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Strategic Initiatives Management Assistant Director

Company: EY
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

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.Title: Strategic Initiatives Management Assistant DirectorOur practice has more than 370 full-time professionals who have an average of 17 years of proven experience. More than half of our professionals hold advanced degrees and credentials, including LLMs, JDs, MBAs, CPAs, and EAs. This gives us the capacity to provide the high-touch, high-quality support you need to fulfill fiduciary tax compliance year-round.The opportunityThe Fiduciary/Trust Tax Services (the "Practice") Strategic Initiatives Management Assistant Director (the "Assistant Director") manages teams of senior-level tax professionals and subject-matter specialists to complete high value initiatives sponsored by Practice leadership that are deemed essential to the operational effectiveness and growth of the business. As a business that serves a broad client base of more than 125 financial services organizations delivering tax compliance services for more than 400,000 wealth management and trust accounts annually, practitioners require specialized support to effectively and efficiently manage work-flow and client relationships while complying with firm policies and procedures. Further, to drive process improvement supporting profitable growth requires a business model that is poised to capitalize on global resources and emerging technology. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with Practice leadership, and EY infrastructure to develop, implement, and manage an efficient infrastructure model.The Assistant Director develops and manages project plans incorporating insights from Practice leadership as well as key stakeholders from across service lines. This professional is also capable of identifying "business culture" issues and working collaboratively with Practice leadership to develop and execute plans to resolve such issues. The Assistant Director is proficient in collaborating with Practice leadership to clearly define issues and lead development and execution of solutions to resolve those issues. The Assistant Director will be responsible for planning, managing and driving progress on multiple initiatives/projects and is accountable for managing to completion the projects he or she leads and effecting realization of the goals and objections of each initiative. In collaboration with Practice leadership the Assistant Director ensures that each initiative receives appropriate project management support calibrated to the goals of the initiative and the needs of the team.Your key responsibilitiesLeadership/domain knowledge

  • Partner with executive sponsors to define priorities and carry out tasks of relevance to the business and contribute insights to improve deliverables/outcomes
  • Collaborate to develop each initiative's scope, goals, and deliverables in cooperation with Practice leadership and subject matter specialists from across the Practice and within supporting EY groups (e.g., IT, Knowledge, TQ&RM, Learning, Finance, and Brand, Marketing and Communication)
  • Educate key stakeholders on the business purpose of the project and how their work will contribute to successful execution of Practice strategic priorities
  • Manage projects/initiatives while clarifying objectives, priorities, roles, responsibilities, timelines and scope changes to support team members with timely and effectively meeting deadlines and providing quality deliverables
  • Conduct routine meetings with sponsors to provide updates on status, and provide reporting that demonstrates progress toward key objectives and provides information on measurable outcomes that indicate the success of the initiative as compared to desired goalsProject Management
    • Draft the charter and work plan(s)
    • Define, create and maintain project documentation
    • Develop and maintain relationships with project stakeholders, manage stakeholder expectations
    • On behalf of the initiative sponsor, structure and drive projects forward to timely and efficiently achieve the desired results
    • Autonomously manage day-to-day project execution including assigning specific tasks and consult/escalate to resolve issues in collaboration with Practice leadership
    • Conduct regular project updates and provide status reports to Practice leadershipAnalytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
      • Ability to make recommendations to support sponsors with making complex decisions related to multiple parts of an initiative/project
      • Ability to build relationships to navigate across functions and service lines to gain cooperation and commitment on projects/initiatives
      • Assess alternatives and recommend solutions when program or project roadblocks are encountered
      • Encourage an innovation mindset while working collaboratively to help team members refine and build out ideas and solutions
      • Help colleagues/works groups to identify and resolve sources of conflict
      • Collaborate with key stakeholders to inform the tailoring of tools, methodologies, processes, and practices to specific requirements of initiatives/ projects
        • For example, considering feasibility and firm culture, gather information to support decision-making as to whether a challenge is best addressed with a technology solution, communications, training, or a combination of those disciplines and the ability to work seamlessly within those disciplines to deliver a quality solution
        • Operate autonomously on behalf of the sponsor (when necessary) to drive the initiative forwardSkills and attributes for success
          • Change management experience including developing messaging, communications, training and measurement
          • Strong time management and organizational skills
          • Excellent communication skills - oral and written
          • Ability to lead and motivate teams
          • Relationship building skills
          • Strong reasoning and analytical skills
          • Strong software skills, i.e., Microsoft Office, SharePoint, etc.To qualify for the role, you must have
            • Knowledge of the organizational structure of the firm and the Practice
            • Ability to manage execution of multiple projects of varying complexityWhat we offerWe 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 includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you'll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You'll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
              • Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
              • Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
              • Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
              • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.EY - Building a better working worldEY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable law.EY is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and either need assistance applying online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call 1-800-EY-HELP3, type Option 2 (HR-related inquiries) and then type Option 1 (HR Shared Services Center), which will route you to EY's Talent Shared Services Team or email SSC Customer Support at .

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