Financial Services Transfer Pricing

EY - Graduate - Direct Tax
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Our multi-skilled teams bring a global perspective on Transfer Pricing, based on our long-standing experience. We help to develop and implement strategies that:

  • Align tax and regulatory objectives with business operations
  • Work with business operations to identify and design transfer pricing solutions
  • Contribute to the management of effective tax compliance
  • Review business change impacts on a company’s transfer pricing risk profile
  • Identify future paths to deal with potential transfer pricing controversy
  • Control risk of transfer pricing adjustments

What will my day be like in Financial Services Transfer Pricing?

You’ll be analysing various industries, companies and processes to determine where value is created and how business activities are rewarded. Ultimately, your work will influence how clients’ transfer prices are set and how their policy is presented to the tax authorities. Your role will be to determine where value is created and how business activities are rewarded. Ultimately, the work you do will influence how transfer prices are set within the client’s organisation, and how the client’s transfer-pricing policy is presented to the tax authorities.

What training and development will I receive in my first few years?

We place a strong emphasis on your personal, technical and career progression and you’ll also work towards a professional qualification.

Within your first 12 months, you’ll attend a number of courses including a training course at one of our European offices, followed by more pan-European courses in subsequent years. These will enlarge your knowledge of transfer pricing and enable you to build up a network of colleagues in our overseas offices.

Because you’ll interact with people who run some of the largest companies in the world – we deal mainly with CEOs, COOs, CFOs and tax directors – you'll develop consultancy skills as well as technical/economic expertise.

There are also regular training sessions in the transfer-pricing team covering technical, personal excellence and marketing topics.

The professional qualification that our graduates aim for is through ICAS, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. This is a programme that leads to you qualifying as a chartered accountant. Full study support is provided.

What opportunities will Financial Services Transfer Pricing open up?

As your career progresses, your work will entail identifying new business opportunities, participating in proposals to win client work and leading your own teams. There may be the possibility of a secondment to a different office or department, and you’ll have the chance to build up a network of colleagues from other European countries and the US. You’ll gain an understanding of business operations in a variety of companies and deepen your expertise in the commercial, financial and tax implications of business strategy. Joining one of our teams will give you an unrivalled foundation for a career in business and consultancy.

What are my options when I apply?

You can choose to specialise in Financial Services Transfer Pricing at application stage. You will work with our financial services clients and can start your career in any of our UK offices depending on the vacancies available.

The entry requirements for Financial Services Transfer Pricing are:

  • Grade B or above for GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent);
  • At least 300 (24) UCAS points (excluding General Studies and re-sits);
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in Economics

Please note: in exceptional circumstances we will accept applications from candidates who do not meet our academic requirements. If this is your case, you will need to provide strong justification for why we should consider your application. You will also need to provide documentary evidence of any mitigating circumstances.

The above entry requirements are not applicable for our Schools Programmes.


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