Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Legal And Technical Acconuting Activities
Legal And Accounting Activities
69.2 - Accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy

420 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 January 2023
Employment effect (start)
26 January 2023
Foreseen end date


As announced on 26 January 2023, the UK personal service firm EY will be cutting approximately 420 jobs in Germany due to internal restructuring. While the timeframe of the restructuring is not clear as of today, workers’ representatives and management have started negotiations. It is expected that EY will cut 380 jobs in so-called back-office areas such as marketing and administration. In addition, the contracts of 40 partners are to be terminated.  According to company sources, the job reduction has become necessary in order to strengthen the company’s profitability before the split into two independent audit und consulting firms.

Previous restructuring events have been recorded in the ERM database for EY. In 2023 200 jobs were created in Hungary (EY-2023-HU) and in 2022, 150 jobs in Poland (EY-2022-PL) and 600 jobs in Ireland (EY-2022a-IE).



Eurofound (2023), Ernst & Young (EY), Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 108323, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108323.