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26 Feb 2016 11:00am

EY and Deloitte best accountancy firms to work for

Accountancy firms EY and Deloitte have been named two of the 25 best big companies to work for by the Sunday Times

Both Big Four firms rose one and two positions respectively from last year, with EY in 13th position and Deloitte securing the 20th spot. No other accountancy firms made an appearance.

The top five big companies to work for were Inchcape UK, Sytner, Nationwide, Bourne Leisure and American Express UK.

EY also received a one star accreditation, which acknowledges excellence in the workplace, and was presented with a special award for innovation in engagement practice.

Steve Varley, EY’s UK chairman and managing partner, said the nomination is a “sure sign hat we are continuing to create a positive working environment where our people feel empowered to achieve their personal and professional ambitions”.

The firm, which employs 14,000 people in the UK, introduced last year a shared parental policy, offering additional pay on top of the statutory entitlement for 39 weeks.

It also invested in inclusiveness training, trained 400 mental health first aiders and removed academic qualifications from their entry criteria in its student recruitment selection process.

Last year, EY and Deloitte were also named the 13th and 21st best places to work for in finance and consulting top 30 by the Financial Times and Glassdoor.

Jessica Fino

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