EY Associate/Senior Associate, Financial Services, Sydney / Melbourne in Sydney, Australia

Associate/Senior Associate, Financial Services, Sydney / Melbourne


Requisition # SYD002XI

Post Date Oct 02, 2018

From small businesses to some of the world’s best-known brands, our clients count on reliable financial statements, information and processes to inform their ongoing strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting and reacting to complex data — and they look to us for advice and services they can trust every time. You’ll use your professional skills and experience to make it happen, handling complex audit procedures across a broad range of industries and responsibilities.

The opportunity

Gain exposure to leading financial service institutions across leading Wealth and Asset Management, Banking and Insurance clients. You’ll help our clients meet their reporting requirements by accurately reporting on financial statements and providing meaningful insights into accounting and reporting matters. In return, you can expect leading-class learning and development tailored to your unique interests and motivations. You’ll be given all the skills, knowledge and opportunities to progress and become ready to build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities that support us.

Your key responsibilities

Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional audit activities for our clients. Colleagues and clients from the Financial Services industry will look to you first for answers, so you’ll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues. As you build your knowledge and experience, you’ll become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Support our delivery of financial statement audits and work with other service lines and technical experts to deliver client solutions.

  • Participate in special projects such as transactions and detailed analyses of client operations as required.

  • Build valuable relationships with clients and develop strong technical capabilities, through formal training as well as working with senior mentors and talented colleagues.

  • Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress.

  • Use industry knowledge to provide ideas and solutions to clients and potential clients

  • Identify key risk areas within client organisation and evaluate the client’s responses to managing these risks.

  • Oversee a team throughout an audit engagement to ensure the audit is executed effectively and meets all key milestones.

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Relevant qualifications (or equivalent experience), and 1 + years relevant post qualification experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a dynamic, team environment

  • Confident and credible communicator who displays both technical knowledge and commercial understanding

  • Manages projects effectively such that engagements are completed on time, on budget and at the quality expected by the client and management

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Project management skills and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark.

Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third party provider. Regarding this role, the minimum salary is 62,000 including 9.5% superannuation.