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Bring the knowledge you’ve gained from your studies to help all types of clients – from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals. Whether you join Assurance, Tax, Transactions or Advisory services, you’ll enjoy early responsibility, rewarding challenges and exposure to a variety of businesses across a range of sectors.

Careers in Advisory: helping organisations improve performance and manage risks

Begin your career in Advisory

Do you have strong relationship-building skills?

Can you see issues from multiple perspectives?

Are you good at seeing the big picture?

Advisory helps organisations to improve their performance in a dynamic, uncertain world by identifying, investigating and solving complex business problems. When you work in Advisory, you’ll help your clients transform their businesses by helping them see new opportunities, respond to risks and find smarter ways of operating. Your experiences will be wide and varied, with early responsibility to develop innovative solutions.

Apply your technical discipline to a range of technical, operational or business problems that organisations cannot solve themselves. Working in a small, specialist team, you’ll learn to analyse and understand different operational situations and issues across a wide range of industries. Imagine the experience and contacts you will gain.

How long will it be before you see your ideas helping to improve your clients’ business performance?

Are you collaborative, adaptable, ambitious and hard working?

Our purpose & focus

In Advisory, our purpose is to build a better working world by helping our clients work through their biggest challenges and opportunities to be better for their people and customers or the citizens they serve. Our focus is on helping improve the security and well-being of New Zealanders through insights, and helping our clients bring more of the best of New Zealand to the world.

Our fast-growing Advisory team of nearly three hundred people in New Zealand work actively with our government agencies and with many of the largest private sector financial services, retail, communications and FMCG organisations.

Our work

Our multi-disciplinary Risk and Performance Improvement teams work collaboratively using our world class knowledge and experience to help clients turn challenges and opportunities into impact. We work with our clients, our Wavespace™ teams and other global technology players to help our clients realise their digital ambitions.

Maximising your journey in Advisory

The Graduate and Internship Programmes helps our people to accelerate capability development and career opportunity. Senior leaders actively encourage and support strategic career planning and highly structured capability development. Graduates work in a variety of areas across our business, and most will work across the Risk and Performance Improvement teams during their first years with us making them a well-rounded business professional.

You’ll will work hard and develop a wide range of valuable business and technical skills as our work is methodical, analytical, business centric and impact oriented. You will also develop the ability to be more insightful and more resourceful. As the clients we serve are becoming more digital, so are we, so we’re looking for students with backgrounds in technology, coding, data/analytics and UX/UI backgrounds.

Careers in Assurance: creating confidence for the business community worldwide

Begin your career in Assurance

Do you want to understand what makes a business tick?

Do you have a questioning mind?

Do you enjoy challenging assumptions?

Assurance helps organisations and their investors to understand a company’s financial health. It gives them confidence that the results they report provide a true and fair picture of their business. We dig deep to understand a company’s financial performance and position, relating details to the big picture and applying our knowledge to get to the right answers.

When you work in assurance, you’ll develop rewarding client relationships with reputable business leaders in a wide variety of industries. People will see you as a trusted advisor – someone who helps them understand what’s really going on in their organisation.

Discover how each part of a business operates – and what makes it succeed or fail. By understanding the different rules that guide business and financial decisions, you’ll learn how to investigate, analyse and report on an organisation’s financial performance.

What doors will your strong relationships open for you in the future?

Within Assurance you can work in a variety of different areas, including:

External Audit

EY - External Audit

External Audit at EY plays a huge role in preserving the integrity of the global business landscape. You can provide peace of mind to our clients by using your analytical skills to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements, business-critical information or processes.
Learn more about External Audit and what a typical day involves


Forensic & Integrity Services

EY - Fraud Investigations and Disputes

Organisations need to respond effectively to the risk of fraud, comply with ever-increasing regulation, and take the right approach to business disputes. You’ll be helping our clients develop strategies to pre-empt, manage and resolve the risks of business conflict. You’ll also assist in investigating alleged misconduct, fraud and non-compliance with regulation.
Learn more about Forensic & Integrity Services and what a typical day involves

Transactions careers: Deliver purpose over profit by helping your clients make better capital decisions

Begin your career in Transaction Advisory Services

In today’s world, it’s not just about doing good — it’s about creating good too. Discover how working on deals to buy, sell, grow and optimize a business can provide you with the opportunity to advise clients to think about both economic and social value. Just imagine the impact you could have as you guide your clients to make better, more informed decisions.

Experiences that will last a lifetime

For you and your career, this means learning from some of the most experienced transactions professionals in the industry on how to answer even the most complex business problems in a systematic way. Plus you’ll have access to continuous professional training and development to keep your technical skills and industry knowledge ahead of the curve.

It’s also an opportunity to master a broad range of business and consulting skills that will set you up for life — such as building relationships, networking, interpersonal skills, communication and presenting skills, and influencing and negotiating skills.

Being global matters

Being part of a global professional services network means you’ll have exposure to the world’s largest organizations, fastest-growing companies and private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex engagements in the global market. No matter what part of Transaction Advisory Services you work in, you’ll build strong relationships with client executives and their operational staff, and you’ll develop a strong network among a variety of industry stakeholders.

One part professional, one part personal

You’ll be surrounded by people who’ll encourage you to be yourself and provide the guidance and support you need to help you learn, achieve and develop faster. What’s more, your team will help you to get the most out of your career — and life, too. That’s what if feels like to be part of a global people culture.

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Careers in Tax: help your clients navigate the complexities of international tax

Begin your career in Tax

Wanted: strategic business advisor, diplomat, analyst and savvy technologist to work in Tax

“The scope and role of the tax function are changing. Disruptive forces, such as globalisation, transparency and digitization, have given rise to both enhanced regulatory scrutiny and more complex business models. The tax function’s focus is consequently expanding from technical reporting, compliance and tax planning, to technology and digital tax, tax-related risk management and business-enabled tax planning. As a result, tax is being drawn out of its traditional silo and into the broader business.” Jay Nibbe, EY Global Vice Chair, Tax

At EY, you’ll develop your business, diplomatic, analytic and tech skills to stay on top of tax trends and acquire an in-depth knowledge of clients’ businesses.

When the old rules don’t apply, who is making the new ones?

No matter what your professional background or degree of study, a tax professional at EY is:

  • Curious and an active learner
  • Nimble, innovative and open to new ideas
  • A business advisor and C-suite influencer
  • An inclusive leader with a global mindset
  • Capable of leveraging the opportunities offered by real-time tax dashboards and data visualization
  • Able to leverage cutting edge technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence and automation
  • A critical thinker, capable of complex and creative problem solving

At EY, tax professionals combine agility, diverse thought, tax technical depth and the power of technology and analytics to provide exceptional client service. In a rapidly changing business and tax environment, we develop dynamic leaders who, through their professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit, make a positive impact on the working world.

Where will you focus?

Business Tax Services

EY - Business Tax Services

Our Business Tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for tax reporting, compliance and planning, and tax policy and controversy.

You'll have the chance to gain experience across multiple service offerings, with long-term opportunities for focusing in one or more area.

You'll also work with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to long-established worldwide organisations, developing a breadth and depth of tax and business skills domestically and on a multinational basis to advance your career.

Business Tax consists of different service offerings, including:-

  • Tax Controversy & Policy
  • Research & Development

Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR)

EY - GCR

Our Global Compliance and Reporting tax professional help address a company’s GCR needs in light of ongoing business transformations, market expansions and an increased global enforcement and transparency environment.

As global companies evaluate their current business and organisational models, you will be part of a dynamic specialist team that provides record to report services, which include:-

People Advisory Services

EY - People Advisory Services

As the world continues to be impacted by globalisation, demographics, technology and regulation, organisations must adapt quickly and build agile people cultures. People Advisory Services brings together a broad set of people services offerings.

Our global network of 11,000 professionals combine agility, diverse thought, technical expertise, and the power of technology and analytics to help our clients harness their people agenda. We work across more than 130 countries, offering deep industry knowledge and experience to more than 2,000 corporate clients worldwide.

As a Mobility professional, you will be able to grow and build your skills in global mobility tax, employment tax, global immigration or relocation services

Private Tax

Private Client Services

EY - Private Client Services

Private Client Services offers tax-related domestic and cross-border planning, and compliance assistance to business-connected individuals and their associated entities. In today's global environment, cross-border services help meet the ever-growing needs of internationally positioned clients.

Private Client Services focuses on three growth platforms:

  • Succession Planning
  • Family Tax Agenda
  • Business Tax Agenda

With an integrated, global approach, we aim to provide a range of tax and financial planning services to owners, families and their businesses, private equity and asset management stakeholders, as well as high-net-worth individuals.

Indirect Tax

EY - Indirect Tax

Our Indirect Tax professionals work with clients that trade goods or services nationally and internationally. Work with them and you'll advise how indirect taxes such as goods & services tax (GST) impact your clients' supply chain and financial and accounting systems.

You'll identify and address areas of risk, advise clients on the taxation implications of international trade and assist them in complying with customs regulations. Working in Indirect Tax, you'll gain wide-ranging experience across different industries and opportunities to work internationally, and receive the support you need to become an effective tax professional.

International Tax

EY - International Tax

Our International Tax professionals help multinational companies align their global tax position with their business strategy to maintain competitive advantage and provide shareholder value.

International Tax teams support clients' cross-border transactions assess their international tax strategies and provide a range of services, including transfer pricing policies and tax-effective supply chain management.

As a member of our International Tax team, you'll gain experience on engagements with some of the world's largest international organisations and have opportunities to work with different tax regimes through international assignments.

Transaction Tax

EY - Transaction Tax

Our Transaction Tax professionals advise companies and private equity investors on all tax aspects of their transactions. They assist clients with structuring transaction tax efficiently and undertake tax due-diligence reviews of potential targets.

Transaction Tax professionals look after clients of all sizes across all industries, working closely with colleagues in different service lines around the world. In this dynamic and fast-moving environment, you'll work on a variety of transactions. This ranges from acquisitions of small family-owned businesses to significant, newsworthy deals, including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, de-mergers, joint ventures, refinancing or stock exchange transactions such as IPOs. Each will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career.

Learn more about Transaction Tax and what a typical day involves

EY Law

EY - Law

Our New Zealand team draws on a vast range of experience gained both within New Zealand and internationally. You’ll benefit from working with subject-matter experts who can provide a truly multi-jurisdictional perspective as well as an in-depth understanding of the New Zealand legal environment.

Learn more about EY Law and what a typical day involves

Core Business Services

Core Business Services help our business to run efficiently and effectively. Teams include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Administrative Support, Marketing, Knowledge and Business Development.

Currently Core Business Service is an area we don’t take students directly into however we encourage graduates to apply for entry level experienced roles.

How will you progress through our organisation?

Whether you’re at school, an undergraduate or a post graduate, right here is where you get a head start. Fancy starting your career while everyone else is still studying? Want to jump to the front of the queue and find out what working here is like, before we start recruiting?

If you want a taste of working life while you’re still a student, we can offer you a number of different options.

You’ll get a sense of our culture and values — and start to see the career you’d like to shape. The relationships you make, and the impression you leave, can help you secure a permanent position after you graduate.

And the experience will last a lifetime.

Student programs:

 

Which path will you take? At EY, your information technology, information systems, computer science, engineering degree or major is the foundation that will set you up for a successful career. Whichever area you choose, you’ll gain invaluable skills, experience and a lifetime of contacts.

Learn more by reading our technology brochure.