Ernst & Young LLP is earnest about its chosen profession. Although a separate legal entity, it is the US member firm of Ernst & Young Global, one of the Big Four accounting firms, which includes rivals KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Ernst & Young provides assurance, tax, auditing, advisory, enterprise risk management, and technology and security risk services to public and private companies in the automotive, energy, chemicals, financial, health, real estate, retail, consumer, and entertainment industries in the US. The company also provides employee benefit plan and entrepreneurial services. Ernst & Young LLP is part of the Americas area of the global accountancy network.