September 22, 2019

Hiring Watch ’19: EY Is Looking for Warm Bodies to Fill New Tax and Tech Jobs In Nashville

Back in November, EY and Tennessee state officials made a big to-do about the Big 4 firm signing a lease at a new 10-story office building being constructed in the Music Row district of Nashville. And during that press conference, EY announced that it would be adding 600 jobs in Nashville over the next five years—200 technology-focused and 400 tax-related.

The Black and Yellow is expanding its tendrils in Music City with the opening of the new EY Exceptional Delivery Growth Engine Center, or EY EDGE, which will include software development, design, and testing, as well as professionals delivering technology-enabled, tax-managed services for clients, the Nashville Business Journal reported last November.

EY is supposed to move into its new Nashville digs this August. The firm already employs 300 people in Nashville, who moved to a new downtown location earlier this year.

So, how’s that new hiring going? Nashville Business Journal recently provided an update, and the good news is you still have time to honky tonk your way over to Nashville for an interview:

EY is one-third of the way done hiring for its new Nashville office, but executives are already eager to double that headcount.

The accounting giant is actively scouting the Nashville market to fill 120 open positions for its new EY Exceptional Delivery Growth Engine Center, which the company announced in November, according to Dan Thibault, who’s spearheading the expansion. That’s on top of the 110 people the company has already hired for its new office, which will focus on using technology to create efficiencies for EY clients worldwide.

After the firm moves to Music Row in August, Thibault said EY plans to again double its local headcount within 12 to 18 months. Company officials previously said they hope to have all 600 jobs filled within five years.

Thibault told the NBJ that EY is looking for candidates in a variety of fields, from tax professionals and compliance officers to data scientists and software engineers.

“On the hiring side, I’m very optimistic about the technology side,” Thibault said. “I thought the technology side might be a little harder to [hire for] … but when we hit the ground in Nashville, we hit it hard.”

Of its new hires, 75 positions are technology-focused, with the remaining centered on the company’s tax business. The company previously said one-third of its new Nashville jobs would be technology focused.

So, those of you who live in or near Nashville, sharpen up those resumes and get on it.

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