On September 6th, 2018, ZFAA hosted another successful information session with the re-branded EY Forensic & Integrity Service (F&IS), which was known as Forensic Investigation and Dispute Service. We were delighted to see undergraduate and graduate students networking among themselves long before the arrival of the EY professionals. Most of the professionals who represented the team are Baruch Alumnus.
The team began the event with brief introductions of themselves and their backgrounds. As of June 2018, EY F&IS has 156 locations in 77 countries with over 200 partners and over 4,500 professionals. EY's F&IS is an assurance service that is still expanding. The recent name change from Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services (FIDS) is to show that it covers a wide variety of investigations:
Financial reporting, securities fraud, and accounting irregularities,
Embezzlement and asset misappropriation,
Anti-bribery and corruption Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act,
Litigation support and expert witness testimony,
E-discovery, data forensics, and data analytics, etc.
EY F&IS falls under the assurance umbrella, and it contains six different departments: Investigation & Compliance (I&C), Forensic Diligence (FD), Claims & Disputes (C&D), Forensic Data Analytics (FDA), Discovery, and Privacy & Cyber Response (PCR).
In addition, the team also shared their suggestions and advises to help students network effectively. They also provided insight on the type of candidates they are looking for. Upon completion of their presentation, EY's representatives took the time to answer questions and openly network with students.
ZFAA really appreciate the professionals from EY F&IS's team for taking the time to explain their daily work and providing insight on this exciting services line.
By Ginny Gao, edited by John Chen