Assurance - Audit Graduate Program

  • Ernst & Young Global
  • Al Saqr Business Tower - Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • 24 Nov, 2018
Emirati National Accounting Auditing Business Development Consultant Finance Insurance Inventory Management Professional Services

Job Description

Do you think the world can work better?
We do. That’s why we’re committed to building a better working world. But we can’t do it without the right people. People who’ll think, act and lead globally – because that’s how business is now being done.

A better working world built by you.
As a graduate with EY you’ll be able to add value to your clients and shape your career as a professional. From entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, we’ll guide you on how to help our clients manage risk, address issues and capitalize on opportunities. And, we’ll give you exposure to some of the largest clients and most interesting projects, both locally and globally.

Assurance - Audit
Assurance gives organizations and their investors the confidence that the results they report give a true and fair picture of their business.

As an Assurance – Audit graduate, you’ll work in a high-performing and inclusive team that is continually innovating to advance the audit so that it better meets the evolving demands of business, regulators and investors. We’ve engaged several of the world’s leading strategy and design firms to be part of our innovation journey, advancing our technology, analytics and the skills and breadth of our people.

Our aim is to continue building confidence in business and capital markets by continuing to provide fine quality assurance that is relevant today and in the future. You will develop a reputation for being known to provide consistent good quality audits, while meeting regulatory benchmarks; providing greater transparency to investors and the markets; and evolving the audit to provide more meaningful insights to audit committees and company boards.

We believe that auditing in today’s world is both a science and an art. Science is the accuracy and rigor, the technical, procedural and methodical. Art is the independent thought, professional skepticism and judgment developed by our people over time. Together, they drive quality, confidence, transparency and perspective. By combining advanced technology and online tools with individual auditor judgment and experience, we are able to provide higher quality with more relevance and value.

You’ll play a key role in that right from the start, working on live projects with all the support you need to grow into an EY future leader, plus you will:
  • Join a global organization (200,000+ people worldwide)
  • Be part of our network of more than 76,000+ EY Assurance professionals focused on providing exceptional client service
  • Benefit from our $1.2 Billion investment in technology globally
  • Be able to work with clients operating in diverse industries such as Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Real Estate Hospitality & Construction, Consumer Products & Retail, amongst others

Assurance – Audit Graduate Development Program
Wherever in the world you work for EY, the standard of training is equally high – we’re preparing you to become one of tomorrow’s business leaders. Through our Assurance - Audit Graduate Development Program you will receive the right mix of training, work, mentoring and coaching that you will need to achieve your ambitions.

With early responsibility and the support and training to grow, you'll build the confidence to pursue your goals. Exposed to a wide range of clients, you can expect to develop your networks, collaborate with specialists and learn from mentors.

You'll begin to build your technical, leadership and communication skills, and be responsible for parts of projects right away. As a graduate with EY you'll be able to add value to your clients and shape your career as a professional.

Within your first year of joining EY, you’ll register and commence studying for a professional qualification that is relevant to your role in Assurance - Audit. The relevant professional qualifications are the Chartered Certified Accountant by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the qualification awarded by the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) for Saudi graduates based in an EY office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the qualification awarded by the Kuwait Association of Accountants and Auditors (KAAA) for Kuwaiti graduates based in EY Kuwait.

Completing professional qualification exams should take you anywhere between 1-3 years depending on the one you select, and depending on whether you are eligible for any paper exemptions (if applicable to the professional qualification). In line with industry standards, obtaining a relevant professional qualification is necessary for career progression at EY.


Your role
  • Identify critical patterns and trends in financial data to provide better business insights and greater confidence in financial reporting to your clients
  • Provide fine quality audit evidence through the use of advanced data analytics in the audit
  • Analyze large populations of audit-relevant data to present a fuller picture of activities and identify the risks that matter
  • Identify anomalies in processes and controls and help direct investigative efforts in the right areas
  • Provide relevant feedback during the audit to improve business processes and controls
  • Work with an electronic suite of data analytics to provide a high quality audit
  • Work as part of a driven team, collaborating, supporting and learning from your colleagues
  • Directly handle relationships with key clients
  • Identify and communicate potential risks and opportunities to improve our current processes
  • Participate in assurance engagements and execute the work plan
  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress
  • Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Build strong internal relationships within EY Assurance and across other services

Eligibility criteria
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or a degree relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics with strong academic credentials
  • Graduated within 18 months of applying to the Graduate Program
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficient in Arabic and English
Recruitment process
You may be invited to complete online tests if you progress through our process. Please check your email regularly for updates.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a recruitment day and are required to provide original academic transcripts and proof of citizenship.

Apply today
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