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Is E&Y the right place to work for Finance major graduates?

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First, my brother graduated as a Finance major student from CSULA and I am following his steps. Furthermore, he got hired at Ernst&Young and he is happy but I heard from a fellow Finance student that it is the right place for Accounting major students. Now, I am asking if it is the right place for me to work first thing after I graduate? #business #finance #college-student #california

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Austin’s Answer


Great question. There are plenty of great places to work as a finance major so your options are quite wide in terms of places where you can work. E&Y is a professional services firm and is part of the "Big 4" which include Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, and E&Y. They are massive companies and as a finance major, there are definitely jobs for your specialty. I work for PwC and I can tell you for certain that there are tons of finance majors employed. While the "big 4" are known for the auditing services that they provide, finance majors are found throughout the company (not everyone is an accountant, I'm an example). BUT, given that you know accounting, the auditing side of E&Y could be a great place for you to work. The number of places that are good for finance majors are innumerable given that finance is central to how the American economy and all modern economies operate. Literally the whole private sector operates around finance so try to think big picture when you are looking for jobs as your are marketable in multiple sectors and jobs.

Basically, what I am saying is that yes E&Y can be a great place for finance majors to work as can many other firms. E&Y's auditing practice is massive and you'd be in a potentially good places to work given your finance/accounting background in a professional services firm like E&Y.

I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck.



Justin’s Answer


As a finance major, it is going to larger depend on what type of work you want to do. E&Y is going to have a large majority of accounting positions. My advice would be to research different positions in finance and see what the day to day duties and responsibilities are, then pursue the area that most interests you.