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U.S. Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Supervising Associate

  • Internship
  • Washington, D.C. (Washington County)
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

EY Americas Public Policy team identifies emerging policy challenges and opportunities through active, daily engagement with key policymakers and regulators at various levels of government, and dialogue with capital markets stakeholders. We work across EY to develop thought leadership and data valuable to advancing our agenda, and our team offers real-time analysis of policy concerns and priorities that could impact EY and its clients.


The opportunity


As a Regulatory Policy Supervising Associate, you’ll be responsible for supporting development and implementation of EY public policy initiatives. You’ll work in the Office of Public Policy focusing on U.S. regulatory developments and stakeholder engagement activities. This position is needed to support OPP’s expanding scope of work with EY throughout the U.S. and will work closely with the Americas Director Public Policy.


Your key responsibilities 

·  Assist the EY Americas Area Office of Public Policy (OPP) in the development and execution of EY’s public policy strategy
Monitor, research, analyze and report on U.S. public policy and stakeholder perspectives of interest to EY and the accounting profession including a particular focus on developments regarding key regulators such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Forge effective professional relationships within the organization across multiple functions including Service Lines, Office of General Counsel, Risk Management and Communications

Participate in profession and other external forums in a manner informed by and consistent with EY perspectives to gain insights on key developments that benefit the team and its public policy efforts

Support the OPP stakeholder engagement activities in optimizing interactions with public policy stakeholders, by close monitoring of US public policy and regulatory developments, supporting project teams, tracking related activities and assisting with stakeholder external communications

Some travel may be required

Skills and attributes for success 

You’ll need to be skilled at monitoring US regulatory and public policy issues that affect the audit profession and related developments. Additionally, you’ll be able to identify important developments and trends with respect to EY’s business

You’ll be able to communicate and appropriately tailor communications about these policy developments to various internal and external audiences 

Experience in drafting briefing material and presentations on public policy issues at executive level with demonstrated business writing skills

An understanding of and passion for US public policy and regulatory environment and experience monitoring and communicating about complex policy subject matters

Ability to identify and analyze public policy developments, put them into context and identify/communicate key concerns and insights

Ability to work concurrently on multiple tasks from multiple supervisors, on varying topics

Strategic thinking skills and experience addressing complex challenges

Agility to pivot to emerging issues and complete tasks of an urgent nature

Ability to work independently and in consultation with others, but with limited direct supervision  


To qualify for the role, you must have

·  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
·  5+ years of public policy experience, preferably at federal agency or other equivalent regulatory/policy experience

Ideally, you’ll also have

·  Strong preference for experience at federal agency or other equivalent regulatory/policy experience

What we look for

We’re interested in individuals with an inquisitive and agile mind and a broad and extensive knowledge of public policy. If you’re aiming to develop and implement policy strategy and influence change, all while developing your own career, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We 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, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off with additional time off based on your level and years of service plus 12 observed holidays, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.Plus, we offer: 

Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

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