s an auditor at EY, your main aim will be to provide independent verification of our clients’ compliance with accounting principles. By doing so, you play an important role in helping businesses accurately reflect their financial picture and, in turn, protecting financial markets.
Because we use a Global Audit Methodology in over 130 countries, audit is a practice rich in opportunity. The scale and scope of our clients’ businesses add to the wealth of experience and opportunity that an audit career here offers you.
As an audit professional here you will be part of a multidisciplinary team focused on providing services to your clients such as responding to regulatory reforms, managing the capital life cycle and improving business operations.
Manager (Former Employee) - Hong Kong - September 1, 2019
The hardest part is the complexity of work nature as we were required to contact a wide variety of stakeholders in order to manage affairs of a company (most likely in liquidation).
The most enjoyable part is there were supportive colleagues who did not hesitate to offer help when needed.
o Provide audit service for the account and control system for clients
o Prepare interim and year-end audit report for client
o Provide assistance in the release of audited report of clients in financial sectors
o Major Clients: Fortis Prime Funds Solutions, HSBC Global Equity Funds, ICBC (Asia) Ltd., Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd., Crawford (HK) Ltd., Actuarial Society of Hong Kong ICBC (Asia) Ltd and subsidiaries (Credit Card)
I worked as an intern. There is no training or coaching. The seniors are not very friendly and only cares about if you finish the job, instead of your future career development. Sometimes I feel like I am just copying the template and know nothing about the job.
- Worked with internal/external audit teams and risk functions to monitor risk and controls and provide assurance over business processes
- Learned business etiquette and protocol in a professional environment
- Participated in side projects, including choosing an official program for a statistics/data visualizer (Tableau), creating a presentation to show the higher ups why we decided on this program
- Tough aspects of the job included the work on the field, and communicating with uncooperative clients, which was overcome by patience and consistent polite communication skills
- Enjoyable aspects of the job included the time spent working with co workers and employees
Publications say all the right things, but day to day life as an employee is difficult, lack of collaboration leads to multiple groups trying to solve the same problems with no sharing of learnings and ownership is interesting.