Talent Consultant Assistant Director (Tax)
Ernst & Young Global
 Chicago, IL

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EYâs growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

We call our human resources group the Talent Team, and this reflects how important our people are to the success of the EY organization. Working with the Talent Team, youâll help develop and execute our people strategy, which provides the programs, measures and tools that help our EY member firms' employees achieve their goals. You might develop and implement strategies for performance management, leadership development, learning, training tools, compensation, recruiting, new joiner orientation, reporting processes or other initiatives.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. Thatâs how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

As People Consultant Assistant Director, you'll manage Human Resource (HR) activities in a national practice or sub-Area. Working closely with business leaders, you'll design and implement people strategies, processes and programs. You'll also address and resolve complex employee inquiries on a wide range of HR topics, such as employee relations and compensation. Using your judgment, you'll determine whether issues need to be escalated to more senior members of the People Team

Typically, you'll be responsible for a specific group of employees, either by function or geography.

As People Consultant Assistant Director, overtime and travel are expected.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the HR activities for a selected National Practice or Service Line in a geographic sub-Area
  • Serve as the tactical front-line support to customer groups. Provide some strategic support to functional leadership on people initiatives
  • Resolve complex, moderate-risk employee relations issues. Escalate these to senior team members as appropriate
  • Implement high-quality HR processes (including compensation, performance management, career development, etc.)
  • Provide detailed reporting and analysis on headcount, salaries, budgets and other people-related issues. Interpret this data and make suitable recommendations
  • Support the introduction of people-related programs or processes with appropriate change management initiatives
  • Lead and/or participate in medium-to-large projects
  • Share leading practices, and supervise and mentor team members
  • Assess the risks involved in people strategies and escalate these to appropriate parties (e.g., General Counsel Office (GCO), Quality and Risk Management (Q&RM), Employee Assistance Program (EAP))
  • Help with organizational restructuring, staffing, leadership assessments or other key HR business initiatives

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; Master's degree preferred
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification, or Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certification preferred but not required
  • A minimum of 7 or more years of experience in HR
  • Experience in managing medium-to-large projects
  • Solid knowledge of HR law and practices
  • Confident in interacting with and influencing individuals at all levels within the organizations
  • Project management skills, with an ability to coordinate multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn about EY's business
  • Good networking skills
  • Understanding of the internal practices and procedures of a large professional services organization
  • Competent at working independently on recurring projects

EY provides 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, in accordance with applicable law.