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EY Global Business Tax Services Technology Leader in Des Moines, Iowa

Global Business Tax Services Technology Leader

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00H2D

Post Date Feb 03, 2021

Business Tax Services (BTS) is a $2b practice comprising more than 9,000 professionals globally. Through our work, we help businesses of diverse sizes, structures and levels of complexity across all industry sectors to grow, transform and thrive, creating long-term value for all stakeholders. As innovators, BTS has a storied record of incubating and launching high-growth strategic assets.

The opportunity

Continued focus on technology advancements and innovation is a key component of the BTS growth strategy. The Global BTS Technology leader is responsible for advancing the technology enablement agenda and innovation initiatives for the practice. In addition, working closely with key stakeholders, this leader will be responsible for the development and deployment of a technology plan that aligns with BTS strategy and priorities, optimizes business processes and supports creation of new service opportunities. The Technology leader will engage with Technology Product owners to manage prioritization of projects, meet agreed-upon timeline and budgets and confirm project plans that have been prepared to most effectively and efficiently meet established objectives.

Your key responsibilities

  • Oversee a portfolio of technology tools and capabilities to support the BTS strategy, including new applications, enhancements to existing applications and operational support of current applications

  • Provide input to the overall technology strategy to ensure it is aligned and integrated across the SSL and with the overall Tax service line and firmwide business strategy

  • Develop recommendations for strategic direction and/or assist in problem solving as strategic issues arise

  • Be an advisor to BTS leadership on new technologies and their application within the business

  • Have a solid understanding of the specialty practices within BTS and their technology requirements

  • Develop and maintain a communications strategy around technology developments for various BTS stakeholders and audiences

  • Be accountable for monitoring, managing and delivering technology including specific client technology milestones, functionality, budgetary matters, and related key success factors to maximize use of allocated technology spend

  • Able to translate technology into business terms for BTS professionals and to translate business strategy into technology terms for key stakeholders

  • Collaborate effectively with Finance, Talent, Client Technology, Transformation Zone and other business enablement functions

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A degree in Computer Science and/or a business-related degree; or equivalent work experience

  • 10 +years’ work experience, including:

  • With complex IT projects and differing project phases

  • In a global role; understand the challenges of dealing with multiple cultures and market environments

  • Ability to resolve project challenges and needs that are of varying complexity (with leadership support where needed)

  • Be a strong self-starter and lateral thinker, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently

  • Demonstrable experience in managing multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong influencing and communication skills - maturity to interact with senior leaders in the organization, and (where required) to resolve issues or challenges as they arise

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A high level of motivation and a self-starting attitude

  • Ability to develop relationships and rapidly build credibility

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Excellent PowerPoint, Word and other MS Office program skills

What we look for

  • Strategic thinkers, innovators, doers, creators

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. Its one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

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 allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Learning 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.

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.

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