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Assurance - Audit Services - Staff Accountant - Hong Kong

Location:  Hong Kong
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 18, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  387708

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Our Assurance group is one of the most trusted, respected and influential organizations in the industry. As part of our team, you will provide peace of mind to clients by using your skills and experience 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 Forensics & Integrity 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, timely and constructive discussion with management on accounting and reporting matters, and a robust and clear perspective to audit committees.


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.


Job summary


As a Staff Accountant, you'll make a technical contribution to audit client engagements and internal projects. Within your role, you'll actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships, execute complex assurance procedures, and help define the audit strategy. Working under the supervision of an assurance senior, manager and senior manager, you'll help execute our work and present its findings to the client.


With a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, you'll escalate issues as appropriate. Working closely with colleagues, you'll determine whether the work plan is properly executed, documented and concluded in compliance with our Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) guidelines. As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture, coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Examine a company’s financial statement and test their reliability
  • Get to know the business and assess processes/controls used to produce the financial statement
  • Understand business drivers, associated risks and their potential effect on financial statement accounts
  • Follow our Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) guidelines in executing, documenting and concluding the work plan


To qualify, candidates must have:

  • A Bachelor/Master’s degree in all disciplines
  • Good written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). For Japan desk positions, conversational Japanese is required
  • A team player with strong analytical and organization skills

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