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Presentation on theme: "Royal Holloway Careers Service BATTLE OF THE BIG FOUR Sunil Thakar, E&Y Anthony Takyi, PWC Ning Hao, KPMG Kristina Woodin, Deloiite Kwok Au, Deloitte www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek."— Presentation transcript:

1 Royal Holloway Careers Service BATTLE OF THE BIG FOUR Sunil Thakar, E&Y Anthony Takyi, PWC Ning Hao, KPMG Kristina Woodin, Deloiite Kwok Au, Deloitte www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek Chair: Prof. Chris Napier

2 Royal Holloway Careers Service BATTLE OF THE BIG FOUR Sunil Thakar, E&Y www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek Chair: Prof. Chris Napier

3 Ernst & Young Sunil Thakar Senior Consultant, Advisory Royal Holloway, 24 October 2012

4 EY Global Areas Americas EMEIA Asia-Pacific Japan 167,000 people 140 countries Europe, Middle East, India & Africa

5 NottinghamBirmingham Cambridge SouthamptonDublinLiverpoolManchesterBelfastGlasgowBristolExeter Waterford Limerick CorkEdinburghNewcastleAberdeenInvernessLeedsHullLuton Reading Number of offices UK19 Ireland / IOM 6 Total25 London (MLP & Becket) UK&I - Our offices Douglas

6 Our global strategy

7 Recent achievements ► 2012 BITC Big Tick ► Best VAT tax team, LexisNexis Taxation Awards 2012 ► The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2012 ► Stonewall's 2012 'Employer of the Year‘,1 st in the Workplace Equality Index ► Target Awards Best Employer Brand ► Tax Team of the Year, Scottish Accountancy Awards 2012 ► TAS – Best Financial Advisor Award 2012

8 Service Lines Advisory ► Performance Improvement ► Risk ► IT Risk & Assurance ► Financial Services Advisory Tax ► Business Tax ► Human Capital ► Indirect Tax ► International Tax ► Transaction Tax Transaction Advisory Services ► Lead Advisory ► Restructuring ► Operational Transaction ► Transaction Tax Assurance ► Accounting ► Financial Reporting ► External Audit Services ► FIDS

9 Sectors we work with ► Asset Management ► Banking and Capital Markets ► Insurance ► Technology ► Telecommunications ► Media and Entertainment ► Mining and Metals ► Automotive ► Real Estate ► Consumer Products ► Retail ► Pharmaceutical ► Oil and Gas ► Power and Utilities ► Central and local government

10 Applying for a Role

11 Applications First Interviews Assessment Centres  Offer INSTRUCTIONS Apply a pattern fill to text slides created with a grey background by changing the design template. How to change design template: Format menu > Slide Design… > Design Template Choose the desired design and use the dropdown option to select Apply to Selected Slides. PATTERNS SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH THE WHITE BACKGROUND Update the Presentation title and Date from the Header and Footer… option from the View menu. How many get through? 33% 60%

12 The Ernst & Young Process INSTRUCTIONS Apply a pattern fill to text slides created with a grey background by changing the design template. How to change design template: Format menu > Slide Design… > Design Template Choose the desired design and use the dropdown option to select Apply to Selected Slides. PATTERNS SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH THE WHITE BACKGROUND Update the Presentation title and Date from the Header and Footer… option from the View menu. Online application form – 2 parts Online psychometric test Strengths-based Interview Assessment centre

13 Qualities employers look for ► Intellectual Skills ► Interpersonal Skills ► Motivation ► Maturity ► Individuality

14 Your STRENGTHS and BRAND ► Consider yourself as a brand ► What are your Unique Selling Points? ► What do you want to be known for? ► How can you make your application stand out? ► Consider your strengths and USPs and how you can best demonstrate these in an application

15 You ► Describe the most significant achievements that you have attained over the last 2 years which you feel differentiates you from your peers ► Try to think beyond the demands of your degree

16 Next steps

17 Programmes at Ernst & Young ProgrammeFirst year Penultimat e Year Final Year Industrial Placement Yes Summer Internship Yes Insight Day Yes Leadership Academy Yes Graduate Programme Yes

18 ► Grade A or B for GCSE Maths and English language ► 300 (24) UCAS points ► 2.1 Degree (or predicted) in any discipline ► Some roles require higher academic qualifications and specific degree backgrounds ► Mitigating circumstances are considered Ernst & Young requirements

19 Next steps ► Research! ► Come see us - events ► Apply online www.ey.com/uk/careers www.facebook.com/eyukcareers

20 Royal Holloway Careers Service BATTLE OF THE BIG FOUR Kristina Woodin, Deloiite Kwok Au, Deloitte www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek Chair: Prof. Chris Napier

21 © 2012 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential Overview of Deloitte

22 © 2011 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential Who is Deloitte? As the world’s leading provider of professional services, here in the UK, our 13,000 people all work together to deliver our ambitious vision for the future. We aim to stand out within our markets by having the greatest impact on the reputation and success of our clients. To achieve this we offer advice and services across each of our business areas: Audit Tax Consulting Corporate Finance Deloitte has a combination of service lines and distinct industry groups to suit the market. Within each Service Line graduates/ undergraduates are able to work with clients in a variety of Industry sectors and they are able to specialise as they progress.

23 © 2011 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential Key facts 14,000 Employees in the UK Over £2 bn in revenue £1.7 million invested in our Disability Sport Programme £24.5m Invested in learning and development Offices in 23 locations 181,000 employees globally Deloitte have come 2 nd in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for the 7 th consecutive year 715 Partners in the UK Ranked in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work for

24 © 2011 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential Our mission “Our vision is to be the Distinctive Firm, standing out in our markets through the impact we have on the reputation and success of our clients. In pursuing this purpose, Deloitte contributes to a sustainable and prosperous society.” David Sproul - CEO We will achieve our vision through actions which: Build distinctive client relationships; Secure market leadership in more industries, regions, platforms and services; Reinforce a global approach; Create a high performance environment; Continue to embed quality and integrity; Demonstrate leadership in all areas of responsible business.

25 © 2011 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential What areas do we recruit into: ScholarsBrightStartSVSIPGraduate No Service Line office only. School leaverActuarial Analytic and Forensic technologyActuarial & Pensions Consulting Audit Analytic and Forensic Technology Corporate Finance Audit – Financial ServicesAudit Professional Services Consulting - TechnologyConsulting Enterprise Risk Services – ControlsConsulting -Strategy Indirect tax ConsultingCorporate Finance National Solutions centre National Solutions Centre Reorganisation ServicesRisk Consulting Tax DepreciationTax Technology EEM Placement

26 © 2011 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential Selection Process Audit, Tax, Corporate Finance, Actuarial Consulting (excluding Actuarial) Fast Track Option (Post E-tray) Submit application through our graduate website Online psychometric testing- numerical E-tray exercise to take place on- line Competency based Interview Competency based interview & commercial awareness presentation Submit application through our graduate website Online psychometric testing- numerical E-tray exercise to take place on-line Competency based Interview, group exercise and case study Competency based interview & commercial awareness presentation Fast track events allow candidate’s to complete the two final stages of the recruitment process on the same day. They can opt-in for the Fast Track process by discussing with their relevant gradate recruiter. Stage one: Online application Stage two: Online testing Stage three: E-tray Day Stage four: First Interview Stage five: Final Interview

27 © 2011 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential What we look for – Competencies Communication Be expressive, clear and concise and have the ability to quickly form relationships with others in a variety of situations. Achievement of goals Show the persistence and energy required to meet or exceed your objectives and well-defined goals and respond well to pressure. Commercial awareness Have an interest in business and the knowledge of any current issues that may be impacting the chosen field. Demonstrate knowledge of what a career in a professional services firm involves, particularly in the chosen field. Being able to explain interest in these areas. Career Motivation Adaptability Positive in the face of change and resourceful in responding to major changes. Problem solving Analyse, distil and solve practical problems, generate new ideas and make sound judgements in complex situations. Successful at motivating others towards a particular course of action. Organisational skills Take responsibility for the completion of tasks and ensure that detail is not overlooked when involved in a project. Have good time management skills and prioritise tasks effectively.

28 © 2011 Deloitte LLP. Private and confidential Royal Holloway Careers Service BATTLE OF THE BIG FOUR Ning Hao, KPMG www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek Chair: Prof. Chris Napier

29 Telling it like it is Graduate careers at KPMG

30 Menu Smart people Smart business Smart moves

31 It takes around 150,000 different kinds of smart to cut through the complexity of our world

32 What might your future look like if you get on a KPMG graduate programme? “Does my future look big in this?”

33

34 In a nutshell… We do… …But what do these things really mean? TAXADVISORY AUDIT

35 Audit The fundamental role of an auditor is defined as “reporting on whether the annual accounts show ‘a true and fair view’ of the company’s financial activity and position to its shareholders”. That’s what makes audit so challenging.

36 Tax A career in Tax involves working closely with a range of clients, developing a deep understanding of their commercial issues and finding approaches that make a real difference to their bottom line.

37 Advisory KPMG's Advisory practice is one of the largest advisory practices in the world and the major growth area for our organisation. We work alongside some of the world’s foremost organisations and our success stems from our ability to respond to a wide variety of critical business issues across a broad range of market sectors.

38 A few of our clients We might not be a household name, but we know a lot of those who are…

39 Why KPMG? Competitive Salary Interest free graduate loan 25+ days holiday Daily lunch allowance Benefit options

40 Which route’s for you? Audit Japan Practice in Tax Investment Advisory Pensions Actuarial Management Consulting Risk Consulting Transactions & Restructuring Advisory Tax and pensions Business Audit Tax Audit Mandarin Public Sector

41 Like what you’ve heard? Do your research online And get online Talk to our people

42 Any Questions? For more information visit www.kpmg.co.uk/careerswww.kpmg.co.uk/careerst Hotline free on 0500 664 665 Join our Talent Community www.kpmg.co.uk/graduates Follow us: KPMGRecruitment

43 Royal Holloway Careers Service BATTLE OF THE BIG FOUR Anthony Takyi, PWC www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek Chair: Prof. Chris Napier

44 Who are PwC Royal Holloway Battle of the Big 4 www.pwc.com/uk/careers

45 PwC Who we are “As professional advisers we help our clients solve complex business problems and aim to enhance their ability to add value, manage risk and improve performance.” Our business areas: 45

46 PwC PwC facts Number one in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for the last 9 years running Consultancy of the Year at the 2011 Business Green Leaders Awards The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2012 5 th position in the Times Best Big Companies to work for 2012 (highest of the Big Four) Over 1200 full time and 700 intern positions for 2013 Over 4,900 of our people took time out of their working day to take part in volunteering projects in 2011 Audit 40% of the FTSE 100 3 rd place in Rate My Placement awards beating our key competitors 46

47 PwC Who are PwC – our structure 47

48 PwC About Assurance Commonly known as Audit Our teams, audit the financial statements of a vast array of clients and get to know how businesses really operate. Graduates will conduct audits on client accounts and provide additional business advisory services, including performance measurement and corporate reporting. Professional qualification (ACA) training path with Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW or ICAS) Globally recognised professional qualification 3 years to qualification Blend of classroom and on the job learning There are 4 areas: Core Assurance Government & Public Sector Pensions Audit Risk Assurance What you’ll need 2.1 in any degree 300+ UCAS tariff 48

49 PwC About Tax Our tax teams help businesses and individuals make the right tax choices for them Graduates will provide tax advice on; mergers and acquisitions, treasury and finance, international structuring, indirect tax, expatriate tax and tax compliance. Professional qualification (ACA) training path with Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW or ICAS) Globally recognised professional qualification 3 years to qualify Blend of classroom and on the job learning There are 3 areas: What you’ll need 2.1 in any degree 300+ UCAS tariff Corporate Tax Human Resource Services Consulting Indirect Tax 49

50 PwC About Actuarial Our teams help our clients manage and mitigate the wide range of risks their businesses face. These include looking at life insurance, general insurance and looking at pensions and benefits. You’ll study to become fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Globally recognised professional qualification 4 years to qualify. The average outside is 6 years. Blend of classroom and on the job learning There are 3 areas: What you’ll need 2.1 in any degree B at Maths A-level 320+ UCAS tariff Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions Human Resource Consulting Actuaries in Executive Reward Consulting 50

51 PwC About Consulting Our teams offer advice and strategies that help clients grow their businesses and help to guide clients through major transactions, operational changes and strategic decisions. No exam path Straight into working on client projects Formal structured development programme for 2 years You can join: What you’ll need 2.1 in any degree for Management Consulting, Strategy and Sustainability 2.1 in an Economics related degree for Economics Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting: Ideally a Masters in Environmental/Sustainable Development and a relevant first degree. 340+ UCAS tariff Management Consulting Economic Consulting Strategy Consulting Sustainability and Climate Change Risk Consulting 51

52 PwC About Financial Advisory Our teams help guide clients through events such as major transactions, operational changes and strategic decisions. The work here is fast-paced, exciting and fun making or saving money for our clients. Professional qualification (ACA) training path with Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW or ICAS) however Corporate Finance Infrastructure and Government doesn’t follow a professional exam route. Globally recognised professional qualification 3 years to qualify Blend of classroom and on the job learning There are 5 areas: What you’ll need 2.1 in any degree 300+ UCAS tariff Business Recovery Services Corporate Finance, Infrastructure & Govt Forensic Services Valuations Transaction Services 52

53 PwC About Technology Our teams help organisations unlock the value of technology. Making sure they have the right systems, structures and processes in place to achieve their objectives. Ensure their overall IT strategy is aligned with their future business goals. No exam path Expert training and the chance to specialise in a sought after discipline 4 different areas of specialism to choose from Expertise covers everything from IT Strategy, design, enterprise applications, sourcing project management What you’ll need 2.1 in any degree 260+ UCAS tariff (340 for Technology Consulting) Technology Assurance Technology Consulting Forensic Technology Solutions Human Resources Technology 53

54 PwC The deal September 2012Slide 54

55 PwC Our opportunities and recruitment process 55

56 PwC Selection process 2012-13 On-line testing Occupational Personality Questionnaire, Numerical and Logical (verbal for Actuarial) Telephone/Face to Face Interview Application question Competency and Inspired Talent Questions Mainstream entry routeINSPIRED Talent Register Assessment Day Tests, written and group exercise Final interview Offer Onboarding Application question Actuarial Financial Advisory Management Consulting 56

57 PwC Our brand promise Your career is just that, yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. That’s why opportunities are at the heart of a career with us. Opportunities for you to grow as an individual, to build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything. 57

58 PwC Teach First Intensive teacher training leading to Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Opportunity to pursue a Masters qualification Ongoing leadership development, coaching, business training & skills workshops Access to professional development and network of supporters How to apply: Register interest and complete an online application at www.teachfirst.org.uk 2.1 degree | 300 UCAS points | Relevant degree and/or A-levels required Contact XXX for more information xxx@teachfirst.org.uk Deadline: 20 March 2013 www.teachfirst.org.uk An independent charity with a vision that no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background 58

59 PwC Find out more www.pwc.com/uk/careers www.facebook.com/PwCCareersUK 59

60 PwC Questions 60

61 Royal Holloway Careers Service BATTLE OF THE BIG FOUR Sunil Thakar, E&Y Anthony Takyi, PWC Ning Hao, KPMG Craig Barnett, Deloiite www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek Chair: Prof. Chris Napier

62 Register at www.rhul.ac.uk/careers/financeweek Twitter.com/rhulbuscareers facebook.com/rhulbuscareers Royal Holloway Careers Service CAREERS IN INVESTMENT BANKING Later this week: Accountancy – The Qualifications Accountancy – Alumni Panel Financial Journalism Roundtable Bank of England - Applications


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