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The international competition

Learn more about the International Competition & meet last year’s winner.

The first phase of the competition takes place in countries, click below to find a local competition details:

 

Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014

EY Young Tax Professional of the Year Hong Kong
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Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014

EY’s Young Tax Professional of the Year is an international tax competition created to recognize and develop outstanding young talents who are interested in tax. The competition also gives participants the chance to share experiences with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures.

Students from all over the world are urged to enter the competition thereby ensuring the participation of students from a variety of countries. There will be a local competition and a national competition followed by an international competition.

Prizes - more than just a trophy

By simply entering the competition you will:

  • Make contacts which will enhance your future career
  • Differentiate yourself from other graduates in an increasingly competitive job market
  • Provide yourself with a platform to launch your career, no matter where you choose to work

But, there is more… see details in the competition sections.

Contact us

For enquiries, please contact us at YTPY.hk@hk.ey.com.

Local competition

The local competition is open to all penultimate and final year business and law students studying undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Timetable

Application period:

from now to 21 February 2014 (Friday)

Semi-final:

8 March 2014 (Saturday)

Preparatory course (optional):

22 March 2014 (Saturday)

Final:

3 or 4 April 2014 (Thursday or Friday)

The local competition consists of a semi-final and a final.

Semi-final:

There will be 90-minute quiz comprising multiple choice questions and a short essay question. Selected candidates will be invited to the semi-final which will be held on 8 March 2014. 

Forty top-scoring candidates will be invited to the final round of the local competition which will be held on 3 or 4 April 2014. Finalists of the local competition will also be invited to an optional preparatory course to learn more about international tax concepts before the final round.

Final:

Finalists will be given a case study intended to test their reasoning and expressive ability. They will be invited to participate in group discussions and presentations.  Shortlisted finalists will then be invited to do an individual presentation to a panel of judges.

Syllabus

Please download the syllabus coverage of the local competition here.

Registration

The application period is from now to 21 February 2014.    

To register, participants must submit an online application. In addition, participants are required to state briefly their objective(s) for participating in the competition and why they are interested in a career in tax.

Time and venue

Successful applicants will receive an invitation by email specifying the time and venue of the event. The local competition will take place at our EY office or training center in Hong Kong.

Local prizes

  • 1st prize:
    HK$8,000 cash and a 6-week paid internship or conditional offer of employment with Tax Department of EY in Hong Kong.  The awardee will represent Hong Kong to attend the national competition in Shanghai (flights and accommodation included). 
  • 2nd prize:
    HK$6,000 cash and a 6-week paid internship or conditional offer of employment with Tax Department of EY in Hong Kong.  The awardee will also represent Hong Kong to attend the national competition in Shanghai (flights and accommodation included).
  • 3rd prize:
    HK$4,000 cash and a 6-week paid internship or conditional offer of employment with Tax Department of EY in Hong Kong.  The awardee will be the stand-by representative for Hong Kong at the national competition.
     

National Competition

Representatives from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will compete at the national competition which will take place in Shanghai in mid April 2014. They will have the opportunity to meet with leading figures in the profession and start an influential network. 

Finalists will be given a case study involving international tax concepts and they will be invited to do an individual presentation to a panel of judges.

The winner of the national competition will represent Greater China at the international competition.

National prizes

  • 1st prize:
    HK$20,000 cash and a 4-week paid internship or conditional offer of employment with Tax Department of EY in the Greater China.  The winner will represent Greater China to attend the international competition which will take place in Europe (flights and accommodation included).
  • 2nd prize:
    HK$10,000 cash and a 4-week paid internship or conditional offer of employment with Tax Department of EY in the Greater China.  The awardee will be the stand-by representative for Greater China at the international competition.
  • 3rd prize:
    HK$5,000 cash and a 4-week paid internship or conditional offer of employment with Tax Department of EY in the Greater China.
     

International Competition

The international competition will take place in Europe around November to December 2014.

During the international competition, finalists will work closely with people from across the world with different cultures and backgrounds. They will be challenged with case studies and interviews before a panel of judges who will select three finalists for the Young Tax Professional of the Year award. 

The finalists will be invited to a prestigious award ceremony where an overall winner will be announced.

International prizes

  • 1st prize:
    A 30-day round-the-world business trip built around 10-day working visits to key EY Area Tax Centers in London, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong. The trip will enable you to build a network of global tax contacts which you can draw upon throughout your career.
  • 2nd prize:
    A 10-day visit to one of EY’s Tax Centers.  The visit will give you a detailed insight into the operation of a center of tax excellence and the opportunity to interact and build contacts with key members of the Center.
  • 3rd prize:
    An invitation to take part in one of our EY’s exceptional international client conferences, where you will interact with some of our finest partners and most valued multi-national clients.

Please visit www.ey.com/ytpy for more information about the International Final.