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16 days agoErnst & Young

2020 Hong Kong Graduates Program - Staff Accountant/Staff Associate (for applicants graduating outside Hong Kong)

  • HONG KONG
  • Marketing

Job description



Who we are

The EY Organization is a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. Worldwide, our 260,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping the people, the clients and the wider communities realize their potential.

 

Assurance

 

1. Audit 

 

Responsibilities

·  Examine a company’s financial statement and test their reliability
·  Get to know the business and assess processes/controls used to produce the financial statement
·  Understand business drivers, associated risks and their potential effect on financial statement accounts

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese (for all Assurance positions)/ conversational Japanese (for Japan desk positions)
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

2. Climate Change & Sustainability Services

   

Responsibilities    

·  Assist project manager(s) in delivering consultancy services (sustainability reporting and assurance, sustainability risk and governance management, carbon, waste and water management, sustainable supply chain risk management, responsible finance)
·  Carry out onsite assessment for various consultancy services
·  Liaise with client and maintain client relationships
·  Assist in the promotion of new services and the development of new business opportunities
·  Perform ad hoc tasks assigned by the team Requirements  
·  Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines
·  Demonstrate knowledge and experience in key areas, such as: CSR/sustainability reporting and assurance, sustainability strategy and planning, carbon measurement and management, carbon trading, sustainability in supply chain, responsible investment, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), green finance, and accounting
·  Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
·  Excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English, fluent Mandarin is highly preferred
·  Ability of Chinese inputting will be an advantage
·  Experience in data analytics will be an advantage
·  Travelling to mainland China may be required

   3. Financial Accounting Advisory Services

 

Responsibilities

·  Perform research on key accounting topics, market and regulatory related matters to support the services in advisory project
·  Perform financial, cash flow and income statement diagnosis and analysis to highlight key impact arising from applying new accounting or regulatory requirements and provide insight and recommendations to help the client to reduce the impact
·  Prepare training material for facilitation of client training
·  Handling client’s enquiry and provide advice to resolve any issues the client’s encountered
·  Provide business process and control related advice associated with accounting and regulatory change
·  Work with other advisory teams in delivering finance and regulatory related aspect of finance transformation type of project
·  Discuss moderately complex accounting with the engagement team and client management. Analyze evidence, reach conclusions, interpret and apply standards, and identify non-compliance while applying a balanced view of all client matters
·  Provide technical support to the audit team in relation to complex accounting issues and regulatory reporting

Requirements  

·  Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines
·  A good understanding of IFRS and/or US GAAP
·  Excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English, fluent Mandarin is highly preferred
·  Flexibility and willingness to travel on short notice, as necessary
·  Familiar with SFC and/or HKMA requirements are beneficial

4. Forensic & Integrity Services  

     

Responsibilities

·  Work on engagement teams that assist in performing fraud investigations, forensic accounting engagements and financial and economic damages analyses
·  Review accounting records and financial transaction documentation, prepare working papers, participate in interviews and inform seniors and managers of the engagement status
·  Prepare analyses that will be part of the client deliverables
·  Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel and legal counsel
·  Participate in the planning, development and execution of event initiatives for respective industry, function and/or area accounts practice to support the go-to-market strategy
·  Stay informed on business/economic developments and their impact to the client
·  Work effectively as a team member – sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on the progress
·  Build strong internal relationships within the Assurance Services practice and across other services

Requirements  

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related major
·  Excellent communication and prioritization skills
·  Excellent written and spoken English
·  Strong teamwork and leadership skills
·  Result-oriented with an attention to details
·  Willingness to travel
·  Substantial knowledge of PC-based tools, including spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and databases (Microsoft Access)
·  High performers (i.e., exceeding expectation ratings) and professional accountancy certifications preferred

5. Data Analytics

 

Responsibilities

·  Transform and validate a variety of client financial and non-financial data for use in the standard audit analytical procedures
·  Collaborate with audit teams and clients, and create values for audit engagements using data analytical tools
·  Identify, investigate, recommend and implement resolutions for data related issues (completeness, accuracy)
·  Coordinate work on a portfolio of engagements to meet deadlines
·  Identify and leverage opportunities for efficiencies in the internal processes
·  Develop your data handling, analytical and client systems skills on broad range of systems and scenarios

Requirements  

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in IT related disciplines, such as Information Management, software development, Information System
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Ability to form productive working relationships with internal clients 
·  Attention to detail in investigating, communicating and solving problems in relation to data and processes
·  Willingness to learn and develop your current data transformation and analysis skills
·  Ability to deal well with pressurized situations such as frequent deadlines
·  Ability to manage time effectively including when working with many tasks
·  Competent report writing and presentation skills
·  Experience of data transformation and/or analysis is preferred (preferably involving financial and/or process data)
·  Working knowledge of MS Excel and all MS Office Suite products is preferred
·  Working knowledge of MS Access/MS SQL Server/SQL Server Integration Services is preferred
·  Experience with and understanding of financial data is preferred

Advisory

 

1. Actuarial Services

 
Responsibilities
·  Support the delivery of a large variety of actuarial and insurance advisory/consulting and assurance services to life insurance, general insurance and pension clients in the region (depending on your preferred track of focus)
·  Involve in client interaction and teamwork with other professionals inside and outside of the region during service delivery
·  Support development of project proposals or business plan for a new service offering
·  Apply data analytics skillsets (data mining, machine learning, etc.) and industry knowledge to facilitate all types of insurance related projects (Marketing & Distribution, Underwriting, Customer Management, Actuarial, Claims, Operation, Finance and Investment)

Requirements  

·  Bachelor/ Master’s degree with internship experience in actuarial and/or risk-related area
·  Good progress in actuarial professional examination
·  Good communication and presentation skill
·  Proficiency in MS Office
·  Knowledge in insurance financial reporting basis, e.g. IFRS, HK Insurance Ordinance, RBC, is an advantage
·  Proficiency in actuarial software, e.g. Prophet, AXIS, is an advantage
·  Solid SQL & R modelling exposure, knowledge in SAS or Python is a strong plus
·  Good command of spoken and written English; Mandarin is an advantage

2. Advisory Consultant Program (ACP)  

 

Responsibilities

·  Understanding and documenting clients’ products and business processes, performing root cause and gap analysis, and making recommendations accordingly 
·  Establishing relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently delivering quality client services. Monitoring progress, managing risks and ensuring key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcome
·  Staying abreast of current business, regulatory and digital trends and applying theme to client’s business problems and solutions 
·  Demonstrating the ability to digest, incorporate and leverage new knowledge. Possessing good business acumen. Remaining current on new developments in advisory services, capabilities and industry knowledge
·  Taking full responsibility for tasks, including consistent self-review of work to identify and improve an approach for producing high quality work products, while working under supervision

Requirements  

·  Bachelor / Master’s degree in a reputable university, majoring in Finance, Financial Engineering, Risk Management, Statistics, Analytics, Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems or relevant disciplines
·  Desire to pursue a consulting career and demonstrate both functional and industry knowledge that is applicable to the client’s business and business environment
· 
Proficient in English verbal and written communications skills; fluency in Chinese (Mandarin/ Cantonese) is an advantage

· 
Excellent interpersonal skills, and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision

· 
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

· 
Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines 

· 
Proficient with MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

· 
Experience in programming, data analytics, user experience design, lean six sigma, or compliance would be considered a plus

· 
Experience in the Banking and Capital Markets (BCM), Insurance, or Wealth and Asset Management (WAM) industry would be considered a plus    

3. Cybersecurity

 

Responsibilities

 

Provide cybersecurity consulting and implementation services to clients in the following areas based on the latest technology trends and global regulatory landscape:

·  Cybersecurity transformation and governance
·  Identity and access management
·  Cyber threat management and security analytics
·  Data protection
·  Resilience

Conduct the following types of work in cybersecurity domain: 

·  Pitch deck and proposal drafting
·  Strategy and roadmap development
·  Project and Change management
·  Current state analysis, gap analysis and future state design
·  Process integration design / Process reengineering
·  Solution implementation
·  Penetration testing / White hacking

Requirements  

·  University graduates or above in Information Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science or related disciplines
·  Interested in technology and cyber security industry
·  Understanding of concepts about Information Technology is an advantage but not a must
·  Strong Analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Self-motivated, creative and passionate about providing consulting services
·  Positive attitude and Enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Good communication and presentation skills
·  Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese. Mandarin is an advantage

4. Financial Services Risk Management  

 

Responsibilities

·  Deliver customized solutions to the clients for them to fulfill regulatory and business requirements
·  Work on a wide range of financial service risk management projects, regarding credit risk, market risk, counterparty credit risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, stress testing, capital management, enterprise risk management, collateral management, advanced analytics, big data and risk & treasury technology.
·  Demonstrate strong technical capabilities, professional knowledge, and ability to quickly assimilate new knowledge. Stay abreast of new developments in advisory services capabilities, current business and industry trends relevant to the clients
·  Apply project management practices and processes to ensure that the project is consistently following client methodology and tools
·  Effectively work in teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, contributing to an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment
·  Prepare and present pre-sales materials and client proposals
·  Develop solutions and tools for key topics using various platforms and technologies

Requirements  

·  Bachelor/Master's degree from a reputable institution, majoring in Finance, Financial Engineering, Risk Management, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Analytics, Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems or relevant disciplines that focus on the use of quantitative skills and data management
·  Intern or research experiences in predictive modeling, data and analytics or system implementation at a major bank, corporate, consulting firm or university
·  Possess the desire and ability to work closely with quantitative and technology professionals on engagements
·  Strong business sense, analytical thinking, consultation and interpersonal skills with high commitment to delivery excellence
·  Good communication including verbal/written skills
·  Fluent in English and Chinese (both written and verbal). Knowledge in Mandarin or a third language (or Chinese dialect) would be an advantage. Non-Chinese speakers will also be considered based on individual merits
·  Strong aspiration to progress further and work under pressure
·  Candidates with relevant education background currently working in other industry/sector looking for a career change will be highly considered

5. Performance Improvement 

 

Responsibilities

·  Build productive working relationships with client personnel
·  Perform daily fieldwork, inform supervisors of the engagement status
·  Understand and execute advisory services procedures including client interviews, problem analysis, and advanced fact gathering
·  Commit to developing knowledge; Use technology to learn, share knowledge with team members and enhance service delivery
·  Build strong internal relationships with EY Advisory Services and with other service lines across the organization

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Engineering
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive Attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

 

6. Risk

 

Responsibilities 

·  Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress
·  Help prepare for meetings with client management teams and participate in these meetings
·  Help prepare 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 with EY Advisory Services and with other service lines across the organization 

 

Requirements  

·  Bachelor/Master's degree with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering and Data Science
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong  

People Advisory Services

 

1. Mobility Tax

    

Responsibilities 

·  Prepare international assignment-related calculations such as tax cost projections, tax equalization calculations, and hypothetical tax calculations
·  Coordinate the delivery of various global mobility and other tax services offered by the firm in a proactive manner that meets/exceeds client expectations
·  Perform engagement management activities including billing, scheduling, performance evaluations, mentoring, managing client expectations, and identifying additional client needs/EY opportunities
·  Assist manager/senior by drafting responses, participating in the proposal process, and identifying new business opportunities
·  Establish/maintain long-term collaborative relationships with our clients and internal colleagues
·  Develop the client's understanding of Hong Kong and foreign personal tax, compensation and payroll issues and proactively explain implications of recent law changes
·  Possess and continually increase understanding of complex expatriate tax issues
·  Conduct/review research on various topics such as technical or treaty interpretation/application, regulatory issues

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related major
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

2.Workforce Advisory Services

 

Responsibilities

·  Working across a variety of industries and geographic locations across Greater China, depending on projects
·  Conducting analysis and research, conducting client interviews and helping to develop proposals and recommendations
·  Conducting business analytics (e.g. business strategy analysis, HR operation analysis, financial analysis, marketing analysis, policy analysis, and development of integrated people strategies and talent programmes)
·  Conducting analysis and developing recommendations for HR transformation (e.g. improving operating model, processes, enabling technologies, or developing the capability of people within the HR function)Conducting analysis and developing recommendations for workforce strategies (e.g. designing compelling employee value propositions, identifying and helping manage people risks, implementing organizational development activities)
·  Working with Transaction Practices and Advisory Services: supporting clients to address human capital integration with business through all stages of acquisition, divestiture and merger.
·  Client portfolio includes the HK-operation of Chinese companies (state-owned and private enterprises) and multinational companies (from UK, US and Japan).

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
·  Excellent written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin 
·  Education with strong international exposure, from a discipline that emphasises multi- disciplinary collaboration
·  Being versatile and adaptable to different business needs of clients
·  Internship or relevant track-record with EY People Advisory Services team preferred in Hong Kong and China
·  A good understanding of business and working culture in Hong Kong
·  Being able to interact smoothly with local Hong Kong, mainland Chinese and multinational companies
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

Tax

 

1. Business Tax Services

 

Responsibilities

·  Manage and coordinate tax compliance work for clients
·  Maintain continuous interaction with clients, manage expectations and ensure outstanding client service
·  Team with tax professionals to provide comprehensive tax services
·  Determine all information required to ensure/complete accurate tax compliance products
·  Assist clients to prevent and manage tax controversial issues
·  Assist clients to handle enquiries from the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”)
·  Work with experienced tax professionals on tax field audits and investigations conducted by the IRD
·  Provide support on tax appeal process

 

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

2. Global Compliance and Reporting

   

Responsibilities

·  Deliver tax compliance and tax advisory services to MNC and Listed clients
·  Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients
·  Maintain continuous interaction with clients, manage expectations and ensure outstanding client service
·  Determine all information required to ensure/complete accurate tax compliance products within the budget.  

 

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering or related major
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

3. International Tax and Transaction Services

  

Responsibilities

·  Provide a wide range of tax services to multinational corporations and investment funds across multiple jurisdictions. Identify and address complex domestic and international tax issues and assist them in strategically aligning different areas of taxation such as tax structuring and M&A transactions
·  Provide timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations
·  Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
·  Build on technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and technical authorities and apply them to moderately complex situations
·  Build strong relationships within the firm and in the market place
·  Contribute to the overall success of the team by developing a thorough understanding of EY methodologies and tools to enhance service delivery

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, IT, Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics or related major
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Strong adaptability, communication, analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

4. Transfer Pricing

      

Responsibilities 

·  Participate in all aspects of transfer pricing engagements, including determination of scope and issues, functional analysis meetings, industry analysis, economic benchmarking analyses, financial modeling, report drafting and presentation of results.
·  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 provided to clients and other parties
·  Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
·  Build strong internal relationships with other members of the transfer pricing team and across other services
·  Contribute to people initiatives, including recruiting and retaining transfer pricing professionals
·  Maintain an educational program to develop personal skills on an ongoing basis
·  Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines, preferably with an emphasis in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Law
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

5. Tax Technology and Transformation  

 

Responsibilities 

·  Tax function evaluation and optimization: evaluate or optimize tax operation structure by assessing current state, standardizing with leading practice, and providing optimization solution options
·  Process and controls enhancement: re-design and deploy streamlined tax processes including new technology solutions with clear roles and responsibilities, standardized work processes, proper controls embedded to advice risks
·  Technologies enablement: embed the needs of Tax into Finance and IT systems to increase automation and data quality throughout tax processes; automate tax processing, tax compliance and reporting through various tax technologies

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in IT related disciplines, such as Information Management, software development, Information System
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
·  Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
·  Positive attitude, willing to learn new things and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
·  Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong

  6. US Tax

 
Responsibilities
·  Prepare, with guidance, technically accurate reports and deliverables related to U.S. domestic and international federal income tax compliance services
·  Assist in file documentation and retention (file set-up, referencing, description of tax filing position taken, telephone conversation documentation, notes to reviewer)
·  Perform basic research using appropriate tools, including legislation, databases and publications with guidance
·  Communicate with the client for basic information requests as well as the relevant authorities, whenever the need arises
·  Build strong internal relationships within our global tax team and across other service lines

  Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master's degree in Accounting, Taxation or related major (in either case, with an emphasis on US taxation preferred)
·  Professional accountancy qualification or the ability to obtain one. AICPA or Enrolled Agent.
·  Positive attitude, willingness to stand up to challenges and good team spirits
·  Detailed oriented performer who can multi-task and meet deadlines
·  Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese

Transaction Advisory Services

 

1. Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

 

Responsibilities 

·  Undertake an advisory role to contingency planning, value preservation, exit solutions and resolution planning for financial institutions and large corporates 
·  Reviewing company’s financial status, preparing pre-liquidation forecast and prognosis of cash flow requirements
·  Preparing comprehensive financial reviews of companies' operations for the intention of financial restructuring, securing investors, raising capital, disposing and recovering of assets
·  Attending to legal proceedings, adjudicating of creditors’ claims, investigating into antecedent transactions for regulatory compliance
·  Involved in day-to-day judicial management, receivership, agent for mortgagee-in possession, estate administration, voluntary and compulsory liquidation engagements

Requirements 

·  Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business, law or a related field 
·  1 - 2 years’ professional audit experience, preferably with previous corporate restructuring exposure
·  Ability to travel approximately 50% of the time 
·  Able to work under high pressure and adapt to a dynamic working environment
·  Excellent problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
·  Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese

2. Transaction Support

     

Responsibilities

·  Prepare analyses of historical and pro-forma financial information to assess trends and fluctuations that may impact cash flow requirements and deal valuation
·  Perform industry and company research utilizing online tools and publicly available information
·  Assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
·  Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel

During the time in Assurance team, the responsibilities include

·  Examine a company’s financial statement and test their reliability
·  Get to know the business and assess processes/controls used to produce the financial statement
·  Understand business drivers, associated risks and their potential effect on financial statement accounts

Requirements 

·  Bachelor degree or above in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Management or related disciplines (relevant experience is a plus)
·  Strong analytical, presentation and report writing skills
·  Good team player and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
·  Competent research skills and ability to analyze financial statements and forecasts
·  Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
·  Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese, fluent in Mandarin is highly preferred
·  Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel (Knowledge of or experience with VBA is a plus), and Microsoft Word knowledge  

3. Valuation, Modeling & Economics

 

Responsibilities

·  Conduct equity research, industry research, management interviews and site visits; support managers by analyzing information obtained from various channels for use in the preparation of valuation reports
·  Review and analyze valuation reports issued by other firms in order to assist audit teams on the projects associated with fair value measurements
·  Appraise company or asset values using the income approach, market approach or asset-based approach for transaction, financial reporting or tax purposes
·  Work closely with clients, targets and other professionals in the financial due diligence, legal, tax and valuation fields

 

Requirements

·  Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines (audit experience is a plus)
·  Strong Excel knowledge
·  Competent research skills and ability to analyze financial statements and forecasts
·  Ability to assist with proposals
·  Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese

 

To apply

 

Submit an online application atwww.ey.com/cn/careers along with your resume, cover letter and all academic transcripts.