EY Young Tax Professional of the Year

EY Young Tax Professional of the Year is an exciting international competition for university students, young graduates and early career professionals to test their business acumen, commercial awareness and tax technical skills. Learn how the competition works, eligibility, competition prizes and how to apply!

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Entries to the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year Malaysia 2021 are now closed. Please join us in celebrating the winners and finalists for this year's competition!

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Are you looking for opportunities to work with people from around the world?  Learn how business is done in different cultures while obtaining the right future-focused skills?

Be part of the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) 2021 Malaysia competition today! With over 30 countries represented, the competition is truly a global event. It demonstrates the EY commitment to the future of the tax profession and to fostering the next generation of tax leaders.

Eligibility criteria

The competition is open to:
  • Malaysian undergraduate and post-graduate students, studying in local or foreign universities or colleges;
  • Malaysian full-time students pursuing professional qualifications as at 31 August 2021
  • Malaysian undergraduates or students who may have graduated or completed their professional exams in 2021 but have not commenced full-time employment as at 31 August 2021

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      1st prize:

      • Paid internship of no less than 8 weeks or conditional offer of employment with EY member firm office in Malaysia
      • Represent Malaysia in the international competition
      • RM 8,000.00 cash prize

      2nd prize:

      • Paid internship of no less than 8 weeks or conditional offer of employment with EY member firm office in Malaysia
      • RM 6,000.00 cash prize

      3rd prize:

      • Paid internship of no less than 8 weeks or conditional offer of employment with EY member firm office in Malaysia
      • RM 3,000.00 cash prize

      If you have any queries about this competition, please email eyytpy@my.ey.com

      EY YTPY international final

      The EY Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) 2021 international final will be held as a hybrid event (virtual and physical*) between November 2021 to January 2022.

      The international competition will kick-off with a series of exciting activities that consist of learning, team-building and networking sessions.

      ​During the international competition, country winners will have the opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and backgrounds via a group chat and participate in group activities or challenges. Participants will also be challenged with case studies to be presented to highly experienced judges.

      After a final review of performance throughout the competition, the top three winners of the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year 2021 will be announced at an award ceremony.

      *subject to travel restrictions

      Finalists of the international competition will stand a chance to win:​

      Highlights from the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year 2020 virtual global awards

      Highlights from the 2020 EY Young Tax Professional of the Year international final

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       EY YTPY 2021 Malaysia FAQs


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      • What is the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) about?

        The EY YTPY programme was created to reward and encourage the next generation of tax professionals. In 2021, students and early career professionals from around the world will compete for the EY YTPY title.


      • What is the difference between the local and international competitions?

        Participants in each country compete for the country’s national EY YTPY title. Each country winner is then eligible to join other country winners at the international competition to compete for the international EY YTPY 2021 title.

      • When did the program start?

        The EY YTPY program started in 2011 with nine countries. It has since grown to involve over 30 countries. The program was launched in Malaysia in 2013.

      • Why was the program established?

        The answer, quite simply, is that young talents matter: they are the next generation of tax professionals, a profession that is growing in strategic importance.

        The EY YTPY is an innovative program that seeks to reward and encourage the next generation of tax professionals.

        The award honors the contributions of promising students and graduates, and serves to:

        ►    Reaffirm the growing importance of tax knowledge in the world of business and finance among university students and graduates

        ►    Promote the emergence of young talented professionals in the field of tax, thus fostering interest for the tax profession and a future career in this field

        ►    Demonstrate to business leaders, the tax profession and tax administrations globally that investment in future tax talent is essential

      • How does a participant get to the international level of the EY YTPY?

        The process begins with a national competition in most countries. All country winners are then eligible for the EY YTPY international competition. There is no separate nomination process for the EY YTPY international competition since all the candidates qualify on the basis of being the current EY YTPY country winners.

      • How are the winners selected?

        All  participants competing in this year's EY YTPY international final have won the  EY YTPY 2021 title in their respective countries.

        Participants in the EY YTPY international competition will be challenged with international tax case studies and interviews before the judges who will be looking for evidence of creative and analytical strengths, as well as practical skills, inclusive leadership behavior and personality. The panel of judges will then confirm the top three winners of the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year 2021.

      • What kind of guidance are the participants given to prepare for the competition?

        Each country winner will have an EY tax professional to act as a local coach, providing insights into tax technical information and approaches to case analysis and presentation. 

      • Who is on the judging panel? How do you ensure the judging process is unbiased?

        The judging panel will include not only partners of EY Tax Services, but also influential members of the tax community from government, academia and corporations. Judges are rotated from year to year, to ensure fresh thinking and enthusiasm in the judging process.