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Every experience shapes your future

Talk to anyone at EY and they'll tell you it's a rewarding place to work.

As you collaborate with colleagues in our high-performing teams, you gain exposure to some of the most demanding and stimulating challenges in the business world.

Every experience and insight is something you can take with you as your career progresses. In fact, we believe that it genuinely lasts a lifetime.

We attract individuals from different backgrounds and cultures who - like you - bring a unique point of view and unique business skills. You'll work with great people and will be exposed to a range of alternative perspectives.

Everyone's opinion is valued. After all diversity of thought and ideas enables us to provide better services to our clients. In return for your input and ideas, we're committed to giing you the experiences you need to progress and develop as well as the learning and coaching you need to excel.

For us its vital you share our goals - so we can work together to achieve success.


Drawing on everybodys' strengths

Diverse viewpoints lead to better answers. And the global workforce is becoming ever-more diverse.

As an organisation with a presence worldwide, we encourage respect, integrity and teamwork in the way we work. You'll be encouraged to think in global terms, build strong relationships and embrace diversity in all its forms. By valuing the differences in those you work alongside you'll find that you improve your perspective and, ultimately, provide better answers for your clients and communities.

Helping you go further

At EY you’ll be given the experiences, training and coaching you need to succeed. 

Many of the soft skills we teach are designed to create a global mindset and address the importance of diversity and inclusiveness.

You’ll be inspired to achieve your aims, both professionally and personally, while making a difference to our clients and in our communities.

We’ll work together to help ensure your career takes you in a direction where you’ll be able to reach your goals. Its about making sure you do interesting work with exciting clients, while also providing access to appropriate training, coaching and support.

Find out more about the learning, experiences and coaching that will frame your development.

We'll involve you in our business - and in the wider community

At EY we have a strong commitment to involvement and teamwork. It's important you feel part of our wider organisation and feel first-hand the powerful impact we're able to have on businesses and communities.

This sense of involvement stretches a long way beyond the formal work you'll add to your CV/resume. It's about the bonds that you form with your colleagues, the support you give to our corporate responsibility activities and the way you contribute to our ongoing discussions within the organisation.

We can make a difference

If you join EY, you'll feel welcomed throughout your time with us. There are many ways in which you can also enhance your sense of belonging here.

That's because we take community leadership seriously; our support for the United Nations Global Compact and Transparency International are just two examples. And we rly on the enthusiasm and skills of our people to cement our place in each community we're a part of.

Corporate responsibility 


You've found the right place if you want to make a difference outside of your professional role. Our approach to corporate responsibility coordinates volunteering activities - in education, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability - in a way that makes real use of your unique skills and capabilities. That way, you can have a far greator personal impact.

As part of our commitment to sustainable growth and building a better working world, we place a strong focus on sponsoring educational programs, harnessing women’s economic potential and fostering entrepreneurship.Community engagement is also a key part of our global career development framework.

You'll have the opportunity to develop in new and different contexts. You might be improving your public speaking, sharpening your negotiating skills or collaborating with people from a variety of backgrounds. But at the same time, you'll be helping the community and building career-enhancing skills.

EY Alumni

CareersWhen you join EY, you do more than launch a career.

We have hundreds of thousands of alumni globally, which demonstrates what a superb training ground EY is for the financial and business sectors. This network is something which stays with you whenever you go.

You may spend your entire career with us or you may seek new challenges elsewhere at some point. Regardless, we believe you'll want to stay connected with your EY colleagues.

These relationships will prove invaluable throughout your career. Beyond that, you'll build valuable friendships too/

As an EY Alumnus, you'll be offered many opportunities to network with your peers. So whatever direction you choose to take your career, you'll benefit from your time with us.

And if you do leave to explore other opportunities, we hope you'll become one of the many people who rejoin, bringing valuable experience and perspectives that enrich our organisation.

Find out about being part of the EY Alumni

Rewards and benefits

In exchange for meeting challenges and consistently high performance, you deserve to be rewarded for your contribution to EY's success.

You'll have access to a great range of benefits including:

Leave arrangements

CareersFLEXleave You'll have the opportunity to purchase up to two weeks extra leave. This provides you with more time for study, family or other personal pursuits.*

Paid parental leave You're entitled to two weeks paid parental leave if you have been with the firm for more than a year and three months paid parental leave if you have been with the firm for more than three years. This is on top of the Government's paid parental leave provisions. We also provide each of our returning parents with the option of having a parental leave mentor - a person who has already experienced the challenges of returning to the workplace following the birth of their child, to assist new parents in navigating this time in their lives and careers.

FLEXIleave*. You'll have the opportunity to purchase up to two weeks extra leave. This provides you with more time for study, family or other personal pursuits.

Flexible work arrangements. We aim to promote a flexible work culture by assisting our people to balance their work and personal responsibilities through the availability of flexible working arrangements.


Health and well-being

CareersWe support initiatives such as social and competitive sporting events, and offer employees complimentary flu shots, fruit in the office and the ability to subsidise the cost of your membership to our in-house gym (in our Auckland office) or an 'approved' gym near your office from your pre-tax salary.

Employee Assistance Program. You and members of your immediate family can access independent, confidential counselling, free of charge, from professionally qualified counsellors should you need advice on personal, family or work-related concerns.

Work|Life Links. Work|Life Links is an independent national telephone information and resource service which will assist you in making care arrangements for your dependents, including children, teenagers, adult dependents and older relatives; or health and lifestyle services such as fitness programs, pet care and more. 

Social Club. The EY Social Club organises a range of activities, from sporting events to informal and formal social functions, including – in most offices – an annual ball.


Man taking money from walletStudy Assistance. We'll help you meet the cost of approved external studies, which may include providing you with financial assistance to cover all or part of your course fees and the cost of your study materials. We may also offer you study and exam leave.

Professional memberships. We'll cover joining and annual membership fees for one professional body each year. This includes the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants or an equivalent body for qualified professionals.

Global Employee Referral Program. Recruiting the best people is critical to our success, and employees like you are often the best source of the best candidates. The Global Employee Referral Program provides you with a cash reward or shopping voucher if you successfully refer a candidate to the firm.

Working national, working overseas

CareerWe offer global mobility opportunities. That means you could find yourself working in other EY office within New Zealand – or in one of our offices overseas. You can apply for an overseas secondment once you've had a few years experience with us.


* These benefits are subject to compliance with the EYA&NZ Policy and Procedure manual.