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About Ernst & Young Global Limited

Arthur Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated in law, but became interested in banking and investment. In 1890, he moved to the US to pursue his career in accounting. In 1906, he formed an accounting firm, Arthur Young & Company, with his brother Stanley.

Alwin C Ernst was born in Cleveland, USA. After leaving school he worked as a bookkeeper. Then, in 1903, he and his brother Theodore started Ernst & Ernst, a small public accounting firm.

Both Arthur Young and AC Ernst were innovators and appreciated the importance of quality in their work. Ernst pioneered the idea that accounting information could be used to make business decisions and make a difference to clients’ organizations. He inspired his people to deliver better service to clients. Young also positioned himself as a business advisor as much as an accountant.

Both men understood the importance of their people. In 1920, Ernst & Ernst’s operating philosophy stated: “The success of Ernst & Ernst depends wholly upon the character, ability and industry of the men and women who make up the organization.” Young supported the development of professionals. In the 1920s he originated a staff school and, in the 1930s, the firm was the first to recruit from university campuses.

Both firms were also quick to enter the global marketplace. As early as 1924, they allied with prominent British firms: Young with Broads Paterson & Co and Ernst with Whinney Smith & Whinney. These alliances were the first of many for both firms, which opened offices around the world to service their international clients.

AC Ernst and Arthur Young never met in life, but died within days of each other in 1948. However their philosophies lived on and, in 1989, were brought together when the firms they started combined to create EY. The new organization quickly positioned itself on the leading edge of rapid globalization, new business technologies and continuous business change

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Ernst & Young Global Limited LOCATIONS


Ernst & Young Global Limited Headquarters

5 Times Square ,
14th Fl.
New York, NY

212-773-3000 phone
212-773-6350 fax
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Ernst & Young Global Limited Office

1400 Key Tower ,
50 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY

716-843-5000 phone
716-843-5175 fax


Ernst & Young Global Limited Office

725 South Figueroa Street ,
5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA

213-977-3200 phone
213-977-3568 fax


Ernst & Young Global Limited Office

190 Carondelet Plaza ,
Suite 1300
Saint Louis, MO

314-290-1000 phone
314-290-1882 fax


Ernst & Young Global Limited Office

1300 Huntington Building ,
925 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

216-861-5000 phone
216-583-2013 fax

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