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Internal Audit and Controls play a vital role in restoring and maintaining public confidence in the world’s capital markets.

Although the nature of the work in IAC is very closely aligned to Assurance it actually sits under the Advisory Business Unit. As such you will actually work for UK&I Advisory.

EY is one of the most trusted, respected and influential organisations in the industry. As a risk professional here you’ll have access to world-class training and all the latest information. Your work will follow a consistent, globally recognised methodology, and you’ll use leading edge support tools. The Internal Audit and Controls team works with both our Advisory and our Assurance practices on a daily basis.

What will I be doing?

EY will take you further, faster so you’ll be making a difference to our clients' businesses right from the start. 

From day one you will play an integral role within IAC engagements, working directly with clients. You may be part of a co-sourced internal audit team of a major global organisation working on a number of internal audits across various geographies or working on controls projects across various sectors, helping clients to gain confidence over their control environment. Or you may work on one of our assurance audit clients as part of a large audit team in the audit busy season.

You will quickly develop a strong working knowledge of EY’s internal audit and external audit methodologies, and working as part of a wider team you will be responsible for a variety of challenging tasks. These include taking ownership for testing and reviewing the effectiveness of key financial and operational controls and reviewing business processes.  You will also be responsible for helping communicate the impact of your results and recommendations for improvement directly with clients.

Working on a variety of UK and multi-territory  audit engagements, you'll begin to lead and coach others by your second year, while developing your client relationship skills – in some cases, already owning client relationships as well as building up your exceptional project management and teaming skills. You will also have exposure to working with EY personnel and clients around the world.

We’re looking ahead and we believe the work and training you do in your first few years lays the groundwork for a fast-moving, high-potential career with us. During this time we will help you develop your technical and personal competencies to achieve to the best of your ability.

What training and development will I receive in my first few years?

You receive formal and on-the-job training relevant to your personal and career development. You'll also receive the encouragement, financial support and approved time off to study for an industry-recognised certification such as the Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA);

What opportunities will the UKI IAC graduate programme open up?

The breadth and challenge of our graduate scheme offers you the chance to be promoted to Senior Consultant after just 2 to 3 years.

Successful individuals in IAC arepeople who are inquisitive, analytical, ambitious and great at working with others, as well as people who demonstrate the potential to become a future business leader.  

The environment we work in and the needs of our clients are changing fast, creating lots of different opportunities to get involved in a range of assignments and make a difference.  As your career progresses, so will your rewards. You will gain exposure to our other competency areas, and you may choose to specialise in one or more of them alongside your work in IAC.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade B or above for GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent);
  • At least 320 (26) UCAS points (or equivalent), excluding General Studies or re-sits;
  • A 2.1 or above degree in any discipline.

Please note: in exceptional circumstances we will accept applications from candidates who do not meet our academic requirements. If this is your case, you will need to provide strong justification for why we should consider your application. You will also need to provide documentary evidence of any mitigating circumstances.

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