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Private Equity Tax Operations Senior - BTS - Central Southeast US at EY

Private Equity Tax Operations Senior - BTS - Central Southeast US

EY Chicago, IL (On Site) Full-Time
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.

Private Equity Tax Operations Senior

As private equity transactions close, our clients quickly transition from the deal to implementing operations plans to drive value, of which tax is generally a key component.   As private equity sponsors compete for deals, our clients look to us to identify tax planning strategies and to develop and implement tax operations plans that create value.  As a Tax Senior, you'll see this first hand by being immersed in the evolving tax environment through developing and overseeing the implementation of post-transaction tax operating plans, teaming with our global private equity teams, preparing and auditing income tax provisions, assisting with income tax filings, consulting on planning opportunities, and coaching and developing staff on your engagement teams.

The opportunity

Private Equity Tax is one of EY’s fastest-growing sectors. It involves dynamic tax work and visibility to the full life cycle of a company. You will be exposed to the tax technical implications resulting from an acquisition, refinancing, restructuring or disposal of a company including but not limited to transaction cost analysis, debt analysis, accounting methods review, asset allocation, and gain calculations. You'll be part of a growing global team, acting as a key point of contact for a wide range of clients and colleagues. This is an opportunity for cross-border and cross-functional teaming. In return, you can expect plenty of support designed with your own personal skills and experience. EY is a dynamic place to develop not only your technical tax knowledge, but also your professional leadership and business acumen. Our market-leading approach combines extensive local compliance and accounting experience in over 120 countries with standard global compliance and tax accounting processes and web-based tools.

Your key responsibilities

You’ll manage all tax projects and will team with specialists throughout the private equity portfolio companies’ lifecycle (from acquisition through exit).  You’ll work through all the tax reporting implications of the transaction including tracking purchase accounting, working with debt transactions, and modeling of cash taxes.  You'll spend your time supporting client engagements by coordinating day-to-day interactions with clients, reviewing staff work product, driving delivery of services to meet deadlines, developing internal team members, and managing engagement economics. You'll continuously build on technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and technical authorities and apply them to complex situations. Identifying and resolving tax technical issues and sharing insights to improve our efficiency will be a key component. In addition, you'll partner with other team members to help identify new opportunities to leverage to your clients across multiple service lines.

Skills and attributes for success


• Providing our clients with corporate, partnership and international tax advice and guidance tailored to their unique needs


• Keeping up to date with ongoing trends and changes to legislation that will affect planning activities


• Supervising high-performing teams and sharing your experience and knowledge of leading-practices


• Developing the technical and soft skills of younger colleagues, and participating in the performance management process


• Building relationships at all levels both internally and externally, promoting a culture of collaboration


• Preparing practical recommendations to some of our clients' most complex tax issues

To qualify for the role you must have


• A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a graduate degree in Tax or Law and approximately two years of related work experience


• CPA certification or licensed attorney status or eligible and working to obtain


• A background in tax compliance and accounting for income tax and a broad understanding of US income taxation


• Experience managing budgets and projects


• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access and data mining tools


• The ability to prioritize when working on multiple projects, and the confidence to engage and integrate directly into our clients' teams

Ideally, you'll also have


• A proven record in a professional services environment


• Experience in coaching and mentoring junior colleagues


• 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 who are ready to become a part of a highly engaged, diverse, and dynamic team to help us continue to make a real difference to our clients. If you have a strong client focus, the ability to develop meaningful relationships and the ambition to deliver above and beyond expectations, this role is for you.

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 $73,800 to $121,700. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $88,600 to $138,300.  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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