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Audit Senior in Zurich, Bern, St. Gallen or in Basel - EY Financial Services Banking Assurance

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  11 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1407908


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 Assurance Financial Services department performs audit and advisory services for national and international financial services providers. With our innovative services in auditing globally active financial institutions, we make an important contribution to the stability of the financial markets and thus put our purpose "Building a better Working World" into practice in our daily work with our clients.


As the only one of the Big 4 with a specialist cross-border practice dedicated to the Financial Services Sector, we offer our clients seamless, consistent and high-quality services around the globe.


The opportunity

As an Audit Senior at EY you will work with some of the world’s leading Banks and Insurance companies and other multi- as well as national clients for whom we provide our audit services.


Your key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel and assess clients' satisfaction. Proactively maintain contact with the client throughout the year.
  • Coordinating the translation of the audit strategy to detailed audit programs.
  • You will help us to grow our dynamic practice through the development of trusted client relationships and high performing teams.
  • Furthermore, you will be involved in the audits of local and international financial service providers which prepare their financial statements in accordance with Swiss or international accounting standards.
  • Delivery of FINMA supplementary audits on special audit topics


Skills and attributes for success
To qualify for the role you must have

  • You have at least 2 – 4 years audit experience
  • Recent and direct working experience with Swiss or international accounting standards
  • Thorough understanding of the current business environment, processes and systems landscape in the financial service industry
  • Assertive and proactive approach, good organizational skills
  • Ability to network effectively within large organizations and build relationships with individuals and clients, based on doing the right thing
  • You demonstrate integrity, respect and teaming
  • You have energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
  • Fluent in English; German is a big plus


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Additional qualification, e.g. you are currently studying to become a Swiss CPA or ACCA
  • Audit experience within the Banking, Insurance or Fund sector


What we look for

Your ambition is as bold as ours. As part of our high-performing teams, you’ll build the skillsets and growth mindsets to become the leader you want to be. The leader the world needs. Harness our scale, our tech, our teams and our culture to realize your potential. Learn from the best, surround yourself with the curious, ask better questions to seek better answers. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


What we offer

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Continuous personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please make the next step and apply for this position online. Ref. No.: 331502. Please indicate your preferred location as well as your preferred start date in the cover letter.
For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).



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



* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.




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