“Security and protection of data is paramount to my work and a key concern for the clients I advise,” imparts Anna Hynek, a very diligent Manager at EY Australia. “All our engagements in IT involve an aspect of ensuring that the architecture, software, access controls and governance protects data,” she explains.
Anna’s day to day responsibilities vary from project to project but they mainly involve identifying the underlying problem a client is facing with regard to technology. She then collaborates in designing options that involve working with people in the business, understanding and reconfiguring processes, analysing the impact on people regarding the problems and proposed solutions.
Client satisfaction is key
Anna works within an impressive team. She recalls a specific project where her team received a 100% positive client satisfaction rating for an engagement that she advised on for a big four bank to develop a term sheet for a managed service big data platform.
A gender blind approach to recruitment
Anna says that EY is an employer that offers challenging work, engaged teams and a collaborative culture. “EY is continuously offering training in new and emerging technologies as well as providing a wealth of information about industry and technology trends,” explains Anna. “EY also provides an incredible network where people are willing to support one another. There’s also true flexibility offered, and a gender blind approach to resourcing.”
Access to female mentors
One of the many things Anna enjoys about EY is access to smart, available and accomplished female partners who act as role models and take the time to help advise on navigating engagements as well as career paths. “Always search out someone who will advocate for you,” suggests Anna. “This is very different to a mentor or manager. An advocate will be the person who’s willing to lend their voice to supporting you for an appointment to a new role or promotion.”
Challenging and rewarding work
What Anna enjoys most about working for EY is being given the opportunity to work on engagements that tackle complex technology and stakeholder problems for clients from all industries and sizes. This she says is both very challenging but is also very rewarding.
Her strong appetite for delivering high quality results is met via her leading edge work for EY.
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