Careers in Tax
Working across EY Tax, Law, and People Advisory Services, you’ll collaborate with clients to make better decisions through insights into government policy, regulatory obligations and operations.
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An exceptional career in EY Tax that will transform the future, it's yours to build.
When you join our Tax team, you'll help local and global clients navigate the complex, ever-changing world of tax. You’ll be working 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.
We provide the scale, the technology, the teams, the challenges, the learning and the relationships for you to personalise and evolve your career. Find out more about our teams below.
In Financial Services Tax, We create strategies that help clients to manage and meet tax obligations whilst enhancing their financial performance. Apply your technical knowledge and experience to help individual clients meet their tax obligations and enhance financial performance broadening your knowledge and experience of tax. The Tax team here is international and works for diverse, high-profile clients.
The Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team helps companies gain more control, efficiency and value in their tax and finance so they can be more focused on their business strategy. We do this by integrating EY’s tax and financial teams at both a regional and global level, delivering a seamless record-to-report experience.
Our Indirect Tax team work with clients that trade goods or services nationally and internationally. You’ll advise how Indirect Taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and 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. Our teams specialise in, Private Middle Market/Transaction Tax, Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction, Energy, Transformation, Consumer Products and Life Sciences, Global Trade and Technology, Media and Telecomms.
Our Transaction Tax professionals advise companies and private equity investors on all tax aspects of their transactions across a wide range of industries and geographies.
Transaction Tax at EY is the fastest growing Transaction Tax / Mergers & Acquistions Tax practice in the UK. We're involved with some of the largest transactions for many of the leading global clients and private equity investors, as well as high net worth individuals and major family offices - which means our people benefit from a highly diverse range of opportunities across our Mergers & Acquistions, Private Capital Transactions and Funds teams.
Our Transaction Tax professionals advise organisations on all tax aspects of their transactions across a wide range of industries and geographies. We help clients negotiate every stage of a deal from inception and initial due diligence, to tax-efficient transaction structuring right through to assistance with the sale and purchase agreement.
As a member of this highly globally integrated team, your role will entail helping clients benefit from the potential tax opportunities present in transactions, as well as identifying and reducing inherent tax risk. You’ll develop the tax and transaction skills and knowledge you need to progress your career in a dynamic and highly commercial environment.
Private Client Services provides tax and business support to entrepreneurs who are setting up their own business. Our clients range from small tech and life sciences companies, to unique inventors who have come up with new innovations and want to commercialise them.
Initially, the work could involve helping a client with tax returns or applying for government incentives like research and development tax credits. Once the business gets a bit bigger, we help them expand overseas or move towards a sale of the business. It’s a long-term partnership that covers the whole journey.
When you join that journey with a private business, you become part of their path to success, making it a highly rewarding area of Tax to work in. Having a team dedicated to Private Client Services is real recognition of how exciting and fast-growing the market currently is. Just like our start-up clients, we’re constantly building and evolving our business as a team with the aim of becoming the market leader.
If you’re passionate about working with small enterprises, love acting as a trusted business advisor and collaborating with people to get the right answer, you’ll feel right at home here.
From HR experts to tech specialists, employment regulation consultants and more, EY’s People Advisory Services is a global team that helps clients create better ways of working. If you share our belief that people are the key to success, you could work with organisations to transform the way they work – and join us in building a better working world.
Our Speciality Services Tax professionals help businesses meet complex challenges around tax controversy and risk management, capital allowances, and innovation and grants.
Speciality Services Tax is made up of a broad range of specialists from IT engineers to trained litigation lawyers, surveyors and former tax inspectors, spread across four main teams:
- Capital Allowances Tax
- Research and Development Tax
- Tax Controversy and Risk Management
The breadth of skills required leads to wide range of opportunities for those joining the team, and we will support you through your career journey whatever direction it may take. You’ll have the chance to gain experience across multiple service offerings, with a longer-term view of focusing in one or more area. You’ll also work with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established global organisations, developing a breadth and depth of tax and business skills domestically and on a multinational basis, to advance your career.
Riverview Law supports in-house legal departments as they tactically and strategically evolve the way they provide legal and commercial support to their internal and external customers. We help companies to build an enhanced legal operating model that allows them to allocate legal work to the right teams, in the right place, at the right time - whether the work is undertaken in-house or by external providers.
Riverview Law services can support your business’s goals, including centralisation, compliance improvement, offloading of high-volume repetitive and standardised legal work tasks, or a better understanding and control of legal spend. As a seamless part of your legal function, we can enhance risk protection and help collect and analyse the right data to inform business decision-making, allowing your in-house legal teams to focus on value added tactical and strategic requirements.
Our Tax Technology and Transformation (TTT) team creates advanced technology solutions that help businesses increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their tax and finance functions, through the use of AI and automation capabilities. We work side-by-side with the firm's partners, clients and tax subject matter experts to develop solutions that fundamentally change the way we service our clients.
We believe a great culture starts with great people. That’s why we look for colleagues who have deep technical and problem-solving skills as well as integrity, enthusiasm, courage and respect. These values are essential to the way we serve our clients and engage with our community. Beyond this, we look for individuals who have an eye for new technology and transformation opportunities. If this all sounds like you, and you possess excellent communication, time management, and collaboration skills, then you’d feel right at home here.
Join us and you'll benefit from EY's supportive and flexible culture, while developing technical, business, client and personal leadership skills.
Become the transformation leader the world needs.
You can harness technology and scale to continuously innovate and learn. What’s more, EY Tax offers leadership in all tax disciplines, including tax planning, tax accounting, tax compliance, tax policy and controversy, tax function operations, law, and people and workforce.
Personalise your career like you do your playlists. The flexible EY approach to career development means you can choose to specialise and build your career in any industry or move between industries and work across tax teams.
Build the skills and experiences that can take you anywhere. 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 organisation; or help a company restructure its operations to make the most of tax reforms. Whatever you do in tax, you’ll help add value, drive decision-making and reduce risk.
Bring your depth of knowledge and help businesses scale new heights
Tax has now become a more strategic function for businesses and that means the role of the tax professional has never been more important – or more rewarding – especially in today’s disruptive environment.
EY people equip clients to make better business decisions by bringing insights to the forefront, helping them build resilience for the future. This involves not only helping clients understand the tax policies and tax laws of governments around the world but also leveraging technology to help clients transform their tax functions and operations to meet regulatory obligations, improve workforce management, reduce risk and drive sustainable value.