EY Tax Services Manager - National Tax - Fiduciary Trust Tax Services - Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Title: Tax Services Manager - National Tax - Fiduciary Trust Tax Services - Pittsburgh

Location: US-PA-Pittsburgh

Job Number: PIT000NX

Our tax practice revolves around helping our clients effectively manage their tax obligations proactively and responsibly. As part of a global team of 35,000 tax professionals in 150 countries, you will advise clients on planning, compliance and reporting wherever the client has needs. Our unwavering commitment to quality service and our technical networks enable you to help clients reduce inefficiencies, mitigate risk and improve opportunities within their tax functions. Groups (or, as we call them – sub-service lines) within Tax include Business Tax Services, Global Compliance and Reporting, Human Capital, Indirect Tax Services, International Tax Services and Transaction Tax Services.

Join a global network that understands what businesses need to have access, visibility and control. Our market-leading approach combines extensive local compliance and accounting experience with a standard global compliance process and web-based tools to help you execute your job. In one country or many, you have the opportunity to provide clients an integrated, consistent, quality service that unlocks the potential of the compliance function, with tax compliance, statutory accounts preparation and tax accounting calculation support.

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Job Summary:

We currently have a need for a Manager in our Fiduciary Trust Tax Services practice. This position is responsible for successfully managing multiple engagements including staff supervision, maintaining client relationships, retaining client goodwill, meeting deliverables, developing new business and recruiting staff. Incumbent will oversee the preparation and review of complex income tax returns and reports including fiduciary income tax, individual income tax, charitable trust reporting, estate tax, gift tax and generation skipping transfer tax.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist and coach staff with reviewing/correcting transaction data bridged from client accounting systems to tax reporting systems. Facilitate communications and provide assistance to team members by sharing knowledge, offering advice and making decisions to meet engagement deliverables.
  • Contribute to client satisfaction by providing timely and effective responses to client needs and compliance requirements, thereby enhancing long-term working relationships. Develop and deliver timely and high-quality services and work products.
  • Participate in and/or lead client meetings and team meetings working within a team environment with a focus on delivering outstanding client service.
  • Prepare/review Forms 1099 and fiduciary income tax returns (Form 1041), including estate fiduciary income tax returns, charitable split interest trust (Form 5227), and exempt organizations (Form 990/990PF) for complex trust relationships.
  • May prepare or review estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax returns as requested.
  • Manage all aspects of engagements and/or specific engagement responsibilities assigned by the Tax Senior Manager.
  • Contribute to a flexible, stable and team oriented working culture that fosters staff development.
  • Participates in recruiting staff to meet the demands of engagements assigned and to promote the growth of the Firm.
  • Participates in internal and external training and self- study courses in order to maintain and enhance knowledge of tax law and software applications.
  • Seek out and cultivate new business opportunities.
  • Decisions made by this position on a regular basis include interpretation of trust documents, reviewing and interpreting tax law, developing and applying processes to meet the needs of the engagements.
  • Reviews returns prepared by other staff based on established criteria.
  • Successful performance in this position is dependent on the management of the engagements assigned.

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration.
  • CPA or JD.
  • Commitment to ongoing learning in a tax technology environment and proficient use of trust tax processing systems.
  • 5 years of experience working on complex trust tax returns and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability in training and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong client interaction skills.
  • Proficient with software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, company specific systems and trust tax software.
  • Thorough understanding of fiduciary tax law and concepts required to prepare US Federal and State fiduciary tax returns.
  • Ability to communicate with client liaison and/or client trust administration team on a regular basis as well as with colleagues.
  • Demonstrates strong teaming, project management and leadership skills.

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.