Tax Advisor (Current Employee) – Luxembourg – 22 April 2018
The experience is giving me the opportunity to work on different aspects of international and european tax law with colleagues of different nationalities. International teams working on the same project is a common aspect at EY, and this allows me to improve my interpersonal (which in the work environment is crucial) and working skills.
Working on different project has given a practical view to my studies and has strengthen my organizational skills.
My task consist of collaborating with more experience colleagues on various projects involving different aspect of a cross-border transaction.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – 1 more London place – 20 April 2018
Working as an team in a busy work environment facing different challenges on daily basis and yet solving it as a team, very professional place to work , working with high paid accounting company lot to learn and more opportunity learn.
Audit Senior Manager (Former Employee) – UK – 4 April 2018
Management focuses mostly on its own remuneration and security, even though "people first" motto is used extensively... Hardest part of the job (especially on levels lower than that of a manager) - requirement to travel and work at the client site.
Tax Advisor (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 3 April 2018
I found the atmosphere at EY particularly poor. There were many occasions when information that related to my particular job in a significant way was not given to me by management, despite sitting in close proximity to them on a daily basis. Instead they would rely on this information being filtered down and given out 2nd or 3rd hand by other members of staff. They also pay significantly less than other financial firms for the same job,and you are expected to work a lot more than your contracted hours. I found the attitude from management to be particularly poor, leading me to feel incredibly unwelcome and uncomfortable in the workplace.
INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 5 March 2018
I really liked working the internship for EY as it wasn't as I expected - the employees there are very outgoing and help you out with your needs. Initially I thought it was going to be a serious office work place but it is actually really calm and warm.
My typical day at work included: • Maintenance and ownership of a number of departmental controls and records • Project management of tax compliance engagements including planning, scheduling work, coordinating and communicating to teams, managing any changes to schedule, keeping teams updated etc. • Managed client teams on strategic projects, including planning and scheduling of work, liaising and coordinating teams in different locations, both in the UK and overseas offices • Acted as first point of contact for non-tax technical queries • Led negotiation meetings with clients and HMRC on claims standard correspondence • Oversee client engagement and disengagement process • Led and facilitated regular meetings with Partners, Directors and other stakeholders within EY on projects • Managed deadlines and ensured timely delivery, qualified and prioritised projects • Analysed and presented management reports, including weekly trend analysis and cost management • Management of information / records received, filing and general departmental assistance, such as annual tax return requests, client chasing letters, drafting of fees etc. • Worked virtually with our UK based Client Account Teams and the off shore teams in India (Global Delivery Services GDS) • Managed internal and external SLAs and delivery • Acted as Quality and Risk Management coordinator for the team to ensure relevant authority is proactively acquired, managed and corrected
Flexible hours, Pension and additional benefits, great work culture and career growth
Felt like a valued member of team and given early responsibility
Work Experience (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 10 January 2018
Good working hours, team were helpful and were easy to integrate with. A lot of on the job learning such as more advanced excel skills and a real insight in corporate finance strategy from different roles within the team.
Tax Supervisor in International Taxation (Current Employee) – London – 4 January 2018
Our offices are open plan which makes for a very approachable and connected working environment. We have flexible working hours with of 8 hours a day; however, most employees work 12 to 13 hour days on most occasions.
My technical knowledge, ability to team and to lead has grown in leaps and bounds. I have learned to work under tight deadlines in a stressful environment and with difficult clients successfully.
Our ultimate goal to consistently provide Exceptional Client Service.
Self development is highly encouraged and there are endless opportunities which energises employees and makes for a happy and positive culture.
Dealing with a new client and new engagement in terms of the kind of work you previously were involved in. One needs to learn very quickly in how to handle the new client and to grasp the technical aspects of the work to be provided. This usually results in many hours spent outside normal working hours and over weekends to prep and reach the standard required in order to deliver Exceptional Client Service.
Meeting new people from across the world and constantly learning something new everyday.