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Audit Senior Associate/Associate (Penang)

Accounting and finance
Full-time
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Penang, Penang

About The Job

Assurance - Audit Assistant, Malaysia 

Our Assurance group is one of the most trusted, respected and influential organizationin the industry. As part of our team, you will provide peace of mind to clients by using your skills and experience in order to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements and business-critical information or processes. Groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines) within Assurance include External Audit, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Financial Accounting Advisory Services and Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services.
 
Join our External Audit team and you will help our clients meet their reporting requirements by providing an objective and independent examination of their financial statements. In addition, you will conduct timely and constructive discussion with management on accounting and reporting matters, and provide a robust and clear perspective to audit committees.
 
The opportunity
You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
 
Your key responsibilities
·       Develops an understanding of the audit client’s business
·       Interact with the clients in order to collect all the necessary data/information, set-up and maintain audit files, prepare leads, etc. 
·       Support the planning, execution and delivery of assurance engagements
·       Clearly and accurately document the execution of specific audit procedures as defined by the engagement objectives, audit client's engagement history, and planned audit approach
·       Recognize potential audit issues or unusual relationships from basic analysis of the financial statements and communicate them to the assurance team

Job Requirements

Skills and attributes for success 
·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
·       Strong drive to excel professionally, and to guide and motivate others 
·       Advanced written and verbal communication skills
·       Dedicated, innovative, resourceful, analytical and able to work under pressure 
·       Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment
 
To qualify for the role you must have 
·       Recognized university degree with specialization in accounting, finance or related field with at least an average distinction or 2nd class upper degree / ACCA affiliate
·       Minimum of one to two years relevant experience in a professional services environment 
 
Ideally, you’ll also have
·       Prior working experience in global professional services organization or mid-tier firms will be highly advantageous

Our Culture

AWARDS

  • First runner-up, Most Popular Graduate Employer of the Year 2017, Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers
  • World’s Most Attractive Professional Services Employer 2017, 2016, Universum
  • Most Attractive Professional Services Employer in Business/Commerce 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014, Universum Malaysia
  • #1 in Top 50 Companies for Diversity 2017, DiversityInc
  • #1 Accountant Advisor in Asia Pacific 2017, Mergermarkets
  • #1 Middle Market M&A Financial Advisor in Asia Pacific 2017, Bloomberg
  • Auditor of the Year 2017, Asian Investors Asset Management Awards

ABOUT US

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

In Malaysia, we are one of the largest professional services organisations with more than 3,300 professionals in 16 offices throughout the country. The work we do helps our broad range of clients grow, solve complex challenges and thrive. Every question we ask, every solution we recommend is the drop that starts the ripple and makes a difference to our ambition to help businesses work better — for when businesses work better, the world works better.

At EY, we put people at the heart of this strategy. We make it our goal to nurture their talent and help them develop into future leaders. We provide an open and inclusive environment that allows them to bring their enthusiasm and ideas to the organisation. We empower them with the right mix of learning, coaching and experiences. We offer them opportunities, greater responsibility and new challenges so that they can create the future they want. At EY, we provide people with the experiences and relationships that last a lifetime. 
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