Beyond the day job

Arianne Britto, Gibraltar

I form a part of a dynamic team in the Assurance practice in Gibraltar, which forms a part of the EMEIA FSO region. Financial Services at EY expand the globe, with EY being the only major professional services organisation to have an integrated financial services team across industries and service lines. With offices in 12 countries across the EMEIA region, being able to work in Financial Services at EY is humbling. My colleagues may span the globe, but I am confident that we are united in our efforts to build a better working world. My job title may read ‘Auditor’, but I have found that in reality, my role at EY consists of so much more. On a daily basis, you can expect to find me being extensively involved in our graduate recruitment scheme, or conjuring up marketing and public relations initiatives for our EY Facebook page, alongside juggling my responsibilities in assurance.

At EY, I am encouraged to express my love for literature, writing and current affairs by channelling these personal interests and skills into our recruitment campaigns, thought leadership publications and our public relations at a local level. ‘The Economist’, my favourite weekly paper, is always bookmarked and annotated, as I know that I will be able to utilise them in the future, be it through conversation with colleagues, or through discussion with clients on current affairs. EY were also one of the local sponsors of the ‘Gibraltar International Literary Festival’, which brought world renowned authors and speakers together for a series of personal talks and readings at the Garrison Library which is the beautiful setting seen in my personal photograph attached. In conjunction with EY’s sponsorship, I was extremely proud to have been involved in our ‘Love Literacy’ event, which saw us sponsor the gift of a newly published book to every pre-school child in Gibraltar. I was able to meet and work closely with the author who was chosen. Being able to work in conjunction with the author, and witness the children’s priceless reactions as they received their gifts are memories I will treasure, ones which I would not have had the opportunity to have, had it not been for EY.

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