Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014

Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014
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Our search for tomorrow’s tax talent

Are you interested in tax advisory? Are you looking to solve non-standard tasks? And are you looking forward to applying theoretical knowledge in practice? EY’s Young Tax Professional of the Year is your next step.

The competition runs in two stages – nationally and internationally. The national competition will take place on 27th March 2014 in Oslo. Here you’ll compete in teams solving a critical tax case and present your findings to the jury lead by UiO professor Frederik Zimmer and consisting of partners from EY. The  winner will be representing Norway at the international contest in August 2014.

This is your opportunity to strengthen your professional network and kick start your career.

The deadline for registration is 1st March 2014.

About Young Tax Professional of the Year 2014

EY’s Young Tax Professional of the Year is an international tax contest which allows successful students interested in tax to test and demonstrate their technical and professional tax skills.

Students from all over the world are urged to attend, ensuring participation from students from a variety of countries. The competition works in two stages.

Stage 1 – National competition
You’ll compete against the best minds in Norway to become a country finalist. Split into three groups of four, you and your team members will solve a case built around Corporate Tax, spiced with other relevant tax areas such as Human Capital and Indirect taxes. A jury will announce three students as prize winners. If you are number one you will win a place in the international competition.

Stage 2 – International finale
Taking place in Copenhagen during the 67th Congress of the International Fiscal Association, successful country finalists will work closely with young professionals from other cultures and backgrounds from across the world. You will be challenged with case studies and interviews from the expert panel, who, in the end, will select three finalists. The finalists will be brought to a prestigious award ceremony, where the winner will be announced.  


Students who have attended/are attending courses within general tax law, corporate tax law and/or international taxation can benefit from the skills obtained on these courses.

The case will primarily be focused on the tax considerations in a group consisting of Norwegian as well as foreign companies. You will work with issues that are similar to what our clients experience in their day-to-day life while doing business in Norway and abroad.

If you are comfortable with the preparation criteria, you are good to go.

Please note that the competition will be held in English.

What to bring
You can bring your own PC as well as all materials you find relevant (books, articles etc). Wireless internet is available.

You will be evaluated throughout the day. To become Young Tax Professional of the Year, you will be required to demonstrate not only knowledge and competency, but also skills in teamwork, group leadership and presentation and the most important point, your ability to make prompt and correct decisions. We are looking for ambitious, high-performing students with a global outlook and strong social competencies.

National prizes

1st  prize
A 6-week paid internship, participation in the international contest and NOK 20,000

2nd prize
A 6-week paid internship, stand-by participation in the international contest and NOK 15,000

3rd prize
 A 6-week paid internship and NOK 10,000


International Prizes

1st prize
A 30-day round-the-world business trip built around 10-day working visits to key EY tax center in London, Washington DC and Hong Kong. You will build a network of the world’s leading tax professionals for the rest of your life.

2nd prize
A 10-day visit to one of EY’s tax centers.

3rd prize
An invitation to take part in one of our exceptional EY International Client Conferences, where you will rub shoulders with some of our finest partners and most valued clients.


The competition will take place on 26th March 2014 at EY:                                                                   

Dronning Eufemias gate 6
0191 Oslo

The office building is located next to the Opera and Oslo Central Station, and easily accessible by public transportation.

Further questions
If you have further questions please contact Arnstein Gloppen, tel +47 996 990 96.