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We’re in a Transformative Age and business is anything but usual. EY teams bring innovation, agility and collaboration to today’s organizations to help them reinvent themselves and the value they bring to market.

Norman Lonergan

EY Global Vice Chair, Advisory

 

A dynamic and varied career

EY Advisory consultants have the boldness and insight to do more than just advise businesses. You’ll collaborate with key decision-makers to help them make better choices. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself within organizations – from local start-ups to global conglomerates – to explore every angle and offer them fresh approaches to their pressing issues. By helping them build trust and confidence in their business, you’ll help the world work better.

Your career in advisory will reflect the variety of the business world itself. The problems we solve are ever-changing, so we constantly work to expand our knowledge and build on our experience. For you, that means a career that is both dynamic and interesting. It means working across industries and geographies to help organizations stay relevant now – and in the future.

As EY Advisory evolves, so will you

In EY Advisory, you won’t just have a job, you’ll have a career – one we’ll help you evolve as EY does. We believe in nurturing talent to provide future leaders for the global marketplace, and we know that every path is unique.

EY offers many possible routes to help you fulfill your potential. The EY Learning & Development Hub explores how different career paths are possible depending on your interests, goals and learning – both formal and informal. Whatever direction you choose, you’ll receive regular coaching and mentoring at every stage of your journey. So you get the support you need to pursue a career that’s uniquely yours.

Make better connections

We believe better questions come from better connections, so we embrace a diversity of ideas and are proud of the rich mix of talents, backgrounds and experience in EY teams. Combined perspectives allow us to bring fresh insights to clients so they can work more effectively, and realize their organization’s purpose.

EY people thrive in adapting to new goals, environments and industries. As an EY Advisory consultant, you’ll apply your analytical and inquiring mind to all kinds of problems in every type of organization. With your thirst for knowledge and learning, you’ll figure out how to enable people and processes to work better. In doing so, you’ll help integrate new technologies and embrace new ways of working.

    Expand your horizons

    Sometimes, the answers to complex problems can be found where you least expect them. For example, we worked with a client who wanted to tackle the problem of wine fraud. We asked ourselves, could blockchain – most commonly used in insurance and finance - be the fix? Could the status of each bottle – between producers, brokers, importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers – be recorded in a blockchain? We built a process to do just that, including drones and Internet of Things (loT) technology, and told the story of each wine’s DNA from harvest to the history of the vineyard and the wine's development.

    The variety of clients we work with means you will be consulting across all industries and markets. You’ll work with technology in a way that is smart and imaginative. You’ll tap into a network of professionals, technologies and businesses, expanding your horizons and enriching your career.

    Work with the best and brightest

    EY people work side-by-side with our clients to understand the problems they face and build deep and productive relationships with them. It enables us to offer fresh perspectives on what does – or doesn’t – need to change.

    You’ll have the chance to work alongside talented teams in digital, strategy, technology, analytics, cybersecurity, risk and people advisory services. In short, anything we recognize that could help a business work better.

    While EY teams are diverse, our EY Advisory professionals all share certain traits. We’re connected. We’re bold. We’re insightful. We’re critical thinkers. We’re curious learners. We think globally. That’s why we’re more than advisors; we’re trusted and valued consultants. At EY, you won’t be stuck in endless meetings and churning out reports; you’ll work with organizations to offer insightful services to their pressing issues. It’s all part of how we work with clients to build a better working world.

    If you want to do it right with your clients, you first have to do it right with your employees. Through our internal learning programs, mobility and mentoring, we are the workforce of the future.

    Beatriz Sanz Saiz

    EY Global Advisory Data Analytics Leader

     

    Where will you focus in Advisory?

    Performance Improvement

    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.

     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.

    • Our Finance professionals help assess and transform the finance function to improve performance and effectiveness. They work with clients' Chief Financial Officers to align the finance strategy with the wider business and to optimise costs. They help achieve cost optimisation through shared services, off shoring or outsourcing initiatives and more effective planning, budgeting and forecasting.

    • Our Customer professionals help companies define, identify and manage their most valuable customers to increase operational efficiency and enhance performance. They advise clients on how to interact most effectively with their customers through marketing, sales, merchandising and customer service functions. They also advise on customer acquisition and retention strategies that help them improve and sustain their business performance.

    • Our Supply Chain and Operations professionals help clients transform their businesses from a collection of local and regional operations, facilities and networks into a coherent, optimised global supply chain. In this role, you'll work closely with talented colleagues from Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Working Capital and Financial Management. Together, you'll provide strategic and operational insights across clients' supply chains to help them improve their business's performance and cost base.

    • Our technology professionals are responsible for working with our clients to generate long-term sustainable growth. Working alongside C-Suite Executives, you’ll look at how to transform businesses through technology enabled programs of work which align people, process and technology to define and deliver strategic initiatives. Projects are multi-disciplinary, delivering industry specific business advice in our four focus areas:

      • Digital & Emerging Technology
      • IT Strategy & Transformation
      • Major Project Transformation
      • Enterprise Solutions
    • As a Program Management professional, you’ll be advising clients in the Resource and Government sectors on some of the largest and most complex Programs in Oceania. You’ll be part of a team that has a diverse background with broad commercial experience, deep project relevant engineering and extensive operations change management experience.

      Our client engagements are diverse and challenging and include engagements such as; strategic advice to one of the world’s biggest mining companies on global delivery models for their capital investment portfolio; assessing the risk portfolio of a major Oil and Gas corporation's multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment programs off the coast of North Western Australia; and advising a State Transport Infrastructure Department to direct the right long term strategic investment to maintain, operate and grow the transport network over the next two decades.

    • As a professional in the Strategic Direction team, you’ll focus on the development and execution of Performance Strategy which enables clients to optimise their business strategy. Performance Strategy results in client-specific actionable initiatives and drivers that will result in demonstrable sustained performance improvement.

    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 strategically evaluate their risk management processes. 

    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.

    • Our Technology Risk professionals provide clients with a candid and reliable overview of their risk landscape and the controls in place. Important business decisions and dispute solutions are based on the team’s assessments and certifications.

    • Our internal audit professionals help to improve the performance of clients’ internal audit functions. They help increase the return on internal audit investment by focusing on value, cost and risk. They work with clients to unlock the potential of internal audit and enhance its value to the organisation. This often includes creating and implementing a “roadmap” for the internal audit process. Our Internal Audit practice identifies control enhancements, operational and compliance process improvement and efficiency opportunities as well as company-wide cost improvements.

    • Our information security professionals address the challenge of managing the information security risk in the internal IT organisation and in the cyber space. They contribute to business resilience. These professionals draw on in-depth technical and IT-related risk management knowledge from our global organisation. They provide their technical knowledge to clients, often presenting to C-level executives.

    • Our risk transformation professionals enhance performance through creating risk enabled organisations. These professionals help clients identify important risks, design frameworks to manage them and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management. They consider issues such as business performance variability and suboptimal return on investment, inefficient operating experiences, business and process controls transformation, application security integrity, governance risk management and compliance (GRC) technology enablement, business and/or IT GRC, continuous monitoring, vendor and contract risk management and IT risk management.

    • Our team of more than 900 Financial Services Risk Management professionals offer integrated risk management and regulatory advisory services to the banking and capital markets, insurance, asset management, energy and corporate treasury sectors. These professionals work in global, multi-disciplinary risk service teams to provide broad advisory services, from strategy to implementation support. Team members include experienced risk management professionals, quantitative analysts, risk technology architects, control professionals and former regulators. Working together, they help clients better assess and improve their risk and regulatory frameworks, integrate risk management into operations, grow revenue and manage risk to increase shareholder value.

    Actuarial

    Our Actuarial professionals combine global insight and local reach to help financial services and insurance clients develop sound strategies for today’s business environment. They work closely with the clients’ actuarial functions to assess their effectiveness, for example by benchmarking them against leading practice, in order to identify opportunities for improvement. They also provide operational support. This varies from helping insurance clients with actuarial calculations to outsourcing all or part of the actuarial process. Our actuarial teams support clients in adopting new financial reporting standards and in mergers and acquisitions by assessing products and helping with structuring deals and post-merger integration.

    EY Data & Analytics

    EY Data & Analytics is EY’s leading Asia-Pacific analytics and enterprise intelligence capability. You’ll help clients master their organisational information to allow management to make strategic or operational decisions and deliver real business value. If you have a keen interest in providing advice, EY Data & Analytics is the place for you to put your programming, process analysis, data analytics and visualisation skills to good use. You’ll enjoy the pace of going from one project to the next; using data to prove hypotheses; to using quantitative facts to assist in decision-making.

    People Advisory Services

    As the world continues to be impacted by globalisation, changing workforce profiles, technology and regulation, organisations must adapt quickly and build agile people cultures. People Advisory Services brings together a broad set of people services offerings.

    Our global network of 11,000 professionals combine diverse thought, technical expertise, and the power of technology and analytics to help our clients harness their people agenda. We work across more than 130 countries, offering deep industry knowledge and experience to more than 2,000 clients worldwide.

    As a Workforce Advisory professional you will focus on engagements that relate to HR transformation, organisational design, workforce leadership and talent, change and learning, reward and recognition and accelerated transactions. 

    Advanced Security Centre

    Our Advanced Security Centre professionals may integrate with client security teams to conduct infrastructure and application assessments to help protect their business assets. Our professionals combine business process and industry sector operational experience with technical experience; providing a risk focused approach for our clients.

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