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Deloitte Compliance Senior Manager, Independence Consultation - Business Relationships, Independence & Conflicts Network (ICN) in Cleveland, Ohio

Compliance Senior Manager, Independence Consultation - Business Relationships, Independence & Conflicts Network (ICN)

Are you interested on being on the cutting edge of regulatory compliance? Are you focused on helping others comply with regulations and policies? Are you passionate about research and subject-matter expertise in a professional services environment? Then our ICN Business Relationships team may be the right fit for you!

As part of ICN Business Relationships team, you will be an enabler of Deloitte's growth by reviewing proposed business relationships such as alliances, teaming arrangements, and sponsorships for independence threats that Deloitte faces in the marketplace.

Work you'll do

As a senior manager on the team, you'll promote and monitor compliance with auditor independence rules and regulations as well as internal policies and procedures to help manage Deloitte's regulatory and reputational risk. The ICN Business Relationships team is responsible for handling independence inquiries received from our professionals and engagement teams. As a senior manager, you'll be part of a strong and cohesive team where you will use your analytical, research, and investigative skills to:

  • Manage a domestic and international team of professionals who process business relationships and consultations by answering questions and providing guidance and training

  • Perform critical secondary reviews of business relationship submissions in the internal Deloitte database

  • Provide consultative assistance to Lead Client Service Partners, Professional Practice Directors, Regional Compliance Officers, DTT Independence Directors and other business Partners, Principals, and Managing Directors (PPMDs) on business relationship independence issues

  • Identify, manage, and institute potential enhancements to the existing business relationship clearance process and tools, including the internal Deloitte database

  • Take a lead management role in completing independence processes and assigned projects

  • Lead the monitoring of data quality in the system

  • Create and present training sessions on business relationships across all Deloitte businesses

  • Develop, train, and assign projects to managers and below, while motivating and providing career coaching and guidance

  • Assist the ICN Business Relationships PPMDs in the development of team strategic objectives/goals and processing standards

The team

Risk & Brand Protection (R&BP)

Our reputation starts with you-this belief is core to R&BP Office, which brings together six essential core areas that shape our culture-we collectively work with our businesses to inspire new standards of integrity, trust, and performance to make an impact that matters and to better serve our clients, our communities and our people. With our people's help, we distinguish Deloitte as the clear leader in professional services, making Deloitte the first choice for clients and talent.

Together, we protect, preserve, and enhance our reputation and distinguish Deloitte as the undisputed leader in professional services, strengthening our brand, and each other.

Independence & Conflicts Network (ICN) - one of R&BP's six pillars

Independence is integrity, professional skepticism, intellectual honesty, and objectivity - freedom from conflicts of interest. The people of Deloitte must remain unbiased and free from conflicts of interest with our clients, in fact and appearance.

Deloitte's independence requirements are defined by specific sets of policies and external rules and regulations to help us remain independent when providing service and creating business relationships.

Business Relationships Team - a critical component of ICN

Business relationships are essential to the growth strategy of Deloitte. The ICN Business Relationships team performs a critical consultative, quality-assurance, and risk-management function for the Deloitte US Firms, helping the organizations remain unbiased and independent when entering into business relationships with third parties.

Qualifications of a Successful Candidate


  • Bachelors' degree (preferably in Accounting

  • 8+ years of related compliance experience

  • Strong technology skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail along with strong technical, organizational, and analytical skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and outstanding attention to detail

  • Ability to analyze facts and relationships

  • Ability to perform process flow management

  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply firm's independence policies and guidance related to business relationships

  • Ability to manage and prioritize time required on activities and be responsive to requests for information.

  • A demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate, and prioritize amidst multiple projects

  • Supervision, coaching, and team management

  • Limited sponsorship may be available

  • Ability to travel 10-25%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve


  • Master's Degree in a related field (preferably business, finance, or accounting)

  • Knowledge of independence requirements for professional accounting firms

  • Prior public accounting (Big 4), consulting, or regulatory compliance experience

    The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $113,100 to $232,300.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.