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canada 2024 Tax - Private Client Services (PCS) Co-op

  • Location
    (CANADA) and various
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

What if your career could have a lasting impact on you, and on the world?

Here at EY, you’ll have the chance to build a truly exceptional experience. We’ll empower you with the latest technology, surround you with high-performing teams, and provide the global scale and diverse and inclusive culture you need to discover your full potential. Through our coaching and training programs, you’ll develop the skillsets you need to stay relevant today and, in the future, – all while building a network of colleagues, mentors, and leaders who will be on the journey with you at EY and beyond.

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.

The opportunity: your next adventure awaits

In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that influences major business decisions.  Demand has made this a rapidly growing area, and the relationships we build here translate into big business in other areas, making this a true priority.

By joining our Tax – Private Client Services (PCS) practice you will have the opportunity to combine corporate tax work with structured and virtual learning. Our curriculum will build your career in Canadian Corporate tax; includes work experience in tax compliance, tax accrual reviews, tax provisions and tax planning. Our people work on key client issues in domestic corporate income taxation, with a focus on implementing tax strategies that align with the client's business objectives.

Key responsibilities as a co-op student in our Tax – PCS practice will include

  • interacting with clients and team members to secure tax data along with preparing corporate tax returns and audit provisions.
  • You will review fund general ledges to identify applicable US tax adjustments and determine differences in US taxable income and accounting income.
  • After training, students are expected to assist with analyzing data, preparing papers based on professional standards, determining the accuracy/completeness of the compliance product, and prepare the product for delivery.

As we are client facing, we expect our co-ops to demonstrate professionalism through a positive and cooperative attitude, maintaining confidential and proprietary nature of client relationships and work-related products. While completing day to day tasks, we hope that all employees will enhance their technical skills by remaining up to date on trends, new legislative developments, and tax authority decisions, applying them to complex situations relevant to our clients.

If you’re ready to build on your potential, develop as a tax professional, and join a growing team, this role is for you.  Sound interesting? Well, this is just the beginning. Visit our website here to learn more.

What we look for

You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.

You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.

You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust. 


  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting; on track to complete all prerequisite courses and requirements to begin the CPA PEP program upon commencement of full-time employment
  • Have advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess strong dedication to teamwork

What’s in it for you

  • Accelerate your technical capabilities and transformative leadership skills with future-focused courses and development programs.
  • Broaden your horizons by working on highly integrated teams across the globe and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds — both professionally and culturally.
  • Bring out the best in yourself with continuous investment in your personal well-being and career development.
  • Develop your own personal purpose and help us create a positive ripple effect on our teams, our business, clients, and society – building a better working world, together.
  • Hours worked at EY in this group will count towards your CPA designation.
  • A comprehensive Total Rewards package that incorporates medical & health benefits, including $5,000 for mental health and a pro-rated wellness allowance for your time at EY.

What you can expect

We are currently accepting co-op applications for our Tax – PCS group for January/May 2024.

To apply, please create a profile, and submit your most recent cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts as one single PDF document.

Within a week of submitting your PDF application, you will be provided with a link to complete the video component of your application. You will have 48 hours to complete this video. All candidates must complete this video as part of the application process.

Successful applicants will be contacted for behavioral interview(s) with members of our Tax practice and/or Talent Attraction and Acquisition team.

Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the LGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

Find out why time and again we're recognized as one of Canada's top employers. To learn more about career opportunities with us, visit us at

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Have advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess strong dedication to teamwork

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