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Variety, opportunity and global reach

There is a whole range of opportunities open to you within EY. Whether you join Advisory, Assurance, Tax, or Transactions Services, you’ll enjoy early responsibility, rewarding challenges and exposure to a variety of businesses across a range of sectors.

Use the tabs to explore more in-depth information about what you could do at EY.

Careers in Advisory: helping organizations transform and sustain improved business performance

The current climate combines challenge and uncertainty with escalating competition. Clients are increasingly asking for our advice on how to succeed in these conditions. We work with them to address their specific circumstances and to achieve sustainable improvement in their business performance.

Advisory is a fast-moving, exciting area with huge growth potential. It offers variety, challenge and the opportunity to become a leading business advisor. You’ll work across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies to help clients address their most complex business problems. We’ll give you the learning, experiences, and coaching to develop the skills you’ll need. If you value energy and ingenuity as much as we do, and this sounds like the career you want, now is the time to apply.

Working in Advisory

Within Advisory we operate in three business areas, each split into a number of dedicated practices:

Performance Improvement

To achieve their potential, businesses need to sustain and improve their performance in a rapidly changing environment. As one of our advisors, you’ll help many of the world’s leading businesses and government departments tackle their most pressing issues. They’ll expect energy, creativity and effective multidisciplinary teams that bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to rise to these challenges by participating in one or more of our core groups: finance, customer and supply chain. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with professionals from other parts of the organization, especially those in Risk. We’ll support your professional growth by helping you build your skills through experience of a diverse range of clients and industries.

1. Finance

Our finance professionals help assess and transform the finance function to improve performance and effectiveness. They work with clients’ Chief Financial Officers to align the finance strategy with the wider business and to optimize costs. They help achieve cost optimization through shared services, off shoring or outsourcing initiatives and more effective planning, budgeting and forecasting.

2. Customer

Our customer professionals help companies define, identify and manage their most valuable customers to increase operational efficiency and enhance performance. They advise clients on how to interact most effectively with their customers through marketing, sales, merchandising and customer service functions. They also advise on customer acquisition and retention strategies that help them improve and sustain their business performance.

3. Supply Chain and Operations

Our supply chain and operations professionals help clients transform their businesses from a collection of local and regional operations, facilities and networks into a coherent, optimized global supply chain. In this role, you’ll work closely with talented colleagues from Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Working Capital and Financial Management. Together, you’ll provide strategic and operational insights across clients’ supply chains to help them improve their business’s performance and cost base.


Risk management protects business performance and helps clients sustain results. It’s about achieving a clear understanding of different risks and developing plans to manage them. As one of our advisors, you’ll help leading organizations implement a sound approach to risk and control. This will allow clients to develop greater confidence that they can respond to whatever the future may hold. You’ll also work with colleagues from other parts of the business, in particular with our Performance Improvement and Information Technology Risk and Assurance professionals. This means helping major global clients transform and sustain business performance. We’ll support your professional growth by enabling you to develop specific skills-sets and giving you experience of a diverse range of clients and projects.

1. Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance

Our enterprise-wide governance, risk and compliance professionals work from a board-level perspective to focus on risk across the entire client organization. Their goal is to help clients drive efficiency, effectiveness and balanced risk coverage across the organization’s governance, risk and compliance activities.

2. Internal Audit

Our internal audit professionals help improve the performance of clients’ internal audit functions. They help increase the return on internal audit investment by focusing on value, cost and risk. They work with clients to unlock the potential of internal audit and enhance its value to the organization. This often includes creating and implementing a “roadmap” for the internal audit process.

3. Internal Controls

Our internal controls professionals help clients examine their internal control frameworks and identify opportunities to achieve results beyond compliance. By advising on the balance between the cost of controls and their effectiveness across the organization, our professionals help clients build and implement sustainable improvements to their internal controls structure. These can relate to the overall internal controls design or to specific control issues.

4. Actuarial

Our actuarial professionals combine global insight and local reach to help financial services and insurance clients develop sound strategies for today’s business environment. They work closely with the clients’ actuarial functions to assess their effectiveness, for example by benchmarking them against leading practice, in order to identify opportunities for improvement. They also provide operational support. This varies from helping insurance clients with actuarial calculations to outsourcing all or part of the actuarial process. Our actuarial teams support clients in adopting new financial reporting standards and in mergers and acquisitions by assessing products and helping with structuring deals and post-merger integration.

5. Financial Services Risk Management

Our team of more than 900 financial services risk management professionals offer integrated risk management and regulatory advisory services to the banking and capital markets, insurance, asset management, energy and corporate treasury sectors. These professionals work in global, multi-disciplinary risk service teams to provide broad advisory services, from strategy to implementation support. Team members include experienced risk management professionals, quantitative analysts, risk technology architects, control professionals and former regulators. Working together, they help clients better assess and improve their risk and regulatory frameworks, integrate risk management into operations, grow revenue and manage risk to increase shareholder value.

Information Technology Risk & Assurance

Information technology is one of the key enablers for modern organizations. Our IT Risk and Assurance professionals help clients leverage technology to achieve a competitive advantage. They advise on how to make IT more efficient and manage the risks associated with running IT operations. They focus on helping clients to optimize and secure technology so that it serves the business effectively and enhances results.

1. IT Risk Management

Our IT risk management professionals evaluate, define and implement risk, governance and regulatory compliance initiatives for IT functions. They also identify, configure and integrate the technology that helps these initiatives work effectively.

2. Application Risk

Our application risk professionals work with external audit, internal audit, IT departments and business functions to support the implementing and maintaining of reliable IT environments, systems and data. They help rationalize and optimize controls and promote the effectiveness of processes, IT general controls and application controls by advising on continuous control monitoring strategies. They assess and help remedy large programs through independent program review services.

3. Infrastructure Risk

Our infrastructure risk professionals help clients maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT and data. Services include privacy, security assessment, attack and penetration, identity access management, data loss prevention, security management and business continuity management.

4. Data Risk

Our data risk professionals help clients improve their return on investment in data analytics technologies (which enable the processing of large volumes of data and performance of complex computations). They achieve this by helping make operations more scalable, more repeatable, and higher quality. They also perform data migration planning for large-scale IT programs.

5. IT Assurance

Our IT assurance professionals conduct independent examinations of technology and business control environments to support our audit teams and help clients secure trust from their customers.

Learn more about daily life in Advisory and discover where an Advisory career could lead.


Careers in Assurance: making sure vital business information is accurate and reliable

Assurance professionals play a vital role in the economy by providing companies, investors and regulators with confidence about the validity of financial statements, business-critical information or processes.

But assurance skills are not limited to audit or to finance. Assurance professionals also help clients make informed decisions about environmental policies, governance and management systems and fraud investigation.

Working in Assurance Services will give you an excellent grounding in business that will open up a wide range of career options. It will give you the opportunity to apply your analytical skills and intellectual rigor to varied projects and to develop relationships with key client personnel. We’ll provide you with the experiences, learning and coaching you need to succeed.

Exploring a career in assurance at EY

As an assurance professional at EY, you’ll work in a high-performing environment with all types of organizations across a range of sectors. We’re looking for graduates to join us and develop broad assurance skills by gaining experiences in the different areas listed below. Later on, you’ll have the opportunity to narrow your focus.

Find out more about daily life in our External Audit practice within Assurance Services.

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

There has never been a better time to join the tax profession. Businesses today face an ever-growing, increasingly complex range of tax and regulatory change. Helping them navigate these difficult conditions requires a sound understanding of tax legislation, intellectual rigor and the ability to manage client relationships effectively. Expect to use your research and analytical skills, apply yourself to stay on top of the law and acquire in-depth knowledge of clients’ businesses.

We provide a full suite of services to clients, and so most of our tax professionals begin their careers in the EY Diversified Staff Group (DSG). This is a development track where members experience a wide range of exciting and diverse assignments across an extensive portfolio of tax services.

Explore a career in Tax.

Career in Transactions: helping clients develop and execute their capital and growth strategies

In recent years, transactions have been used strategically to enhance an organization’s growth, competitiveness and profitability.

To succeed as a transaction advisory professional, you need strong problem-solving skills and the ability to respond well under pressure to help companies evaluate, structure and execute their most important deals. Expect a dynamic, forward-looking environment that keeps you on your toes. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure you get the experiences, learning and coaching you need to become a successful professional.

Explore a career in Transaction Advisory Services

We provide a full range of transaction advisory services to clients ranging from multinationals through to fast-growth entrepreneurial businesses in both developed and emerging markets. We’re looking for graduates to enter a specific area right from day one, though later on you may choose to switch your focus. The links below will give you a taste of daily life in our different service lines:

Core Business Services: managing the transformation of our business

Core Business Services are the support functions that help our business to run efficiently and effectively. They include Marketing, Internal Communications, Human Resources, Finance, Administrative Support, Business Development and Information Technology.

While these are not areas we recruit students into, you’ll come into contact with or work alongside this highly diverse and talented group of individuals as you help to build EY’s success.

Student programs

Going from campus to career can seem a bit daunting, so if you’re a high achiever and want to get a taste of working life while you’re still a student, we can offer you a number of different experiences.

Whether you explore a one- to two-day experience like our Emerging Leaders Program or an intensive internship opportunity, you’ll benefit from learning, experiences and coaching that will help you achieve your potential and adapt successfully to professional life. You’ll also gain insights into what life at EY is really like and have the opportunity to build valuable relationships that will serve you in the future.



You want an internship that’s about more than a line on your resume. You want an experience, a challenge and a catapult. Build the best foundation for a future career at EY.

Emerging Leaders Program


A one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience, the Emerging Leaders Program starts your journey from college to career success.

Global Student Experience Program


New challenges. Global mindset. Opportunities to grow.
The EY Global Student Experience Program offers you all this and more.