Assurance student opportunities

The broad business perspective you’ll develop in Assurance will serve as a strong foundation for any business career.


What is Assurance at EY?

As an Assurance professional, you’ll develop a deep understanding of the inner workings of business and draw on your knowledge to help solve complex challenges. With your advice, organisations will be able to make informed decisions about environmental policies, governance and fraud.

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Assurance teams

  • Audit

    Play a huge role in preserving the integrity of the global business landscape, by providing peace of mind to organisations by using your analytical skills to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements, business-critical information and processes.

  • Climate Change and Sustainability Services

    Help organisations understand business and regulatory threats and opportunities in social, ethical and environmental factors. Explore and execute commercial transactions, monitor performance and assure public disclosures on progress.

  • Digital Audit

    Work with a team of digital and innovative professionals who focus on applying current and emerging technologies, and a data first approach to enable us to help deliver more efficient and insightful, technology enabled Assurance products and services to EY clients.

  • Financial Accounting Advisory Services

    Support an organisation’s financial function by enhancing decision-making and efficiency, delivering relevant business and industry insights, and help non-audit clients focus on issues that matter to them. 

  • Forensics & Integrity Services

    Help organisations to develop strategies to pre-empt, manage and resolve the risks of business conflict, and assist in investigating alleged misconduct, fraud and non-compliance with regulation.

Careers in Financial Services and Core Services  

  • What’s the difference between Financial Services and Core Services?

    When you apply for a role, you may have the option to nominate a preference to work in either the Financial Services (FS) sector or Core Services.

    In FS, you’ll work with a diverse range of clients within the financial services industry across Insurance, Banking and Capital Markets, and Wealth and Asset Management. Our FS roles tend to have a more specialised focus; however, you’ll work on a truly global scale with multinational companies across Oceania and in some cases, Asia-Pacific. This means working in integrated teams and collaborating across different areas of our business.

    Our Core Services business is slightly different; roles here will give you access to clients across multiple industries (e.g. Construction and Infrastructure, Energy and Media and Telecoms), so you’ll get broad experience as you work across different business sectors. We’re a global business so while you’ll focus on clients within Australia, you’ll also have opportunities to work across other geographies where possible. 

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What could you be doing?

  • Working on a variety of EY clients from small business to multinational corporations
  • Attending meetings with key EY clients, ranging from finance teams to CEOs
  • Liaising with clients to obtain the information and explanations needed to support your team's audit opinion
  • Performing benchmarking against current leading practice and emerging global trends 
  • Participating in major advisory projects where accounting or financial reporting skills are needed
  • Using social network analysis and complex data-matching technology to de-construct a financial fraud or theft of intellectual property
  • Perform tests to provide sustainability assurance and contribute to client reports

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  • What will you bring to the team?

    • Ability to solve complex problems and adapt to challenging situations
    • Strong business process and analytical skills

    • Dedication to collaboration, teamwork and inclusive leadership

    • Resilience and curiosity to learn in an ever-changing business world 

    • Strong project management, communication and relationship building skills

    • Interest in helping organisations manage and mitigate risks

    • Embraces and confidence to use emerging technologies and new ways of working

  • Qualifications

    Preferred degrees and majors are Accounting, Commerce/Business, Data Analytics, Environment/Sustainability, Engineering, Finance, IT/ Information Systems/Business Information Systems, Science. To find out where your degree could take you visit our degree pathways page.

    This is a guide only and specific requirements will vary in each Assurance team and location. For more information, you are encouraged to speak to an EY representative at an upcoming event.

  • Interview tips

    We want you to be the best you can be in your interview with EY. Use our interview tips to put your best possible self forward and show us what makes you, you.

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We build a better working world by building trust into our financial systems.

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Senior Associate, Audit

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professionals around the world

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professionals in Asia-Pacific

Global revenue

$12.8b US

in FY20

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What about the extras? 

When you thrive, we thrive. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing.