EY is a world-class company with a history that extends back more than 130 years. We work not only to achieve success for our firm but also to build a better working world. Our focus spreads beyond professional services, supporting the development of worldwide business and education.
Bookkeeper Alwin Ernst and his brother Theodore start Ernst & Ernst, a small public accounting firm in Cleveland, USA.
Ernst & Ernst successfully completes its first client engagement.
Arthur Young and his brother Stanley form Arthur Young Company in Chicago, and they become the first partners.
Ernst & Ernst’s alliance with Whinney, Smith & Whinney makes it the fourth-largest accountancy firm in the world. Arthur Young’s European offices merge with several large local European firms.
Arthur Young combines with Ernst & Whinney to create Ernst & Young. The number of employees reaches around 70,000 worldwide.
Ernst & Young combines with Andersen practices in 57 countries.
Ernst & Young updates its brand name to EY, and introduces our purpose: Building a better working world.
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Our structure is composed of the Executive and the regions. The Executive includes our global leadership, governance bodies and our four geographic areas. Working together they oversee our global strategy, brand, business planning, investments and priorities.
Our 28 regions are grouped under four geographic areas:
Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA)
Over 231,000 EY employees all over the world serve various clients, among them global companies and non-governmental organizations. Our daily work is incredibly important not only for the companies themselves but also for entire industries and even countries.
Few companies can boast such a global influence and such a talented team. Our group is very diverse, and we perform together every day to reach our common goals.
EY became the first international professional services company to work in Russia and the CIS following the opening of our office in Moscow in 1989.
Today we have the largest network of offices in the CIS among global advisory companies: 4,500 employees work in 20 EY offices in eight countries, servicing over 5,000 clients throughout the CIS countries.
Our standards in Russia and the CIS are the same as our standards globally. Here you can develop a stellar career. Working with clients all over the world you can uncover your personal abilities and skills, grasping opportunities that were created especially for you.
Timeline of EY's history in Russia.
Opening of EY's office in Moscow. Our first assurance and tax projects.
Opening of EY's office in Saint-Petersburg.
Launch of the Corporate Finance practice. Personnel numbers reach 200 in Russia.
Start of the Law practice.
Staff numbers are up to 350. Ernst & Young combines with Andersen’s practices in Russia and the CIS. Total personnel rise to 930 as a result. Opening of EY offices in Novosibirsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Over 1,000 Moscow employees move to the new EY office at Sadovnicheskaya nab., d. 77. Staff numbers continue to grow, reaching 1,100 professionals.
New EY office in Yekaterinburg.
New EY office in Togliatti.
New EY offices in Kazan and Krasnodar.
New EY office in Vladivostok.
New EY office in Rostov-on-Don.
EY is an international leader in a wide range of professional services.
Our clients are large corporations, government and public institutions, and entrepreneurial firms from all over the world. "When business works better, the world works better" is one of the most important principles of our work. We do everything we can to help our clients achieve more, expand into new markets, and maintain high levels of business growth.
Today you have a chance to take part in this important work and to contribute to improving the business environment. You can become a highly-skilled specialist and develop the self-confidence required to build the career you dream about.
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Building a better working world The main objective of EY is to provide our clients with quality services in four main service lines: Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory. You can learn more about how we build a better working world by working for the benefit of our employees, clients and society as a whole.
Supply Chain & Operations
The Supply Chain & Operations Group assists major Russian and global businesses to address the following performance improvement tasks:
Optimize operating costs and capital expenditures to facilitate long-term competitiveness
Optimize working capital: inventories, accounts receivable and payable
Streamline business processes and perform comprehensive transformation of production assets
Optimize repair activities
Develop capital project management methods
Streamline the management structure (KPIs, organizational structure, operating model)
Strategy and Transformation
Develop corporate and functional strategies
Assess the market attractiveness and competitiveness of a company
Perform analytical assessment of the value chain
Develop operational models
Develop commercial strategies
Improve sales and marketing effectiveness
Develop operating models and business processes
Forecast customer needs and demand
Plan sales, margin, procurement, inventories at warehouses and stores
Manage goods assortment and retail space
Perform pricing and ensure promotion
Improve the supply chain: provide warehouse and transport logistics
Enhance process efficiency at the head office and stores
Manage human capital: hiring, development, training, motivation
Perform e-commerce and sale channels integration
Business Process Optimization
Optimize business processes of companies in various industries
Implement SAP-based software products
Optimize business processes of companies in various industries
Implement SAP-based software products
The Actuarial Group combines global insight and local reach to assist financial services and insurance clients in developing and validating strategies to make sound decisions. The group provides the following services:
Changes in financial reporting methods
IT Risk Assurance (ITRA)
ITRA is looking for candidates with limited experience or recent graduates for staff or senior positions to work on IT advisory and audit projects.
Internal Audit (RISK)
Financial Services Risk Management
The Financial Services Risk Management Group is a leading provider of integrated risk management services and regulatory compliance services to the banking sector and capital markets as well as to the insurance, asset management, energy and corporate treasury sectors.
The Risk Transformation Group assists businesses in various industries to improve their business performance by implementing complex and proactive risk management models as well as internal control and internal audit mechanisms. Our risk management system enables businesses to avoid declining business performance, maintain current results, clearly define risks and develop risk management plans.
Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Government
Global Financial Services
Technology, Media, Telecom
Retail and Consumer Products
Energy, Chemical and Utilities
FAAS (Finance and Accounting Advisory Services)
FAAS provides advisory services covering the entire range of matters related to the adoption of new accounting standards (RAS, IFRS, GAAP, etc.) and to improving the quality of the financial reporting process. In addition, we assist our clients in complying with new regulatory requirements, including accounting requirements.
Climate Change & Sustainability Services
The Group provides the following services:
Strategic advisory, including development of sustainability and environment programs, assisting in building management systems and developing the respective KPIs
Advisory on HSSE risk assessment and on testing and enhancing control procedures
Advisory on responsible financing and on taking environmental and social risks into account in credit and investment decision making
Advisory on climate change issues, including analysis and development of strategies and assessment of greenhouse gas emissions
Assessment of HSSE risks and liabilities incurred by businesses
Assistance in building and enhancing HSSE accounting, analysis and reporting systems and processes
Assistance in preparing public non-financial reports
Independent reviews of non-financial reports in accordance with international standards
FIDS (Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services)
FIDS advises businesses and their external lawyers on complex issues related to expert and internal investigations (including financial reporting fraud investigations), regulatory compliance, and managing losses and the financial implications of disputes and disagreements. We closely monitor recent developments in the practice of fraud investigation and expert analysis and serve as the key link between our clients and those providing legal support..
Tax & Law
Business Tax Services
The Tax Controversy Group assists clients in addressing global tax controversy, enforcement and disclosure needs. We act both as external advisers to governments and companies and as advisers inside government. Our dedicated teams of tax policy professionals and business modelers help address your specific business environment and improve the chances of a successful outcome.
The Tax Technology Group develops automated systems as practical solutions for major Russian and international holding companies on a turnkey as well as SaaS basis.
Core Tax Performance Advisory
The Core Tax Performance Advisory Group assists Russian and international companies in setting up tax functions and organizing the operations of tax departments, including:
Building tax risk management systems and tax KPIs
Developing business processes and controls
Developing a corporate tax strategy and a target model of a tax function
Complete automation of tax accounting and reporting processes on a turnkey basis (including in ERP, SAP, Oracle, and 1C systems)
Automation of certain business processes involved in tax, financial and management accounting, including operating control over transfer prices.
Business Tax Advisory
Our advisors help businesses to meet tax reporting, compliance, planning, and controversy demands. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience across three areas: corporate taxes, tax reporting and tax accounting, and tax risk management. Our clients range from promising private businesses to long-established global organizations, and working with them will turn you into a real expert.
Real Estate, Hospitality, Construction The REHC (Real Estate, Hospitality, Construction) Group provides tax services to companies operating in the real estate, hospitality and construction industry.
Global Financial Services The GFS (Global Financial Services) Group provides tax services to finance companies (banks, investment companies, insurance companies, etc.).
Technology, Media, Telecom The TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) Group provides tax services to telecommunication, technology and media companies.
Retail and Consumer Products The RCP (Retail and Consumer Products) Group provides tax services to companies engaged in the production and sale of consumer products.
Energy, Chemical and Utilities The ECU (Energy, Chemicals, Utilities) Group provides tax services to energy, chemical and utilities companies Our business tax services are designed to meet your business tax compliance and advisory needs.
Industrial Products The IP (Industrial Products) Group provides tax services to companies in the machine-engineering, aircraft, defense and pulp-and-paper industries, among others. Our business tax services are designed to meet your business tax compliance and advisory needs.
Individual cross-border taxation services (tax advisory and support)
Immigration support services
Mobile workforce management services
Workforce social support services
Secondment support services
Private Client Services
The (PCS) Private Client Services Group provides the following services:
Advice on tax and currency compliance for high-net-worth individuals, including reporting, tax planning, and asset structuring
Advice on the implications of deoffshorization law and the possibility of participating in the tax amnesty program
Advice on estate and asset inheritance
Advice on structuring the acquisition of immovable property abroad
Advice on relocating abroad, including obtaining citizenship or permanent residence in a foreign state
Performance & Rewards / Payroll
The Payroll Group provides services related to developing HR strategy and HR processes, designing compensation systems, personnel certification, developing the job structure, carrying out payroll-related surveys, etc.
International Tax Services
Core International Tax Services
The International Tax Services Group assists clients with their cross-border tax structuring, planning, reporting and risk management.
The International Tax Services–Transfer Pricing Group provides the following services:
Preparing transfer pricing documentation, developing transfer pricing policies
Global transfer pricing controversy and risk management
Transfer pricing planning, including transaction tax structuring, business restructuring, and transforming intragroup contractual relationships to achieve sustainable tax efficiency
Transfer pricing in financial services
Providing assistance in signing interstate agreements on transfer pricing
The Transaction Tax Group provides our clients with seamless service through all the challenges of planning, financial accounting, tax compliance and maintaining effective relationships with the tax authorities.
The VAT Group is a part of the EY global Indirect Tax Practice. The Group provides assistance in identifying risk areas and sustainable planning opportunities for indirect taxes. We cooperate closely with other EY offices in realizing global projects.
The group’s core offerings include strategic planning to optimize customs payments, trade compliance reviews for imports and exports, internal controls and process improvement, and involvement in customs supply chain security programs.
Global Compliance & Reporting
Business Tax Compliance
The Business Tax Compliance Group provides the following services:
Tax accounting and tax reporting
Advising on specific tax accounting issues
Accounting Compliance &Reporting
The Accounting Compliance & Reporting Group provides expert advice on a range of issues, including improvement of corporate accounting policies and procedures, developing measures to align corporate accounting policies with local legislation, and enhancing the performance of corporate accounting and financial reporting functions.
Transaction Advisory Services
Supply Chain & Operations
VALG-FA (Fixed Assets Valuation)
VALG-BV (Business Valuation)
The group provides services throughout the transaction cycle:
Preparation and presentation of investment history
Planning the asset carve-out process
Transaction negotiation and execution
Optimizing the rest of the business
The M&A Group includes the Commercial Due Diligence team and M&A team.
The Restructuring Group is engaged in putting together the most effective restructuring plans, improving the transaction process and achieving our clients’ strategic goals. We also devise strategies to address potential covenant breaches, negotiating with stakeholders and complying with insolvency and other requirements.
REAS (Transaction Real Estate Advisory Services)
As a part of the group, you will participate in various real estate and infrastructure projects. Designing an innovative city concept, preparing a business plan for the construction of a multifunctional center, locating a site for a production facility of a transnational corporation, designing a concept for a mountain ski resort, analyzing the real estate market of Russian cities, surveying business incubators and technoparks – these are just a few of the projects handled by the REAS Group.
PFI (Project Finance and Infrastructure)
The PFI Group provides project financing and infrastructure advice, including on public-private partnership (PPP) projects. The Group has extensive experience working with investors, creditors and public-sector entities at all stages of an investment project.
TS (Transaction Support)
The TS Group provides the following services:
Identify key growth drivers
Optimize the transaction structure
Analyze assumptions about future performance
The TS Group includes the Global Finance Services and General Transaction Services teams.
EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.