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At EY, we are proud to work with the innovators and game-changers of today to create new legacies for the world. Through a career at EY, you will become the builders of legacy — for our clients, our communities and yourselves. And you’ll do this incrementally, step by step, one interaction at a time.

A career at EY means you will ask better questions that help clients resolve complex issues and make the right decisions. Your questions will help some of the most iconic, innovative and powerful companies in the world move forward, improving their industries and ultimately the economies of the world.

  • In Advisory, better questions lead to solving big, complex issues and delivering better working outcomes that grow, optimize and protect businesses now and in the future.
  • In Assurance, better questions drive increased skepticism around financial information to protect and serve the public interest and deliver the highest quality.
  • In Tax, better questions lead to businesses and governments better meeting their obligations and understanding the implications of their choices.
  • In Transaction Advisory Services, better questions lead to sustainable growth through the strategic allocation of capital.

No matter which service line you choose, your career will have meaningful purpose and a far-reaching impact. Use the tabs to explore the legacy you can begin to create in our service lines and industry sectors like financial services.

Advisory careers: helping clients to grow, improve, protect and innovate their businesses

EY Advisory

Every day, everyone at EY is part of building a better working world — for their clients, their families, their communities and themselves. Advisory builds a better working world by helping to strengthen industries, improve businesses and build trust and confidence in the capital markets. Everything we do — every process we help improve, every risk we identify, every interaction with a client or colleague — contributes to making the world work better.

More than 42,000 EY professionals find ways to help clients respond to the outside forces that are fundamentally, and permanently, reshaping their worlds. We help them assess and protect their organizations, grow revenues, improve processes and innovate their businesses. We do this through a sharp focus on leadership, alignment, execution and adoption.

Our Advisory service line works across many industry sectors to help clients in three distinct areas:

Performance Improvement: We help clients design and improve their business processes.
We help finance functions keep pace with evolving business priorities; sales and marketing functions attract and retain valuable customer relationships; and supply chains deliver lower costs, more revenue and more shareholder value. We also help our clients develop and implement their performance strategies, manage the complexities of implementing those strategies as well as help shape and shepherd the resulting change journeys.

Performance Technology: We help clients design and implement technologies that drive business performance.
Cloud. Mobile. Big data. Analytics. Social media. These are more than buzz words. They represent a host of new technologies that are changing how organizations make decisions and manage information. We help our clients make sense of all of the existing and emerging technologies out there and help them use these technologies to their advantage.

Risk: We help clients manage risk while they improve their performance.
We help clients evaluate, understand and manage risk and associated controls to improve business and technology performance, protect against known risks and understand the impact of emerging risk.

When you begin your career in EY Advisory Services, you’ll be joining one of the most elite and well-respected consulting networks in the world. In EY Advisory, you’ll:

  • Be part of a group of professionals that is growing at an exponential rate
  • Have the opportunity to work on some of the most pressing and unique challenges facing multinational organizations today
  • Learn from some of the most seasoned and well-respected consulting leaders
  • Work with some of the world’s leading brands

Advisory Consultant Program (ACP): a unique opportunity for campus recruits

If you’re interested in Advisory, you can join our Advisory Consultant Program.

The ACP offers a unique developmental environment that combines hands-on multidisciplinary working assignments with structured learning, counseling and mentoring. A pooled resource foundation design provides exposure to a variety of projects and allows our professionals to build a broad knowledge and experience base.

The ACP offers three tracks for all candidates interested in EY Advisory opportunities:

  • Business Advisor Program (BAP): In the Business Advisor Program, you’ll help clients evaluate their business processes/functions, recommend areas for greater efficiency and assist in the measurement and management of financial and operational risk.
  • Technology Advisor Program (TAP): In the Technology Advisor Program, you’ll thrive at the intersection between business and technology, helping our clients understand how technology enables improved business performance through the evaluation, design and configuration of technology to support business transformation.
  • Risk Advisor Program (RAP): In the Risk Advisor Program, you’ll help clients evaluate, understand and manage risk and associated controls to improve their business and technology performance, protect against known risks, and understand the impact of emerging risk. We assist clients across a broad range of risk areas including compliance, financial, operational and strategic risk.

Industries we serve
We focus on a variety of industries, including but not limited to: automotive, government and public sector, consumer products, media and entertainment, oil and gas, power and utilities and technology. Learn more.

Additionally, we have built a dominant position and focus on financial services through our member firms’ Financial Services Offices (FSO). Candidates who join the FSO will focus exclusively with financial services clients and will have opportunities to serve leading investment banks, retail and commercial banks, insurers and investment managers.

Advisory candidates joining at the undergraduate level will join one of the three ACP tracks as defined above. Explore the sections below to learn about these programs.

Business Advisor Program

EY Advisory Services has an exciting opportunity for highly motivated staff consultants to join the Business Advisor Program (BAP). Staff professionals entering the BAP enjoy opportunities to serve diverse clients across multiple practices, while being provided training, experience and coaching to develop core consulting skills.

Our BAP professionals help our clients evaluate their business processes / functions and recommend areas for greater efficiency in areas such as:

Finance — Help our clients transform their finance operating model, sharpen their finance and operational systems effectiveness, design and implement financial and enterprise cost management systems and manage outsourcing, offshoring and shared service center arrangements.

Customer — Help our clients focus on attracting, retaining and growing profitable customer relationships. We help our clients develop market and customer strategies, improve customer service management and develop and implement analytics to understand and anticipate customer needs.

Supply chain/Operational improvement — Help our clients with a variety of business process issues including functional, operational, and performance improvement for their core systems, operational strategy, business performance improvement, cost management/profitability enhancement and business integration.

Program and organizational change management — Help our clients manage their portfolios of business transformations while creating change architectures to guide their journeys, all while helping them maintain focus on achieving desired business outcomes.

Financial Services Risk Management — Those who join the FSO may also be deployed on engagements across our Financial Services Risk Management practices, where we assist our clients with the measurement, mitigation, management and monitoring of financial and operational risks. Areas of focus include: traded products and capital markets, credit and capital management, enterprise risk services, regulatory risk and compliance, quantitative advisory and derivative valuation.

What this means for you
At EY, we believe your career is a journey and we are committed to providing an array of exciting opportunities to help you find the path that is right for you. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients to deliver professional services and to actively participate in a rapidly growing practice. You will work on client assignments that will help you deepen and broaden your skills, while gaining valuable and rewarding experience during your first few years.

With each engagement, you can expect to build leadership, communication and client-management skills, as well as sharpen your problem-solving capabilities. Once you have developed a strong foundation, we will work with you to determine a more specific area of concentration for the next phase of your career journey.

Responsibilities of staff in the Business Advisor Program may include:

  • Understanding and documenting clients’ business processes and requirements, performing root cause analysis, developing business cases and interviewing various resources to gather required information
  • Establishing relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently delivering quality client services. Monitoring progress and keeping key stakeholders informed about progress and expected outcomes. Staying abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client’s business
  • Demonstrating the ability to digest, incorporate and leverage new knowledge. Possessing good business acumen. Remaining current on new developments in advisory services, capabilities and industry knowledge
  • Taking full responsibility for tasks, including consistent self-review of work to identify and improve an approach for producing high-quality work products, while working under supervision

What majors are a good fit for the BAP?
To qualify, a candidate must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Statistics, MIS (emphasis on Business), Supply Chain, Operations Management, Organization Behavior or Development, Psychology, Health Administration, Public Administration or Public Health. Degree requirements may vary by location, so please discuss your own individual circumstances with an EY recruiter.

Technology Advisor Program

EY Advisory Services has an exciting opportunity for highly motivated staff consultants to join the Technology Advisor Program (TAP). Staff professionals entering the TAP enjoy opportunities to serve diverse clients across multiple practices, while being provided training, experience and coaching to develop core consulting skills.

Our TAP professionals assist our clients in areas such as:

IT transformation — Help our clients simplify the IT environment for a growth agenda, align IT with business strategy, improve business value delivery with globally integrated IT services and translate complex business problems into implementable technology solutions. Areas of focus include infrastructure and operations, strategy and architecture, transformation and integration and performance technology such as cloud computing and digital.

Data and analytics — Help our clients manage the collection, storage, use and quality of data and use information intelligence to meet business needs across finance, risk and operations. Areas of focus include business intelligence, data analytics, data quality and governance as well as data management.

Enabling technology — Help our clients assess and improve how technology enables business in an effective and efficient manner. Areas of focus include evaluation of vendor applications, implementation assistance services and technology infrastructure/architecture across areas such as risk management, finance, compliance and operations.

Cybersecurity — Assist our clients with the design, build, management and operation of industry-leading security programs to maintain a high-performance business environment. Areas of focus include enterprise security management, threat and vulnerability management, identity and access management as well as data privacy and protection.

What this means for you
At EY, we believe your career is a journey and we are committed to providing an array of exciting opportunities to help you find the path that is right for you. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients to deliver professional services and to actively participate in a rapidly growing practice. You will work on client assignments that will help you deepen and broaden your skills, while gaining valuable and rewarding experience during your first few years.

With each engagement, you can expect to build leadership, communication and client-management skills, as well as sharpen your problem-solving capabilities. Once you have developed a strong foundation, we will work with you to determine a more specific area of concentration for the next phase of your career journey.

Responsibilities of staff in the Technology Advisor Program may include:

  • Interviewing various resources to gather required information. Analyzing and documenting requirements. Configuring applications. Analyzing data. Developing security and controls. Participating in testing, whether application, system, integration and/or end user testing. Assessing enterprise architecture. Beginning to manage some project components
  • Developing specific skills with software packages from leading enterprise application vendors
  • Establishing relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently delivering quality client services. Monitoring progress and ensuring keeping key stakeholders informed about progress and expected outcomes. Staying abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business
  • Demonstrating ability to digest, incorporate and leverage new knowledge. Possessing good business acumen. Remaining current on new developments in advisory services, capabilities and industry knowledge
  • Taking full responsibility for tasks, including consistent review of own work to identify and improve an approach for producing high-quality work products, while working under supervision

What majors are a good fit for the TAP?
To qualify, a candidate must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in: MIS, Computer Science, Statistics, Math, IT Security, Engineering, Operations Research, Accounting or Finance (with a specific concentration in MIS), Information Systems, Information Technology, Technology Risk, Computer Engineering or related technology disciplines. Degree requirements may vary by location, so please discuss your own individual circumstances with an EY recruiter.

Risk Advisor Program

EY Advisory Services has an exciting opportunity for highly motivated staff consultants to join the Risk Advisor Program (RAP). Staff professionals entering RAP enjoy opportunities to serve diverse clients across multiple practices and industries, while being provided training, experience and coaching to develop core consulting skills. The breadth and diversity of client experiences will vary based on the size of the local market.

We assist clients across a broad range of risk areas including compliance, financial, operational, IT and strategic risk. As a Risk Advisor, you’ll have a unique opportunity to get a holistic view of a client’s business, rather than a project-based glimpse into one aspect. As a part of the Risk team, you will help assess clients’ technology risk environments and identify controls to mitigate those risks, and evaluate and enhance clients’ internal audit and risk management functions. Those who join the FSO may be deployed on Risk Transformation engagements, where you will help clients develop strategies and methodologies to best manage their technology risk environment.

Our RAP professionals assist our clients in areas such as:

Risk Assurance — We help our clients assess their technology risk environment, including by external audit execution, internal audit support, and various assessment services (e.g., cybersecurity, data analytics). We work with our clients to understand the technology risks present within their environments and key controls designed to mitigate the risks. The nature of our work often includes control identification, determination of control testing adherence, and an impact analysis of any observations (including recommendations).

Internal Audit — Provide comprehensive risk services through a suite of strategic, outsourcing, and industry-focused operational recommendations that help our clients evaluate and enhance their internal audit and risk management functions. We plan, lead and perform internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and risk advisory projects in accordance with the client's risk management strategy, resulting in the identification of control enhancements, operational and compliance process improvements and efficiency opportunities, as well as company-wide cost improvements.

Risk Transformation — We help our clients develop strategies and methodologies to best manage their technology risk environments, including their risk management programs, risk and control tool enablement, vendor risk management, and compliance with emerging regulations. We work with our clients to understand the current state and develop a future state model that includes improved risk assessment techniques and automation. In the FSO, Risk Transformation is served by our Risk Advisor Program; for non-FSO professionals, Risk Transformation is served by our Technology Advisor Program.

What this means for you
At EY, we believe your career is a journey and we are committed to providing an array of exciting opportunities to help you find the path that is right for you. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients to deliver professional services and to actively participate in a rapidly growing practice. You will work on client assignments that will help you deepen and broaden your skills, while gaining valuable and rewarding experience during your first few years.

With each engagement, you can expect to build leadership, communication and client-management skills, as well as sharpen your problem-solving capabilities. Once you have developed a strong foundation, we will work with you to determine a more specific area of concentration for the next phase of your career journey.

Responsibilities of staff in the Risk Advisor Program may include:

  • Establishing relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently delivering quality client services. Monitoring progress and keeping key stakeholders informed about progress and expected outcomes. Staying abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business
  • Demonstrating ability to continuously learn, incorporate and apply new knowledge in the work environment. Possessing good business acumen. Remaining current on new developments in advisory services, capabilities and industry knowledge
  • Leveraging internal and external resources to gain an understanding of the client, its business, and areas under review before executing engagement procedures
  • Participating in interviews with client personnel to understand the current state of business or IT processes
  • Identifying potential risks and controls in a client’s business or IT process
  • Evaluating information provided by the client and suggesting recommendations for improvement
  • Validating potential issues identified with the client and documenting results of its process improvement
  • Taking full responsibility for tasks, including consistent review of own work to identify and improve on approach for producing high quality work products, while working under supervision

What majors are a good fit for the RAP?
To qualify, a candidate must be pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in: Accounting, Information Systems, Computer Science, Finance or Management. Degree requirements may vary by location, so please discuss your own individual circumstances with an EY recruiter.

Assurance: the launch pad to your career

Our auditors ask better questions that drive increased skepticism around financial information to protect and serve the public interest. By providing independent verification of our clients’ compliance with accounting principles, auditors play a vital role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture(s).

At EY, your experiences on our high-performance teams will help you develop into a global professional who delivers exceptional client service to every client, every time. Our easy-to-use Audit Career Framework will help you map your career path, understand what is expected of you and provide access to the learning, experiences and coaching necessary to support your successful career progression. The solid business foundation you gain in Audit will serve as a launch pad to your career, whether you pursue a long-term career in Audit, move to a specialty practice within Assurance, join another service line, become a partner or seek a role in the C-suite.

Audit is the cornerstone of our business

From a hiring perspective, it's helpful to understand that we predominantly hire into our Audit practice, which is the largest part of our Assurance practice. Beginning your career in EY Audit will provide you with:

  • Business savvy: Through your work with SEC-registered clients, middle market, private and entrepreneurial companies in many industries, you will gain a deep, broad-based understanding of how businesses work from the inside out. Your experience on our Audit teams will help you learn the language of business and provide exposure to capital markets through equity or debt offerings, IPOs and business transactions.
  • Technical development and certification: You will develop deep knowledge of technical accounting principles by performing quality audits and understanding internal controls and processes. Furthermore, you will earn a professional designation through the CPA license, which will distinguish you from others and open doors both inside and outside of EY.
  • Collaboration and connections: You will build your professional network and business relationship skills by working on high-performing teams and collaborating with colleagues across borders and service lines. Along the way, you will develop life-long relationships with professionals who may one day be innovative entrepreneurs, or government or business leaders.
  • Exposure to entrepreneurs: EY is committed to supporting entrepreneurs. Through your work in EY Audit, you will have the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs who may one day have the kind of impact made by Apple or Google.

Assurance offers long-term opportunities

As you progress throughout your career in EY Audit, you'll learn more about our specialty practices and the opportunities available within them. And it’s important to note that while we recruit a small number of hires into these specialty practices directly from campus, most will find that a foundational career in audit will provide the necessary skills and expertise you need should you choose to explore a future career move to one of these practices.

  • Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS): Our CCaSS professionals help our clients understand business and regulatory threats and opportunities, explore and execute commercial transactions, monitor performance and assure public disclosures on progress made toward achieving their operational sustainability goals.
  • Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS): Our FAAS professionals help finance leaders address the strategic accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their businesses and finance functions. They assist our clients with understanding the effects of change and transformation across their business.
  • Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS): Our FIDS professionals include trained fraud examiners, forensic accountants and electronic data analysts who investigate alleged misconduct, measure the financial implications of disputes and help organizations find ways to manage risk.

EY Tax: world-class careers begin here

World-class careers in EY Tax

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:

Business Tax

EY - Business Tax

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

EY - 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 Tax

EY - Indirect Tax

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

EY - 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.

Transaction Tax

EY - Transaction Tax

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.

Human Capital

EY - Human Capital

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.

Diversified paths

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.

Focused paths

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

EY - Transaction Advisory Services

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:

Transaction Support

EY - Transaction Support

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.


Capital Transformation

EY - Capital Transformation

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.


Transaction Tax

EY - Transaction Tax

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

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

TAS Plus+

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 lifecycle. You’ll acquire some of the most “in demand” skills in the marketplace today, learning from talented colleagues on challenging assignments.

Capital Transformation

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

Graduate opportunities

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

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.

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