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2020 Hong Kong Graduate Program - Staff Accountant/Staff Associate (for applicants graduating in Hong Kong)

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Responsibilities 

  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress
  • Help prepare for meetings with client management teams and participate in these meetings
  • Help 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 with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering and Data Science
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

People Advisory Service


1. Mobility Tax

    

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, managing client expectations, and identifying additional client needs/EY opportunities
  • Assist manager/senior by drafting responses, participating in the proposal process, and identifying new business opportunities
  • Establish/maintain long-term collaborative relationships with our clients and internal colleagues
  • Develop the client's understanding of Hong Kong and foreign personal tax, compensation and payroll issues and proactively explain implications of recent law changes
  • Possess and continually increase understanding of complex expatriate tax issues
  • Conduct/review 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
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

2. Workforce Advisory Services


Responsibilities

  • Working across a variety of industries and geographic locations across Greater China, depending on projects
  • Conducting analysis and research, conducting client interviews and helping to develop proposals and recommendations
  • Conducting business analytics (e.g. business strategy analysis, HR operation analysis, financial analysis, marketing analysis, policy analysis, and development of integrated people strategies and talent programmes)
  • Conducting analysis and developing recommendations for HR transformation (e.g. improving operating model, processes, enabling technologies, or developing the capability of people within the HR function)Conducting analysis and developing recommendations for workforce strategies (e.g. designing compelling employee value propositions, identifying and helping manage people risks, implementing organizational development activities)
  • Working with Transaction Practices and Advisory Services: supporting clients to address human capital integration with business through all stages of acquisition, divestiture and merger.
  • Client portfolio includes the HK-operation of Chinese companies (state-owned and private enterprises) and multinational companies (from UK, US and Japan).

Requirements

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin 
  • Education with strong international exposure, from a discipline that emphasises multi- disciplinary collaboration
  • Being versatile and adaptable to different business needs of clients
  • Internship or relevant track-record with EY People Advisory Services team preferred in Hong Kong and China
  • A good understanding of business and working culture in Hong Kong
  • Being able to interact smoothly with local Hong Kong, mainland Chinese and multinational companies
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

Tax


1. Business Tax Services

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate tax compliance work for clients
  • Maintain continuous interaction with clients, manage expectations and ensure outstanding client service
  • Team with tax professionals to provide comprehensive tax services
  • Determine all information required to ensure/complete accurate tax compliance products
  • Assist clients to prevent and manage tax controversial issues
  • Assist clients to handle enquiries from the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”)
  • Work with experienced tax professionals on tax field audits and investigations conducted by the IRD
  • Provide support on tax appeal process

Requirements

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

2. Global Compliance and Reporting

    

Responsibilities

  • Deliver tax compliance and tax advisory services to MNC and Listed clients
  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients
  • Maintain continuous interaction with clients, manage expectations and ensure outstanding client service
  • Determine all information required to ensure/complete accurate tax compliance products within the budget.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

3. International Tax and Transaction Services

  

Responsibilities
  • Provide a wide range of tax services to multinational corporations and investment funds across multiple jurisdictions. Identify and address complex domestic and international tax issues and assist them in strategically aligning different areas of taxation such as tax structuring and M&A transactions
  • 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
  • Build strong relationships within the firm and in the market place
  • Contribute to the overall success of the team by developing a thorough understanding of EY methodologies and tools to enhance service delivery

Requirements 

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics or related major
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong adaptability, communication, analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

4. Transfer Pricing

     

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.
  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress
  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be provided to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Build strong internal relationships with other members of the transfer pricing team and across other services
  • Contribute to people initiatives, including recruiting and retaining transfer pricing professionals
  • Maintain an educational program to develop personal skills on an ongoing basis
  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures

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
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

5. 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
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude, willing to learn new things and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

 6. US Tax

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, with guidance, technically accurate reports and deliverables related to U.S. domestic and international federal income tax 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 basic 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
  • Build strong internal relationships within our global tax team and across other service lines

 Requirements 

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Taxation or related major (in either case, with an emphasis on US taxation preferred)
  • Professional accountancy qualification or the ability to obtain one.  AICPA or Enrolled Agent.
  • Positive attitude, willingness to stand up to challenges and good team spirits
  • Detailed oriented performer who can multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese

Transaction Advisory Services

 

1. Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

 

Responsibilities 

  • Undertake an advisory role to contingency planning, value preservation, exit solutions and resolution planning for financial institutions and large corporates 
  • Reviewing company’s financial status, preparing pre-liquidation forecast and prognosis of cash flow requirements
  • Preparing comprehensive financial reviews of companies' operations for the intention of financial restructuring, securing investors, raising capital, disposing and recovering of assets
  • Attending to legal proceedings, adjudicating of creditors’ claims, investigating into antecedent transactions for regulatory compliance
  • Involved 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
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese

2. Transaction Support

    

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 (relevant experience is a plus)
  • 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
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese, fluent in Mandarin is highly preferred
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel (Knowledge of or experience with VBA is a plus), and Microsoft Word knowledge  

3. Valuation, Modeling & Economics

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct equity research, 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
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese

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