I am motivated by the talented individuals we employ and helping them get the most out of their time with EY.
EY Oceania Assurance Managing Partner
An exceptional career in Assurance. It's yours to build.
If you want to experience the scale, the technology, the teams, the challenges and the learning to build and personalize your career— while helping the world work better – join EY Assurance services. We exist to build trust in the capital markets and drive long-term value for organizations across the globe.
Working in EY Assurance services – which comprises our sub-services lines Audit, Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS), Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) and Forensic & Integrity Services – exposes you to unique, varied and exciting work experiences. You can interact with multiple organizations, across different industries, and across different countries, to gain unique insights into how businesses operate. You can collaborate with decision-makers and colleagues around the world to understand the factors driving business performance, assess challenges and apply critical thinking. You can be part of multidisciplinary teams helping companies understand the risks and opportunities arising from climate change and sustainability issues.
Assurance services may have its roots in accountancy, but that is just the beginning of the story. Increasingly, technology does the routine work, so you can get to know and understand your clients and their businesses. Across all parts of Assurance, we offer bespoke roles in data analytics or emerging technologies where you can create innovative approaches to support EY clients.
At EY, we believe in nurturing talent to provide future business leaders for the global marketplace. We will keep you relevant throughout your time with us through award-winning learning programs, such as the Audit Academy. We will help you to develop your skills and continue learning, so you’ll always be able to ask the most perceptive and challenging questions.
Whatever you do, you’ll do it as part of diverse and inclusive teams. Teamwork is the cornerstone of our success in Assurance, and we embrace it in an agile and intelligent way. This helps us better meet the clients’ needs, enhance their experience and increase the quality and value of what we do.
Careers in Audit
Audits are the fundamental building blocks of effective capital markets. At EY, we pride ourselves on offering quality audits with integrity, exceptional client service and a wide understanding of industry sectors. Your knowledge, skills and experience, along with objectivity and professional scepticism, will enable you to help deliver high quality audits with independence. In so doing, you can inspire the confidence and trust to help a complex world work better.
You will combine your ability to build relationships with technical excellence. Harnessing advanced technologies, including the EY Digital Audit, you will bring richer insights, depth and responsiveness to audit work. You can assess risk and provide unrivaled insights. You can drive change and transformation, leading to strengthened accountability, transparency, trust and confidence.
Today, EY Audit offers you more exciting opportunities for learning and progression than ever before.
Is Assurance just for accountants?
In short – no. Although Assurance services has its roots in accountancy, that is just the beginning of the story. Forget number crunching in a windowless room – you’ll be right there on-site with EY clients, reviewing strategy, assessing risk and forecasting growth. And, while technology does the routine work, you’ll have time to really get to know and understand your clients and their businesses. You may be surprised to learn that across all parts of Assurance teams, we offer bespoke roles in data analytics or emerging technologies where you can create innovative approaches to support EY clients.
Bring your analytical and innovation mindsets. Bring your thirst for knowledge and learning. Bring a healthy skepticism and an eye for detail. We’ll give you access to every kind of business there is, so you can help to make it work better.
In Assurance, we know that we are all at our best working in a team.
Whatever you do, you’ll do it together. Teamwork is the cornerstone of our success in Assurance.
EY teams are diverse and work across borders and cultures. We embrace digital technology in an agile and intelligent way. This helps us better meet our clients’ needs, enhance their experience and increase the quality and value of what we do.
The EY journey never stops. EY professionals constantly embrace change to reflect the rapidly transforming digital landscape, and actively rethink the skills we need from the next generation of assurance professionals.
Yet in all this, the human element is – and will always be – critical. We believe that combining human curiosity with forward-thinking technology is the ultimate innovation. And that’s where you play such an important role.
As Assurance evolves, so will you.
We believe in nurturing talent to prepare you as future business leaders for the global marketplace and we’ll help keep you relevant throughout your time with us.
EY award-winning learning programs, such as the Audit Academy, will help you to develop your skills and continue learning, so you’ll always be able to ask the most perceptive and challenging questions.
Your time at EY is unique, shaped by your professional and personal goals, preferences and business needs. Whatever direction you choose, you’ll gain exceptional experiences, lifelong and personalized learning and invaluable coaching and mentoring.
Starting as a cadet
In 2007, Emma began her career as a cadet in Assurance. Her initial attraction to the company was the positive impression she had of the caring and interesting people she met during the application process. This initial impression has kept her with EY for a remarkable 17 years.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting and sub-majors in Finance and Small Business Accounting. Recognising the importance of professional development, she decided to pursue the CA (Chartered Accountant) designation. For Emma, this designation was not just a career progression but also an opportunity to become a well-rounded professional with skills applicable to various roles.
During her time at EY, Emma has worn several hats, including spending a decade in Audit. She then transitioned to roles including Program Manager in the Assurance team, a stint with Ignite (EY's Innovation team), and serving as the FSO Learning Leader for two years. Emma even stepped in to cover parental leave for Consulting and Cross Service Line Learning Leaders, and served as an Assurance Learning Lead for one and a half years. Currently, she holds the position of Talent Development Operations Lead.
Emma believes that the CA designation equips professionals with foundational skills essential for any role. These skills include curiosity, analytical and problem-solving abilities, ethical and financial decision-making, leadership, teamwork, and market awareness. This designation has not only benefited her within EY but also enabled her to actively participate in boards and excel in her personal life.
Engineer turned Auditor
Meet Romain Auger-Ottavi, a Senior Manager in Audit, whose journey took him from engineering to accounting, all while pursuing his passion for outdoor adventures.
Romain's analytical mindset, coupled with his engineering acumen, was a perfect match for the complexities of accounting and his internship at EY. The work culture at EY, connections made during these years, and a desire to experience other countries, led Romain to a decision to move to Sydney in 2016 with EY.
To complete his unique skill set, Romain embarked on the journey to become a CPA knowing that it is important for his role on client engagements to have external accreditations in his field. The assessment process was simple and speaking to a CPA staff member as needed was easy.
Joining CPA Australia places Romain in a network of more than 168,000 members working in over 100 countries with access to networking events, and conferences and receiving daily updates on a variety of topics.
Romain's journey has been a tapestry of unexpected twists and exciting opportunities. From engineering marvels to balancing the books, from Paris to Sydney, from boardrooms to breaking waves – his story is a testament to the limitless possibilities that come from pursuing one's passions with dedication, embracing change and leveraging diverse skill sets.
After switching from pharmacy, Justin completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Curtin University and commenced with EY Australia as a graduate in Assurance. Justin gravitated toward EY because of its strong reputation for fostering a culture of innovation and diversity. EY's commitment to professional development and its global presence aligned with Justin’s career goals, offering ample opportunities for growth and a chance to work on impactful projects across various industries.
A Chartered Accountant designation followed as Justin knew this would provide a solid foundation in accounting and open doors to diverse career opportunities in the profession.
This has proved valid as over time, Justin has been able to showcase his versatility working as an Audit Manager, Assurance Learning Manager, CA Program Manager and now as a Consulting Learning Manager. Justin also sits on the WA State Council for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, demonstrating his commitment to the accounting profession and desire to contribute at both the state and national level.
His love for spreadsheets extends beyond the professional realm and he will look for any reason to create one. Whether it be for an upcoming holiday, tracking discounts or simply to plan his weekend activities including basketball tournaments, hiking trails and chilling with his pet dog and rabbit!
France to Australia
Meet Matthieu Scuotto, a Manager in Audit, who started his career in France completing two internships before joining full-time. An encounter while studying at university from EY was the deciding factor in Matthieu's applying to EY. Having spent most of his upbringing in Paris with a short study semester combined with an internship in New York, Matthieu made the move to Sydney in 2022. Working on an engagement during his internship and the sense of satisfaction was one of the main reasons why Matthieu decided to pursue audit.
Matthieu completed a master's degree in accounting, controlling, and audit in France. A colleague recommended the CPA experience-based pathway as an option as Matthieu had undertaken the French CPA diploma and this could be recognised locally with this external qualification. The CPA Australia designation provided recognition in the accounting and audit industry and for Matthieu provided a clear and broad pathway in his learning journey. Because of Matthieu's previous experience in France, he was granted exceptions along with his experience abroad assisting with the work experience requirement. Working on a variety of clients and industries along with collaborating with colleagues and clients are all things that Matthieu enjoys.
Where could you fit into Assurance services?
Assurance offers many different opportunities such as:
- Audit - Provides independent assurance supporting strong capital markets and the public interest.
- Financial Accounting Advisory Services - Supports the Financial function by enhancing decision-making and efficiency.
- Forensics & Integrity Services - Protects and restores enterprise and financial reputation.
- Climate Change & Sustainability Services - Provides risk assessments and opportunities in social, ethical and environmental factors.
Increasing demands for more insightful corporate reporting means reporting teams need to draw on the volumes of data available, as well as technology advances, to provide new levels of insights.
EY Oceania Managing Partner – Financial Accounting Advisory Services
Careers in Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS)
Work with finance leaders to help organizations build an effective and efficient finance function and make better business decisions.
The Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team are the trusted business advisors to our client’s finance and reporting organisations, providing practical support and end-to end business solutions in the areas of financial reporting, accounting and business transactions and financial control. FAAS is a client-facing service offering, focused on generating value-add relationships with our clients and supporting them with the continuous development of their finance functions. With an effective and efficient finance function now critical to successful business performance, our FAAS services help clients address the various challenges in their business.
I work with purpose-led individuals that are shifting the dial on some of the most important issues of our time; mental health, climate change, modern slavery, ethics, financial literacy and trust.
EY Oceania Managing Partner - Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Careers in Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS)
Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) is a focused competency within our FAAS sub-service line. You'll help clients balance their risk and opportunities in social, ethical and environmental factors that could impact business performance, and address their stakeholder reporting requirements.
EY professionals unlock new value and discover unexpected potential through leading-edge data tools and strategies such as data mining, artificial intelligence and statistical analysis.
Your skills, deep technical knowledge, consulting and leadership skills, and industry insights will inspire confidence across a wide range of accounting, reporting and sustainability services.