Young Tax Professional of The Year

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EY - Your role here
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  • 4th to 6th year students and graduates of economics, law or technology faculties with strong analytical skills. The faculty and basic knowledge depend on the position
  • Proficiency in English. EY is an international company and many of our clients do business in several countries, so often the working language for communication and reporting is English. The minimum proficiency level for most positions is upper-intermediate
  • Ability to combine university studies with work. The standard working week consists of 40 hours. However, depending on the specialization and business objectives, our interns can work 20 or 30 hours per week, which allows them to combine work and study at the same time. We encourage you to discuss the duration of your working week during the interview
  • Willingness to go on business trips. EY employees travel a lot and stay for a long period of time in the offices of our clients in various cities. The number and duration of business trips depend on the essence of the services and terms of a contract with a client. During the interview you can discuss in more detail the frequency of your business trips
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    Job search

    Even while studying at university, you have the opportunity to learn about our company and choose an area of activity, which is of greatest interest.

     
     
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    Registration

    Have you decided on the area of work? It’s time to make a move! We invite you to take part in recruitment programs for students and graduates, join an internship or respond to job vacancies.

    • Register in “Job Search”
    • Use social networks - there you can ask questions directly to EY employees
    • Respond to job vacancies on job sites such as hh.ua and rabota.ua

    Once you have registered on our website, the HR Department will review your CV. If the knowledge and experience specified there meet the requirements of a job vacancy, our colleagues will invite you for tests or an interview.

     
     
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    Tests

    • Our recruitment process gives candidates the opportunity to take tests at the EY office. These tests are designed to check a candidate’s numerical and verbal reasoning skills, as well as their knowledge of English. Moreover, the test to check basic professional skills needed for a particular position is often required
    • The invitation to take the tests is sent to the email address of the candidate in a few days. It is therefore important to indicate correctly your contact information on your CV
    • More information about the tests can be found here.
     
     
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    Results

    • The HR Department will check your tests within two weeks. If you got a pass mark, you will be invited for an interview with the recruiters, and later on with managers and / or partners of the respective Service Line
    • If you did not get enough points, the recruiters will notify you by e-mail. You can try again next year
    • In some cases, you will also be requested to do a homework on a professional topic or resolve a business case study
    • Typically, the whole selection process from the letter or call from the recruiters to getting a job offer takes up to a month
     
     
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    Interview

    • The first interview is conducted with a recruiter at the EY office and lasts about an hour
    • After that, you will have two more interviews: with manager(s) of a chosen department and then with a partner
    • During the interview, you will be asked questions related not only to the information mentioned in your CV, but also to your professional knowledge and skills
     
     
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    Job offer

    • We always try to inform you about the results of your last interview within two days
    • If the interviews were successful, we will call with an offer of employment
    • Our HR Department will inform you about the start date and tell about the next steps
    • Be ready to come to our office with the originals and copies of the required documents and sign the job offer agreement
     
     
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    Welcome

    • On the first day at EY, we will help you to formalize your employment documents, you will get a computer and a work place, and undergo an IT induction
    • Within a month, you will be invited to the “Welcome to EY” orientation training, where you will have the opportunity to learn the basic policies and procedures of the company, find out more about its history, strategy and structure, as well as the basic resources and knowledge base which you can use during your work
     
     
     
  • 1Job search
  • 2Registration
  • 3Testing
  • 4Results
  • 5Interview
  • 6Job offer
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EY - CV

What to start with:

  • Write an up-to-date, but short cover letter
  • Do not forget to attach your CV. It is better to name the file according to the following format: “Surname_Name_ CV"
  • Pay attention to your e-mail address: it should include your surname and name and be quite formal

Main mistakes in preparing CVs:

  • Verbose CV containing a lot of unnecessary details
  • Photo of poor quality or too informal
  • No dates (years of study and time of work)
  • Spelling and grammatical errors in the text

CVs should not exceed one A4 page, if your experience does not exceed three years.

Note that it is desirable to use one single font.

Candidates are invited for testing at the company’s office, where their numerical, verbal and English language skills are assessed.

In addition, we can invite you to take part in professional testing or even do a homework (depending on the position for which you have applied).

What tests consist of:

Assurance

Audit Financial Accounting Advisory Services
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Professional (Accounting, IFRS)
  • English language
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Professional (Accounting)
  • English language

Tax & Law

Corporate Tax Law People Advisory Services
  • Case study
  • English language
  • Corporate tax knowledge homework
  • Case study
  • English language
  • Corporate tax knowledge homework
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language
  • Labor law knowledge homework
Transfer pricing Accounting compliance & reporting
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language
  • Transfer pricing regulations knowledge homework
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Professional (Accounting)
  • English language

Transaction Advisory Services

Transaction Support Valuation & Business Modeling Transaction Real Estate Advisory Services Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Professional (Accounting, IFRS)
  • English language
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language
  • Knowledge of key principles of business valuation and basics of corporate finance
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language
  • Case study
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language
  • Knowledge of corporate finance basics

Advisory

Performance Improvement IT Risk and Assurance Services Академія Бізнесу (Business Academy)
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language
  • Case study
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language
  • Basics of information security
  • Numerical reasoning
  • English language

Core Business Services

  • English language
  • Professional test depending on service

Tests are required for:

  • Obtaining an objective assessment of your analytical skills
  • Understanding your basic knowledge
  • Understanding your strengths and areas for development

A few tips on passing the tests:

  • Carefully read the invitation for testing, which is usually sent by e-mail
  • Arrive at the tests 5-10 minutes in advance and preferable with a clear head
  • Each test lasts from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, so expect about 3 hours of your time in total
  • Bring a calculator and a pen, which you can use during the tests
  • Be prepared that you will be asked not to use a mobile phone

We would like to know about you as much as possible: your strengths, in which direction you would like to develop yourself, personality traits, and interests. In addition, it is important to check your motivation and, of course, your knowledge of the company, its business and its culture.

Be prepared to answer the simple question: “What can you tell us about yourself?”. Tell us about your education, work experience, your personal qualities, interests, etc. And prepare questions which you would like to ask EY employees.

Before meeting with your potential employers, make sure that you will be able to answer professional questions about your future work.

In the first 30 minutes of the meeting, the interviewer makes up to ten assumptions, including:

  • The level of your professionalism and expertise
  • The level of your education and intelligence
  • Whether you can be trusted

Our advice

  • Visit the company’s website early enough, in order to get acquainted with our values, rules, history and, of course, the services we provide
  • Remember the duties and requirements specified in the job vacancy for which you are applying
  • Be clear about what you would like to achieve
  • Consider how you see your career in a few years
  • Ask questions to the interviewer
  • Do not overstate your salary expectations. The first job means first of all gaining useful professional experience, knowledge and skills

Dress code:

  • Strict business style is the norm at the company
  • Dress yourself tidily and do not exaggerate on accessories and perfumes
  • It is better to wear a suit than to come to the interview in jeans