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Deloitte Manager, Independence Consultation in New Carrollton, Maryland

Do you love a challenge? Do you enjoy visibility and interaction with client service professionals and other firm leaders? Are you passionate about protecting and enhancing the firm's brand and reputation? This role is for you!

Work you'll do

As an Engagement Monitoring Manager, you'll use your analytical, research and investigative skills to:

  • Lead engagement independence inspections and business relationship monitoring. Identify leading practices, areas for improvement, and causal factors, as applicable.

  • Analyze the results of the inspection procedures applied to specific engagements and business relationships and report results. Work with engagement and finance teams as well as other Independence & Conflicts Network teams to solve problems and perform remediation.

  • Provide consultation and insights with engagement team leadership as to how to fully comply with independence and Firm policy requirements and enhance engagement teams' processes for efficiency and compliance.

  • Lead and/or participate in project work to enhance processes as well as policies, guides, tools, and training to support engagement teams and finance/procurement groups.

  • Assist in the planning, time budgeting, scheduling and execution of various monitoring procedures and project work.

  • Become a subject-matter expert in SEC independence regulation, PCAOB Rules and Deloitte US Firms Independence policies as well as evaluate permissibility of services provided to our clients. Stay current with emerging issues impacting independence regulation and analyze the impact of matters impacting Firm processes, policies, and procedures.

  • Develop, train, assign workloads, and supervise seniors and staff, while motivating seniors and staff and providing them with career coaching and guidance.

  • Initiate discussions, meetings, and conference calls necessary to resolve independence matters while fostering teaming relationships (inside and outside of Independence organization).

Independence & Conflicts Network

The Independence & Conflicts Network (ICN) Engagement Monitoring team performs a critical consultative, quality-assurance and risk-management function for the Deloitte US Firms, helping the organization remain unbiased and free from conflicts-of-interest, in fact and appearance, when providing service to attest/audit clients. Independence requirements are defined by specific sets of policies, external rules and regulations, so maintaining both the independence of the Deloitte US Firms and personal independence is essential to the business and reputation of Deloitte.

The team

The Engagement Monitoring team performs a critical quality assurance and risk management function for the Deloitte U.S. Firms by monitoring compliance with regulatory rules issued by the SEC, PCAOB and AICPA, and Deloitte Independence policies. Monitoring compliance with regulatory rules and Deloitte independence policies is essential to the firm's business and reputation.

Qualifications

Required:

  • BA / BS in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

  • 5 - 8+ years of related experience in professional services

  • 1+ years of experience of managing, including supervising staff and monitoring projects

  • Demonstrated experience in auditing financial statements or business processes and/or identifying, documenting, and testing of controls

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; experience with spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation packages, preferably Microsoft Office

  • Self - starter with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and closure; strong interpretive skills and analytical abilities

  • Ability to operate independently and thrive in a fast paced, highly flexible organization with a high need for confidentiality

  • Experience and ability to work with high level leadership for problem resolution, strategy, and process decision making.

  • Limited travel may be required (approximately 10-15%)

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available

Preferred:

  • Professional certification, such as CPA or CIA

  • Professional experience such as public accounting client-service experience (e.g., audit or tax), or comparable National Office or operational audit experience preferred

  • An understanding of Independence requirements for professional auditing firms

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.

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