Joe Link

Joe Link

Partner; Financial Services (FS) Leader


EY

New York, NY USA


It's good to evaluate your options, as it helps you know what else is out there and can strengthen your commitment to what you are already doing.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I thought about leaving public accounting 3 times. It's good to evaluate your options, as it helps you know what else is out there and can strengthen your commitment to what you are already doing.
I debated going into a different practice at EY, but ultimately stayed in Audit.
Keep following my journey

Career

Partner; Financial Services (FS) Leader

I run EY's FS Audit practice, serving as the Americas leader for both FS Audit and Assurance Banking & Capital Markets.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Technology
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Not sure I ever have a typical day! Any day could entail developing our market strategy, helping clients through difficult problems, working with our teams to help them through their difficult issues and being involved with active pursuits for new client accounts.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Study accounting with a minor in STEM – science, technology, engineering or math. The world's changing, and knowledge in those areas will be increasingly valuable. I don’t think an MBA is required but it can provide some extremely valuable experience.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"Earlier in my career, I had friends who were in different industries. They couldn’t understand the hours I was putting in. They were working 25-30 hours a week, and I was working considerably more than that."

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