at EY in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.
EY is a leader in serving the global financial services marketplace and the only professional services firm with a separate business unit dedicated to the financial services industry – the Financial Services Organization (FSO). Our focused model and bold ambition have put us at the center of the events that continue to reshape and redefine our industry, working side by side with a range of clients from our most venerable institutions to dynamic new entrants across Banking and Capital Markets, Wealth and Asset Management and Insurance. Our purpose is to help build a financial services industry in which financial institutions are trusted and flourish, and the global economy is healthy, growing and secure. If you have a passion for rallying together to solve complex challenges, then come join our dynamic FSO team!
This position can be anywhere in the country, but ideally where other team members are located
Fiduciary Trust & Estate Tax Administration Services (FTEAS) provides fiduciary/court accounting services for banks, law firms, family offices and individuals. The role of the Staff is to assist the Senior in the successful management of the FTEAS business conducted out of his or her respective office and assisting, when requested, the FTEAS leadership team in developing and implementing the overall strategy of the FTEAS business.
Your key responsibilities
We are looking for a motivated individual who can provide trust tax compliance outsourcing and support services for organizations who utilize a trust accounting system including banks, wealth management firms, family offices, trust companies and law firms. The ideal candidate will review, prepare and oversee accounts, manage client relationships and maximize operating efficiency.
Skills and attributes for success
· Prepare and review fiduciary accountings for trusts, estates and guardianships
· Review trust and estate documents, including trust instruments, wills and IRS Form 706
· Review and interpret source data (e.g., bank statements, brokerage statements, checking accounts), in order to determine proper treatment for accounting purposes
· Participate in internal and external training to maintain and enhance knowledge of fiduciary law and software applications
· Communicate with client liaison and/or client trust administration team on a regular basis
· Regular interaction and communication with immediate supervisor, and all department/company co-workers, including data entry staff
· Responsible for start to finish of an accounting, including monthly billing
· Ability to organize and maintain personal account workload
· Maintain annual firm required CPE credits
· Participate in business development activities
To qualify for the role you must have
· A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics a related field
· A certified public accountant certification or membership in The Bar is a plus, but not required
· A minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in preparation of fiduciary accountings
· Knowledge of current fiduciary accounting law
· Strong technical, verbal and written communication skills with ability to participate in internal meetings and client meetings
· Experience with managing client relationships
· Detail oriented
· Strong technical skills in basic computer software applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel
· Approximately 1-2 years of work experience in professional services or professional tax organization
· Demonstrated e