EY Manager - NTD BTS Quantitative Services EDGE STEM in New York, New York
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National Tax – Business Tax Services – Quantitative Services – Manager
We are seeking Manager-level candidates with both prior research credit experience as well as a background in science (e.g., biology, chemistry, etc.), engineering (e.g., electrical, mechanical, industrial, etc.), and/or technology (e.g., software development, programming, etc.)
The Opportunity :
A Manager is responsible for the day-to-day oversight, management and performance of the team of Staff and Seniors in the QS/R&D Edge STEM team. A Manager will also have a direct client-facing role and will be expected to lead client discussions (e.g. technical research credit interviews, certain technical scoping or proposal discussions, etc.) with our clients' engineers, scientists and software developers, helping determine whether certain activities meet the qualification requirements for research tax credits/incentives. A Manager will also be responsible for playing a role with regard to the strategy, operation and quality of our off-shore (GDS) R&D team, as well contribute to the development of new and existing internal- and client-facing software/technology platforms and tools.
Your Key Responsibilities
Oversee certain aspects of the US Edge R&D STEM team, including:
General administration/management of the team
Development and implementation of training (process, tax technical, technology, etc.)
Staffing/client assignments/team utilization
Quality review process
Process & workflow development/improvement
Customer satisfaction of R&D engagement teamsLead detailed technical interviews for R&D engagements/pursuits with client engineers, scientists and software developers to determine eligibility/qualification for R&D tax credits and incentives
Utilize specific STEM expertise to make and assist other team members with technical determinations as to whether certain activities meet the requirements for research credits/incentives based on the results of technical interviews and surveys/questionnaires prepared by client STEM personnel
Review various tax- and STEM-technical memos and other technology/engineering discipline-specific client deliverable documents (e.g., company/technology overview, methodology memorandum, etc.)
Assist NTD QS leadership team with the ongoing management, expansion, quality, improvement, etc. of the QS/R&D offshore (GDS team) in multiple global locations, including development of optimal collaboration model with US Edge STEM R&D team
Support the identification, development and introduction of new/improved tools/technologies to increase quality and efficiency of R&D engagement execution
Skills and attributes for success
Advise on determining the optimal mix/structure of specialty support teams (Edge STEM, GDS, Edge data, etc.) and individual resources in order to achieve optimal quality, efficiency, margin, etc., for each significant research credit engagement using specific scientific, engineering and/or computer science expertise, analyze and interpret detailed technical documentation to assist in making determinations as to whether certain activities meet the requirements for research credits/incentives
Provide technical feedback on specific technical deliverables prepared by the Edge STEM and GDS team members on specific client engagements as well as overall quality assurance/review for both teams more broadly
Interpret case law to apply the facts and circumstances effectively to client facts
Detailed knowledge of the rules and tax technical qualification requirements for the US Federal research tax credit as well as potentially other US and foreign R&D incentives
Basic knowledge of the use and navigation of Prodigy
Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Responsible for management of own daily project tasks in order to meet client deadlines
Strong organizational and verbal communication skills
Supervised by NTD QS/Edge PPMD/Edge Senior Manager leadership team
Directly supervises Staff and Seniors of the US QS Edge R&D team, as well as indirectly supervises the execution and work product quality produced by the GDS R&D team members
Must be able to effectively work on multiple projects (leadership/practice management as well as client engagements) simultaneously
Able to prioritize or request clarification on the priority of various engagements
Responsible for management of daily project tasks in order to meet client deadlines
Provide status updates to and communicate with NTD QS/Edge leadership team
Assist in the training, coaching, and development Edge Staff and Seniors
Flexibility with client demands and tight deadlines
Ability to work overtime when needed to meet client needs
Some travel, whether for client/engagement or internal meetings, is required
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree in a related field (i.e. engineering, science, computer programming, etc.) or equivalent experience
Minimum of 5-8 years professional research credit firm experience
Microsoft certifications or experience in the below applications:
What we look for
We’re interested in international tax professionals with the ability to translate complex concepts into clear and easily understood recommendations. You’ll also need to be confident in coaching and reviewing your colleagues, as well as sharing your knowledge and experience to allow continuous growth within our teams. If you’re looking to advance your leadership and technical skills in a truly global environment, this role is for you.
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.
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