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Tax - FSO - Tax Technology and Transformation Intern

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Tax - FSO - Tax Technology and Transformation Intern

Chicago, IL
  • Responsibilities

    With new tools, trends, and technologies constantly emerging, the tax function is consistently changing. Just staying up-to-date is a challenging task. And that’s why some of the most high-profile financial services companies worldwide look to our team to create efficiencies around tax process, data, and technology. As a Tax Technology and Transformation Intern, you’ll be right at the heart of that goal, supporting clients by solving their strategic and operational challenges encountered on a daily basis.

    The opportunity You’ll join an innovative new area of the business, which has seen plenty of investment – growing from three people to over 130 in just seven years. That growth all comes down to an entrepreneurial culture, where new approaches are nurtured and leaders are ready to take measured risks to ensure we stay one step ahead of the market. The financial services industry is constantly changing and with that, management is requiring the tax organization to think differently about their operations. Tax functions are always looking for ways to enhance their processes to meet their strategic goals. How we help to achieve these goals is by covering a diverse range of services, including process improvement, organization strategy and operating model design, robotics, intelligent automation, technology implementation and enhancements, so you’ll be learning highly sought-after skills on each project you support.

    What to expect Everything you do will come back to improving our clients’ end-to-end processes, data, and operations. You’re likely to be directly embedded within our clients’ offices for much of your week, building relationships and getting to know their cultures, challenges and goals. That could mean attending meetings, directly working on project deliverables, and participating in influential conversations with key stakeholders in leadership. Our financial services clients are located nationwide, so travel will be a part of the role.

    Your key responsibilities

    • Taking ownership of assigned tasks and monitoring them until completion
    • Identifying ways to automate manual tasks using existing and emerging technologies
    • Consolidating tax data to make analysis and planning more efficient
    • Improving reporting capabilities to enhance our clients’ ability to evaluate risk and capitalize on opportunities
    • Supporting project team members in any way needed to help ensure timely completion of deliverables
    • Researching innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, and preparing business use cases for applicability
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  • Qualifications

    To qualify for the role you must have

    • An achieved or predicted bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Accounting, Taxation, Management Information Systems or Computer Science.
    • Excellent communication and business writing skills
    • A natural flair for problem solving, and an entrepreneurial approach to work
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the confidence to prioritize your workload within tight deadlines
    • The flexibility to work consistently both individually and as part of a focused team
    • A driver’s license valid in the U.S.

    Ideally, you’ll also have - A data management background, with an understanding of common tools and principles

    What we look for We’re interested in motivated people with a genuine passion for seeking out simple tax solutions. You’ll need to be an analytical leader, with the ability to react quickly and decisively to new and often ambiguous information. You’ll need to be flexible to keep up with our dynamic projects and the constantly changing demands of our clients. If you’re ready to influence senior leaders while learning the skills that could set you apart as a future leader, this role is for you.

    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 profession
    • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career
    • Gained flexibility through two-way communication and commitment with your engagement teams

    About EY As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

    If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

    Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

    Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.

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    Globally, EY member firms are leaders in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services EY member firms deliver help to build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. At Ernst & Young LLP*, you have the ability to shape your career in the direction you choose. Be a part of their high-performing teams, learn from everyone you meet, and be challenged, stretched and supported along every step of the way.