July 27, 2017 -The Ernst & Young LLP (EY) Financial Services Office (FSO) is excited to announce the opening of its new client service delivery center in Jacksonville, Fla. The center will provide financial services clients with expanded capabilities to help streamline and improve business processes, manage risk, achieve cost savings and maintain competitive advantage.
“This opening comes at a watershed time when all businesses and communities are facing disruption and the challenge to stay innovative,” said Mike Middleton, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, and the Jacksonville Office Managing Partner. “We are very excited for this center to help us to meet our clients’ needs during this transformative period with top Jacksonville talent, thanks to support from JAXUSA, Governor Rick Scott, Mayor of Jacksonville Lenny Curry and other community organizations.”
The center also builds upon the firm’s EY@Work, a workplace model that provides various work arrangements to promote new forms of collaboration and empowers employees. The space can help attract top talent to EY to bolster the firm’s high-performing teams that serve clients and the community.
“We are thrilled to have EY’s continued investment in our community through this new client service delivery center,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “EY has been a part of our city for about half a century, and has contributed greatly to the growing, national recognition Jacksonville has received over the past several years as a prime location for tech jobs and the technology industry.”
By 2020, the EY center aims to employ about 450 people in the Jacksonville market, drawing from nearby universities and local market talent. Career opportunities will evolve as the center focuses on information technology, testing and risk skills to enhance the operations of clients based in Jacksonville and around the world.
“EY’s decision to invest and grow in Jacksonville speaks volumes about our community and the high-quality talent here,” said Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche. “Companies need to know they are going to be able to hire the skilled employees they need to be successful, and we are educating and developing those employees right here in Jacksonville.”
“Having one of the world’s largest professional services and accounting firms choose to expand and invest in our community is a big win for the Jacksonville region,” added Tim Cost, JAXUSA Partnership Chair. “Financial services continues to be one of the top performing industries in Northeast Florida, with 10 projects over the last several years creating more than 2,400 jobs.”
EY is a leader in serving the global financial services marketplace
Nearly 51,000 EY financial services professionals around the world provide integrated assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to our asset management, banking, capital markets and insurance clients. In the Americas, EY is the only public accounting organization with a separate business unit dedicated to the financial services marketplace. Created in 2000, the Americas Financial Services Organization today includes more than 11,000 professionals at member firms in over 50 locations throughout the US, the Caribbean and Latin America.
EY professionals in our financial services practices worldwide align with key global industry groups, including EY’s Global Wealth & Asset Management Center, Global Banking & Capital Markets Center, Global Insurance Center and Global Private Equity Center, which act as hubs for sharing industry-focused knowledge on current and emerging trends and regulations in order to help our clients address key issues. Our practitioners span many disciplines and provide a well-rounded understanding of business issues and challenges, as well as integrated services to our clients.
With a global presence and industry-focused advice, EY’s financial services professionals provide high-quality assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, including operations, process improvement, risk and technology, to financial services companies worldwide.