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EY Tax Accountant-Senior Associate-Secaucus, New York, Dallas in New York, New York

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. 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.

Location: Secaucus, New York, Dallas

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/operational information and advice, in the most efficient, effective and sustainable means possible that helps build a better working world and achieve our strategic ambitions.

Finance provides a wide range of services. Our Controlling – Accounting and Tax teams enable business management to make better decisions and satisfy our regulatory requirements. We do this by creating and maintaining globally aligned accounting and tax policies and efficient, rationalized processes.

The opportunity

As a Tax Accountant Senior Associate, you'll be responsible for preparing and filing complex, multi-jurisdictional tax returns on behalf of the firm. Leadership at the firm will look to you to analyze financial information. As part of a high-performing team, you'll work to execute the tax calendar and confirm all federal and state tax returns are completed accurately and on time. Additionally, you'll have the chance to collaborate with taxing authorities to resolve inquiries.

Your key responsibilities include

  • Preparing and filing various types of complex tax returns in accordance with firm policies and procedures

  • Assisting with coordination of annual partner tax questionnaire process and updating the tax module databases

  • Identification and escalation of tax or accounting process issues to mitigate risk

  • Reviewing transactional data of the firm's financial records and ensuring accuracy

  • Conducting research, including analyzing financial information, in response to inquiries by internal and external stakeholders

  • Reconciliation of complex tax accounts

  • Collaborating with external state or local taxing authorities to research issues and prepare responses to mitigate risk for the firm

  • Gaining advanced knowledge of financial applications

  • Providing performance-related feedback and training to more junior team members

Skills and attributes for success

You'll be working to prepare complex tax returns, so ensuring accuracy and identification of issues is vital to mitigating risk on behalf of the firm. You'll be working with EY professionals at all levels, so developing relationships and collaboration on special projects will be essential. You'll leverage your excellent attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities to complete tasks on time and accurately.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Experience working on state and local tax returns

  • Proficiency of tax, finance, accounting principles and internal controls

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal

  • Strong technical skills to gain advanced knowledge of financial systems

  • Strong excel and analytical skills

  • Ability to collaborate with internal teams and professionals at all levels

  • 3-6 plus years of related experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent work experience

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Experience working in professional services

  • Experience providing training and development to team members

What we look for

Experienced accounting and finance professionals who are trusted business advisors with a passion for providing exceptional client service to your stakeholders while maintaining high levels of financial management. Technical competence and the ability to build strong and effective relationships will be key.

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 $65,400 to $115,100. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $78,500 to $130,800. 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.

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