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Ernst & Young: Company Profile

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Ernst & Young

Company Overview:

Ernst & Young is a global integrated professional services organization offering assurance, tax, transaction and other advisory services including IT audits and consulting. The company is based in London, UK, with 709 offices in 140 countries, over 70 of which are in the United States. It employs 152,000 people worldwide. Global revenue in 2011 was $22.9 billion. Ernst & Young was founded in 1989 when Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. merged. The company's roots go back to 1849.

IT-Based Advisory Positions:

Ernst & Young hires IT advisers and risk and assurance specialists worldwide. Ernst & Young Advisory Services employs 18,000 people in a practice generating $4 billion in revenue. At the time of publication, there are over 200 open positions in the US alone, in just about every region of the country. Specializations include IT auditors, data protection specialists, application risk and controls specialists and analysts.

IT-based advisory services are divided into two segments: IT Advisory Services and IT Risk and Assurance Services.

IT Advisory Services work with clients to develop improved business performance in their IT systems and ensuring these systems provide a good return on their investment costs. These services include sourcing and outsourcing, application infrastructure optimization, and architecture consolidation, especially in the areas of financial software, supply chain management and client relationship management (CRM) software, etc. Ernst & Young also advises clients on core ERP systems, including migration management and overseeing the work of 3rd party vendors.

IT Risk and Assurance Services assist clients in managing risk. This includes IT controls services, which minimize risks in applications and IT infrastructure, with an emphasis today in the risks associated with mobile technology, social media and cloud computing.

IT Support Positions

Most IT positions at Ernst & Young are in the Core Business Services sector of the company, which are jobs that support the company's organization, as opposed to the advisory position which work with clients. IT positions include help desk, network and data center services, telecommunications and IT product support. At the time of publication there are about 200 technical positions open in the United States alone, most of which are in based in Secaucus, New Jersey; Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio and Dallas, Texas. A sample of these positions include:

  • IT Risk & Assurance
  • Desktop Reporting Analyst
  • IT Support Specialists
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Application Specialists
  • Senior Applications Architect
  • Java Script, HTML5, CSS3, .Net Developers
  • Security Policy Specialist
  • Security Compliance Specialists
  • Business Process Analysts
  • SharePoint Information Security
  • Unified Communications Security
  • Identity and Access Management Security
  • Sharepoint Application Architect
  • PeopleSoft HRMS Support
  • PeopleSoft QA Testing Manager
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence
  • Service Line Data Center Administrator
  • Network Team Lead
  • .NET Architects
  • IT Enterprise Operations Administrator
  • Data Warehouse Program Manager
  • Video Conference Team Lead

Company Culture

Ernst & Young prides itself in having a globally diverse and inclusive corporate culture based on experience, skills and leadership among employees. The company strives in building relationships between its employees and its clients. Ernst & Young defines its culture in three areas: Inclusiveness, Development and Engagement. Employees are encouraged to speak up, continue learning and coaching others, and to engage with each other, as well as with clients and management, towards achieving personal and professional goals.

Applying at Ernst & Young

All open positions are posted on the Ernst & Young Global Careers page. You can search for positions with keywords and narrow down results by job field, as well as by country and State. To apply for a position, you will need to create an account or sign in with a Taleo, Google or Yahoo! account.

If you asked to come in for an interview, you should review the Interview Insider section of Ernst & Young's career pages. This includes videos with interviewers explaining the interview process and how to be prepared

Regardless of which position you are applying for, the company looks for candidates who have a genuine sense of self and who can demonstrate authenticity, leadership skills and an ability to work well in a team.

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