Independence Assistant - 12 Month FTC - London Full Time
Ernst & Young

England - London, United Kingdom | Bachelor's Degree | Entry Level | Full Time | Male or Female | Information Technology | Accounting

Job Summary

The role holder will be involved in the processing and approval of business relationships. This position will involve: 

  • Liaison with business relationship owners to clarify the scope of the proposed relationship.
  • Searching in house databases to determine existing relationships.
  • Undertaking a first level analysis to determine whether the relationship is permissible in accordance with EYG and external regulations.
  • Liaison with senior management within the Independence Team to conclude permissibility.
  • Production of daily statistics to be distributed to senior management.


  • Whilst the primary role is to process new business relationship checks, the incumbent may also be asked to assist in other tasks including: 

  • Audit Engagement Acceptance checks.
  • Testing of the firm’s web based independence training.
  • Ad hoc independence or risk related projects.
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    Job Requirements

    Essential 

  • Minimum 3 A levels.
  • Capable of working using own initiative, with excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • The ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Good analytical and interpretation skills
  • Adaptable and flexible with good team working skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with client departments and develop an excellent understanding of their business.
  • Ability to work to pre determined deadlines and meet objectives under pressure.
  • Service orientated.
  • Ability to deal professionally with confidential data.
  • Flexible and willing attitude.
  • A genuine and pro active interest in building knowledge.
  • IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.


  • Desirable 

  • Graduate desirable, not critical.
  • Experience working in a professional services firm.
  • Evidence of an understanding of a commercial environment.
  • Experience using Lotus Notes.
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