EY Young Tax Professional of the Year

EY Young Tax Professional of the Year is an exciting international competition that identifies and rewards the next generation of leaders in business, tax, law and technology. Learn how the competition works, eligibility, competition prizes and how to apply!

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The Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) competition gives students a special opportunity to showcase a range of tax, legal and general business knowledge as well as analytical and presentation skills in a multi-step, case-study challenge. The first step is the US competition. The US winner advances to the global level, where she or he networks and competes with other high performers from more than 20 countries around the world.

We’re seeking smart, motivated, forward-thinking tax, business, law and technology students to apply! Build your brand and exercise your knowledge and skills all in one prestigious competition.

Why apply

  • Grow your network and learn from EY tax leaders
  • Collaborate with students from across US and the world
  • Enhance your presentation and communication skills
  • Differentiate yourself as a future leader
  • Compete to win prizes including scholarship money

Prizes

First place US winner:

  • Wins a US$3000 school scholarship award
  • Advances to the global YTPY competition

Second place US runner-up:

  • Wins a US$1500 school scholarship award

US finalists:

  • Collaborate with US finalists in a virtual round of networking, skill-building and case study competitions
  • Meet EY Tax leaders
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    Apply to EY Young Tax Professional of the Year

    The application deadline is September 11, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. ET. We encourage you to apply before the competition deadline if you are interested in receiving occasional updates about timely developments in tax and other EY insights.

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    Hear what prior competitors have to say about their experience with EY Young Tax Professional of the Year.

      The global competition

      During the Young Tax Professional of the Year international final, successful finalists from more than 20 countries will virtually meet, network and team with other students, EY tax leadership and academics faculty.

      Participants will be challenged with case studies, oral presentations and interviews with experienced judges from business and academia. The finalists will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony where — after a final review of performance throughout the competition — the three winners of the Global Young Tax Professional of the Year will be announced.

      Watch the full experience from our 2019 global competition.

      Eligibility

      US students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with an interest in tax

      Application requirements:

      • All applicants must be currently enrolled in a US university or law school at the time of the application submission deadline
      • All applicants should have no more than two years of actual work experience in tax (international experience included)
      • Past participants who have advanced as finalists to the US competition are not permitted to participate again

      Degree-specific requirements:

      • If you are a business, accounting or STEM student, you should be a current junior/senior. Students completing a master's program are welcome as well
      • If you are a JD student, you should be a current 3L and have completed at least one tax law class
      • If you are an LLM student, you should be in a program specializing in Tax

      Apply now

      The competition process includes a few steps:

      • Step 1: Complete the application form by September 11, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Eastern time. We encourage you to apply before the competition deadline if you are interested in receiving occasional updates about timely developments in tax and other EY insights.
      • Step 2: All applicants will be invited to participate in a kickoff call on September 15. You will receive the kickoff call invitation and access details prior to the call.
      • Step 3: You will receive an email on September 16 detailing the next steps, which include responding to a case study by answering several business questions via video recording by September 21.
      • Step 4: You will be notified on October 1 if you’ve been selected as a finalist. Finalists will be invited to participate in a series of virtual events spanning from October 5-23, culminating in a competition to identify the US winner. The series of events and competition will test verbal presentation and teaming skills and provide an opportunity to meet and network with EY tax practice and marketplace leaders. The virtual event schedule and access details will be shared with finalists on October 1.
      • Step 5: The US winner will be invited to participate in the virtual global competition in November to compete with international students in a case study and simulated client presentation competition. Through the international competition, the winners of the Global Young Tax Professional of the Year will be identified.

      Note: Dates are subject to change and applicants will be notified of any date changes.

      Hear prior competitors describe what inspires them about EY.

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