Careers in Tax
Tax has changed more in the past five years than in the past 50. Working across EY Tax, Law, and People Advisory Services, you’ll collaborate with clients to shape business strategies that provide future-focused impact.
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I am privileged to lead EY’s Oceania tax practice as we transform our business into the digitally-enabled, trusted tax advisor of the future.
EY Oceania Tax Managing Partner
Make a real impact, today
Tax has now become a strategic linchpin for businesses, and that means the role of the tax professional has never been more important – or more rewarding.
At EY, we’re digitizing tax, helping businesses – from ambitious start-ups to global organizations - to seize opportunities in an increasingly digital and borderless world.
You’ll influence what’s next by combining diverse thinking with the power of technology and analytics. You’ll provide strategic, real-time insights and help create value for clients.
Disruption is transforming tax, too
Tax technology used to mean a spreadsheet; now we’re using bots for the number crunching. Innovations such as machine learning, AI and natural language generation are revolutionizing the tax experience.
That means that EY tax professionals get to use a far broader skill set. You’ll have the space to take a step back, see the big picture and identify objectives. You could be solving complex tax issues for clients, building them technology services, transforming their talent organization or solving international tax law issues. You’ll use your analytical skills and subjective judgment to make strategic decisions. By combining your human ingenuity with game-changing technology, you’ll help drive competitive advantage.
The wide world of tax
EY tax teams across the globe help clients understand and manage their tax compliance and reporting obligations responsibly and proactively. We help them assess, improve and monitor their tax function’s processes, controls and risk management and maintain effective relationships with the tax authorities.
EY tax offers leadership in all tax disciplines, including business tax, global compliance and reporting, global law, indirect tax, international tax, transactional tax, and people advisory services.
The flexible EY approach to career development means you can choose to specialize and build your career in any industry, or move between industries and work across tax teams.
You could work on an acquisition of one company by another; apply technology to improve processes and save time on tax return preparation; develop new services to target tax opportunities; transform the human resource organization; or help a company restructure its operations to make the most of tax reform.
Whatever you do in tax, you’ll help to add value, drive decision-making and reduce risk.
People are the center of tax
Of course numbers are important, but not in isolation. Your relationships with colleagues and clients are just as crucial as your technical skills, and you’ll make those better face-to-face than from a desk.
As tax becomes more digital, EY tax professionals spend much more time with clients to develop a deep understanding of their business and industry. Yes, numbers will be an important part of your job as a tax professional, but you’ll also offer insights on market developments and help clients align their global tax position with their overall business strategy.
You’ll work closely with colleagues across borders, using EY tools and networks to solve complex business and tax problems. By combining the power of EY tax experience with innovative technology, you can help us transform the tax function of the future.
Data analytics will change the role of tax from being a historian, as it often is today, to a strategic business partner.
Daren R. Campbell
Ernst & Young LLP US Tax Technology and Transformation Partner
As tax evolves, so will you
As globalization transforms the way businesses operate, tax is changing too. Tax authorities are innovating and sooner or later the traditional tax return will be replaced by real-time reporting.
Governments worldwide are digitizing tax administrations and updating policy for a virtual, borderless business world. Taxpayer information is being collected and shared at a rapid pace. With governments becoming increasingly proficient with big data, taxpayers need to be, too.
At EY you’ll have the tools and support to keep up with new taxes, regulatory change, and new reporting and compliance obligations. You’ll have the knowledge and experience to help companies keep pace and pay the right amount of tax, in the right countries, at the right time.
Explore our latest thinking on tax
The multi-sector relevance of all of our tax services enriches our client conversations, keeping our organization relevant and credible where it counts the most.
EY Global Deputy Vice Chair - Tax and EY Global Tax Sector Leader
Where will you focus in Tax?
At EY, tax professionals combine agility, diverse thought, tax technical depth and the power of technology and analytics to provide exceptional client service. In a rapidly changing business and tax environment, we develop dynamic leaders who, through their professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit, make a positive impact on the working world.
Our Business Tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for tax reporting, compliance and planning, and tax policy and controversy.
You'll have the chance to gain experience across multiple service offerings, with long-term opportunities for focusing in one or more area.
You'll also work with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established worldwide organisations, developing a breadth and depth of tax and business skills domestically and on a multinational basis to advance your career.
Business Tax consists of different service offerings, including:-
- Tax Controversy & Policy
- Research & Development
- Quantitative Services
Private Client Services offers tax-related domestic and cross-border planning, and compliance assistance to business-connected individuals and their associated entities. In today's global environment, cross-border services help meet the ever-growing needs of internationally positioned clients.
Private Client Services focuses on three growth platforms:
- Succession Planning
- Family Tax Agenda
- Business Tax Agenda
With an integrated, global approach, we aim to provide a range of tax and financial planning services to owners, families and their businesses, private equity and asset management stakeholders, as well as high-net-worth individuals.
Our Global Compliance and Reporting tax professional help address a company’s GCR needs in light of ongoing business transformations, market expansions and an increased global enforcement and transparency environment.
As global companies evaluate their current business and organisational models, you will be part of a dynamic specialist team that provides record to report services, which include:-
- Tax accounting calculations and provisions
- Income tax return preparation and review
- Bookkeeping and accounting
- Statutory accounting and financial statement preparation and reporting
- Payroll services
- Corporate Secretarial Services
- Governance and control of the above processes
As the world continues to be impacted by globalisation, demographics, technology and regulation, organisations must adapt quickly and build agile people cultures. People Advisory Services brings together a broad set of people services offerings.
Our global network of 11,000 professionals combine agility, diverse thought, technical expertise, and the power of technology and analytics to help our clients harness their people agenda. We work across more than 130 countries, offering deep industry knowledge and experience to more than 2,000 corporate clients worldwide.
Performance and Talent deliver HR transformation (digital and technology), leadership and culture development, workforce strategy and design, and change management and training. We help clients develop data supported workforce strategies and employee value propositions, manage talent and address people-related risks within organisations (including culture risk). We develop workforce capability, organisational development and design. Clients are also assisted with implementing HR technology and digital transformation strategies, including HR information systems (HCM)/software exclusively or as part of large-scale business transformation programs.
Reward is a broad area with high levels of analytical, strategic advisory and stakeholder engagement. Our Reward teams innovate remuneration, benefit and incentive strategies for clients. This includes Remuneration Strategy & Design, Incentives and Recognition Schemes, Performance Management Programs, and Employee Share Schemes. Within the Reward teams, there is an Accelerated Transactions group which work to support the workforce aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestments.
Mobility supports a globally connected world and workforce. This includes development and management of organisational mobility programs and integrated offerings that span across workforce mobility strategy through to regulatory and tax compliance. There are essentially three service areas: Global Mobility Tax, Assignment Services, and Immigration.
Global Mobility Tax includes include Strategic Mobility Tax Planning & Consulting, Expatriate Tax, Cross-border Income Tax, Employment Tax (FBT, PAYE, Superannuation Tax), Data Analytics & Consulting.
Assignment Services supports mobility strategy and integrated offerings, and Immigration includes Case Management, Repatriation, Relocation Services, Global Compensation, Visa Processing, Migration Law, Immigration Compliance.
Our Indirect Tax professionals work with clients that trade goods or services nationally and internationally. Work with them and you'll advise how indirect taxes such as goods & services tax (GST) impact your clients' supply chain and financial and accounting systems.
You'll identify and address areas of risk, advise clients on the taxation implications of international trade and assist them in complying with customs regulations. Working in Indirect Tax, you'll gain wide-ranging experience across different industries and opportunities to work internationally, and receive the support you need to become an effective tax professional.
Our International Tax professionals help multinational companies align their global tax position with their business strategy to maintain competitive advantage and provide shareholder value.
International Tax teams support clients' cross-border transactions assess their international tax strategies and provide a range of services, including transfer pricing policies and tax-effective supply chain management.
As a member of our International Tax team, you'll gain experience on engagements with some of the world's largest international organisations and have opportunities to work with different tax regimes through international assignments.
Our Transaction Tax professionals advise companies and private equity investors on all tax aspects of their transactions. They assist clients with structuring transaction tax efficiently and undertake tax due-diligence reviews of potential targets.
Transaction Tax professionals look after clients of all sizes across all industries, working closely with colleagues in different service lines around the world. In this dynamic and fast-moving environment, you'll work on a variety of transactions. This ranges from acquisitions of small family-owned businesses to significant, newsworthy deals, including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, de-mergers, joint ventures, refinancing or stock exchange transactions such as IPOs. Each will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career.
Our New Zealand Law teams draw on a vast range of experience gained both within New Zealand and internationally. As part of the Law teams, you will be part of the expanding EY legal network, which includes offices in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. The Law teams have a global footprint, comprising over 2,100 lawyers across 80 countries. You will benefit from working with widely recognised subject matter professionals who can provide a multi-jurisdictional perspective, as well as an in-depth understanding of the Australian legal environment.