EY Assistant Manager - Assurance in Tamil Nadu, India

Title: Assistant Manager - Assurance

Location: IN-Tamil Nadu-Chennai

Job Number: CHE00138

EY Global Delivery Services (“GDS”) Assurance Assistant Manager Role Description

Who we are:

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

About EY’s Global Delivery Services (“GDS”):

EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) Assurance practice supports global EY client-serving teams with their reviews across industry sectors, including financial services, manufacturing and technology, among others. Through the right multidisciplinary team of professionals with the sector knowledge and subject matter expertise, EY GDS Assurance enables EY client teams in over 30 countries to help world’s leading companies meet their requirements.

Job Description :

  • As a GDS Assurance Assistant Manager, you will be required to manage a portfolio of clients and be responsible for the timeliness and quality of deliverables for Global Teams serving that client along with managing day to day operations of those engagements.

  • The role requires the individual to possess technical knowledge, including ability to interpret reviews and accounting standards and strong project management skills along with excellent communication and leadership skills.

  • Assistant managers work with teams having a mix of fresh graduates and experienced professionals.

  • The role will provide a blended experience of EY’s domestic and multinational clients who would get an exposure to various Accounting standards like IFRS, US GAAP, US GAAS, UK GAAP & others.


Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of engagements, by leading a team of seniors and associates.

  • Ensure the team delivers timely and high quality work, as per EY GAM and in line with the Global team expectations.

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of GAM while performing review procedures along with knowledge of EY tools to make reviews more efficient and meaningful.

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with key EY Global counterparts like Assurance executives based out of Americas or Europe.

  • Develop an understanding of EY Quality and Risk Management procedures, and ensure these are embedded in to the engagement team’s work.

  • Proactively discuss work flow management with the teams, allocating resources to the assigned work and monitoring performance against standards. Monitor utilization for one’s team, budget to actuals, and other operational matters.

  • Demonstrate professionalism, competence and clarity of communication when dealing with GDS and Global teams.

  • Establish expectations of value to be delivered to the respective GDS Global teams aligned.

  • Identify opportunities to improve the scope of work for GDS

  • Standardize processes along with leveraging best practices across one’s aligned engagements or beyond.

  • Develop people by encouraging individuals to think for themselves and take responsibility for their contributions to the team.

  • Motivate and lead one’s GDS team members, identify and foster key talents, coach, mentor and supervise team members

  • Assist Managers on various operational matters required on one’s team.

  • Contribute to delivering some of the technical and soft-skills training and assist in recruitment of seniors and staffs.

  • Conduct timely performance reviews and provide performance feedback/training. Lead by example.

  • Use technology & tools to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery.

  • Contribute to technical and soft-skills training to continually develop the team’s skills.

Competencies / Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of Indian accounting standards or knowledge of IFRS/UK GAAP/US GAAP and International standards is an added advantage

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal, risk management, facilitation and presentation skills

  • Project management, leadership, coaching, counselling and supervisory skills

  • Ability to spread positive work culture, teaming and live EY values

  • The ability to quickly form strong working relationship with colleagues in India and global teams.

Job Specification


Qualified Accountant (ICAI, CPA, ACCA)


  • Internship with other big four or mid-tier accounting firm

  • 3-4 years post-qualification experience with either

  • Mid-or top-tier accounting firm, focused on external reviews.

  • MNC or larger domestic Indian companies, preferably within a Shared Service Environment.