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EY International Tax Accountant Assistant Director in Jericho, New York

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.

Title: International Tax Accountant Assistant Director

In today’s fast-changing world, our clients’ needs are increasingly complex, and the services we offer are evolving rapidly to meet them. Our internal finance function is continually evolving as well. Our global finance mission is to provide complete, accurate, consistent, timely and insightful financial and operational information/advice that helps build a better working world and achieves our strategic ambitions.

The opportunity

EY is seeking a tax professional for the internal tax department. The tax professional will focus on international tax research/planning and the presentation of the planning ideas on the tax returns for both the EY US and the global EY firms. The tax professional will be expected to analyze information thoroughly and accurately and prepare practical and creative approaches to tax issues. The tax professional should have existing knowledge of international tax provisions including foreign tax credits, branch taxes, section 163(j), section 385, reorganization provisions, treaty qualification, US trade or business rules, and permanent establishments. The tax professional should also be familiar with Forms 1120-F, 5471, 8833, 8858, 8865, W-8, 1042, 1099, and other miscellaneous tax returns.

Your key responsibilities

  • Apply an in-depth understanding of complex tax concepts to internal and external situations affecting EY US and global EY firms.

  • Assist in developing tax planning strategies that reduce the overall tax costs to the firm.

  • Identify and determine the taxation of different transactions undertaken by EY US and global EY firms.

  • Identify tax issues and propose solutions.

  • Perform tax research and prepare responses to inquiries from various tax jurisdictions and internal EY business leaders.

  • Prepare audit responses to minimize exposure by providing supporting documentation.

  • Research tax laws, statutes/regulations, etc. to achieve firm compliance.

  • Assist with special projects as requested.

  • Apply sound business judgement and healthy skepticism by analyzing financial and transactional data.

Skills and attributes for success

This position is for international research and planning. As such, day to day decisions will be related to analysis and understanding of new and existing tax law and its application to EY operations. The chosen professional will work closely with other internal finance team members as well as client serving professionals.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred.

  • Approximately 7 + years relevant international tax consulting experience, or equivalent experience in business or industry.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent managerial and organizational skills.

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

  • Broad exposure to federal income taxation as well as worldwide tax issues.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Positive attitude and approach and willingness to accept new challenges.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Advanced degree in Tax or Law highly desirable.

  • CPA or other relevant certification.

What we look for

  • Experienced tax professionals capable of making informed decisions involving complex issues and using sound judgment.

  • A detail oriented and organized team member.

  • Professionals with a strong ability to communicate and build relationships.

What we offer

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, 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.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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