EY Azerbaijan Careers
A step towards experiences and opportunities that last a lifetime
Who we are
It has taken the bold leadership and countless contributions of people around the world to form the leading global organization EY is today. Our roots go back to the 19th century and our founders Arthur Young and Alwin C Ernst.
Arthur Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated in law, but became interested in banking and investment. In 1890, he moved to the US to pursue his career in accounting. In 1906, he formed an accounting firm, Arthur Young & Company, with his brother Stanley.
Alwin C Ernst
Alwin C Ernst was born in Cleveland, USA. After leaving school he worked as a bookkeeper. Then, in 1903, he and his brother Theodore started Ernst & Ernst, a small public accounting firm.
Both Arthur Young and AC Ernst were innovators and appreciated the importance of quality in their work. Ernst pioneered the idea that accounting information could be used to make business decisions and make a difference to clients’ organizations. He inspired his people to deliver better service to clients. Young also positioned himself as a business advisor as much as an accountant.
Both men understood the importance of their people. In 1920, Ernst & Ernst’s operating philosophy stated: “The success of Ernst & Ernst depends wholly upon the character, ability and industry of the men and women who make up the organization.” Young supported the development of professionals. In the 1920s he originated a staff school and, in the 1930s, the firm was the first to recruit from university campuses.
Both firms were also quick to enter the global marketplace. As early as 1924, they allied with prominent British firms: Young with Broads Paterson & Co and Ernst with Whinney Smith & Whinney. These alliances were the first of many for both firms, which opened offices around the world to service their international clients.
AC Ernst and Arthur Young never met in life, but died within days of each other in 1948. However their philosophies lived on and, in 1989, were brought together when the firms they started combined to create Ernst & Young. The new organization quickly positioned itself on the leading edge of rapid globalization, new business technologies and continuous business change. Ernst & Whinney first adopts the tagline “Quality in everything we do” to describe an enduring value embedded throughout its work.
Ernst & Young underwent a number of changes in 2013. One of the biggest was our rebranding, when we adopted a new logo and tagline.
A piece of history
Alwin Ernst and Arthur Young never actually met. What else is interesting about EY? The answer is in this video. Watch it to learn what our success depends on, what our values are, and how we can build a better working world.
Our organization is structured to meet the needs of our clients. Understanding how we are organized will help you understand EY’s reach. Across our geographies we operate in approximately 150 countries, organized into four areas:
- North and South America
- Europe, Middle East, India and Africa
- The Asia-Pacific region
Over 248,000 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.
- People who demonstrate integrity, respect and teaming
- People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
- People who build relationships based on doing the right thing
Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs of our global organization. They guide our actions and behavior. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and engage with our communities.
Every day, each one of us makes choices and decisions that directly affect the way we experience each other and the way our clients and wider communities experience us. Our values give us confidence that we are using the same principles to help us make these decisions throughout our global organization.
Business is not solely about profit and costs. It is a difficult and risky path full of pitfalls and problems – that is where we can help. We use professional and industry knowledge, as well as resources from our global network, to help our clients improve their business performance, risk management and production methods by identifying, diagnosing and resolving problems of varying complexity.
EY’s structure helps us to quickly react and put together project teams of experts with different skills and specializations. Our consultants are deeply involved in cutting-edge business transformation projects, working hand in hand with our clients. No two projects are alike, just as each company and business situation that we encounter is unique.
Performance Improvement groups
Any company faces a wide range of challenges: from the need to address constantly changing market requirements to carrying out a wide-ranging cost reduction exercise. But at every stage they should also care about building a sustainable business model. To fully realize their potential, our clients need to make use of unique methods and services.
FSO (Financial Services Operations)
Our FSO team provides the following services:
- Business process modelling and optimization
- Business process analysis for further automation
- Design of company policies
Strategy and Transformation
The Strategy and Transformation Group helps companies to design the best fitting client strategy, including the choice of the target client segments, to create conditions for increased profits via comprehensive analysis of costs and pricing of products and services, as well as to identify priorities for renewing the product portfolio.
Key services are:
- Designing corporate and functional strategies
- Assessing market attractiveness and company competitiveness
- Analyzing the value chain
- Building operating models
- Developing sales strategies
- Business transformation
The main services of the business performance improvement group of the finance team (PI-Finance) are:
- Organizing the budgeting system
- Supporting feasibility studies
- Advising on transforming the financial statements closing process
- Designing methodologies on financial and management reporting
- Evaluating and designing outsourcing plans
- Designing organizational structures and business process transformation programs
- Designing pricing and billing systems.
To achieve the best possible results every company needs a comprehensive approach to risk management and an internal control system that will not only identify and reduce risks but which will also increase the company’s overall business performance. We take a holistic view of our clients’ companies, from assessing the performance of senior management efficiency and the internal control and audit systems to full-scale risk management: we make a full assessment of the probability of risk situations arising and we review the management of both contractual risks and any risks inherent in projects.
IT Risk Assurance
The IT Risk Assurance team helps companies to address risks emanating from their current business strategy, assists them with identifying key risks and designing mechanisms to manage them, and advises on ways to improve IT risk management using the latest technology.
Business conditions are changing under the influence of transformational processes all around the world. Financial work and the preparation of financial statements are changing as well, which creates significant challenges for management, audit committees and auditors. We help our clients understand and solve the most pressing issues in financial work and financial reporting.
We serve many large organizations with complex structures, whose work is affected by many factors, and it is important to understand in detail how each company functions. To do this, we delve into our client's business, communicate with the relevant employees, and obtain the maximum possible information. We propose timely and constructive development strategies to the companies’ management, reliable and clear solutions for the audit committees, as well as the necessary information to stakeholders and investors.
Your work here will be very much what you make of it: you will adapt our audit services to each specific company given the particular needs of every client, while maintaining the highest quality possible.
Working in a diverse group of specialists you will solve the most complex challenges posed by each client. In every case you will need to use our global methods and the latest high-quality auditing techniques and approaches. You will make use of our deep knowledge of various industries and you will quickly master your responsibilities while applying state-of-the-art solutions.
EY Assurance is focused on financial and other client audits that are adapted to each specific company. Your main functions will include:
- Auditing financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and national standards (US GAAP, Azerbaijan statutory accounting principles)
- Carrying out financial statement reviews
- Providing assistance in the preparation of financial statements
- Advising on accounting processes
- Advising on transition to IFRS
- Providing special conclusions and carrying out agreed-upon procedures
- Providing assistance in IPO projects.
Our employees gain a wide range of professional qualification (CPA, ACCA and ACA), as well as audit licenses in CIS countries. An added bonus is the opportunity to learn at first-hand about companies and whole sectors of the economy both in Azerbaijan and throughout the world.
- Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Government
- Global Financial Services
- Technology, Media, Telecom
- Retail and Consumer Products
- Energy, Chemical and Utilities
- Industrial Products
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
Accounting Compliance and Financial Reporting
Our experts help our clients to solve a number of challenges in adapting to IFRS, corporate governance and regulatory requirements, in the use of the latest technology and opportunities to deploy big data, and in complex transactions and accounting.
Your responsibilities will include comprehensive risk analysis of transitions to new accounting systems, the acceleration of processes to implement GAAP, IFRS and IPSAS, and the optimization of all processes using business processes and IT systems. You will apply advanced accounting and reporting methods, monitor compliance with legal and financial requirements and with corporate governance guidelines, as well as assisting in addressing other challenges in auditing, certification and accounting.
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
The current economic conditions make the requirements of tax and other regulatory authorities even more complicated. Our services are particularly important here – many companies face up to the challenges of current tax legislation and take informed decisions following the recommendations of EY professionals.
We work together with colleagues from other EY departments to provide our clients with integrated services no matter what challenges they face. Our tax specialists, who gain experience through rotating positions across the world’s business centers, master the finer points of a multitude of tax issues. They have a perfect understanding of how different tax systems work together while being sensitive to different corporate cultures.
We provide our clients with a wide range of legal services to meet all of the market’s needs.
We have established teams for each industry: automotive and aerospace, banking and finance, consumer products manufacturing, government and the public sector, health, life sciences, oil and gas, power and utilities, private equity, real estate, and technology. Our lawyers work closely with experts in audit/assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services.
As an EY legal consultant you will help clients to realize the potential of their business, to efficiently manage risks and address various legal issues: from corporate, commercial and intellectual property law to transaction support, e-commerce, financial services advice, labor law and services to the public sector.
Business Tax Services
The Tax Controversy Group assists clients in addressing global tax controversy, tax compliance and disclosure needs. We act as both external advisers to governments and companies and as internal advisers to government authorities. Our dedicated teams of tax policy professionals and business modelers address the specific business environment of our clients and improve the chances of a successful outcome.
The Tax Technology Group develops automated systems as practical solutions for major international holding companies on turnkey and SaaS bases.
Business Tax Advisory
Our advisors help businesses to address tax reporting, compliance, planning, and controversy challenges. You will 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 privately-held 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 these industries.
- Global Financial Services
- The GFS (Global Financial Services) Group provides tax services to financial institutions (banks, asset managers, insurance companies, etc.)
- Technology, Media, Telecom
- The TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) Group provides tax services to companies operating in these industries.
- Retail and Consumer Products
- The RCP (Retail and Consumer Products) Group provides tax services to companies engaged in the production or sale of consumer products
- Energy, Chemicals and Utilities
- The ECU (Energy, Chemicals, Utilities) Group provides tax services to companies operating in these industries. Our business tax services are designed to meet clients’ business tax compliance and advisory needs.
- Industrial Products
- The IP (Industrial Products) Group provides tax services to companies in the machine building, aircraft, defense and pulp-and-paper industries, among others. Our business tax services are designed to meet clients’ business tax compliance and advisory needs.
The main responsibilities of this group are:
- Individual cross-border taxation services (tax advisory and support)
- Immigration support services
- Mobile workforce management services
- Workforce social support services
- Secondment support services
Performance & Rewards / Payroll
The Payroll Group provides services related to developing HR strategy and HR processes, designing compensation systems, personnel certification, designing employee structures, carrying out payroll-related surveys, etc.
International Tax Services
Our global network encompasses leading tax specialists with rich international experience. We change the way international tax services are provided. Working closely with clients you will formulate and adapt comprehensive international taxation strategies using a proactive approach. This will allow clients’ companies to manage tax risks and create conditions for their growth and development.
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 tax structuring of transactions, business restructuring, and transforming intragroup contractual relationships to achieve sustainable tax efficiency
- Transfer pricing in financial services
- Providing assistance in concluding 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.
You will advise on identifying the risks and opportunities for sustainable indirect tax planning throughout the tax cycle.
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
Issues related to compliance with tax legislation are a core focus of tax and financial departments at companies. It is a huge responsibility, so we help our clients to minimize risks, improve efficiency and adopt a sustainable approach to resource use.
Business Tax Compliance
- Tax accounting and tax reporting
- Tax compliance
- 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 (TAS)
Our Transaction Advisory Services practice encompasses 8,700 experts all around the world who provide advice tailored to each particular business. Each transaction is a carefully weighed strategic decision, and EY consultants work so that client companies can take sound decisions.
Your recommendations on potential deals will help companies to move to the next level. You will be able to work in various areas of advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, transaction support, and valuation and business modeling. Transactions cover all sectors: from oil and gas and metals to FMCG and real estate.
- Valuation & Business Modelling
Your responsibilities in this team will include valuing companies' asset portfolios and determining investment priorities in the current economic environment, identifying non-core assets for sale, developing short-term and long-term programs to protect and increase the value of businesses, and building effective business models to evaluate transactions or new opportunities on the market or for other strategic purposes. You will be able to help with the analysis of existing models, as well as provide services to update and support them.
VALG-BV (Business Valuation)
Mergers & Acquisitions
This group provides services throughout the transaction cycle:
- Strategy/portfolio management
- Establishing value
- Writing and presenting the equity story
- Planning asset carve-out processes
- Transaction negotiation and execution
- Optimizing the rest of the business.
The M&A Group includes the Commercial Due Diligence team and the 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 this group you will participate in a wide range of real estate and infrastructure projects. Designing concepts of innovative cities, preparing business plans for the construction of multifunctional centers, locating sites for the production facilities of transnational corporations, designing concepts for mountain ski resorts, researching 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 development 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 investment projects.
TS (Transaction Support)
The TS Group provides the following services:
- Identifying key growth drivers
- Optimizing transaction structures
- Mitigating risks
- Analyzing assumptions about future performance.
The TS Group includes the Global Finance Services and General Transaction Services teams.
Core Business Services
This department is responsible for business support. Our teams work to ensure stable daily operations at EY.
EY is a guarantee of quality not only of provided services, but also of the professionalism of its employees. We are truly proud of the team that works at EY to build a better working world, and our doors are always open for professionals who can bring their deep knowledge and experience, new perspectives and ideas to the company.
The Talent Team includes several groups:
- Employer Brand
- Learning and Development
- Salaries and Benefits
- International Mobility.
The functions of the Talent Team involve designing and implementing effective strategies for managing operations, developing leadership qualities and training programs, paying salaries, managing recruitment, settling in new employees, reporting, and so on.
Brand, Marketing & Communications
Your key objective in our department would be to support positive and strong relations with clients and stakeholders.
Your functions would include:
- Promoting our services and solutions in the market
- Communicating our global objectives to our clients, communities, and staff
- Engaging our people to play an active role in the life of our firm and build a high performing corporate culture
- Building the commercial value and emotional resonance of the EY brand.
Finance provides financial reporting, planning and budgeting, financial analysis, finance advisory support, markets support, transaction processing, billing support, statutory reporting, compliance support, and tax support (including risk management and reporting services). This team is also working to enhance EY’s reporting and planning capabilities. Last but not least, the finance team is streamlining our finance-related IT systems (reducing costs and taking advantage of other opportunities).
Procurement provides strategic purchasing solutions for goods and services that EY needs to conduct business.
With a focus on high quality and competitive costs, Procurement manages four major categories: Travel, Meeting & Events; Real Estate; Technology Sourcing; and Products & Services.
- Travel includes airlines, hotels, car rentals, rail, motor transportation, travel agency costs, online booking tools, business charge cards, and Meetings & Events.
- Real Estate includes occupancy expenses comprising office rent and operating expenses, interior design, construction, furniture and office furnishings – including those of EY@Work – and the associated depreciation.
- Technology covers application and infrastructure software, professional and managed services, application development, hardware, and telecommunications.
- Products & Services includes Talent; Facilities Management; Professionals Services; and Brand, Marketing and Communications.
The EY IT Team supports the technology development needs of our firm. They are responsible for planning, developing and supporting many of the IT applications used across the organization. They provide an end-to-end development service on specific platforms to design, test and build the applications required to meet EY’s business needs. They also develop applications for mobile technology.
Working in the EY IT Team, you will join a global network of IT experts and will be able to help not only your regional colleagues but even those from other countries.
Legal supports EY’s business by serving as trusted advisors to the EY community and providing the highest quality legal services to EY’s employees. Legal consists of teams of experienced in-house counsel in over 40 countries that work within our Global or Regional General Counsel’s Offices (GCOs) and are available to assist and advise EY professionals on the full range of legal-related matters that arise during the course of business.
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.
Why are we so proud to work for EY? Why should you choose us as your employer?
The highest ranked professional services firm
As both the most attractive employer and a provider of exceptional services for clients from all over the world — we are proud to be #1 among the Big 4 in the CIS.
A team of the brightest young professionals
We attract young experts with the best academic background, experience and personality. Joining us, you become part of a team with great prospects, a wide range of skills and huge potential. Further, you gain a chance to grow both personally and professionally every day.
CPA and ACCA qualified experts
We staff our teams with top specialists and help them become certified. These certificates are an instrument for you to develop professionally, to gain new knowledge and skills, and to obtain fast promotions. Keep in mind that some of these certificates are required for promotions.
The most prestigious clients
Major local and international companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, sustainable businesses and private clients – we are trusted everywhere in the world and work with big names.
Major companies defining Azerbaijan’s future
Local companies, local projects and local people – with us you will work to make Azerbaijan a better place to live and work.
Unique extensive training and development programs – over 16,000 courses
We provide you with every opportunity to learn and develop personally and professionally; this is why we have selected over 16,000 on- and offline courses to improve your hard and soft skills.
EY mobility programs
Thanks to our mobility programs, employees have extra opportunities to develop their professional potential and leadership qualities. We run programs such as the Global Exchange program, which is long-term, and New Horizons (short-term).
Flexible working arrangements
Our work time can be organized in different ways: you can arrange to work any way you are comfortable with, including working out-of-office, from home, unpaid vacation and many other efficient alternatives.
Coaching and counselling culture
Coaching enables you to have open, honest conversations with people at all levels throughout our organization. This ranges from daily, informal, on-the-job coaching to project feedback and formal periodic performance reviews.
Excellent career opportunities with clear career ladder
Your future strongly depends on you: your performance, motivation and results. At EY you can follow our clear and transparent career path from intern to managing partner. You will rise to higher positions when you are ready for new tasks and responsibilities in your own good time, and we will do everything to help you develop throughout your career.
Highest performing teams
At EY we create a culture that attracts and retains outstanding people and helps them thrive. This leads to better service for our clients. We invest in three key elements of our culture that enhance what is important to our clients and our people: inclusiveness, development, and commitment – and that is what makes our teams so powerful and productive and helps us to deliver services of the highest quality.
Competitive compensation and benefits package
We provide you with a competitive market salary and make sure to reward you in other ways too, such as recognition at all levels, opportunities to develop and to work comfortably, and benefits from insurance to bonuses and holidays.
As one of the world’s best-known and trusted professional services companies, we care about our reputation, future prospects and development – so you can trust us with your career.
Diverse projects and clients
We work all over the world with companies of different types, cultures, sizes, and spheres. Our professional services cover a wide range of interesting and challenging projects. With us you can try different career opportunities, take on responsibilities, and do whatever you like on your career path.
More than work: wellness activities and new friends
You may take part in our alumni program, corporate responsibility and charity programs, EY family initiatives, EY wellness activities, sports, educational and many other opportunities to make your life at EY more than just office work.
Dress code is not only an essential part of our corporate culture but also an important feature of your personal brand. EY provides high-quality professional services to over 5,000 clients in the CIS, so the appearance of our employees distinguishes EY as a leader in the market. Everyone in EY is the “face of the company”, which is why we need your outfit to match our business standards.
We also have a "Jeans Friday" – on Fridays and before public holidays we can wear our favourite pair of jeans and we allow ourselves to put on something more informal in "business casual" style – of course, if you do not have any meetings with a client that day.
The dress code is required for everyone at EY, regardless of with whom they work – internal or external clients and colleagues.
Take a look at our style guide
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To always be ready for important meetings, you may have a spare suit and shirt in the office. You can hang them up in wardrobes on every floor.
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Universum’s "World’s Most Attractive Employers 2017" ranking:
- EY is the #1 professional services employer
- EY ranks fourth as world’s most attractive employer overall