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Interview at Ernst & Young

Hello

I will soon have an interview (Assistant Assurance) at Ernst & Young and I would be interested in what is being asked and what I have to be prepared for ?! Has anyone already gained experience there?

many thanks !!

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and which area of ​​assurance

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Specifically in the job description:

When you enter the field of assurance, you will examine annual and consolidated financial statements according to HGB, IFRS and US GAAP for companies of different sizes, legal forms and industries. In addition, you will be active in advising our customers, reviewing business processes and identifying business risks. With the help of our "Global Audit Methodology" you can develop individual solutions for the benefit of our customers.

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Last year I had three interviews before I decided on Ernst & Young after three offers - for the financially worse one.

In my opinion, only the interview at E&Y was technically demanding. At KPMG the whole thing was more or less like a coffee party (only the cookies were missing) and the pseudo application day for former interns at PWC was honestly an absolute waste of time. Until that day, the EY / KPMG discussions were actually just an alibi for me due to my experience with and the support of PricewaterhouseCoopers; as I said!

And now on the subject:
After you have sold your résumé and yourself to the HR woman and the partner, the decisive round comes.
With me we first looked at the topics of my Bachelor and Master theses. Then general accounting questions IFRS / HGB, then the innovations by BilMoG (which are certainly still asked today).

What you can score with or should definitely look at - if you haven't already written your thesis about it;) - are the deferred taxes (HGB & IAS). That was actually an issue for almost all of us and apparently a knockout criterion.

I wish you good luck!

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E&Y has two rounds, in fact first partner and HR officer, which corresponds more to the coffee wreath described (and there are cookies!). The second round is with a specialist and should test whether it fits professionally and personally fits into the team,

However, I don't find it necessarily exhausting, the questions were never in an atmosphere like an oral exam.

I also heard from the PwC Applicant Day that I didn't do that to myself.

In the end I didn't go to E&Y (despite the offer, which wasn't that bad financially either - overtime pay is a problem) but to a smaller company.

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Small tips for the conversation: Don't be fobbed off with a salary below 40k, E&Y is desperately looking for people. In terms of gut feeling, I had the best feeling at E&Y and it was also the most pleasant conversation from the Big4. At that time I didn't choose E&Y because of the financial (38K). But friends of mine recently got on board and were enthusiastic about the team spirit there. Working hours there are blatant in the busy season, sometimes on Fridays until 2 a.m. and Saturdays ... But the summer is quiet and there are many training courses in HH, Potsdam etc. ...

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Well, the overtime, so in the summer I prefer to spend eight weeks at the lake and go on vacation than not being allowed to write down overtime at EY

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I'm only an intern at EY, but I can confirm that they're looking for something else at the moment. The overtime regulation is to be renewed because many employees are complaining. I think the prognosis for the future doesn't look bad!

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correct - as already mentioned in other threads. only the works council has to approve.

Lounge guest wrote:

I'm only an intern at EY, but I can
confirm that they are looking for something else at the moment. The
Overtime regulation should be renewed because many employees are
complain. I think the forecast looks for the future
not bad looking!

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yeah supposedly until everyone has signed for the upcoming busy season ...

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So I don't know anything about adapting the Flextime model. The company is working on an adjustment of the compensation model to the market (which implies that we are paid under the market) but I haven't heard more ... Which Threas is that?

Lounge guest wrote:

correct - as already mentioned in other threads. only
the works council must agree.

Lounge guest wrote:

I'm only an intern at EY, but I can
confirm that they are looking for something else at the moment. The
Overtime regulation is to be renewed because many employees
yourself
complain. I think the forecast looks for the future
not bad looking!

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At EY, there are no major negotiations about the starting salary. Nobody starts under 40 at the moment. In TAS (where I am) there have been 42 since the beginning of the year.
Wringing hands is not sought here, but it is clearly set again. There are also bonuses for MA that people recommend that are then taken.

The overtime is indeed stupid, but I also understand the Count's announcement that "adjustment to the market" means that we, like KPMG and PwC, will soon be paid overtime again us like that).

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I've heard the same picture from many interns and assistants at EY. The mood and the climate are the best among the Big 4, the pay - especially the overtime - the worst. Well, you have to be able to afford that as E&Y, but I think they won't last long to have worse regulations than the others, they are too big for that and employ too many people (over 700 as far as I know this year)

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All those who find the E & Y's overtime rule so bad should briefly refer to the practice at pwC: According to the law, one may apparently not work more than 10 hours and here the BR also controls that, i.e. one may not write down more than 2 hours of overtime, otherwise there is trouble. Since we have time lapse systems there, you then have to "stamp out" in order to continue working "illegally".

The managers often instruct you to only record 8 hours so that your job shows better performance. The reason given is that you were too slow, still had to learn things that the client cannot pay, etc.

Well, not everything that looks good in theory feels like it in working life.

I also think that there has to be something special about EY, otherwise nobody would work there. In any case, the graduates I know are no worse than those at PwC.

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PwC's practice also applies to KPMG, both in positive (regulation) and negative (application of regulation if you want to book overtime).

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Is the overtime regulation at Ernst & Young really that unfriendly to employees? Who works 55 hours a week and then simply lets 15 hours expire?

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