable but not a pre-requisite
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.
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.