At EY, we recognise you for your consistently high performance and hard work. For meeting deadlines and challenges, you deserve to be rewarded for your contribution to EY's success. You'll have access to a great range of benefits.

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Leave arrangements

  • FLEXleave

    You'll have the opportunity to purchase up to eight weeks extra leave. This provides you with more time for study, family or other personal pursuits.

  • Family leave

    We provide 26 weeks of paid parental leave, which can be taken flexibly by either parent during the 24 months after the child(ren)’s birth. There is no required service period to access the leave. This applies to stillborn birth, adoption, and surrogacy and can be taken as block leave or on a part-time basis. All family leave entitlements are inclusive of LGBTQ people, regardless of the gender of the Staff Member or their partner. This is on top of the Government’s paid parental leave provisions.

    We provide five days of paid leave for early pregnancy loss and fertility treatment. Along with leave for grandparents to take around the time of birth of adoption of a grandchild with further access to unpaid leave for up to 12 months.

    Whilst preparing for, undertaking and returning from extended leave, EY people are also supported by a digital parental leave platform which provides guidance and support throughout this transition.

  • Flexibility

    We aim to promote a flexible work culture by assisting our people to balance their work and personal responsibilities through the availability of flexible working arrangements.


  • myPerks

    You can take advantage of myPERKS, which offers genuine discounts to a great range of popular retailers. You and your family can save on everything from your everyday groceries and petrol to travel, clothes, entertainment, insurance, homewares, electronics and more!

  • Corporate discounts

    You can take advantage of a wide range of lifestyle benefits and corporate discounts from leading brands across technology, banking, travel and general and health insurances.


EY is focused on the health and wellbeing of our people, we have a wellbeing program dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to achieve optimal health and performance. Our wellbeing initiatives cover financial health, physical and mental health, as well as connections with family and our community.

We support nutritious snacks and fruit in the office and some of our offices offer wellness centres and gym corporate discounts.
We support EY people to work towards their wellbeing goals and reward them for doing so be offering a wellbeing incentive. Through a digital platform EY people have access to all wellbeing resources, services and events.

  • Support services

    EY is committed to supporting the mental health of EY people and those in our communities. We have accredited Mental Health First Aid Officers in each of our offices available to support anyone experiencing a mental health concern or mental health crisis. 

    You and members of your immediate family can access independent, confidential counselling free of charge, from professionally qualified counsellors should you need support about anything that may be impacting your work or personal life.

    EY also offers wellbeing, financial and dietary coaching for you and your immediate family members along with an introductory legal consultation.

  • Social Club

    The EY Social Club organises a range of activities, from sporting events to informal and formal social functions, including – in most offices – an annual ball.

  • Childcare

    We have a range of support processes and material to assist you in managing the juggling act between work and life which includes emergency childcare support. We also provide considerable support for our employees returning back from parental leave.

  • Community Volunteering

    We support our people to volunteer one day per year, providing community organisations with valuable assistance, as well as offering our people to actively contribute to the community.

  • EY Ripples

    Through EY Ripples you will have the opportunity to participate in skilled volunteering. You could find yourself working alongside colleagues to help social impact entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses or on projects that accelerate environment sustainability. Find out more.

Dress for Your Day

We’ve introduced Dress for Your Day, a dress code that further binds our unique culture of flexibility, authenticity, and creativity. It means our people can dress in a way that is appropriate for their work day. Those with no external client meetings can choose smart casual dress, while meeting with external clients may opt for more formal attire.


  • Study Assistance

    We'll help you meet the cost of approved external studies, which may include providing you with financial assistance to cover all or part of your course fees and the cost of your study materials. We may also offer you study and exam leave.

  • Professional memberships

    We'll cover joining and annual membership fees for one professional body each year. This includes the Institute of Chartered Accountants or an equivalent body for qualified professionals.

  • Workplace Giving

    Our workplace giving program offers a simple and cost-effective way for people to give donations through their pay to charities of their choice. This donation is matched up to a certain amount per person.

  • Global Employee Referral Program

    Recruiting the best people is critical to our success, and people like you are often the best source of the best candidates. The Global Employee Referral Program provides you with a cash reward if you successfully refer a candidate. The cash reward is received after the candidate commences work in the organisation.

Working nationally, working overseas

We offer domestic and global mobility opportunities. That means you could find yourself working in other EY offices within New Zealand – or in one of our offices overseas. You can apply for an overseas secondment once you've had a few years experience with us.