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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 opportunities 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.

Careers in Advisory: helping organizations improve performance and manage risks

Our Advisory service line focuses on helping clients to improve their performance and manage their risks more effectively. Particularly important in a complex and uncertain business environment, with escalating competition.

We work with clients to address their specific circumstances and help turn strategy into reality. Whether it’s an improved finance function, enhanced supply chain or superior customer management, we’re able to offer added value. This is why Advisory is our fastest-growing service line and an energetic, rapidly-changing environment with nearly 48,000 professionals around the world.

Because Advisory is a diverse and fluid business area you’ll be involved in a huge variety of work. This will involve providing wide-ranging and constantly changing ideas to our clients across a broad spectrum of industries and locations.

As a matter of course, your experiences will be wide and varied. You’ll quickly be given responsibility to deal with complex business situations — an excellent way to build the skills you’ll need for a long and fulfilling career.

Where you can focus

Within Advisory you can choose to work in one of three business areas. Each of these is split into a number of dedicated practices:

Performance Improvement

EY - Performance Improvement

In a world of continuous business challenges, our clients are faced with a constant need to generate long-term, sustainable growth. As part of our Performance Improvement team you’ll help provide independent, objective and high-value business advice to the world’s most successful companies.


EY - Risk

Working in Risk, you’ll be offering our clients more than protection. You’ll also be helping them make better and faster decisions, reduce costs and improve performance. It’s a fast-moving area, as global risks change at a dramatic pace, so you’ll be helping clients continuously evaluate their risk management processes and identify the risks that matter.

Information Technology Risk and Assurance (ITRA)

EY - Information Technology Risk & Assurance (ITRA)

IT is a significant factor behind business success. Working in ITRA you’ll help clients rationalize IT costs, manage their overall IT risk position and deliver value from IT. You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside clients to manage their IT risks in line with their business strategy, giving them the confidence that their organization’s key IT-related risks are identified, understood and managed effectively.

IT Advisory

EY - IT Advisory

Our IT Advisory professionals work with commercial and public sector organizations. They provide independent advice on how clients’ IT operations can support their business strategy and its implementation. Working with them you’ll help to provide insights into organizational culture and help align a client’s technology with their people and processes.


EY - Cross-Advisory

You might prefer to work in one of our Cross-Advisory teams. Here you’ll learn specific technical skills and work within our Performance Improvement, Risk and IT Risk & Assurance groups. These teams are:

  • Program Advisory
  • Strategic Direction

People Advisory Services

EY - People Advisory Services

As the world continues to change due to globalization and developments in demographics, technology and regulation, organizations need to adapt and flex. They need their people to be agile and respond to that change.

People Advisory Services helps organizations address some of their largest and most complex people-related challenges. As a PAS professional, you will be able to grow and build your skills in one of our six pillars:

  1. Performance
  2. Talent
  3. Systems
  4. Reward
  5. Mobility
  6. Analytics


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 important for trust and informed decision-making. Timely and relevant financial information is, in fact, vital 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 very 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 a variiety of 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:

1. 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 opportunity to meet 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

EY - External Audit

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 focus 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

EY - 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

EY - Financial Accounting Advisory

As an assurance professional you’ll learn how to provide 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.


2. Fraud Investigations and 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.

Transactions careers: Deliver purpose over profit by helping your clients make better capital decisions

In today’s world, it’s not just about doing good — it’s about creating good too. Discover how working on deals to buy, sell, grow and optimize a business can provide you with the opportunity to advise clients to think about both economic and social value. Just imagine the impact you could have as you guide your clients to make better, more informed decisions.

How do you work together as a team, and still shine as an individual?

For you and your career, this means learning from some of the most experienced transactions professionals in the industry on how to answer even the most complex business problems in a systematic way. Plus you’ll have access to continuous professional training and development to keep your technical skills and industry knowledge ahead of the curve.

It’s also an opportunity to master a broad range of business and consulting skills that will set you up for life — such as building relationships, networking, interpersonal skills, communication and presenting skills, and influencing and negotiating skills.

What if one door opened a window on the world?

Being part of a global professional services network means you’ll have exposure to the world’s largest organizations, fastest-growing companies and private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex engagements in the global market. No matter what part of Transaction Advisory Services you work in, you’ll build strong relationships with client executives and their operational staff, and you’ll develop a strong network among a variety of industry stakeholders.

What if changing your perceptions meant a completely new reality?

Through working closely as part of deal teams, you’ll learn how to coordinate stakeholders and collaborate effectively with others. You will also have the opportunity to work as part of a high-performing team with colleagues who are focused on providing the best possible approach for the client and work together to achieve goals.

You’ll be surrounded by people who’ll encourage you to be yourself and provide the guidance and support you need to help you learn, achieve and develop faster. What’s more, your team will help you to get the most out of your career — and life, too. That’s what if feels like to be part of a global people culture.

EY Transaction Advisory Services — experience a different perspective.

Where you can focus

As you develop your career in Transactions, you’ll be able to build technical depth and explore a breadth of business issues. Your options will include:

M&A Advisory

EY - M&A Advisory

How will you help clients?

You’ll help leading organizations to realize their strategic objectives via a wide spectrum of tasks such as acquisitions, divestitures/disposals, mergers, capital increases and more. You will be responsible for project-managing the steps, assisting in negotiations and measuring transaction implications.

What will you do?

You’ll gain a deep understanding of industries and market trends so that you can add value through leading business reviews, acquisitions, leveraged transactions, disposals, takeovers and mergers. These types of transactions are significant to any organization as it grows, transforms and matures.

Infrastructure Advisory

EY - Infrastructure Advisory

How will you help clients?

You’ll help public sector clients procure infrastructure-related projects and help private sector clients structure and finance deals.

What will you do?

You’ll evaluate new service options, develop financial models, negotiate funding and provide advice to secure the most competitive terms.


EY - Restructuring

How will you help clients?

You’ll help provide recommendations to address urgent and important business problems at all stages of the business life cycle. You’ll do this by supporting boards and executive teams, lenders or other financial stakeholders when internal or external change, profitability, and/or liquidity issues threaten the stability of a business, particularly when an approach is required quickly.

What will you do?

Your clients will be in challenged or event-driven situations, so your focus will be on quickly identifying and understanding not only their financial and operational issues, but also how their business and industry works, before making decisions and acting accordingly. You’ll be involved in providing the following services: creditor advisory, distressed corporate advisory, distressed operational restructuring, distressed supplier advisory, formal insolvency and legal entity rationalization.

Operational Transaction Services

EY - Operational Transaction Services

How will you help clients?

You’ll provide a full range of hands-on, operationally focused support and advice across the transaction life cycle, whether supporting a buyer or seller.

What will you do?

You'll work alongside the client’s executive team to prepare and execute integration plans that deliver value across a diverse stakeholder group, from increasing synergies and financial benefits to considering the organization’s sustainability and the well-being of its people and their community.

Real Estate Advisory

EY - Operational Transaction Services

How will you help clients?

You’ll develop capital market strategies for private and public sector clients to acquire or dispose of real estate to meet their goals.

What will you do?

You’ll undertake feasibility studies, develop capital market strategies, provide advice that supports real estate portfolio goals and lead implementation projects. You’ll play an integral role in providing commercial value and, in some cases, physically transforming entire communities.

Valuation & Business Modeling

EY - Valuation & Business Modeling

How will you help clients?

You’ll help clients understand the value of their business, securities, intellectual property, capital equipment, intangibles and other assets. Further, you’ll work with businesses to develop models using alternative operational assumptions and financing structures that incorporate key risks and uncertainties.

What will you do?

Using strong analytical skills, experience and judgment, you'll assist your clients in finding solutions to their most complex financial issues. This includes providing modeling support for strategic decisions, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, private equity deals, pricing, and bid evaluation and restructuring

Strategy Services

EY - Strategy Services

How will you help clients?

You’ll provide a broad spectrum of front-end strategic advice to help clients' reach their full potential as they navigate market disruptions and technological change. This covers growth strategy, transaction strategy and operations strategy.

What will you do?

You’ll uncover business insights, perform market research, build financial models and conduct complex data analyses to identify insights related to your client’s business. Through pro-actively identifying both internal and external opportunities, you’ll be able to quickly navigate new, emerging and disruptive market forces and trends.

Transaction Support

EY - Transaction Support

How will you help clients?

You’ll provide financial, tax, IT, operational, HR, commercial and legal due diligence to identify key drivers, improve deal structures, reduce risks and challenge assumptions about future performance.

What will you do?

You’ll advise clients across the transaction lifecycle – from strategic assessment to implementation and post-deal integration. Using both historical data and predictive and social media analytics, you’ll help companies focus on deal drivers that pose the most investment risk or opportunity for return. You’ll also offer insight into a target company’s competitive positioning, product mix, operations, customer relationships and future outlook.

Transaction Tax

EY - Transaction Tax

How will you help clients?

Combining both cross-border experience with local tax knowledge, you’ll guide clients to make informed decisions and navigate the tax implications of their transaction. This will allow them to limit transaction risk, enhance opportunity and provide crucial negotiation insights.

What you will do?

You'll advise companies and private equity investors on all tax aspects of their transactions across a wide range of industries and geographies. You'll also work alongside restructuring colleagues to advise companies in financial difficulties, including those in formal insolvency proceedings, on sales of non-core businesses to restore their balance sheets.


Careers in Tax: help your clients navigate the complexities of international tax

By meeting their tax obligations, clients help the wider community. As we help them to navigate an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment and support them in making the right decisions, we’re contributing to the better working world that everyone wants to see.

Our advisors therefore need a deep understanding of relevant legislation, extraordinary communication skills and the ability to nurture client relationships effectively.

As a tax professional at EY, you'll use your research and analytical skills, apply yourself to stay on top of tax law and acquire an in-depth knowledge of clients’ businesses.

We provide a full suite of tax services to clients ranging from the very largest multinationals to fast-growth entrepreneurial businesses. You might choose to start your tax career with us by acquiring experience across a range of different service offerings or by focusing on one particular area.

The sections below give an idea of what you can experience in our different tax service lines:

Business Tax Services

EY - 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:

  • Business Tax Advisory
  • Business Tax Compliance
  • Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory

You’ll have the chance to gain experience across multiple service offerings, with long-term opportunities for focusing in one or more areas.

You’ll also work with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established worldwide organizations, developing a breadth and depth of tax and business skills domestically and on a multinational basis to enhance your career experience.

People Advisory Services

EY - Human Capital

As the world continues to change due to globalization and developments in demographics, technology and regulation, organizations need to adapt and flex. They need their people to be agile and respond to that change.

People Advisory Services helps organizations address some of their largest and most complex people-related challenges. As a PAS professional, you will be able to grow and build your skills in one of our six pillars:

  1. Performance
  2. Talent
  3. Systems
  4. Reward
  5. Mobility
  6. Analytics

Indirect Tax

EY - Indirect Tax

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 value added tax (VAT) or goods and 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 a valued tax professional.

International Tax

EY - International Tax

Our international tax professionals help multinational companies align their global tax position with their business strategy to maintain a 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 organizations and have opportunities to work with different tax regimes through international assignments.

Transaction Tax

EY - Transaction 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 rapidly-changing environment, you’ll work on a variety of transactions. These range 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.


Advising a fast changing world

Today’s financial services market is global, constantly changing and highly regulated. It’s an industry that demands a dynamic approach to handle its uncertainties and opportunities.

Join our Financial Services team and you’ll work within experienced international teams — on the most complex financial services issues — helping to shape the future of financial services.

Taking care of our business

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 people as you help to build EY's success. Find out the exact nature of the student opportunities available in your country by using this site's search facility.

Get on the fast track

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 options, from a two-week Work Experience Program to a year-long Industrial Placement.

You'll benefit from experiences, learning 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.

Find out which programs are available to you.

EY Internships

EY - Internships

Discover what life as a professional is all about. Work on real projects and prepare yourself with a high-performance foundation. Apply for an internship with EY and get a head start on your career.

To discover more about this program, contact your university careers center or speak to your EY campus recruiter.

EY Summer Leadership Program

EY - Summer Leadership Program

Accelerate your understanding of professional services and develop your leadership skills with a one- to three-day course designed to introduce you to our culture, people and practices that are the cornerstone of our success.

Through group activities, discussions and training, you’ll build your leadership, teamwork and communication skills. If you show the qualities and strengths we’re looking for, we’ll invite you to interview for an internship or full-time opportunity with us. To discover more about this program, contact your university careers center or speak to your EY campus recruiter.

EY International Intern Leadership Conference

EY - International Intern Leadership Conference

If you join us as an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to qualify for this annual three-day event, held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It brings together all of our talented interns from around the world, giving them an opportunity to develop a clear understanding of the scope and range of possibilities that EY opens up.

To be considered for the conference, you need to demonstrate the qualities we’re looking for in our team members. We issue invitations to interns who we believe best live by our values and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve their goals.

EY Industrial Placement

EY - Industrial Placement

If you’ve chosen a degree that requires a year in industry, or simply want a year’s work experience, this placement can give you 12 months of valuable business know-how.

Working within our Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Advisory practices, you’ll be performing a role similar to that of a new graduate. From the outset, you’ll be working on real client projects and will contribute to a variety of work across a range of sectors.

We suggest you apply early as there’s a large number of people who apply for a limited number of positions.

EY Work Experience Program

EY - Work Experience Program

This intensive program kicks off with two days of training for our Tax or Advisory service line. This will equip you with the basics to participate in a client-facing project team. You’ll then contribute to live projects and gain valuable insights into professional life.

Successful participants are also offered the opportunity to be fast-tracked to an internship in their final year. Placements are limited, so apply early.