Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014

EY - Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014
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EY - Young Tax Professional of The Year 2014EY’s Young Tax Professional of the Year is an international tax contest allowing successful tax students to test and demonstrate their technical and professional tax skills.

The winner gets the chance to participate in the International finals and an internship at EY.

Winners of the Danish competition 2014

1st place: Michael Skjøtt Andersen

2nd place: Aysil Sahin

3rd place: Philip Hulgaard

Students from all over the world attend and the competition runs in two stages – a national and an international contest.

Stage 1 – National contest
Ccompete against the best tax minds in Denmark to become the national finalist. You and your team members solve a case centered around corporate tax. The national winner will be appointed by a jury. Excel here and you may win the title and advance to the international finals in Amsterdam.

Stage 2 – International finals
In the course of the international contest, national finalists will work closely with young professionals from other cultures and backgrounds from across the world. You will be presented with challenges in the form of case studies and be interviewed by the expert panel, who will eventually select three finalists. The winner will be announced at the prestigious awards ceremony.

This year’s international finals will held in Amsterdam in December.

Read more about last year’s international finals.

Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014 

National prizes

1st  prize
A 5-week paid internship, participation in the international contest and DKK 15,000

2nd prize
A 5-week paid internship, stand-by participation in the international contest and DKK 10,000

3rd prize
A 5-week paid internship and DKK 5,000


International Prizes

1st prize
A 30-day round-the-world business trip including 10-day working visits to key EY area centers in e.g. London, Washington DC and Hong Kong.

2nd prize
A 10-day visit to one of EY’s Tax Centers.

3rd prize
An invitation to one of our exclusive EY international client conferences where you will get to meet some of our finest partners and most valued clients.


We were very proud to announce the jury for Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014:

  • Professor, dr. jur. Jan Pedersen, Århus Universitet

  • Head of M&A Tax, Henrik Chr. Konradsen, A. P. Møller - Mærsk Group

  • Head of Tax, Morten von Jessen, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

  • Global Head of Tax, Christer Tønder Bell, LEGO Group

  • Partner, adj.professor, dr.jur., Jens Wittendorff, EY

Only the brightest

While all Master students with an interest in and a flair for tax are welcome to apply, only a limited number of students will be selected to participate in the competition. EY evaluate each applicant to make sure that the team selected to solve the complex case includes only the brightest.

The evaluation will focus on:

  • your motivated application
  • your résumé
  • your grades
  • your performance in a numerical and verbal test

Application process
Application to Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014 is closed.


If you have questions regarding the competition please contact Malene Green-Paulsen, tel +45 5158 2739.