WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA—Attorney Briana Camille Jones, who is also a Master of Law in Taxation candidate at Loyola Law School, recently won the national Young Tax Professional of the Year 2018 Competition hosted by Ernst & Young. She will now compete against finalists from 21 other countries in Amsterdam for the international title later this month.
The Ernst & Young contest gave students a chance to display a wide range of tax, legal and general business knowledge. Additionally, the participants were charged with showing off their analytical and presentation skills in a case study format. During the first round of the competition, contestants were tested on their technical abilities and wider commercial strengths. In October, the United States finalists from throughout the country then competed against one another for the chance to move on to the global competition.
With Jones’ win in the United States, she will journey to Amsterdam for the international tax competition November 24 to 28. In addition to the prestige of getting this far in the contest, she could gain invaluable insights into the world of taxes by scoring well in the finals.
First prize is a 30-day, round-the-world trip built around 10 days visiting key tax centers in London, New York and Hong Kong. The second place award is a 10-day visit to one of the top tax centers and third is an invitation to participate in an international client conference with highly regarded tax professionals.
Jones, who joined the elder care and estate planning law firm of Terri Hilliard PC in September, previously practiced law in Northern California before moving south to attend Loyola Law School. She received her Juris Doctorate and MBA degrees from the University of San Francisco. Her undergraduate degree is from UCLA, where she majored in Political Science, with an emphasis on International Relations.