Careers in Assurance
Be an innovator and a problem solver, helping a complex world to work better by maintaining the confidence and trust that capital markets need.
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Embracing change is fundamental to success; however, this must be done with trust and value at the very heart of what we do.
EY Global Assurance Vice Chair
Discover how the whole business world is connected
Work with multiple companies across different industries to gain a unique insight into how businesses operate. Collaborate with decision-makers to make more informed decisions. Understand the factors driving business performance and become a more connected, responsive and insightful professional.
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, 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 scepticism 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.
What you can do in Assurance
The work we do is restoring confidence in the global economy and the investment we’re making in Assurance means that as well as joining one of the largest, most stable employers, you’ll be empowered to develop and be an expert in your field.
Today, change is coming faster than ever before – and there is more of it. The sheer velocity of change has upended the business environment and rearranged the landscape.
Organisations must identify, assess and address emerging risks without losing sight of their existing business and control environment. They are not only working to get ahead of the curve - often they are struggling to keep up – and not always succeeding.
Management, audit committees and boards of directors rely on internal audit to provide assessments and assurance around the effectiveness of controls and company processes, while also providing support in a diverse array of risk and business process improvement areas.
Our services can help clients strategically assess, re-mediate and improve control issues identified, while also elevating the profile of internal audit in identifying and addressing complex emerging risk areas.
We help organisations achieve cost efficiencies in their internal audit functions through the variable cost model we offer, combined with our offshore capabilities. Additionally, our ability to bring innovative ideas and advisory support, greater technology enablement and broad subject matter experience in complex areas globally allows us to help clients gain significantly enhanced value from internal audit and across other important priority areas of the organisation.
EY teams help the world’s most sophisticated organisations with their complex business challenges. Today, integrity demands a particular focus. The largest and most technologically advanced Forensics services in the world, we combine deep technical, legal, accounting and financial knowledge with investigative and technology-related skills to protect and restore reputation.
We support clients when they are faced with damaging allegations of, for example, bribery, fraud or corruption. We bring the right people together quickly, armed with the right technology, to help deliver a high-quality, seamless service no matter where EY clients are based. We help to establish the facts, and then share them with the appropriate stakeholders.
The work also includes helping clients improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their compliance programmes, anti-fraud efforts, dispute resolution mechanisms and transaction-related activities.
The team forms part of the wider Forensic & Integrity Services (FIS) business unit and specialises in forensic technology services encompassing eDiscovery, Forensic Data Analytics and IT Forensic investigations.
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. Our core service offerings include:
- Accounting excellence services
- Transaction accounting, IPO and capital markets services
- Accounting tools, financial analytics, processes and IT enablement services
- Corporate treasury and commodities services
Our Financial Services Assurance practice is built around our core audit delivery, but also encompasses a wide range of assurance services across our different sectors. You will gain a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and their financial accounts, drawing on your experience to provide options and recommendations to management and the board.
The Global Reporting Centre of Excellence (COE) engages with EY’s largest global audit clients, providing innovative solutions to global statutory reporting. The COE is based from our Dublin office and operates at a truly global level. Through ground-breaking technology tools, the COE drives disruption in the management of global statutory audits, provides business insights into our clients’ performance, and partners with our clients, as they move to world class statutory reporting structures.
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 audit 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 provide future business leaders for the global marketplace and we’ll help keep you relevant throughout your time with us.
EY award-winning learning programs 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 personalised learning and invaluable coaching and mentoring.
Careers in Audit
Combine your ability to communicate and build relationships with technical excellence and advanced technologies to ask better questions and get better answers. You’ll assess risk and provide unrivaled insights.
EY Digital Audit marks the next step in audit excellence and brings richer insights, depth and responsiveness to audit work. Embedding digital platforms and tools into the audit process drives change and transformation, leading to strengthened accountability, transparency, trust and confidence.
We pride ourselves on offering quality, integrity, exceptional client service and a wider understanding of industry sectors.
Today, Audit offers you more exciting opportunities for learning and progression than ever before.
My team helps manage ethical risks by putting integrity at the heart of their agenda.
EY Global Forensic & Integrity Services Leader