Bring the knowledge you’ve gained from your studies to help all types of clients – from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals. Whether you join Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Advisory services, you’ll enjoy early responsibility, rewarding challenges and exposure to a variety of businesses across a range of sectors.
Careers in Advisory: helping organisations improve performance and manage risks
Begin your career in Advisory
Do you have strong relationship-building skills?
Can you see issues from multiple perspectives?
Are you good at seeing the big picture?
Advisory helps organisations to improve their performance in a dynamic, uncertain world by identifying, investigating and solving complex business problems. When you work in Advisory, you’ll help your clients transform their businesses by helping them see new opportunities, respond to risks and find smarter ways of operating. Your experiences will be wide and varied, with early responsibility to develop innovative solutions.
Apply your technical discipline to a range of technical, operational or business problems that organisations cannot solve themselves. Working in a small, specialist team, you’ll learn to analyse and understand different operational situations and issues across a wide range of industries. Imagine the experience and contacts you will gain.
How long will it be before you see your ideas helping to improve your clients’ business performance?
Where will you focus?
If you’re interested in Advisory, you can join our Advisory Consultant Group and you’ll gain broad career experiences and develop core consulting skills in Risk and Performance Improvement. With the support and collaboration of senior business leaders, you’ll develop new capabilities across competencies, sectors and geography.
As part of our Performance Improvement team you’ll help provide independent, objective and high-value strategic business advice to the world’s most successful companies. In a world of continuous business challenges, our clients are faced with a constant need to generate long-term, sustainable growth.
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 strategically evaluate their risk management processes.
Careers in Assurance: creating confidence for the business community worldwide
Begin your career in Assurance
Do you want to understand what makes a business tick?
Do you have a questioning mind?
Do you enjoy challenging assumptions?
Assurance helps organisations and their investors to understand a company’s financial health. It gives them confidence that the results they report provide a true and fair picture of their business. We dig deep to understand a company’s financial performance and position, relating details to the big picture and applying our knowledge to get to the right answers.
When you work in assurance, you’ll develop rewarding client relationships with reputable business leaders in a wide variety of industries. People will see you as a trusted advisor – someone who helps them understand what’s really going on in their organisation.
Discover how each part of a business operates – and what makes it succeed or fail. By understanding the different rules that guide business and financial decisions, you’ll learn how to investigate, analyse and report on an organisation’s financial performance.
What doors will your strong relationships open for you in the future?
Within Assurance 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. Learn more about External Audit and what a typical day involves
Fraud Investigations and Disputes
Organisations 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. Learn more about Financial Accounting and what a typical day involves
Career in Transactions: helping clients buy, sell and merge with other organisations
Begin your career in Transaction Advisory Services
Do you have strong problem-solving skills?
Do you work well in demanding situations?
Do you want to work in a dynamic, forward-looking environment?
Transaction Advisory Services helps businesses and government bodies make big decisions around their capital agenda by advising on how best to raise, preserve, optimize and invest their capital. Do the need to buy a company or merge with a competitor? Should they sell an underperforming business? Do they have the right business model?
Working in Transaction Advisory Services puts you in the best position to guide clients making these critical decisions. Very soon you’ll get involved in highly strategic projects.
You’ll see first-hand how important transactions are conceived, crafted and negotiated. You could be part of a team working across Asia-Pacific deals, giving you even greater exposure and opportunity to learn from colleagues across the area. In the process, you’ll develop valuable communication and presentation skills, gaining you a reputation as a trusted business advisor – by people on both sides of the transaction.
Where will you focus?
Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory
Today, more than ever, organisations must plan carefully for growth and analyse their capital agenda and related transactions in the context of their overall business strategy. As part of our M&A team you'll help identify the right transaction and capital strategy for clients.
As an infrastructure advisory professional, you’ll work with public sector clients to procure infrastructure-related projects and help private sector clients structure and finance deals. You’ll evaluate different ways of delivering projects, develop financial models and negotiate funding to secure the most competitive terms. You'll learn about key infrastructure sectors, from energy to transport – enabling you to provide highly valued independent advice.
Join our market-leading restructuring practice and you'll help local and global clients change their organisations throughout the whole economic cycle. You'll add to your technical knowledge with in-depth industry experience, building your understanding of the specific competitive challenges our clients face.
In this business area you'll help clients drive operational value from their capital strategy. You'll learn how to develop the right plan for complex integrations, divestments and carve-outs – and how to implement it properly. You'll play a key role in an integrated approach that focuses on our clients' financial, tax and operational needs.
In this dynamic and complex market you'll help clients develop and execute real estate transactions by providing objective and responsive advice. You'll offer a dedicated and committed service to assist clients in achieving the potential of their real estate assets, portfolios or companies.
A transaction can be one of the most complex and risky business propositions our clients can undertake. You'll help them achieve the best possible outcome, from initial strategic assessment to implementation and post-integration. Your aim will be to improve their negotiating position and accelerate a smooth transaction with minimal disruption.
Every transaction has tax implications. Working with a worldwide network of professional advisors you'll combine diverse cross-border transaction experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. This way you'll help clients make informed decisions and navigate the tax implications of every transaction.
As a Valuation and Business Modelling professional you'll help clients evaluate and confirm their capital and growth strategies. You'll work with clients in areas such as understanding the specific value proposition for complex business holdings and investments, and identifying non-core assets for divesting.
Careers in Tax: help your clients navigate the complexities of international tax
Begin your career in Tax
Do you have strong analytical skills? Are you good at seeing answers hidden in complex information? Do you want to gain specialized, highly valued knowledge?
Tax helps businesses to find their way through the maze of ever-changing and highly complex tax regulations, so they can meet all their tax obligations and make better decisions, based on a clear understanding of the risks relating to their tax position.
When you work in tax, you’ll develop specialist skills in a business area critical to every organisation. Business leaders want to get on with running their companies. They need specialist advice to understand the right tax approach and comply with the law.
Working in a small team of different specialists, you’ll gain research and analysis skills as you interpret and apply tax law for a variety of different organisations. Put your tax and experience into practical business advice as you act as a problem solver for your clients.
Imagine what you’ll achieve with highly valued skills and specialist knowledge.
Where will you focus?
Business Tax Services
Our Business Tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for tax reporting, compliance and planning, and tax policy and controversy.
You'll have the chance to gain experience across multiple service offerings, with long-term opportunities for focusing in one or more area.
You'll also work with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established worldwide organisations, developing a breadth and depth of tax and business skills domestically and on a multinational basis to advance your career.
Business Tax consists of different service offerings, including:-
Our Global Compliance and Reporting tax professional help address a company’s GCR needs in light of ongoing business transformations, market expansions and an increased global enforcement and transparency environment.
As global companies evaluate their current business and organisational models, you will be part of a dynamic specialist team that provides record to report services, which include:-
Tax accounting calculations and provisions
Income tax return preparation and review
Bookkeeping and accounting
Statutory accounting and financial statement preparation and reporting
Corporate Secretarial Services
Governance and control of the above processes
People Advisory Services
As the world continues to change due to globalisation and developments in demographics, technology and regulation, organisations need to adapt and flex. They need their people to be agile and respond to that change.
People Advisory Services helps organisations 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:
Our Indirect Tax professionals work with clients that trade goods or services nationally and internationally. Work with them and you'll advise how indirect taxes such as goods & services tax (GST) impact your clients' supply chain and financial and accounting systems.
You'll identify and address areas of risk, advise clients on the taxation implications of international trade and assist them in complying with customs regulations. Working in Indirect Tax, you'll gain wide-ranging experience across different industries and opportunities to work internationally, and receive the support you need to become an effective tax professional.
Our International Tax professionals help multinational companies align their global tax position with their business strategy to maintain competitive advantage and provide shareholder value.
International Tax teams support clients' cross-border transactions assess their international tax strategies and provide a range of services, including transfer pricing policies and tax-effective supply chain management.
As a member of our International Tax team, you'll gain experience on engagements with some of the world's largest international organisations and have opportunities to work with different tax regimes through international assignments.
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.
Transaction Tax professionals look after clients of all sizes across all industries, working closely with colleagues in different service lines around the world. In this dynamic and fast-moving environment, you'll work on a variety of transactions. This ranges from acquisitions of small family-owned businesses to significant, newsworthy deals, including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, de-mergers, joint ventures, refinancing or stock exchange transactions such as IPOs. Each will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career.
Our New Zealand team draws on a vast range of experience gained both within New Zealand and internationally. You’ll benefit from working with subject-matter experts who can provide a truly multi-jurisdictional perspective as well as an in-depth understanding of the New Zealand legal environment.
Core Business Services help our business to run efficiently and effectively. Teams include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Administrative Support, Marketing, Knowledge and Business Development.
Currently Core Business Service is an area we don’t take students directly into however we encourage graduates to apply for entry level experienced roles.
How will you progress through our organisation?
Whether you’re at school, an undergraduate or a post graduate, right here is where you get a head start. Fancy starting your career while everyone else is still studying? Want to jump to the front of the queue and find out what working here is like, before we start recruiting?
If you want a taste of working life while you’re still a student, we can offer you a number of different options.
You’ll get a sense of our culture and values — and start to see the career you’d like to shape. The relationships you make, and the impression you leave, can help you secure a permanent position after you graduate.
Which path will you take? At EY, your information technology, information systems, computer science, engineering degree or major is the foundation that will set you up for a successful career. Whichever area you choose, you’ll gain invaluable skills, experience and a lifetime of contacts.
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