Variety, opportunity and global reach
There is a whole range of opportunities open to you within EY. 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.
As well as technical training, you’ll be able to develop critical business relationship skills. Teaming, for instance. Or collaboration across cultures. It’s these skills that allow you to become a valuable asset to our high-performing teams.
Use the tabs to explore more in-depth information about what you could do at EY.
Careers in Advisory: helping organizations accelerate their business performance
Want to make a difference and help clients accelerate their business performance? We do. As a leading consulting organization, we help our clients improve business processes, implement technologies that drive performance and create lasting change through collaboration and discipline.
When you join Advisory Services, you’ll be part of a team that brings deep industry knowledge and experience, objectivity, and a collaborative and global perspective to each engagement.
We will align your experience with your individual talents and professional goals, and create a diverse and inclusive environment in which to thrive.
Where you can focus
You’ll focus on one of our three main Advisory areas:
Global markets, investors and shareholders continue to demand that companies produce year-on-year growth. Our clients are constantly seeking ways to improve their performance — and sustain that improvement. We help them in the areas of:
- Supply chain
- Performance technology
- Strategic direction
- Program management
- People and organizational change
Many organizations have invested heavily in personnel, processes and technology to better manage their risk. But these investments often do not address the more strategic business risk areas. To successfully turn risk into results, we help our clients become more effective at managing scarce resources, making better decisions and reducing their organization’s exposure to negative events.
Specifically, we help our clients in the areas of:
- Risk transformation
- Internal audit
- Internal controls
IT Risk and Assurance
With rapidly changing technology, consumerization, cloud, and social media, organizations need help to assess, manage and transform IT risk into better business performance. To help our clients manage, monitor and measure their technology risk and the effectiveness and efficiency of their IT infrastructure we focus on:
- IT internal audit, internal controls and assurance
- Information security, privacy and business continuity
- IT risk management
- ERP risk and controls and GRC technology implementation
- Service organization controls reporting, compliance and certification
At EY, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in one or more of these areas. Customized development maps will help you gain the knowledge and experience you need to solve our clients’ most challenging issues.
Careers in Assurance: creating confidence for the business community worldwide
As the global financial crisis confirmed, there is clear connectivity between the world’s economies. Our Assurance services give the kind of confidence to investors that is essential for trust and informed decision-making. Timely and relevant financial information is, in fact, essential to the health of the world economy.
This means everyone has a vested interest in understanding factors such as risks, investments and values in relation to all economic matters — from individual retirement plans to the financial stability of regions like the Eurozone.
It also makes for a seriously stimulating working environment, where you’ll work across a wide variety of industries with equally varied clients at a high level.
This area is extremely broad, giving you the opportunity to develop a general grounding in business and opening the door to many career paths. You can become an assurance professional or move into other areas of the business.
It is your gateway to a wide range of opportunities, and enables you to gain a number of different qualifications.
Where you can focus
When you first start, you’ll develop broad assurance skills across many areas — covering both audit and non-audit work. You can then call on this experience when it becomes time to narrow your focus.
You might work in the following areas of Assurance:
A career in Audit and Accounting
Today's global financial markets demand international consistency in accounting and auditing standards and approaches. You'll have the challenge of meeting these using a range of resources, enabling you to help our clients navigate — and thrive — in this environment.
Within Audit and Accounting you can work in a variety of different areas, including:
External Audit at EY plays a huge role in preserving the integrity of the global business landscape. You can provide peace of mind to our clients by using your analytical skills to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements, business-critical information or processes.
Your main aim will be to provide independent verification of our clients’ compliance with accounting principles. By doing so, you play an important role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture and, in turn, protecting financial markets.
Climate Change and Sustainability
Our Climate Change and Sustainability Services team is grounded in our core skills in Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory. Working in this area you’ll be able to help our clients understand business and regulatory threats and opportunities, explore and execute commercial transactions, monitor performance and assure public disclosures on progress.
Financial Accounting Advisory
As an Assurance professional you’ll learn how to deliver relevant business and industry insights, and help non-audit clients focus on issues that matter to them. Through our Financial Accounting Advisory Services, you’ll help with many current critical issues, including IFRS conversion support, implementation of new accounting standards and assistance with public offerings.
Fraud Investigations & Disputes
Organizations need to respond effectively to the risk of fraud, comply with ever-increasing regulation, and take the right approach to business disputes. You’ll be helping our clients develop strategies to pre-empt, manage and resolve the risks of business conflict. You’ll also assist in investigating alleged misconduct, fraud and non-compliance with regulation.
EY Tax: world-class careers begin here
The work you will do as part of our Tax team is fascinating, complex and technically challenging. In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that supports our clients in making the right decisions.
In EY Tax, you will:
- Be in great demand, as the regulatory environment is growing more complex and companies need trusted tax advisors more than ever
- Work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
- Become well-rounded tax professionals with broad experience in multiple areas of tax
- Learn to ask incisive questions that help clients identify issues and lead to successful outcomes
- Have the freedom to choose focused specialization right away or defer a choice to specialize by taking a diversified path and learning about multiple areas of tax
Explore the sections below to learn more about EY Tax and opportunities for campus hires to build a better working world.
Tax sub-service lines
At a high level, EY Tax breaks down into six different areas:
In our business tax service, you’ll work with clients to help build sustainable tax strategies, provide deep accounting and compliance knowledge, help clients assess, improve and monitor their tax function’s process, controls and risk management and support clients in effectively managing relationships with tax authorities.
Global Compliance and Reporting
Compliance and reporting make huge demands on tax and finance functions today. In our global compliance and reporting practice, you’ll help clients reduce risk and inefficiencies and improve value cost-effectively. You’ll combine strong, local compliance and accounting experience with EY’s next-generation global data management model, giving clients an integrated, consistent, quality service that unlocks the potential of your compliance function, with tax compliance, statutory accounts preparation and tax accounting calculation support.
Indirect taxes, ranging from VAT and customs duties to environmental levies, affect a company’s entire supply chain and financial system. They pose unique challenges to multi-national tax functions, since they must be managed accurately and in real time. These often invisible taxes can have significant impacts — on cash flow, absolute costs and risk exposures. As part of our Indirect Tax team, you’ll advise clients on these and other cross-border issues. You’ll also bring a global perspective to helping clients identify potential risk areas and sustainable planning.
International Tax Services
Chief financial officers and tax directors of multinationals are operating in an environment of intense scrutiny and challenge. Transactions, inter-company pricing, supply chains, structuring and funding are increasingly under the spotlight. More than ever, executives are looking to align their global tax position with their overall business strategy, to be competitive and provide value to shareholders. In our International tax services you’ll help clients manage their business tax responsibilities including managing global tax risks and meeting cross-border reporting obligations. You'll help them manage global operational changes and transactions, capitalization and repatriation issues, transfer pricing and supply chain — from forward planning, through reporting, to maintaining effective relationships with the tax authorities.
Every transaction has tax implications, whether it’s an acquisition, disposal, carve outs, refinancing, restructuring or public offering. In our transaction tax service, you’ll help clients understand and plan for these implications, mitigating transaction risk, enhancing client opportunity within the deal and providing crucial negotiation insights. You will work with clients throughout the transaction life cycle, from initial due diligence through post-deal implementation, helping clients achieve their commercial and strategic objectives.
As part of the Human Capital team, you’ll assist clients with the design and implementation of total reward strategies to engage their people and drive the organization’s business strategy. You'll also help clients manage HR compliance and risk, HR and payroll transformation, as well as technology advisory services and project management. You'll work with clients to integrate the people agenda into clients’ business strategy, helping them improve their businesses in the evolving global economy and realize sustainable economic growth.
EY offers a unique opportunity for you to learn about EY Tax while balancing both the breadth and depth of your experience. On a diversified path, you have the opportunity to spend time in various tax sub-service lines for either two or three years before making an educated choice about which area of tax best aligns with your skills and interests (provided it also aligns with our business needs).
The benefit for you is a broad base of tax experience and sector awareness that is extremely marketable, whether you stay at EY to partner or leave to pursue other opportunities. Along the way, you’ll have built an incredibly broad and diverse network of relationships in other areas of tax and with a wide variety of EY leaders and colleagues, as well as clients. These are the kind of relationships that will be beneficial to you throughout your career. There are three diversified paths:
- Diversified Staff Group (DSG)
- Diversified Law
- Diversified Staff Group and Diversified Law hires will have sub-service line experiences in: Business Tax, Global Compliance and Reporting, Indirect Tax, International Tax Services, Transaction Tax and Human Capital.
- Human Capital Diversified
- Human Capital Diversified hires will have sub-service line experiences in Human Resources Performance Improvement, Mobility Services and Talent & Rewards.
We do hire some candidates directly into one of our niche tax specialty areas. They seek candidates with a specific skill set, and the nature of their day-to-day work means candidates hired into these niche areas benefit from receiving specialized and focused training and experiences as opposed to receiving a broader, diversified background. Learning and experience requirements are different for each focused path and roles require different types of certifications (for example, HR certification). Examples of focused paths we most commonly recruit for on campus include our National Tax Department and Transfer Pricing. Please see your recruiter for more information on the focused paths in our Tax practice.
Transaction Advisory Services (TAS): Become a world-class business advisor
Working in the EY Transactions network is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to become a world-class business advisor to some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the world. You will gain technical expertise, access to a variety of industries, holistic views of clients' issues and strategic objectives, as well as deep knowledge and firsthand experience with the range of valuable services we provide.
You will work on the leading edge of transformational deals that make headlines, experience an exciting variety of work in an entrepreneurial environment and develop into a leader. As part of EY TAS, your work will help transform companies, and the depth and breadth of experiences you will have will help transform you into a trusted business advisor.
You will learn to ask incisive questions to identify patterns and answers that will help our clients make earlier and better decisions around transactions and capital events. Ultimately, the work you do in TAS will help drive competitive advantage, improve economic confidence and make the working world better.
Explore the sections below to learn more about EY TAS and opportunities for campus hires.
TAS sub-service lines
At a high level, TAS breaks down into three different areas:
In Transaction Support, you’ll use analysis of financial, commercial and operational data to provide key decision-makers with insights that help them increase value and reduce the risks and uncertainty inherent in transactions.
In Capital Transformation, you’ll assist clients in making more informed strategic boardroom and management decisions directed at raising, investing, optimizing and preserving their capital.
As a member of the Transaction Tax team, you’ll advise companies and private equity investors on all the tax aspects of their transactions. You’ll help clients in every stage of a deal, from inception and initial due diligence, to tax-efficient transaction structuring, right through to assistance with the documentation of it. You’ll also work alongside restructuring colleagues to advise companies in financial distress, including those in formal insolvency proceedings, on sales of non-core businesses designed to restore their balance sheets.
Opportunities for campus hires
When it comes to joining EY TAS, you have several choices and opportunities, depending on your education and interests.
Our undergraduate campus hires have opportunities to join Transaction Support or Capital Transformation, with the opportunity to focus on the competencies shown below.
Transaction Support has two areas where you can focus:
Corporate Finance Strategy
Commercial advisory services are essential at both the pre-deal and transaction evaluation stage of the deal lifecycle. As a corporate finance strategy professional, you’ll provide clients with analyses of strategic assessments, corporate strategy assessments, business portfolio reviews, assessments of key customers and suppliers and commercial diligence to help them understand the markets in which they are buying and selling.
In Corporate Finance Strategy, you’ll help clients address their most pressing strategic challenges. You’ll receive significant responsibility for identifying information sources, assembling data, performing analyses, structuring arguments and developing presentations.
Responsibilities in Corporate Finance Strategy may include:
- Performing secondary research using a variety of sources (e.g., analyst reports, market research reports, news articles)
- Executing various analyses (e.g., customer segmentation, market sizing, competitor analysis, macroeconomic forecasting) to support strategic recommendations
- Designing and executing in-depth interview guides with key organizational stakeholders, industry experts and customers
- Reviewing business plans and pro forma financial models to identify key assumptions and drivers
Transaction Support provides financial and accounting due diligence services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs and other transactions. Transaction Support practitioners possess keen analytical, business and technical skills. The foundation for these skills is an audit background where candidates develop a basic understanding of accounting and reporting techniques and gain knowledge of business and economic trends.
Entry-level hires will work in Assurance for nine months of the year and spend the remaining time in Transaction Support. During the Transaction Support experience, individuals will be trained to use technology and our proprietary analytical and investigative techniques to advise and provide services to clients. After completing three years in this rotation, you will become a full-time Transaction Support professional.
Working in Transaction Support will provide you a unique opportunity to gain audit experience and earn a CPA, while developing an understanding of the transaction life cycle. You’ll acquire some of the most “in demand” skills in the marketplace today, learning from talented colleagues on challenging assignments.
Capital Transformation breaks down into three different areas:
Valuation and Business Modeling
Our Valuation & Business Modeling team works with clients in areas such as specific value propositions for complex business holdings and investments and identifying non-core assets for divesting.
Our professionals bring excellence in accounting, taxation and financial due diligence to provide clients with valuation advice for a multitude of purposes. We guide clients through the model review, model support and model-build activities necessary for them to make key decisions and improve strategic outcomes.
- Business Valuation: You will provide advice and opinions as to the value of a business enterprise, equity, debt, derivatives, equipment, intellectual property, and other intangible and tangible assets.
- Modeling: You will serve clients in developing sophisticated and powerful transactional and operational financial models for a wide range of client needs such as: management planning; mergers and acquisitions; public and private partnership projects; specialized tax and financial reporting; and share buybacks.
- Capital Equipment Valuation: You will use your engineering and financial aptitudes to develop valuation analyses for Fortune 500 clients and transactions. You will develop valuation models/analyses and presentations based on financial, accounting and engineering data derived from on-site reviews of manufacturing processes.
- Complex Securities: You will apply sophisticated techniques from financial engineering to assist clients in understanding and valuing financial derivatives and other complex securities, for financial reporting, tax and regulatory compliance, transaction support and corporate strategy.
Transaction Real Estate
Our transaction real estate professionals help clients make strategic real estate decisions with objective advice. As a transaction real estate professional you’ll help clients achieve the potential of real estate assets, portfolios or companies. You’ll work closely with them to develop capital market strategies for acquiring and disposing of real estate assets, including fund concepts or sale and leaseback structures. You’ll also help our clients raise or structure necessary capital and buy or sell individual properties, property portfolios or equity investments.
Hospitality: We provide a full scope of real estate advisory services to every major segment of the hospitality industry. As a professional on the Real Estate & Hospitality Transaction Advisory Services team, you will serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams. Responsibilities may include:
- Working with a wide variety of real estate and hospitality-specific clients, including owners, developers, builders, financial institutions, lenders and pension funds, as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies
- Assisting with typical engagements such as market studies, financial analyses, development advisory, return on investment calculations, transaction due diligence, appraisals and valuations, strategic planning, property performance enhancement, portfolio analysis and cash flow modeling
Analytics: As a staff professional on the Transaction Real Estate team, you will serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams that primarily assist in real estate advisory engagements. Responsibilities may include:
- Working with a wide variety of real estate clients, including owners, developers, builders, financial institutions, lenders and pension funds, as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies
- Assisting with typical engagements such as market studies, financial analysis, due diligence, appraisal and valuation, strategic planning, property performance enhancement, portfolio analysis and cash flow modeling
- Assisting audit clients with real estate valuation-related matters (i.e., fair value, impairment and other accounting rules affecting the valuation of real estate assets)
Operational Transaction Services
As an Operational Transaction Services professional, you’ll provide a full range of hands-on, operationally focused support and advice across the transaction lifecycle, supporting both buyers and sellers. You’ll help clients with a wide range of operational issues, assessing their state of readiness with respect to people, resources, planning, data collection and strategy, while identifying high-risk areas, unidentified issues and areas for overall improvement. Responsibilities may include:
- Working on client engagement teams executing operational transaction services, which support key decision-makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions
- Assisting with the execution of the integration plan while working to constantly identify areas for improvement, including resolving integration issues
Our campus hires with advanced degrees have the same options as our undergrads, with the addition of Transaction Tax, which requires specialized/advanced degrees. To qualify for a position in Transaction Tax, you must be pursuing an LLM or JD with an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.
Transaction Tax has two distinct focus areas:
Transaction Tax comprises professional advisors who help our clients understand and plan for the tax implications of an acquisition, disposal, refinancing, restructuring or initial public offering. By combining diverse cross-border transaction experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, we help clients make informed decisions and navigate the tax implications of large transactions. Our integrated approach means clients gain access to high-quality, globally coordinated tax advice, wherever a transaction occurs, helping improve the return on their investment.
As a member of the Transaction Tax team, you will be exposed to the transaction process in its entirety and work closely with the other TAS service offerings (transaction integration, transaction support (financial due diligence) and valuation) to deliver high quality tax consulting services to our clients. Team members are given the opportunity to learn valuable client-serving skills and gain a broader understanding of the transactions marketplace, working closely with the client and its other service providers (e.g., law firms, investment bankers).
Transaction Tax: National M&A
The Mergers & Acquisitions group of Ernst & Young LLP in Washington, D.C. (National M&A Tax) provides tax consulting services to high-profile, national and multinational clients. It is led by several nationally recognized tax professionals who represent some of the firm's most senior tax consultants. These professionals are among the country's top tax practitioners, and many of them have held policy-making positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The combination of knowledge, government experience, and transactional work forms the basis for helping clients evaluate increasingly complex tax laws and implement intricate M&A transactions.
As a member of the National M&A Tax team, you’ll work directly with client and firm professionals, to perform tax technical research and analysis as part of the client service team in multiple client engagements. You will also deliver tax advice to the firm’s M&A clients and other tax professionals located in various Ernst & Young LLP offices.
Other opportunities exist for MBA students interested in Transaction Advisory Services. Learn more.
Core Business Services: managing the transformation of our business
Just as the name implies, Core Business Services (CBS) is the vital core that supports the organization's infrastructure, and allows our client-serving teams to succeed in the marketplace, and includes:
Our Finance professionals are responsible for the financial integrity of EY member firms, and the clear reporting of their results. Working with one of these teams, you’ll provide financial reporting that is accurate, consistent and compliant with EY global financial policies and principles, and local statutory rules and regulations. You’ll also work with other areas of our organization, sharing your financial experience and insights to achieve specific goals. You’ll get all the support you need to stay on top of regulations — and the advice and help you‘ll need to meet your own professional goals.
Working with one of our Information Technology (IT) teams, you’ll help to maintain and enhance our IT infrastructure. You’ll be part of a global group that provides help desk, network and data center services, as well as workstation support, telecommunications and IT products.
At the end of the day, you’ll be equipping EY member firm employees with effective and efficient IT tools and services so they can offer our clients top-quality service.
Learn more about our IT Services strategic hub in Alpharetta, Georgia.
We call our human resources group the Americas Talent Team, and this reflects how important we think our people are to the success of the EY organization.
Working with the Americas Talent Team, you’ll help develop and execute our people strategy, which provides the programs, measures and tools that help our EY member firms' employees to achieve their potential. You might develop and implement strategies for performance management, leadership development, learning, training tools, compensation, recruiting, new joiner orientation, reporting processes or other initiatives. You may work in a central function, or be aligned to one of our service lines. Whichever area of this service you join, you’ll play an essential role in delivering our strategy across the global organization.
Administrative Services & Executive Support
Our Enterprise Support Services (ESS) teams provide comprehensive, quality administrative and support services for all of the EY member firms within the Americas. ESS professionals span a wide range of vital roles, from administrative support to facilities management, creative design, tax return processing, file management and emergency preparedness.
Communications & Marketing
Americas Communications & Marketing (ACM) provides a wide range of marketing and communications services to internal and external audiences. These include current and future clients, our current and future employees, alumni, regulators, the media and the communities we operate within.
Through internal communications, public relations and corporate communications, the ACM team supports and promotes our brand and reputation.
Our Business Development teams support and execute go-to-market business development and marketing strategies. As a Business Development professional, you’ll work with account teams to build relationships with our clients, drive new business and build revenue growth.
As part of our global Knowledge group, you'll make sure our client-serving professionals have access to the right people, tools and information to help their clients meet their business needs. The Knowledge teams provide a wide range of services to better understand client businesses and business environments. Team members may create and manage organization-wide business tools and processes to share important information, or advise people and teams on how to effectively use the content and tools that exist. The Knowledge teams are constantly evolving to help anyone within the EY organization take advantage of the experiences and insights of their colleagues around the world.
Quality & Risk Management
Our Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) teams are responsible for protecting the EY organization from the risks that arise from the member firms' professional practices. The teams provide coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, regulatory and risk management issues, as well as dealing with claims, and any queries regarding the organization’s ethics.
Q&RM tools and processes are designed to help us meet our compliance responsibilities, and to help us support our client-facing teams in delivering quality service to their clients.
Whether you are part of one of these, or of the many other teams that make up CBS, you’ll play an essential role in delivering our strategy of change around our global organization. Our job is not only to support our other service lines, but also to support organization-wide growth.
Every day, every EY person is part of building a better working world — for their clients, their communities and themselves. An excellent way of getting a taste of this environment is to become involved while you’re still a student.
We can offer you a number of different experiences.
Whether you explore a one- to three-day experience like our Emerging Leaders Program or a two-month intensive internship opportunity, you’ll benefit from learning, experiences and coaching that will help you achieve your goals and adapt successfully to professional life. You’ll also gain insights into what life at EY is really like and have the opportunity to build valuable relationships that will serve you in the future.
You want an internship that’s about more than a line on your resume. You want an experience, a challenge and a catapult. Build the best foundation for a future career at EY.
Emerging Leaders Program
A one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience, the Emerging Leaders Program starts your journey from college to career success.
Tailored for students of diverse backgrounds majoring in accounting and related business majors, the Launch internship offers experiences to help students make an informed decision about their future.
Global Student Experience
New challenges. Global mindset. Opportunities to grow.
The EY Global Student Experience offers you all this and more.