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EY Tax Services Senior - Financial Services - Banking & Capital Markets in Des Moines, Iowa

Tax Services Senior - Financial Services - Banking & Capital Markets


Requisition # UNI00HLZ

Post Date Apr 28, 2021

EY is the only professional services firm with a separate business unit (“FSO”) that is dedicated to the financial services marketplace. Our FSO teams have been at the forefront of every event that has reshaped and redefined the financial services industry. If you have a passion for rallying together to solve the most complex challenges in the financial services industry, come join our dynamic FSO team!

The opportunity

As a senior in the FSO Tax Banking and Capital Markets ('BCM') practice you will be a part of engagements with multinational financial institutions. You will be entrusted for teaming with those running the operations of engagements that have significant importance to the firm, ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables to clients. You will continue developing tax technical positions relating to ever evolving tax technical regulations.

Your key responsibilities

You will team with Managers, Senior Managers and Partners who develop work plans, formulate tax technical points of view, and ultimately create deliverables for the client. You will learn to anticipate client inquires, questions, needs, and issues. Engagements may involve tax accounting, tax compliance, federal/state/international tax planning, process improvements, information reporting and withholding.

You will support a diverse array of clients, from organizations focused on a single strategy (e.g., retail banking) to multinational financial conglomerates who are actively involved in all financial businesses. You will be exposed to and relied on to understand these client business activities and advise on the tax regulations.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Mastering a working knowledge of tax compliance forms including state, and local jurisdictions and how they interact with one another

  • Understanding of key elements of client care and service

  • Finding ways to simplify and improve work processes

  • Recognizing business issues and using alternative solutions to resolve them.

  • Looking for ways to increase efficiency on engagements

  • Seeking to enhance knowledge through technical reading, continuing education, and other means

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years of Tax experience

  • CPA or licensed Attorney, or the ability to achieve either certification

  • Tax experience in the banking industry or with banking clients is highly desired

  • Broad exposure to federal income taxation

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • SEC experience

  • Proven experience in working with teams

What we look for

  • Leadership – conducts him or herself in manner that inspires, educates, commands respect.

  • Patience & Organization – in high performing environment, delays beyond our control occur. It’s important to have the ability to put tasks to the side (to allow for the dust to settle) and move on to other tasks.

  • Passion & Drive – Being in management in public accounting is not a spectator sport. It requires constant movement and reinvention.

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, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 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. We also offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback 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’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.


EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.