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Asia Pacific Tax Centre - Tax Accounting Risk Advisory Services - Manager/Senior Manager - Hong Kong

Location:  Hong Kong
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 30, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  541741

EY Asia-Pacific Tax Center (APTC) serves high-profile, multinational clients, providing a range of domestic and cross border tax services.


The opportunity

Our Tax Accounting Risk Advisory Services (TARAS) practice operates within APTC, focus on helping clients effectively manage local statutory income tax reporting, bookkeeping and tax compliance obligations proactively and responsibly of our client’s operations. TARAS professionals focus on details of income tax accounting, processes and internal controls over tax accounting and reporting. With engagements involving a few countries or many, you will have the opportunity to provide clients an integrated, consistent, quality service that unlocks the potential of the tax function across the entire record-to-report process. 


Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Manager in the services, you will spend your time transforming EY client’s business. You will work with a variety of teams to understand their income tax processes and identify process and technology improvement opportunities across the record-to-report process. You may utilize a variety of tools and techniques to document current state and identify future state processes. You may design and configure automation tools, such as robotic process automation, data integration and workflow.


For key clients you will also help manage implementation of centrally managed global outsourcing/sourcing models that provide clients with greater control and visibility over global tax accounting compliance and reporting activities, access to global team members with finance expertise, and development of new operating models to address new markets. You will serve on audits of key clients including those requiring: HKAS 12, IAS 12 and US GAAP ASC 740 tax reporting requirements. 



  • Foundational accounting background including income tax accounting. Individuals from Assurance background in Financial Services strongly preferred.
  • Experience in providing assurance services to listed clients including income tax accounts
  • Identify ways to automate manual tasks using existing financial or tax systems and emerging technologies
  • Exhibit competency in technology by maintaining complex sets of data, reviewing data analytics and analyzing trends including the collection of data as per agreed financial statement close timelines and other requirements
  • Exhibit critical thinking across EY methodologies/tools to enhance service delivery, challenge current procedures to find new approaches
  • Strong spirit of entrepreneurship with colleagues and clients
  • Openness to collaborate with individuals from different backgrounds in an international environment
  • Function as Project Manager, team motivator, and oversee process guidance of workflow development
  • Take ownership of tasks and make decisions and resolve issues including the escalation of client and internal partner issues while having a strong ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically to client centric solutions across: ESG reporting, Transactions, tax accounting process improvement, internal tax controls
  • Managing, coaching and developing a team of staff and seniors, expectations to serve as counselors to junior resources
  • Build client relationships and demonstrate knowledge of client businesses
  • Scoping of new opportunities: develop proposals and participate in oral presentations provide high-quality services/work products build relationships with clients, understanding their unique needs to provide a tailored service


To qualify for the role you must have:

  • A Bachelor's in Accounting or related field and a minimum of 7 years of related work experience
  • Strong desire grow within EY as a TARAS specialist, team builder and client relationship management
  • Certified Public Accountant or related designation being pursued
  • Ability to lead a team, mentor counselees and manage client-serving business
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with exceptional client-serving consulting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize business requirements and entrepreneurship to operate in a new market and operate at a higher level
  • Willingness to travel, expectations of 15%+ across APAC post Covid restrictions lifted



Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Business Analyst background/experience
  • Experience implementing robotic process automation
  • Microsoft Excel VBA development
  • Microsoft Power BI suite, including Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View and Power Map
  • Knowledge and experience in the design and development of databases (specifically SQL Server)
  • Alteryx
  • ERP experience, including SAP and/or Oracle


What we look for

We’re interested in professionals who enjoy promoting the people agenda in organizations and change initiatives, bringing people issues and challenges to the forefront.  You’ll need the confidence to keep the people agenda front and centre, and the interpersonal skills and communications savvy to do this in a way that integrates well with executive priorities and objectives.


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 services. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and hospitalization benefits, group life and personal accident insurance, annual leave and Mandatory Provident Fund and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical and social well-being. Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • 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



Join us in building a better working world.


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