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Tax Manager – Partnership Tax Services - Houston

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Tax Services Manager – Business Tax Services – Federal Tax – Partnership Tax Services
Business Tax Services helps clients succeed by assisting them with the strategic and operational challenges facing their tax functions. We’ll look to you to participate in analyzing tax opportunities and benefits, assist clients in identifying and managing strategic opportunities and risks that relate to significant prospective planning, and provide tax-related domestic and cross-border planning and compliance assistance to business-connected individuals and their associated entities. In return, you can expect the support of some of the most engaging colleagues around, as well as plenty of opportunities to progress your career.
The opportunity
Be part of a global team that helps build sustainable tax strategies; assesses, improves and monitors tax functions’ processes, controls and risk management; and supports clients in managing effective relationships with tax authorities. With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. Partnership Tax Services (PTS) provides clients with tax guidance and planning for their partnerships, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Our people work on key client issues in partnership taxation, such as capital account maintenance and Section 704(c) issues, with a focus on evaluating and implementing complex partnership transactions.
Your key responsibilities
It’s fair to say there’s no average day for a PTS manager — so you’re likely to spend your time on a diverse array of projects, responsibilities and tasks. We’ll look to you to provide clients with tax guidance and planning for their partnerships, joint ventures and other strategic alliances.  In an effort to maximize business development opportunities, you’ll be part of a team enhancing EY’s brand through strong external relationships across a network of existing and future clients.
Skills and attributes for success
  • Actively engage in required consultations
  • Focus on people/talent development by counseling, coaching and impacting others through the identification of stretch and challenging goals
  • Identify and implement operational efficiencies
  • Develop strong relationships across a network of existing and future clients and key stakeholders
  • Team effectively
  • Provide insight, connectedness and responsiveness to all clients while demonstrating a good understanding of their business 

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field and approximately two years of related work experience; or a graduate degree in tax or law and approximately four years of related work experience
  • A valid US certified public accountant (CPA), or enrolled agent (EA) certification, or licensed attorney designation; or progress toward CPA, EA or licensed attorney designation
  • Partnership experience and working command of Section 704(c)
  • Broad exposure to federal income taxation
  • Excellent managerial, organizational, project management and verbal/written communication skills
  • The ability to work well in a team environment and be comfortable supervising teams of EY personnel and client personnel
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Access and data mining tools 
Ideally you’ll also have
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for client service 

What we look for


We’re interested in people with initiative who are not afraid to speak up, with a genuine desire to make things better across the business. You’ll need strong software skills and the ability to handle complex data from multiple sources. If you’re ready to further build on your reputation as a professional advisor, this role is for you.


What working at EY offers


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, pension and 401(k) plans, 22 days 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 well-being. 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.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply today
EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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