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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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 digitising tax, helping businesses – from ambitious start-ups to global organisations - 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.
What you can do in Tax services
Work with global clients and ambitious smaller businesses to navigate the complex, ever-changing world of 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.
We believe a great culture starts with great people. That’s why we look for colleagues who have integrity, enthusiasm, courage and respect. These values are essential to the way we serve our clients and engage with our communities. Beyond this, we look for individuals who have an eye for new opportunities and keen negotiation skills. These candidates have excellent time management, the ability to work collaboratively and are excited by new technology.
Our Indirect Tax professionals 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 & 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 teams specialise in the following areas:
- Private Middle Market/Transaction Tax
- Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction
- Consumer Products and Life Sciences
- Global Trade
- 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 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.
We’re a globally connected team whose expertise is channelled into four areas: Workforce Advisory; Information, Technology and Transformation; Reward; and Mobility.
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.
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.
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 revolutionising 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 organisation 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.
As tax evolves, so will you
As globalisation 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.