Tax – Diversified Staff Group – Intern

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Tax – Diversified Staff Group – Intern

McLean, VA
  • Responsibilities

    To be eligible for this position, please complete the interest form on EY’s careers page after applying on WayUp. If you meet EY’s qualifications when applying, you’ll automatically be directed to the interest form. Once you complete the interest form, the EY team will reach out directly if they want to speak with you further.

    The work you will do as part of our Tax practice is fascinating, complex and technically challenging. In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world.

    You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that influences major business decisions.

    Our Diversified Staff Group model is all about providing our people with the skills, information and knowledge to take on some of the biggest challenges in taxation. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in a wide range of Tax service areas, covering everything from business, international, state and local, and transactions tax, to global compliance and reporting. After a few years developing into a broad-based tax professional, you will make an educated choice about which area of tax best aligns with your skills and interests, and with the support of industry-leading teams, there’s no better place to gain this experience.

    The opportunity You can expect to develop a unique insight into our business, where you’ll build a network of relationships in an area that influences major business decisions every day. As the team continues to grow, so will you, and over time, you will become a well-rounded tax professional with broad experience in multiple areas of tax.

    Your key responsibilities You will spend a large portion of your time directly engaged in complex compliance projects for our clients. This will be balanced with research, planning, and meetings with senior colleagues. EY focuses on a variety of industries, including but not limited to: automotive and transportation, consumer products, health and life sciences, media and entertainment, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, and technology. Additionally, we have differentially invested in an industry structure that focuses on financial services through our Financial Services Organization (FSO). Candidates electing to join the FSO will focus exclusively in financial services and will have opportunities to serve leading investment banks, retail and commercial banks, insurers and investment managers. Whichever you choose, you’ll find no shortage of opportunities to take on new challenges and responsibilities while discovering and developing your strengths and ambitions.

    How will I spend most of my time? Below are some examples of the meaningful work you will do in Tax from the moment you join us, with support and guidance from mentors and more senior team members:

    • Handling and supporting a wide variety of tax compliance processes
    • Assisting with tax due diligence on behalf of a private equity firm
    • Preparing tax returns for large, international clients
    • Working with audit teams to determine whether tax accounts are appropriate for financial statements
    • Researching tax code and writing memos for clients
    • Improving the tax effectiveness of supply chain structures
    • Developing and utilizing a diverse network of colleagues across the business
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  • Qualifications

    To qualify for the role you must have

    • A predicted undergraduate degree in Accounting; graduate degree in Accounting or Taxation preferred; both supported by a strong academic record

    • A demonstrable plan for passing the CPA exam

    • Excellent English language communication skills

    • Expertise in time management, and the ability to adapt to change under pressure

    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and the confidence to translate complex information into insightful, actionable recommendations

    • A highly collaborative approach to work, and the personal integrity to support not only your team’s interests, but colleagues across a global business

    • Flexibility and willingness to travel as well as work in excess of standard hours when necessary

    • A driver’s license valid in the U.S.

    • Integrity within a professional environment

      Developing and utilizing a diverse network of colleagues across the business to qualify for the Law Path you must have

    • A pre predicted undergraduate degree in accounting and JD, or a JD and LLM in Taxation

    • Membership or anticipated membership in a U.S. state bar or CPA

    Ideally, you’ll also have

    • Experience as an intern in any area of tax
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Experience working alongside colleagues at all levels of a business
    • For the Law Path, experience within a tax law clinic or tax law journal preferred

    What we look for We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax, and the future of tax, and are inspired to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.

  • Benefits


    What working at EY offers If you join EY full-time after your internship, we offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of three weeks of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social wellbeing.

    Plus, we offer:

    • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
    • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
    • Excellent exposure to a wide range of tax areas
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    Globally, EY member firms work with more than 200,000 clients - including nearly 80% of the Fortune Global 500 - in more than 150 countries.
  • About Us

    At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration across our four service lines – Assurance, Tax, Consulting, and Strategy and Transactions.

    We want to build a better working world through our own actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals. This is our purpose — and why we exist as an organization. Running through our organization is a strong sense of obligation to serve a number of different stakeholders who count on us to deliver quality and excellence in everything we do. We want to use our global reach and scale to convene the conversation about the challenges facing economies and the capital markets.

    When business works better, the world works better.