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Graduate - Global Compliance and Reporting, EMEIA Tax Centre Belfast

  • Internship
  • Belfast (County Antrim)
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

The Opportunity


Tax touches every aspect of our lives and is one of the largest items of expense any organisation or individual has to consider. On top of that, current issues such as the reform of international taxation, tax transparency, and the way in which we and our clients are using disruptive technology mean that there has never been a more exciting time to start a career in Tax.


Our EMEIA Tax Centre (ETC) practice operates as a virtual hub of highly specialized tax professionals from across EMEIA with a primary focus of expanding our service capability and speed to market for Priority Accounts. Our tax professionals help clients in the UK and overseas meet complex demands for tax reporting, compliance, planning and tax controversy; they look to us to help create value and achieve sustainable outcomes.


Many of our clients are seeking to centralize their own processes and systems through a finance transformation process, transferring more tasks and activities to Global Shared Service Centres.  The need to comply with regulatory requirement remains and the ETC Global Compliance & Reporting (GCR) team provide large complex clients with globally integrated outsource contracts. 


Your key responsibilities:


In GCR, you’ll develop technical tax and accounting knowledge that will equip you with the skills necessary to progress through your career, managing large complex engagements and becoming the key point of contact for your clients. You’ll be in the thick of it from day one, attending client meetings, supporting consultants and learning how to use the tools and technology we employ daily.  

As importantly, working you’ll have a unique opportunity to build networks and relationships across borders. By the time you finish the programme you will have a professional qualification, your own client portfolio and a vast global network within EY – all foundations for building a great career.



Skills and attributes for success


What support and professional qualifications will I receive?



With this three year programme you’ll have the opportunity to combine on-the-job experience with study for a professional qualification. You will be working towards a professional qualification with ICAS as well as learning your role and where you fit in the team. You will be supported with tax technical training, relationship building, leadership and systems training to accelerate your professional growth with us.  Additionally, you’ll receive mentoring to ensure you have the skills and knowledge required to perform optimally and reach your full potential.




To qualify for the role you must have:


Entry requirements

Graduate Programme – To be eligible for our Graduate programme you should be studying for an honours degree or have graduated with an honours degree. You must have obtained this qualification in advance of the programme start date in September 2020.


A background in accounting and finance is beneficial though not essential, as is an interest in technology.


Ideally, you'll also have:


Ideally you’ll be analytical and able to communicate your analysis logically.



What do we look for?


We want people with a keen interest in improving business tax functions through the use of technology and process improvement. Successful candidates will ideally have a strong affinity to problem solving via the means of technology solutions and will enjoy being challenged in a dynamic, team environment.


All our work is performed in teams and so we are looking for people who are good team players.


Building strong relationships with clients, tax authorities and EY colleagues is essential, so we are looking for people with excellent inter-personal skills. Not least, you’ll need to be resilient and hard working to get through the tough professional qualifications.


Please note applications close on the 20 th July 2020 and we are holding assessment centres and final interviews that week. 



What working at EY offers you




We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. 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
·  The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you



About EY



As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.




Diversity at EY


At EY we are committed to bringing together the right candidates to create the high performing teams that provide our clients with the exceptional service they expect. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, abilities and experiences, creating a rich and diverse culture here at EY – one that can help you learn, develop and shape your career. See how we are making this happen at EY -

Changesto our Selection and Assessment Process


If you need any changes to be made to the process for a reason related to a disability or long-term health condition please let us know on the dedicated section on our application form. To speak to our team before you apply or at any time across your application please contact or on 0800 289 208. 






Who we are


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.



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