I really enjoyed working for EY for my internship. I had chances to work for clients from different industries, and I find EY is a great place to learn how to utilize skills that adapted from classes to solve real-life challenging tasks.
Colleagues are very friendly and will answer questions patiently. The team work atmosphere is good. At the same time, the corporate culture is people-oriented and pays great attention to the development of each employee. In EY, you can learn a lot of knowledge in a short time, which is very helpful for personal ability improvement.
In this program, our team was assigned to deliver a slide presentation on the wealth management proposals with newly-developed insurance products. With limited exposure on this topic, our first challenge was how to find the right information sources through information packages from the product development team.
As an intern, I helped my co-workers to do some replicant work. Printing, asking for auditing information and inputting info. into Excel were most of my work. I learned how to get along with our clients especially when they are busy handling their own work. Team building activities are good for teammates relationship.
As I worked for assurance, a typical day at work for me will start at around 9-9:30 in the client's office. It was an intense and rewarding experience for me. I was able to work independently on several working papers for several projects, which required the skills of multitasking, the tenacity in dealing with difficulty and the attention for small details including the formatting issues (I guess that's very important with every big four firms). The team is overall very efficient and hard working. And I do believe that everyone here appreciates hard-working. The hardest part could be an effective communication with the clients. They might be unwilling to provide every detail that you request and might get annoyed when you have a different opinion from you. The most enjoyable part is the satisfaction that you enjoyed when celebrating some small achievement with colleagues.
Great place to start accounting career, help you grow fast
Short breaks, intense working hours, inevitable working overtime
• Evaluated as performing in the top 5% among peer intern group. Given highest performance rating for 4 consecutive projects in high-tech, retail, and manufacture industries • Completed within short period several important control tests, substantive procedures, and working paper sections such as fixed assets and accounts payable; selected by the project manager as the sole intern to draft and modify the final Summary Review Memorandum • Took rare role for intern to independently complete the cash and salary accounts in a preliminary audit by frequently communicating with clients from various departments and quick learning