The workload at a big four is not light as you will be working late many weekdays and possibly weekends. You will really develop some time management and prioritization skills due to this type of schedule since your peers will be putting in the same hours you are, if not more. Just spending that amount of time with my coworkers really helped create a camaraderie between our team and despite how tough some days were, you can tell management cares about everyone's development.
Many resources, great connections within company
Rough work days, late nights
Great platform to develop project mangement,quality control, marketing, people management skills and exposure to various industries
The most enjoyable part of the job is you can independently lead a complicated project from head to toe with a pleasant and supportive team. The team was brainstorming together and worked so hard and brought the most valuable deliverables to clients with great satisfactions.
EY is one of the big four audit firms. I was in the branch of audit. We provide audit service to public and non-public companies. EY is professional. In addition, It concentrates a lot in people of the firm. I feel so happy in the firm.
Learn a lot
Even have working at one of the 'big four' accounting and finance firms as an administration assistance officer manager, I accumulated lots of work experience, e.g. communication skills, organise skills and time management as a high pressure work environment, etc. Also, I familiar with the international work cultures. The most hard work would be to negotiate with outsourcing, however, working with my loverly ex-colleagues that was very helpful to solve problems. Gained motive and promotion was being the most enjoyable time of the job.
Doing the campus ambassador project with EY is a horizon-widening experience. The project exposed you to cooperation with different people who are ambitious to achieve success in their career and helped you progressed swiftly by finishing procedures step by step. The experiences helps you to develop people skills and team work experiences.
working in fsrm is definitely challenging as you have will be constantly traveling and be on a number of different engagements. But the experience is rewarding as you will get to learn a lot of technical skills and be able to talk to many experienced working professionals from all sorts of different industries
During my assurance internship, I experienced three business trips including cities like Shanghai, Wuxi and Wujiang. From working in three different companies, I recognized how the working would be like as assurance accountants. I assisted managers casting and vouching the accounts of our clients. I prepared several working papers including Cash and Fixed Assets. I really enjoy work with different teams and switch my characteristics when dealing with different colleagues. the hardest part of the job must be carefulness. Assurance need to be focused a lot with numbers and can not bear for negligence.
I learned many auditing techiniques and had a lot field practice in auditing financial instruments. My managers were always supportive to my work and my collegues were all nice people to collaborate with. The most enjoyable part of the job is I can travel throughout the country to meet with various clients and have delicious local foods. The hardest part of the job is I have to work overtime for about 30 hours during peak season.
long work hours