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EY Tax Services Manager - Indirect-License Compliance Services 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 leads and drives the compliance function, manages the overall engagement team (US and GDS), and supervises & evaluates the assigned analysts & seniors and their work product. This position requires a deep understanding of license compliance services. This position reviews completed returns for approval and submission to clients and is also responsible for the training and development of junior staff, managing GDS, and overall project management including client interactions and engagement economics.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in client facing meetings

  • Communicate engagement expectations to assigned analysts and/or seniors

  • Prepare engagement contracts and agreements

  • Own client communications and drive solutions, focus on client deliverables and status against plan

  • Manage to projected budget and ability to forecast budget changes

  • Prepare timely billings

  • Ability and willingness to sell new solutions and work

  • Manage client expectations proactively to ensure satisfaction

  • Build client relationships through technical and business expertise

  • Manage junior staff in actively maintaining compliance calendar (EY Decisions), monitoring deadlines, raising issues to next level, pulling reports for client delivery

Skills and attributes for Success

  • Ability to research and interpret published statutes/ordinances/guidance to determine license compliance requirements; where guidance is not clear, make judgements and conclusions based on experience and discussions with relevant jurisdiction

  • Resolve issues at the jurisdiction and client level

  • Utilizes EY methodologies and tools that exist to enhance service delivery

  • Deals with roadblocks and issues, providing suggestions and alternatives

  • References and interprets standards using professional judgement, identifying noncompliance while applying a balanced view of all client matters

  • Consults with Senior Leadership in the Firm as necessary

  • Apply Tax Quality and Independence rules to engagements

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree or years equivalent experience

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in a professional services or tax services organization

  • CPA, JD, Enrolled Agent or other appropriate designation required

  • Excellent organizational and verbal/written communications skills

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to work in fast paced professional services environment

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

  • A commitment to following through effectively on client requests

  • Ability to develop knowledge of various client industries

  • Strong management skills needed to lead teams, delegate appropriately, mentor, review performance and counsel employees

  • High degree of efficiency and ability to design and implement improvements in various tasks/processes on engagements

  • Commit to periodic travel (25%)

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Excellent research skills

  • Capacity to work independently and effectively on a variety of tasks at the same time

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • The ability to adapt your work style to work with both internal and client team members

What we look for

We’re interested in people with initiative who are not afraid to speak up, with a genuine desire to make things better across the business. You’ll need strong communication skills and the ability to handle information and data from multiple sources. If you’re ready to further build on your professional competencies, 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.

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

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