Financial Services Audit student opportunities

Financial Services Audit teams support an organisation’s financial function by enhancing decision-making and efficiency. You’ll play a critical role and build a strong foundation for any business career.


What is Financial Services Audit?

Financial Services Audit teams play a huge role in preserving the integrity of the global business landscape. 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?

  • 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
  • Attend meetings with key EY clients, ranging from finance teams to CEOs
  • Testing checks and balances to ensure they work how they’re supposed to
  • Analyse the data that goes into a financial statement to make sure it is true and fair

What will you bring to the team?

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Resilience and curiosity to learn in an ever-changing business world
  • 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
  • Qualifications

    • Accounting
    • Commerce & Business
    • Data Analytics
    • Finance
    • IT/Information Systems/Business Information Systems
    • Law
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  • Where could you be working?

    Sydney and Melbourne

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Your career journey in Financial Services 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 Financial Services Audit graduate, you’ll take part in:-

  • A variety of opportunities from graduate training camps to lunch and learns with seniors
  • A formalised training program run by our global L&D team with an informal hands-on approach from seniors and managers
  • Providing you the time to earn an EY Badge focusing on a self-learning journey that is tailored to you

As a vacationer, after our company induction, you’ll start developing an understanding of how our Financial Services 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 chose to stay at EY for the people - the people that coach you, support you, and lead you. The ability to work across teams with people not only from Australia but all over the world has helped me obtain varied and diverse points of view, developing me into the person I am today.

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