I work as a functional business analyst on large IT transformation projects.
Auditing financial statements, accounts like Cash, Inventory, AP, AR etc.
Working in the Economics team, I do work in many different areas across specific economics, regulation and policy related engagements. This requires strong report writing and modelling skills.
Lots of responsibility handed to me, work on a number of reports, responding to client queries
EY is pursuing a lot of transformational projects that are really interesting from an outcome perspective; however quite resource intensive, and often means you are doing a lot of mundane administrative tasks as a junior rather than learning technical skills.
I perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis on matters of market and credit risk. This may involve anything from developing a model in code to perform typical audit controls-testing work (the latter of which I'm not very fond of). My main issue is that my team is supposedly "Actuarial" and yet nothing we do corresponds to the traditional actuarial concepts that I spent four years of my life vigorously studying at uni.
Responsibilities at the graduate level are to perform delivery work based on what the managers/partners sell to clients. Delivery work for me has mostly involved writing documentation, coordinating meetings, and performing calculations on Excel.
Role is sometimes repetitive and involves a lot of admin. Do learn a lot though
I like the work that I do, but most of the time I feel pressured to do more in less time.
Updating excel spreadsheets constantly. Reading up on tax legislation and tax rulings.
preparing corporate income tax returns admin/various
Varied based on projects. However ownership of work is encouraged.
Meet clients and audit financial statements.
Providing consultancy to major clients in the areas of Identity Access Management, and Third Party Risk Management
Some mundane ticking and bashing type tasks but no day is ever the same
Depending on the client work can either be very fulfilling or very slow
Drafting emails to be reviewed, liaising with clients to gather information
Organisational change management, organisational design, etc. Working day to day on stakeholder management and engagement, work product design, project management activities.
As a consultant I liaise with our administration staff and complete the first review of their work. I assist the Senior staff with completion of projects, answering client queries, drafting advice, assisting with compliance etc. Some things i have autonomy on, while other times I provide drafts which are reviewed by between 1 - 3 people. I manage the client accounts in terms of billing and ensuring we keep track of work completed. I liaise with foreign offices to ensure work which needs their input is completed.
Client interactions calls/meetings/interviews to find out about that organisation's processes and set up expectations, document analysis, using our analysis to provide observations and recommendations for the client