Business Tax Services at EY

Drew Berzkalns

  • Share

Since completing a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma of Modern Language (Indonesian) at the University of Melbourne in 2005, Drew has seen his career go from strength to strength.

EY - Drew Berzkalns
Life as a senior manager
I’ve been part of the EY team for 9 years, working in the Corporate Tax group in the Melbourne office. In my role as a Senior Manager, I’m responsible for assisting companies satisfy their corporate income tax compliance obligations and advise them on the application of the tax law to their businesses. It is a very challenging and interesting area of work as I need to understand the commercial impact that taxes have on a wide range of clients and provide them with practical solutions.

No day is the same
My week may include

  • Meeting with a client’s CEO and CFO to discuss options to restructure their European business operations.
  • Working with Assurance and Tax colleagues in a foreign EY office to assist a client repatriate cash from their foreign subsidiary.
  • Undertaken tax due diligence investigations for a client in respect of a potential acquisition target, working with other indirect and employment tax specialist and cross service line with Assurance colleagues.

Key skills
Communication and teamwork have been essential since my first day at EY. As you have both internal and external clients, being able to understand their needs and deliver on their expectations are vitally important. At EY, the success of many projects depends on your ability to be able to work as part of a cohesive team.

Global opportunities
The opportunities are very diverse at EY. I worked in our Time Square office in New York for 18 months in our Financial Services Tax practice, was seconded for a year at a client as a member of their Corporate Tax team, and worked with great clients and colleagues at EY from many different countries.

All about the people
I really enjoy coming to work at EY as everyone is really friendly and open. I am proud of my team members who support me and I also want to do everything that I can to see them be successful in their careers. We regularly have formal and informal team social events where we can get together and relax which helps strengthen our relationships and get to know each other a bit better.

EY is building a better working world
EY will be flexible with the opportunities that are available throughout my career, and focus on building stronger relationships with my clients and team members to ensure that we can be successful!

Interested in a role in Business Tax Services? Click here for our current positions.