Audit student opportunities

Audit plays a huge role in preserving the integrity of the global business landscape. You’ll play a critical role and build a strong foundation for any business career.


What is Audit?

As part of the team, you’ll help to provide peace of mind to EY clients by using your analytical skills to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements, business-critical information or processes.
Your main aim will be to provide independent verification of EY clients' compliance with accounting principles. By doing so, you play an important role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture and in turn, protecting financial markets.

What could you be doing?

  • Work on diverse, dynamic audit teams
  • Get to know EY clients, their businesses and how they work
  • Work on a variety of EY clients from small business to multinational corporations
  • Liaise with clients to obtain the information and explanations needed to support your team's audit opinion
  • Audit a wide range of financial statement balances 
  • Review accounting position papers and use your skills to critically assess these
  • Use data to understand the full picture of financial balances
  • Attend meetings with key EY clients, ranging from finance teams to CEOs
  • Analyse the data that goes into a financial statement to make sure it is true and fair
  • Further build your knowledge through learning as well as undertaking external learning

What will you bring to the team?

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Resilience and curiosity to learn in an ever-changing business world 
  • Genuine interest in busines, financial markets and governance
  • The ability to learn and apply new information quickly
  • Strong business process, numerical and analytical skills
  • Dedication to collaboration, teamwork and inclusive leadership
  • The ability to solve complex problems and adapt to challenging situations
  • Ability to multitask and work with a number of stakeholders at a point in time
  • Qualifications

    • Accounting
    • Commerce/Business/Business Administration
    • Data Analytics
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • IT/ Information Systems/Business Information Systems
    • Law
    This is a guide only and for more information, you are encouraged to speak to an EY representative at an upcoming event.
  • Where could you be working?

    All locations

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Your career journey in Audit

As a graduate, you’ll be part of our 12-month graduate development program that has been developed for graduates in all service lines, and is focused on connection, learning and celebration.

The program will provide you with the opportunity to network with your peers from other service lines and geographies. Running in parallel to your technical learning, you will develop leadership skills to become a successful graduate, and as you grow as a transformative leader.

As an Audit graduate, you’ll take part in:- 

  • Graduate training seminars 
  • On the job training from your seniors, managers and partners
  • Commencement of your post graduate qualification with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

As a vacationer, after our company induction, you’ll start developing an understanding of how our Audit teams work and will be ready to work alongside teams on real client projects. You’ll meet other new vacationers from your office.

Your buddy and your counsellor will help you learn your way around the organisation, set your goals and plan your development while you’re here. You'll be well looked after with ongoing learning throughout the Vacationer Program with sessions facilitated by our Learning and Development team, Campus Recruitment team and service line specific training. The Vacationer Program is a great way to gain valuable audit experience, skills and networks to start building your career.

I choose to stay at EY for the diversity of experiences I get every day. I have the opportunity to work on clients that are global leaders in their field, while also working with start-ups and leading Australian companies.

Andrew Mudie, Director


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