Diversified Exposure to different industries such as Real Estate, Investment Groups, Construction, Manufacturing, Education and Service Sectors
Staff Senior (Current Employee) – Dubai – July 2, 2014
Ernst & Young has played a detrimental role in my development as a professional accountant by providing me with an opportunity to work on a diversified portfolio of clients.
I have been able to work both individually and in a team in most cases dealing directly with top level management at the client and executives at the firm. I have greatly enhanced by team working capabilities and have also made significant strides in playing the role of a mentor for all my junior staff.
The nature of the work would usually entail highlighting and conducting a client risk assessment which would have a material impact on the company's financial statements. As part of the process, using the appropriate audit techniques and procedures to mitigate the risk and bring it down to an acceptable level. Where the risk impact is material and cannot be mitigated, informing the audit executives of the underlying risk and its potential impact on the financial statements. As part of the work, I have dealt with complex transactions such as loan refinancing, financial instruments. and incorporated the same as part of the final report to the executives and in the year end financial statements.
I have very good working knowledge of MS word, excel and power point along with ERP systems such as Tally, SAP, Great Plains, etc.
Due to the nature of the job, it has been difficult to strike a work life balance which I feel is something that I would look closely for in any of my future employers. I do not avoid hard work but I truly believe that striking a balance would be more productive for an employermore... in the long run.less
Invaluable Exposure, Enhance Mentoring Skills, Ability to work as part of team and Individually
Long Working Hours, Lack of monetary and other benefits
A typical day at work consists of making sure the pertinent partners have hoteling reservations, responding to emails that entail meeting scheduling, travel requests/issues, expense reimbursements, in-house meeting preparation, time entries, attending/participating meetings as scheduled, such as since I am a champion for certain software, I have to train and attend meetings. Management is good in that if you are a hard worker, they do not bother you and trust that you will get the job done. The workplace culture is mostly positive and we feel good about working at EY. The most enjoyable part of my job is the people and the day-to-day interaction.