Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City


EY’s National Tax Department (NTD) serves high-profile clients by providing a range of tax planning and tax-related advisory services. The combination of knowledge and experience forms the basis of our ability to assist clients in meeting their business objectives. The Exempt Organizations (EO) Tax Services practice operates within the NTD, and focuses exclusively on tax exempt organizations, including: universities, health care systems and high profile charities that are integral to the well-being of their communities.  As part of the EO team, you will have the chance to help ensure these organizations maintain their tax exempt status and are viable to serve their exempt purpose for years to come.
The opportunity
As a member, you will build on your knowledge of tax exempt organizations and advise how to maintain their exemption from paying taxes. As you progress, you’ll become a trusted business advisor to your clients while helping organizations grow. You will also benefit from being mentored by nationally recognized tax professionals who include some of the firm’s most senior tax talent.
Your key responsibilities
As an Experienced Staff, you’ll provide clients with tax guidance and planning related to protecting tax-exempt status – preparing and reviewing tax returns for exempt organizations and their taxable affiliates (990s/1120s/1065s and related filings; including international filings, IRS audit defense strategies, and other tax matters). While focusing on key client issues in federal taxation, you’ll implement tax strategies that align with the client's business objectives. The EO practice invests in training its team to develop technical skills around new areas of the law. Through your experiences, you’ll develop your skillset based on how tax exempt organizations perform their missions within their communities.
Skills and attributes for success
Provide high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations
Build client relationships and demonstrate knowledge of client business
Build on technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and technical authorities and apply them to moderately complex situations
Demonstrate professionalism; maintaining the confidential and proprietary nature of client relationships and related work products.
Contribute to the success of the team: developing thorough understanding of EY methodologies/tools to enhance service delivery, seek opportunities to provide tax services, challenge procedures used in the past, and find new approaches
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree in a related field, supported by significant tax or legal experience; MST, MAcc, JD/LLM preferred
Valid US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or active state bar membership or progress toward certification
1-2 years of work experience in professional tax organization, law firm, or IRS
Understanding and experience with tax-exempt and non-profit taxation
Strong analytical skills, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills; problem-solving ability and attention to detail
Ideally, you’ll also have
Experience in large tax-exempt organization tax compliance/consulting in either professional tax firm, IRS or law firm
What we look for
We are interested in candidates with strong business development, communication and leadership skills while multitasking and working effectively across multiple projects and deadlines. Successful candidates will thrive in an exciting team environment. If you are ready to progress in your career, take ownership of your development, and make a measurable difference in both your career and your community, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 22 days of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and 3 paid personal days and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social wellbeing.
Plus, we offer
Support, coaching and feedback from experienced professionals and leaders in the field
Engaging projects that allow you to work with organizations that directly help their communities
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
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A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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