Stefan's story

  • Stefan Schneider

I already knew EY’s good reputation as a consulting firm, particularly its finance function. A friend of mine who worked at EY spoke highly of the culture and the people he was working with, so I was motivated to apply for an opportunity. What really made the difference in my decision to join was the excellent recruitment experience I had. I met very interesting people including the person who would become my counsellor and mentor.

I joined EY Frankfurt in December 2012, and moved to the UK in October 2016. Before joining EY I completed my Masters in International Business at Maastricht University with a major in Strategy & Innovation. 

I started as a Consultant in Germany supporting my team on a major finance transformation project. My role quickly progressed and I was given more ownership, responsibility and visibility. I worked across Europe, from Switzerland to Romania, and with further project experience I was promoted to Senior Consultant. Subsequently I was part of a secondment programme to New York in summer 2016 before deciding to join our UK practice in October 2016 following great conversations with our Finance Advisory leadership.

EY is a really exciting place to be right now. With digital disruption and robotic process automation (RPA) shaping the way our clients do business, the Finance Advisory team is reinventing its services to help clients shape their future success and drive the innovation needed to grow successfully. This means for anyone joining us, you’ll have the opportunity to show your entrepreneurial spirit by proactively shaping the future of the team – through content development, recruitment, learning initiatives etc.

Moreover, you’ll have the chance to make a huge impact and leave a lasting legacy – after all, it is the people here who really make the difference. Our culture is shaped by an open and supportive environment where everyone’s opinion and contribution – from Intern to Partner - is encouraged and highly valued. With our purpose of “Building a better working world” and the outspoken importance of diversity and inclusiveness, I am proud to be part of an organisation that is actually making a difference in today’s world and lives its values which I can identify with.

If you’re proactive and open to making the best of all the great opportunities our enormous EY network offers, from internal development options to international secondment opportunities, then I’ve no doubt you’ll find great support and inspirational colleagues at every corner! 

  • Stefan Schneider

About the author

Stefan joined EY in Germany in 2012, before moving to the UK Finance Advisory team in 2016. He is currently a Senior Consultant.