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EY National - Indirect Excise Tax Manager - Open Location FY23 in New York, 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.

Our National Tax and EY EDGE practice is made up of a team of professionals providing specialized tax technical services to US and global clients. EDGE stands for Exceptional Delivery and Growth Engine because this team operates in a technical environment with deep process and service delivery experience that distinguishes EY in the marketplace.

The opportunity

When you join EY EDGE, you’ll be at the heart of EY’s critical mission to build a better working world, applying your knowledge, skills and experience in assisting clients in meeting their business objectives. You will learn, grow and contribute—building new relationships and discovering the satisfaction that comes with producing high-quality, valued work and advice.

This position supports excise tax compliance and advisory projects for clients in a wide variety of industries including Oil & Gas, Transportation, Manufacturing and Retail. The compliance role covers all types of US Federal and State excise tax filings, inclusive of fuel tax filing obligations. The advisory support includes activities such as due diligence reviews, structuring assistance, licensing research and consultation, controversy support, interpretation and consultation related to new legislation, and reviewing all related correspondence (e.g., memos, ruling requests, etc.) prepared by junior staff. Examples of the different types of tax supported by this position include air transportation excise tax, alcohol and tobacco excise tax, the PCORI fee, Superfund excise tax, and firearms/ammunition excise tax. This position also reviews work of and coaches and develops others on the team.

Your Key Responsibilities

You’re likely to spend your time on a diverse array of projects, responsibilities and tasks; supporting client engagements by participating in day-to-day interactions with team members, providing a quality work product and driving delivery of services to meet deadlines. You’ll spend much of your time providing lead compliance support to the engagement team, supervising & evaluating your assigned seniors & analysts and their work product, communicate with clients, provide tax technical recommendations and resolve engagement issues. You’ll be working in a highly collaborative culture, where listening to and sharing information with colleagues is an essential part of the role.

Responsibilities include

  • Demonstrate an effective understanding of excise tax concepts and apply tax knowledge to client situations

  • Support your team in developing and delivering quality tax planning approaches with timely and responsive services and work products that meet and/or exceed client expectations

  • Assist in identifying and engaging clients in opportunities for excise tax compliance, planning, and other special services

  • Prepare quality, practical approaches to the client's tax situation and arrive at appropriate conclusions

  • Develop recommendations and implementation plans and make informed decisions in complex and judgmental areas

  • Build technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and legislation that impact our clients

  • Research advanced and complex tax issues and develop practical and effective solutions

Administrative Function

  • Lead and coach team members in managing engagement lifecycle and engagement economics for the practice

  • Responsible for financial and economic health of managed engagement

Skills and attributes for Success

  • Ability to lead client discussions, monitor commitments and deadlines, and drive internal team to completion

  • Collaborate with clients and colleagues to analyze tax issues, determine alternative methods of problem-solving and arrive at recommendations

  • Support compliance team where needed with ability to analyze current data and benchmark historical data for compliance and tax calculation purposes and make recommendations to team on issues and other matters impacting the business

  • Apply independent and objective decision making related to tasks performed

  • Decide when to ask questions or proceed further with the task at hand

  • Receives direction from more senior team members and occasionally directly from PPMD

  • Ability to analyze federal and state statutes and related regulations and advice; apply to current facts or issues to make conclusions and articulate to team members and clients

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent degree preferred)

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a professional services or tax services organization

  • Excellent organizational and verbal/written communications skills

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to work in fast paced professional services environment

  • Strong research skills, ability to navigate Westlaw, CCH, RIA, etc.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Effective knowledge of excise tax concepts

  • Computer software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint,

  • Willingness to travel as needed, and working in a balanced hybrid environment

Ideally you’ll also have

  • CPA, EA, or JD/LLM (not required)

Location: We are open to location throughout the US

What we look for

We’re interested in tax professionals with a genuine interest in providing outstanding services to some of the world’s most influential people. Working with people from all backgrounds, from executives and entrepreneurs to investors and families, you’ll use your experience and status as a trusted advisor to maintain and further our reputation for excellence.

What we offer

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 $68,200 to $125,000. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $81,800 to $142,000. 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.

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

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