Dereck Gilles

Job Title: Senior, Risk Advisory
Company: Ernst & Young
Industry: Professional Services
Mentor Since: 2016

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Job Description

Although my main role is as a member of the Internal Audit sub-service line of Advisory services, I've been on several other projects involving Compliance and Assurance.

Company Description

Ernst & Young (EY) is 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, after PwC and Deloitte.  It has 212,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies. In 2016, Fortune magazine ranked EY as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For an in 2016, EY is the 11st largest privately owned organization in United States. - Wikipedia 

Employment History

Prior to EY, I was an internal auditor at Symetra Financial in Bellevue, WA for 2 years.  Prior to that, I was an accountant for a North American construction firm for 2.5 years and a Seattle real estate developer for half of a year.

Education

Seattle U: MPAC, 2010

Central Washington U: B.S. Accounting, 2009

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Going through undergraduate and graduate schools, I didn't have a mentor as a soundboard for direction or motivation.  I want to be able to provide this to students and be available when needed to help students overcome hurdles and succeed.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I would prefer to meet either on campus or at the EY office/building. However, I am open to other locations.