December 11, 2018

Hey, We Finally Found Something That EY Is Actually Good At

And that something is … cricket.

Ernst & Young (EY) Oman has won the Auditors Cricket Tournament (Inter Audit firms) concluded recently. This is the fourth consecutive time that EY has won the Auditors Cricket Cup.

Your 2018 Auditors Cricket Cup champions

Yes, the Auditors Cricket Cup is a thing. And the EY squadron really took it to the competition this year, which included teams from PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, HC Shah, Ibn Hyan, and Crowe Horwath.

The first semifinal featured two powerhouses of the cricket pitch: EY and PwC. And Omar Sarfraz, a senior consultant at EY Oman, was a one-man wrecking machine against P Dubs:

EY won the toss and chose to field. EY bowlers restricted PwC to 61 runs in six overs.

In reply, EY achieved their target comfortably with nine balls to spare. The highlight of the match was six sixes in six balls by Omar Sarfraz of EY, who was declared Man of the Match and Man of the Tournament.

I guess Sarfraz’s “six sixes in six balls” is like Bryce Harper hitting six home runs on six pitches, so well done, Omar. Did anyone test this man for HGH before the match?

In the second semifinal, the ball-slappers and bowlers of KPMG outlasted HC Shah by four wickets, setting up an epic championship showdown between the Weinbergers and the Klynveldians.

KPMG won the toss and elected to bowl first and restricted EY to a modest total of 48 runs in six overs. In reply, EY’s bowlers held their nerves and bowled tight line which helped them to bowl out KPMG in 5.5 overs to lift the Auditors Cricket Cup 2018 title.

Pankaj Gupta, a tax manager from EY, was declared Man of the Match in the finals. And there’s no truth to the rumor that Mark Weinberger was the waterboy for the winning side.

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Confused doesn’t even begin to describe what were feeling. We are hearing tons of rumors about layoffs in the Ernstiverse this week.

We’ve heard rumors from Denver to the East-Central (fka North-Central) and New York FSO. This includes both client serving professionals and support staff. We have already confirmed that two admins were let go earlier this week in New York.

The timing is especially strange since, you know, it’s January and in some offices the mandatory hours have already rolled out. Even if it were only support staff being let go, the timing is still unheard of. Why wait until January to let people go when having cuts in November? Maybe it’s just us but if we had survived that November cut, we would have thought that our job would be safe until at least the spring.
And since the roundtables seem to be SOP you wouldn’t think they would be anything to worry about but they definitely have people talking and wondering what will go down.

So far, Ernst & Young has not responded to our request for comment.
If you hear anything about your office get in touch in with us and discuss in the comments.

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And even if Deloitte were to start handing out the Uncle Dangle Vigilante of the Year award, it would pale in comparison to the EYEY because, now, a past winner is going to be on The Real Housewives of New York City.
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J Dawg has to be bursting over this. Shamelessly up on his desk fist pumping, Tiger Woods style. A soon-to-be reality TV star that, God willing, will name drop E&Y every chance she gets on cable would be the best thing that ever happened to the firm. Sorry, NASCAR HoF.
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