EY’s people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone’s contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.
As a Proofreader, you will proofread financial and technical documents across various industry sectors to verify that spelling, punctuation and formatting are correct and consistent. Your proofreading comments will also correct for grammar, use of language, consistent presentation of names/acronyms, and verify footing and cross-footing of financial statements. You will also consult with customers on correct proofreading standards, client-specific requests and standard EY styles. You must be able to work flexible hours with availability for overtime during our peak period.
Your key responsibilities
Proofread original document to detect and markup for correction any typographical, grammatical or mathematical errors
Review documents for layout of text and graphics, and check for compositional errors
Track any changes, and use comparison/merge functionality in Microsoft Word, commenting and editing tools in Adobe Acrobat/PDF-XChange, various tools supporting digital projects and other tools, to complete assignments
Support quality assurance and quality controls within the Creative Services Group (CSG), by proofreading documents accurately
Participate as a team player in planning, scheduling and production
Help train new proofreaders
May cross-train staff in additional CSG functions, to provide flexibility of resources
Understand and strictly adhere to EY quality standards and procedures, including CSG standards and guidelines
Utilize the CSG database, to confirm that all time and materials are billed correctly, and that project instructions and customer interactions are fully documented
Develop team momentum by being a good team member and/or leader, promoting and sharing leading practices with Enterprise Support Services/CSG staff
Gain advanced knowledge of the EY brand, and raise awareness
Skills and attributes for success
The individual in this role must have excellent proofreading skills, strong attention to detail and a rigorous approach. The individual in this role must also be able to quickly learn concepts related to financial statements and basic accounting, if they do not already possess such knowledge.
To qualify for the role, you must have
Experience as a Proofreader
Advanced and strong knowledge of English — post-secondary education in English, and/or related discipline an asset
Advanced knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation and use of style manuals
Competency at applying existing standards to new or different documents
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat/PDF-XChange
Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
Ability to perform under pressure, within tight deadlines
Moderate understanding of mathematics and accounting functions
Experience in translation/communications services or in an accounting or legal firm an asset
What working at EY offers
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work and with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply today.
EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.