EY announces winners in the Russian round of the Young Tax Professional of the Year Award

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The international tax competition program run by EY aims to identify future tax talent

Moscow, 5 July 2012. EY is pleased to announce that the Russian stage of the Young Tax Professional of the Year Award is now complete. The competition program was launched on 12 March. In the first round of the competition tax students from across Russia endeavored to solve tax cases. They sent their answers to the jury by e-mail. We then invited the participants who proposed the best solutions to take part in the Russian final held at EY’s office in Moscow.

The finalists were asked to solve practical problems and then a jury of international tax experts, including tax leaders from industry as well as EY tax professionals and partners, selected three winners. They were announced at a gala event on 2 July.

We are very pleased to announce the winners in the Russian finals of the International Young Tax Professional of the Year Competition:

First prize: Anastasia Gorobchenko (Kursk, South-West State University, 2012 graduate)

Second prize: Oleg Lavrov (Moscow, Higher School of Economics, fourth year student)

Third prize: Anton Pavlenko (Krasnoyarsk, Siberian State Aerospace University, fourth year student)

The prize for the best teamwork went to Team No. 3: Anastasia Konovalova, Ksenia Topolskaya, Oleg Lavrov and Anastasia Gorobchenko.

Peter Reinhardt, CIS Tax & Law Leader, comments, “I am immensely encouraged by the talent we have seen from all corners of Russia as part of this year’s competition. The passion and interest for tax which was on display bodes well for the future of this very important profession. I am proud of all our Russian finalists and am confident that in Anastasia we have an outstanding representative for the international final.”

Many thanks to all the finalists for their interesting solutions, good teamwork and the great atmosphere they produced at the event!

We congratulate all the prizewinners and wish Anastasia Gorobchenko every success at the international finals to be held in October 2012 in Boston, USA.

The international final, the second round of the Young Tax Professional of the Year Award, will be run as part of the 66th Congress of the International Fiscal Association in October 2012. Multinational teams will be composed of regional award winners from across the globe. The finalists will be offered challenging tax problems to solve. The jury will evaluate their performance and select three international award winners.

More than just an award
The winners will be awarded prizes that will help them gain valuable hands-on experience and an understanding of global tax and also build essential connections:

  • First prize: A 30-day round-the-world business trip, visiting EY offices in London, Washington and Hong Kong. Each 10-day visit will help build a deeper understanding of our business.
  • Second prize: A 10-day study visit to one of EY offices and a meeting with our tax practice professionals.
  • Third prize: Invitation to participate in one of international conferences for EY clients, giving the winners an opportunity to network with our key partners and clients.

The Young Tax Professional of the Year Award aims not only to reaffirm the growing importance of tax knowledge in the world of business and finance, but also to promote the emergence of young tax talent and meet increasing demand for tax professionals.

For more information on Young Tax Professional of the Year, please visit: www.YTPY.ru.

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