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EY Conflicts_Associate Analyst in Kochi, India

Conflicts_Associate Analyst

Core Business Services

Requisition # IND00F4Z

Post Date 6 days ago

We at EY are looking for a Associate Analyst for RMS based out of Kochi. EY is a globally - integrated professional services organization that provides advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part to build a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities, and we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service.

Team Background:

RMS team at EY plays an important role in managing the internal risks of the firm associated with accepting a new client or an engagement or risks associated with any of our ongoing audit / non audit engagement. Formed in 2007, the RMS team is growing rapidly as a Center of Excellence for all standardized quality / compliance related activities that can be efficiently undertaken from a central location.

The GDS RMS team enjoys good visibility within the global EY RMS community and has been involved in the development of some key QRM processes. The team has a current staff strength of 300+ people and is poised for growing rapidly in next couple of years.

Position –

The incumbent shall be responsible for providing conflict check research & analysis support to RMS team. This person shall be responsible for end to end management of conflicts checks on a daily basis, including analysis of the research for identifying any probable conflicts of interest, and communicating methods of resolution to the engagement teams. The person shall report to team lead - conflicts check

Job purpose

Conflicts of interest are situations in which a person's or organization's objectivity, ethics, or responsibility is compromised or appears to be compromised by a competing financial, personal or political obligation, gain, desire, loyalty or bias. These situations are potentially very damaging to a professional services firm such as EY, whose reputation and pedigree are defined by their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of objectivity, ethics and responsibility

A conflicts check is one of a number of routine safety checks that are performed before EY takes on a new assignment for a client. Their primary purpose is to identify potential conflicts of interest but they also serve as a means of detecting other risks specific to EY that are associated with acting for certain entities and carrying out certain types of work. In summary then, the functions of a conflicts check are to:

Technical responsibilities

  • Identify potential conflicts of interest brought about by doing the assignment

  • Identify risks that are specific to EY that may be brought about doing the assignment for certain commercial enterprises or doing certain work

  • Determine whether the engagement can proceed in light of any issues identified

  • Outline the steps to be taken by client service teams to mitigate the threats

  • Facilitates and drives the process to completion by following up on requests from Q&RM Consultants and assisting the client team

  • Understands key requirements of firm and regulators’ QRM rules and policies

  • Performs initial review of submissions from client teams and evaluates completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of proposed transaction/requests.

  • Acts as a liaison between the client teams, other members of the Q&RM team, and various functional areas within the firm

  • Formulates answers to client questions

  • Manages tasks and activities in a timely manner and is responsible for specific outcomes


  • MBA (International Business/Marketing/Finance);MA-Economics/Financial management

  • Freshers may be considered

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Core Competencies

  • Perform research in propriety EY databases & some external databases to identify the current & historical relationships of EY with the various parties involved in an engagement

  • Upload the research output in the prescribed format in the designated online database

  • Analyse the research to identify any probable conflicts of interest

  • Prepare relevant communication for the engagement with respect to each conflict check request