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Associates and Senior Associates - Assurance - Alternative Funds Management

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  28-Mar-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1339652




At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 


The opportunity 

Our Alternative Funds Assurance practice is the market leader in providing assurance services to Alternative Funds and is one of the fastest growing areas of our financial services assurance practice. The rapid growth of our Alternative Funds Assurance practice means we have opportunities for professionals to join our team across EY office locations in Sydney and Melbourne on a flexible full-time basis. 


As the recognised market leader in the Alternative Funds industry with multiple industry awards, our assurance team works with a significant portion of the leading Australian and Global Alternative Investment Managers. Our teams get to work with clients who are at the leading edge in offering new and innovative investment management products across an ever-growing range of asset classes including: 


  • digital assets (crypto currencies, NFTs, etc)
  • ESG related trading strategies, including carbon credits 
  • private equity
  • private credit
  • venture capital 
  • equities and derivatives, and
  • fixed income


In your role, you will not only help our clients meet their reporting requirements by accurately reporting on financial statements, but also value start-ups and mature companies, perform operational due diligence reviews, map and test process and controls and a broader range of related services. In most interactions you will be expected to liaise with senior client personnel and will be encouraged to attend a number of industry events representing EY. 


In return, you can expect an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • work with leading Alternative Investment Managers and learn in-depth about the industry and how it operates. 
  • work closely with our EY Law, EY Tax, and EY Valuations and Business Modelling teams in serving our clients, providing you the opportunity to broaden your skill sets and knowledge. 
  • participate in international mobility opportunities through our Global EY Alternative Funds network


Alumni from our teams consider the experience acquired as foundational for their success in the industry.

Your key responsibilities 

  • Gaining an understanding of new investment asset classes and developing solutions for new products
  • Leading fieldwork, managing performance, coaching and mentoring more junior team members and keeping engagement leaders updated on audit engagements
  • Effectively project managing the audit with appropriate consideration of key risk issues
  • Engaging clients and providing advice and professionalism throughout transactions, including identification of areas for improvement in clients’ business processes
  • Constantly developing your understanding of current market trends and processes and sharing your knowledge to develop junior colleagues
  • Understanding our clients’ unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas to broaden our business relationships where possible 


Skills and attributes for success 


To qualify for the role you must have: 

  • For Senior Associates you must have experience in leading audit field work 
  • Experience in the Wealth & Asset Management industry and fund audits 
  • A strong academic record, including a degree and progress towards/completion of CA ANZ or any CA ANZ affiliated qualification (or a willingness to undertake).
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach


Ideally, you’ll also have: 

  • An interest in the Alternative Funds industry 
  • Expertise in accounting frameworks (IFRS, USGAAP) and in related financial reporting matters


What we offer 

Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.  

Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future. 

Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs. 


At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.  

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or  phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4). 


We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.   


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.  






EY | Building a better working world 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider. Regarding this role, the minimum salary for an Associate is $68,500 including superannuation and the minimum salary for a Senior Associate is $87,000 including superannuation.

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