Bring the knowledge you’ve gained from your studies to help all types of clients – from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals. Whether you join Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Advisory services, you’ll enjoy early responsibility, rewarding challenges and exposure to a variety of businesses across a range of sectors.
Careers in Advisory: helping organisations improve performance and manage risks
Are you good at seeing the big picture?
Advisory helps businesses to improve their business performance in a dynamic, uncertain world.
When you work in Advisory, you’ll help your clients transform their businesses by helping them see new opportunities, respond to change and find smarter ways of operating. Your experiences will be wide and varied, with early responsibility to develop innovative solutions.
Apply your technical discipline to a range of technical, operational or business problems that organisations cannot solve themselves. Working in a small, specialist team is the best opportunity for you to learn to analyze and understand different operational situations and issues across a wide range of industries. Imagine the experience and contacts you will gain.
How long will it be before you see your ideas helping to improve your clients’ business performance?
Where will you focus?
Choose any of the three areas of Advisory and you can focus on one of many dedicated practices:
Careers in Assurance: making sure vital business information is accurate and reliable
Do you want to understand what makes a business tick?
Assurance helps organisations and their investors to understand a company’s financial health. It gives them confidence that the results they report give a true and fair picture of their business.
When you work in Assurance, you’ll develop rewarding client relationships with reputable business leaders in a wide variety of industries. People will see you as a trusted advisor, who helps them understand what’s really going on in their organisation.
Discover how each part of a business operates — and what makes it succeed or fail. By understanding the different rules that guide business and financial decisions, you’ll learn how to investigate, analyze and report on an organisation’s financial performance.
Where will you specialise?
Once we’ve helped you develop your assurance skills, it’s time to focus on what you enjoy most. What will you choose?
Career in Transactions: helping clients buy, sell and merge with other organisations
Do you work well in demanding situations?
Transaction Advisory Services helps businesses and government bodies make big decisions around their capital agenda by advising on how to raise, preserve, optimize and invest their capital in the best way possible. Do they need to buy a company or merge with a competitor? Should they sell an underperforming business? Do they have the right business model?
Working in Transactions puts you in the best possible position to guide clients making these critical decisions. Very soon you'll get involved in highly strategic projects. You'll see first-hand how important transactions are convieved, crafted and negotiated.
Your role may even involve becoming part of a team working across Asia-Pacific deals, giving you even greater exposure and opportunity to learn from colleagues across the area. In the process, you'll gain a reputation as a trusted business advisor.
Where will this reputation take you
Where will you focus?
As you develop your career in Transactions, you'll be able to build technical depth and explore a breadth of business issues. To help you decide where to specialise, your first few years will be spent in at least three different areas of the business.
Your options will include:
Today, more than ever, organisations must plan carefully for growth and analyse their capital agenda and related transactions in the context of their overall business strategy. As part of our M&A team you'll help identify the right transaction and capital strategy for clients.
What would my day be like in M&A Advisory
Join our market-leading Restructuring practice and you'll help local and global clients change their organisations throughout the whole economic cycle. You'll add to your technical knowledge with in-depth industry experience, building your understanding of the specific competitive challenges our clients face.
What would my day be like in Restructuring Services
Operational Transaction Services
In this business area you'll help clients drive operational value from their capital strategy. You'll learn how to develop the right plan for complex integrations, divestments and carve-outs – and how to implement it properly. You'll play a key role in an integrated approach that focuses on our clients' financial, tax and operational needs.
What would my day be like in Operational Transaction Services
Real Estate Advisory Services
In this dynamic and complex market you'll help clients develop and execute real estate transactions by providing objective and responsive advice. You'll offer a dedicated and committed service to assist clients in achieving the potential of their real estate assets, portfolios or companies.
What would my day be like in Real Estate Advisory Services
A transaction can be one of the most complex and risky business propositions our clients can undertake. You'll help them achieve the best possible outcome, from initial strategic assessment to implementation and post-integration. Your aim will be to improve their negotiating position and accelerate a smooth transaction with minimal disruption.
What would my day be like in Transaction Support
Every transaction has tax implications. Working with a worldwide network of professional advisors you'll combine diverse cross-border transaction experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. This way you'll help clients make informed decisions and navigate the tax implications of every transaction.
What would my day be like in Transaction Tax
Valuation and Business Modelling
As a Valuation and Business Modelling professional you'll help clients evaluate and confirm their capital and growth strategies. You'll work with clients in areas such as understanding the specific value proposition for complex business holdings and investments, and identifying non-core assets for divesting.
What would my day be like in Valuaton and Business Modelling
Careers in Tax: help your clients navigate the complexities of international tax
Do you have strong analytical skills?
Tax helps businesses to find their way through the maze of ever-changing and highly complex tax regulations.
When you work in Tax, you'll develop specialist skills in a business area critical to every organisation. Business leaders want to get on with running their companies. They need specialist advice to understand the right tax approach and comply with the law.
Working with a small team of different specialists, you'll gain research and analysis skills as you find and interpret tax law for a variety of different organisations. Turn your tax experience into practical business advice as you act as a problem solver for your clients.
Where will you focus?
Business Tax Services
Our Business Tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for tax reporting, compliance and planning, and tax policy and controversy.
Business Tax consists of different service offerings, including:
- Private Client Services
- Business Tax Compliance
- Tax Accounting & Risk Advisory
You'll have the chance to gain experience across multiple service offerings, with long-term opportunities for focusing in one or more area.
You'll also work with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established worldwide organisations, developing a breadth and depth of tax and business skills domestically and on a multinational basis to advance your career.
What would my day be like in Business Tax Services
Our Human Capital professionals help many of the world's largest companies to mobilise their employees around the world. We have developed a unique model in integrating our core services and advisory offerings to assist our clients to manage their global workforce and to deliver operational improvements.
Join our global team to become a trusted advisor in one or more of our eight Core Services:
- Assignment Services
- Global Immigration
- Expatriate Tax Services
- International Social Security
- Global Employment Tax Services
- HR & Payroll Performance Improvement
One of our key service goals is to team with each client and align our approach to our client's needs. We believe in close communication and investing the time to develop a strong, long-term relationship.
What would my day be like in Human Capital
Our Indirect Tax professionals work with clients that trade goods or services nationally and internationally. Work with them and you'll advise how indirect taxes such as goods & services tax (GST) impact your clients' supply chain and financial and accounting systems.
You'll identify and address areas of risk, advise clients on the taxation implications of international trade and assist them in complying with customs regulations. Working in Indirect Tax, you'll gain wide-ranging experience across different industries and opportunities to work internationally, and receive the support you need to become an effective tax professional.
What would my day be like in Indirect Tax
Our International Tax professionals help multinational companies align their global tax position with their business strategy to maintain competitive advantage and provide shareholder value.
International Tax teams support clients' cross-border transactions, assess their international tax strategies and provide a range of services, including transfer pricing policies and tax-effective supply chain management.
As a member of our International Tax team, you'll gain experience on engagements with some of the world's largest international organisations and have opportunities to work with different tax regimes through international assignments.
What would my day be like in International Tax
Our Transaction Tax professionals advise companies and private equity investors on all tax aspects of their transactions.
They assist clients with structuring transaction tax efficiently and undertake tax due-diligence reviews of potential targets.
Together with Restructuring colleagues, they also help companies in financial difficulties. This includes helping those in formal insolvency proceedings to restore their balance sheets by advising on sales of non-core businesses.
Transaction Tax professionals look after clients of all sizes across all industries, working closely with colleagues in different service lines around the world. In this dynamic and fast-moving environment, you'll work on a variety of transactions. This ranges from acquisitions of small family-owned businesses to significant, newsworthy deals, including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, de-mergers, joint ventures, refinancing or stock exchange transactions such as IPOs. Each will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career.
Daily life in Transaction Tax
Core Business Services
Core Business Services are the support functions that help our business to run efficiently and effectively. They include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Administrative Support, Marketing, Knowledge and Business Development.
You will come into contact with or work alongside our highly diverse and talented group of individuals as you help to build Ernst & Young’s success. Find out the exact nature of the student opportunities available in your country by using this site’s search facility.
We currently don’t take students into Core Business Service areas, however we encourage graduates to apply for entry level experienced roles.
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