You might be thinking at this point, “Which group is right for me, Assurance or Advisory?” Well, they are significantly different from one another.This event could provide the foundation for a “business case” to create a new practice in order to address this potential need of the future.
The reason I’m so consistently willing to discuss my perspective with so many people, especially young professionals, is that I was once in their position and had many of the same questions.
The primary purpose of this article is to offer a balanced perspective to those who may be interested in such a career path regardless of industry focus or subject matter area.
Ernst & Young, like any of the Big Four or large professional services firm, is composed of a series of “practices” or unique groups of resources, ranging from a handful of people to several hundred, which tout similar subject matter experience.
These practices are then lumped into larger organizational categories that support the firm’s overarching strategic vision. Here’s an example which should clarify things for you a bit: I’m part of the “Program Advisory Services” practice, or PAS for short.
My practice then rolls up into the “Risk Advisory Services” service line.