Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Toronto


The opportunity

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’ll proofread technical and
statistical documents across various industry sectors, in order to reconcile
revisions, and check spelling, punctuation and formatting. You’ll be expected
to read entire documents for correct grammar, use of language, consistent
presentation of names/acronyms, and to verify footing and cross-footing of
financial statements. You’ll 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 periods.
Your key responsibilities
Read original document and/or proofs against copy and manuscript, to detect and mark for correction any typographical, grammatical or mathematical errors, using standard proofreading editing marks
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, 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 and documentation skills, on hard copy or digitally
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 as asset
Attention to detail and rigorous approach
Advanced knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation and use of style manuals
Moderate understanding of mathematics and accounting functions
Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
Competent at applying existing standards to new or different documents
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat and PDF-Xchange
Ability to perform under pressure, within tight deadlines
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

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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