Careers in Advisory
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We’re in a Transformative Age and business is anything but usual. EY teams bring innovation, agility and collaboration to today’s organisations to help them reinvent themselves and the value they bring to market.
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A dynamic and varied career
EY Advisory consultants have the boldness and insight to do more than just advise businesses. You’ll collaborate with key decision-makers to help them make better choices. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself within organisations – from local start-ups to global conglomerates – to explore every angle and offer them fresh approaches to their pressing issues. By helping them build trust and confidence in their business, you’ll help the world work better.
Your career in advisory will reflect the variety of the business world itself. The problems we solve are ever-changing, so we constantly work to expand our knowledge and build on our experience. For you, that means a career that is both dynamic and interesting. It means working across industries and geographies to help organisations stay relevant now – and in the future.
What you can do in Advisory
There are 40,000 EY advisory professionals around the world. Together we find new ways of solving problems by asking better questions, and inspiring clients with insightful business ideas and innovative thinking.
With financial institutions of every kind facing growing pressure from regulators, our Advisory Service Delivery takes some of the burden away from their clients. Our Centre of Excellence in Newcastle provides an exceptional service, enabling clients to pursue their core business with confidence.
Our Advisory Service Delivery hub in Newcastle supports the financial services industry to meet regulatory and reporting requirements covering diverse areas such as regulatory compliance, cyber security and reporting solutions.
It’s a superb opportunity to play your part in an expanding area of the business offering the learning, development and experiences you need to help you progress your career with one of the world’s leading professional services organisations.
Join our Finance Advisory team and you'll have the opportunity to make a lasting impact and help transform the finance functions of some of the world's most respected organisations.
Our Finance team works with clients to address issues of importance to CFOs in creating value and delivering world-class finance capabilities. Working closely with our industry groups and leveraging the EY brand as independent, trusted advisors, we provide our high-profile clients with the following range of services:
- Finance transformation and finance performance improvement
- Shared services and outsourcing support
- Planning and performance management
- Budgeting, planning and forecasting
You will be enhancing processes and performance for the world's leading financial services companies. We offer an integrated approach to the financial services industry for managing uncertainties and opportunities.
'Financial Services' in our Advisory practice comprises the following sub-teams:
- Market Risk
- Quantitative Advisory Services
- Risk & Regulatory Transformations
- Technology Advisory
- Technology Risk
From HR experts to tech specialists, employment regulation consultants and more, EY’s People Services is a global team that helps clients create better ways of working. If you share our belief that people are the key to success, you could work with organisations to transform the way they work – and join us in building a better working world.
We’re a globally connected team whose expertise is channelled into four areas: Workforce Advisory; Information, Technology and Transformation; Reward; and Mobility.
Our Performance Improvement team help many of the world's leading organisations improve their performance in a rapidly changing environment. As part of multidisciplinary teams, bringing diverse perspectives to every challenge, you'll have the opportunity to build your skills in one of our focused competency groups, which include:
- Programme Management
- Strategic Direction
- Supply Chain
- Technology Advisory
Our SAP team helps businesses address challenges in the digital era, using a comprehensive, collaborative approach that goes beyond technology to offer business-centric solutions.
In the UK and Ireland, our SAP team focuses on major programme delivery and related services, working across all industries to ensure that businesses have the right technologies and systems in place to operate efficiently and effectively. We work closely with technologists and specialists within the team, and we also draw upon the diverse skills and expertise available at EY. It’s a collaborative effort that involves all areas of the business, allowing us to offer unique solutions to client issues.
The pace of technology change is increasing year on year. Now, the focus for our clients is about agility and speed, embracing the digital wave with insight and customer centricity with all services provided in a secure, trusted and compliant manner. Our Technology practice provides differentiated focus on these key business themes to help our clients solve better questions around technology.
'Technology' in our Advisory practice comprises the following sub-teams:
- Data & Analytics
- IT Strategy & Architecture
- Programme Delivery
- Robotic Process Automation
- Strategic Sourcing
In Technology Risk, you’ll be given the opportunity to influence and work with a variety of clients in a number of different industries, as well as working with colleagues as we deliver external audit, internal audit and advisory services. The work could involve anything from auditing a major investment bank's foreign-exchange dealing system, helping a top UK insurance firm to assess and improve the quality of its data, or working with a global asset manager to monitor their IT security controls and reduce their exposure to a cyber-attack.
Whether you specialise in financial services or work across a broad range of industries, it’s a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the future growth of our practice – and to grow your own career.
As EY Advisory evolves, so will you
In EY Advisory, you won’t just have a job, you’ll have a career – one we’ll help you evolve as EY does. We believe in nurturing talent to provide future leaders for the global marketplace, and we know that every path is unique.
EY offers many possible routes to help you fulfil your potential. Whatever direction you choose, you’ll receive regular coaching and mentoring at every stage of your journey. So you get the support you need to pursue a career that’s uniquely yours.
Make better connections
We believe better questions come from better connections, so we embrace a diversity of ideas and are proud of the rich mix of talents, backgrounds and experience in EY teams. Combined perspectives allow us to bring fresh insights to clients so they can work more effectively, and realise their organisation’s purpose.
EY people thrive in adapting to new goals, environments and industries. As an EY Advisory consultant, you’ll apply your analytical and inquiring mind to all kinds of problems in every type of organisation. With your thirst for knowledge and learning, you’ll figure out how to enable people and processes to work better. In doing so, you’ll help integrate new technologies and embrace new ways of working.
Expand your horizons
Sometimes, the answers to complex problems can be found where you least expect them. For example, we worked with a client who wanted to tackle the problem of wine fraud. We asked ourselves, could blockchain – most commonly used in insurance and finance - be the fix? Could the status of each bottle – between producers, brokers, importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers – be recorded in a blockchain? We built a process to do just that, including drones and Internet of Things (loT) technology, and told the story of each wine’s DNA from harvest to the history of the vineyard and the wine's development.
The variety of clients we work with means you will be consulting across all industries and markets. You’ll work with technology in a way that is smart and imaginative. You’ll tap into a network of professionals, technologies and businesses, expanding your horizons and enriching your career.
Work with the best and brightest
EY people work side-by-side with our clients to understand the problems they face and build deep and productive relationships with them. It enables us to offer fresh perspectives on what does – or doesn’t – need to change.
You’ll have the chance to work alongside talented teams in digital, strategy, technology, analytics, cybersecurity, risk and people advisory services. In short, anything we recognize that could help a business work better.
While EY teams are diverse, our EY Advisory professionals all share certain traits. We’re connected. We’re bold. We’re insightful. We’re critical thinkers. We’re curious learners. We think globally. That’s why we’re more than advisors; we’re trusted and valued consultants. At EY, you won’t be stuck in endless meetings and churning out reports; you’ll work with organisations to offer insightful services to their pressing issues. It’s all part of how we work with clients to build a better working world.