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2019 Hong Kong Graduate Program - Staff Accountant/Staff Associate (for applicants graduating in Hong Kong)

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5. Performance Improvement
 
Background
We help clients improve security and efficiency, while also reducing their costs. We help clients by delivering assessment, transformation and process efficiency services in experienced areas like finance, customer, supply chain, operations, IT, people and organizational management.
 
Responsibilities
  • Build productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Perform daily fieldwork, inform supervisors of the engagement status
  • Understand and execute advisory services procedures including client interviews, problem analysis, and advanced fact gathering
  • Develop and share knowledge with team members and enhance service delivery
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Engineering
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
6. Risk
 
Background
Our Risk practice revolves around helping our clients develop an integrated and sustainable approach to risk and control that encompasses a holistic view of people, process and technology. Delivering some of the most significant and class-leading projects globally, you’ll be part of a market-leading network of risk professionals, forming high-performing teams that deliver exceptional client service and contribute to building a better working world. As part of our team, you’ll be joining to support one of the professions:
  • Cybersecurity
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Assurance
  • Risk Transformation
Responsibilities
  • Prepare for meetings with client management teams and participate in these meetings
  • Prepare reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Build strong internal relationships with EY Advisory Services and with other service lines across the organization
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering and Data Science
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
People Advisory Services
 
1. Mobility Tax
 
Background
You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
 
Responsibilities
  • Prepare international assignment-related calculations such as tax cost projections, tax equalization calculations, and hypothetical tax calculations.
  • Coordinate the delivery of various global mobility and other tax services offered by the firm in a proactive manner that meets/exceeds client expectations
  • Perform engagement management activities including billing, scheduling, performance evaluations, mentoring and etc.
  • Develop the client's understanding of Hong Kong and foreign personal tax, compensation and payroll issues and proactively explain implications of recent law changes
  • Conduct research on various topics such as technical or treaty interpretation/application, regulatory issues
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related major
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities

2. Rewards

 

Background
Rewards consulting practice focuses on serving Chinese companies and multinational companies in Hong Kong. You will be supporting all aspects of the operation: project delivery, cross-team collaboration, support to business development, and support to client relationship management.
 
Responsibilities
  • Work across a variety of industries and geographic locations across Greater China
  • Conduct analysis, research, client interviews and helping to develop proposals and recommendations
  • Conduct business analytics (e.g. business strategy analysis, HR operation analysis, financial analysis, marketing analysis, policy analysis, and development of integrated people strategies)
  • Develop recommendations for HR transformation (e.g. improving operating model, processes and enabling technologies)
  • Develop recommendations for workforce strategies (e.g. designing compelling employee value propositions, identifying and helping manage people risks)
  • Work with Financial Services and Transaction Practices: supporting clients to address human capital integration with business through all stages of acquisition, divestiture and merger.
  • Work with the Tax practice: helping companies ensure that their workforce is compliant in tax and social security matters. Interact with client’s HR, finance or tax departments
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
  • Excellent working knowledge of Japanese
  • Education with strong international exposure, from a discipline that emphasises multi- disciplinary collaboration
  • Internship or relevant track-record with EY’s Human Capital team in China
  • A good understanding of Chinese business, working culture and able to interact with multinational companies
 
Tax
 
1. Business Tax Services 
 
Background
We help our clients understand and manage their tax compliance and reporting obligations responsibly and proactively. We help them assess, improve and monitor their tax function’s processes, controls and risk management and maintain effective relationships with the tax authorities.
 
Responsibilities
  • Manage and coordinate tax compliance work for clients
  • Maintain continuous interaction with clients, manage expectations and ensure outstanding client service
  • Determine all information required to ensure/complete accurate tax compliance products
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
2. International Tax Services
 
Background
You’ll provide a wide range of tax services for many of the world's largest multinational corporations. You’ll help clients identify and address complex domestic and international tax issues and assist them in strategically aligning different areas of taxation.
 
Responsibilities                           
  • Provide a wide range of tax services for multinational banks and financial institutions in multiple jurisdictions. Identify and address complex domestic and international tax issues and assist them in strategically aligning different areas of taxation.
  • Provide timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations
  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties.
  • Build on technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and technical authorities and apply them to moderately complex situations
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities

3. Transfer Pricing

 
Background
You will assist clients that are multinational enterprises to determine the appropriate allocation of profits across their global value chain from a tax perspective, to facilitate tax compliance and efficiency. You will analyze your client’s function/asset/risk profile to determine whether their transfer pricing policies for intercompany transactions are efficient and defensible. Your advice will cover planning business operating models, intercompany transaction flows, pricing of intercompany transactions, defending transfer prices and structures against tax scrutiny, tax audit support, due diligence support, IPO intragroup pricing verification, advance pricing agreement negotiations, etc.  You will engage with a broad range of technical content spanning accounting, finance, tax, valuation, and law. You will also utilize a wide range of skill sets, including financial modeling, report drafting, PowerPoint delivery, client handling, presentations, and team working. Strong analytical and communication skills are essential.
 
Responsibilities
  • Participate in all aspects of transfer pricing engagements, including determination of scope and issues, functional analysis meetings, industry analysis, economic benchmarking analyses, financial modeling, report drafting and presentation of results
  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be provided to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Contribute to people initiatives, including recruiting and retaining transfer pricing professionals
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines, preferably with an emphasis in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Law
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
4. Tax Technology and Transformation
 
Responsibilities
  • Tax function evaluation and optimization: evaluate or optimize tax operation structure by assessing current state, standardizing with leading practice, and providing optimization solution options
  • Process and controls enhancement: re-design and deploy streamlined tax processes including new technology solutions with clear roles and responsibilities, standardized work processes, proper controls embedded to advice risks
  • Technologies enablement: embed the needs of Tax into Finance and IT systems to increase automation and data quality throughout tax processes; automate tax processing, tax compliance and reporting through various tax technologies
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in IT related disciplines, such as Information Management, software development, Information System
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude, willing to learn new things
5. US Tax
 
Background
As a member of the US Tax Services in International Tax department, you'll make technical contributions to US tax compliance and tax advisory engagements.
 
Responsibilities
  • Prepare, with guidance, technically accurate reports and deliverables related to US domestic and international federal income tax advisory and compliance services
  • Assist in file documentation and retention (file set-up, referencing, description of tax filing position taken, telephone conversation documentation, notes to reviewer)
  • Perform research using appropriate tools, including legislation, databases and publications with guidance
  • Communicate with the client for basic information requests as well as the relevant authorities, whenever the need arises
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Taxation or related major (in either case, with an emphasis on US taxation)
  • Professional accountancy qualification. AICPA preferable
  • Positive attitude, willingness to stand up to challenges and good team spirits
Transaction Advisory Services
 
1. Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency
 
Background
You will help clients evaluate, structure and execute their most important deals. You'll have direct contact with clients and gain valuable experience across industries and geographies, learning from top minds in today's transactions arena.
 
Responsibilities
  • Undertake an advisory role to contingency planning, value preservation, exit solutions and resolution planning for financial institutions and large corporates 
  • Review company’s financial status, preparing pre-liquidation forecast and prognosis of cash flow requirements
  • Prepare comprehensive financial reviews of companies' operations for the intention of financial restructuring, securing investors, raising capital, disposing and recovering of assets
  • Attend to legal proceedings, adjudicating of creditors’ claims, investigating into antecedent transactions for regulatory compliance
  • Involve in day-to-day judicial management, receivership, agent for mortgagee-in possession, estate administration, voluntary and compulsory liquidation engagements
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business, law or a related field  
  • 1 - 2 years’ professional audit experience, preferably with previous corporate restructuring exposure
  • Ability to travel approximately 50% of the time
  • Able to work under high pressure and adapt to a dynamic working environment
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
2. Transaction Support
 
Background
We are committed to delivering high quality transaction advisory services to private equity investor groups and strategic corporate buyers in various industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China and throughout Asia. We assist our clients to assess the performance of the companies and make appropriate decisions on each transaction. 
 
As a Staff Accountant of Transaction Support team, you would have a chance to be trained in our Assurance practice for a maximum of 18 months in 2 to 3 years to develop the fundamental auditing and accounting skills plus knowledge in different sectors.
 
Responsibilities
  • Prepare analyses of historical and pro-forma financial information to assess trends and fluctuations that may impact cash flow requirements and deal valuation
  • Perform industry and company research utilizing online tools and publicly available information
  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
During the time in Assurance team, the responsibilities include
  • Examine a company’s financial statement and test their reliability
  • Get to know the business and assess processes/controls used to produce the financial statement
  • Understand business drivers, associated risks and their potential effect on financial statement accounts
Requirements
  • Bachelor degree or above in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Management or related disciplines
  • Strong analytical, presentation and report writing skills
  • Good team player and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Competent research skills and ability to analyze financial statements and forecasts
  • Strong MS knowledge (Knowledge of VBA is a plus)
3. Valuation and Business Modeling (Renamed to Valuation, Modeling & Economics)
 
Background
We are committed to delivering independent and objective business valuation services to a range of private and public companies in various industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China and throughout Asia. We help our clients improve alignment between management decision-making, resource allocation, executive compensation and enterprise performance.
 
Responsibilities
  • Conduct equity and industry research, management interviews and site visits; support managers by analyzing information obtained from various channels for use in the preparation of valuation reports
  • Review and analyze valuation reports issued by other firms in order to assist audit teams on the projects associated with fair value measurements
  • Appraise company or asset values using the income approach, market approach or asset-based approach for transaction, financial reporting or tax purposes
  • Work closely with clients, targets and other professionals in the financial due diligence, legal, tax and valuation fields
Requirements
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines (audit experience is a plus)
  • Strong Excel knowledge
  • Competent research skills and ability to analyze financial statements and forecasts
  • Ability to assist with proposals
To apply
Submit an online application at www.ey.com/cn/careers along with your resume, cover letter and all academic transcripts.

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