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Deloitte Manager, Internal Communications - Finance and Administration in Washington, District Of Columbia

Manager, Internal Communications Finance & Administration

Job Title: Internal Communications Manager

Channel/Function: Marketing & Communications supporting Finance & Administration (FA)

Location: Flexible; proximity to major airport preferred

Travel: Less than 5% annually - typically 1-2 days for major meetings

Group: Marketing & Communications (FA Internal Communications Team)

Do you have a strategic and executional mindset that can deliver high-value communications results that drive business objectives? Are you a team player and creative thinker with superlative writing and project management skills? Are you a confident presenter able to engage effectively with senior leaders? If this is you, hit the Apply Now button!

Job Summary

As Communications Manager in Finance & Administration (FA), you will oversee internal communications across a range of FA service areas. You will strategize, advise, plan, and execute communications to help your internal clients achieve their objectives. This may include one-off messages; multi-faceted, integrated campaigns; and anything in between. Strong project management skills, including leading multiple projects simultaneously and coordinating with other teams and professionals, are essential. This role requires a fast learner, who can engage with leaders, understand basic finance and other principles, and translate that to effective communications planning and deliverables. The ability to see the big picture, know your audience, and think creatively will be important to your success. Seeking internal communications professional with a minimum of 7-9 years of relevant experience professional services or related industry experience preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reporting to the Finance & Administration Communications Senior Manager, guides and informs the program level communications strategy for a range of FA areas, specifically focused on Finance or Workplace Experience areas.

  • Provides critical thinking and strategic communications counsel, including audience selection, communications delivery methods, content, and cadence.

  • Develops, maintains, and drives internal communications activities, plans, and timely production of communications deliverables that build awareness, education, and action from various audiences, ranging from an intra-FA group to the broad all-Deloitte audience.

  • Supports the eminence activities of senior Deloitte leaders, teaming with external communications/PR professionals as needed.

  • Collaborates with M&C internal resources and other Deloitte teams to design internal communications campaign assets such as videos, infographics, internal intranet sites, and other print and digital resources to drive employee engagement.

  • Develops, writes, reviews, and edits internal communications in support of FA strategic priorities (e.g., leadership messages, articles, talking points, webcast content, practice-wide newsletter content, internal website pages, etc.).

  • Ensures appropriate sequencing of messages and campaign launches.

  • Develops and monitors communications plans, tracks and follows up on risks, and reports progress against milestones to keep activities on schedule.

  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality at all times when dealing with sensitive or proprietary information.

  • Employs strong project management skills (initiating, planning, executing, managing, and closing projects to achieve plan objectives).

  • Key relationships and development

  • Uses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead positive working relationships with our internal clients in Deloitte s FA practice, including but not limited to Executive Committee leaders, their immediate leadership teams, and other professionals.

  • Teams with other FA communications team members to balance duties, brainstorm ideas, solve problems, and leverage skillsets in a positive, supportive environment.

  • Guides FA communications specialists with on-the-job learning and delegation of appropriate projects.

  • Coaches team members and peers on best practices to optimize communications through our internal channels.

  • Ensures editorial/quality reviews of practice-wide messaging and communications plans for consistency, accuracy, and clarity, and provides feedback on team members work product to ensure achievement of desired competencies.

  • Counsels and negotiates with internal clients on requested or recommended deliverables by demonstrating what has the best return on investment.

The team

The FA Internal Communications team works with the CFO and FA leadership team, and with the multiple Finance and Workplace Services groups under the FA umbrella, to help our leaders influence positive behaviors, drive change, reinforce successes across the US Firms-and promote a strong sense of community within FA-through coordinated, consistent messaging. The team also collaborates closely with other M&C teams to ensure effective and efficient collaboration as we build and protect our leaders eminence and reputation and our brand.

Requirements include:

Background/Experience

  • Internal communications professional with a minimum of 7-9 of relevant communications experience professional services or related industry experience preferred.

  • Strong writing and editing skills and previous writing/editing experience in internal communications, PR, or journalism fields required.

  • Demonstrated expertise in creative and content direction.

  • Superlative organizational and project management skills; including ability to craft agile short-term and long-term action plans.

  • Proven ability to research, analyze, and consolidate complex content into cohesive, clear, straightforward messaging.

  • Executive presence, professional client service manner, demonstrated ability to take initiative and interact with all levels of management and adapt to business needs

  • Interpersonal, verbal, and presentation skills, including ability to interact with senior leaders and highly intellectual thinkers.

  • Strong knowledge of best practices in corporate communications.

  • Experience in measuring the effectiveness of communication strategies and approaches.

  • Expert level proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word; knowledgeable in all aspects of Microsoft Office and ancillary programs.

  • Experience in digital content management, creation, and planning a plus.

Education

  • Bachelor s degree, preferably in Communications, English, or Journalism preferred. A degree in Finance or similar field with demonstrated communications excellence will also be considered.

Key Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills

  • Executive presence

  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible, and able to adapt to change

  • Positive attitude and work style; works well under pressure

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong project management skills; able to work independently on multiple assignments while maintaining top quality deliverables

  • Team player

  • Sense of urgency and responsiveness

  • Proactive approach with ideas

  • Professional and positive attitude with internal clients and with colleagues

  • Sense of responsibility and accountability for the success of communications for assigned focus areas

  • Ability to engage positively with a team, including guiding less-experienced colleagues, both virtually and in person

  • Ability to work well in a virtual team environment

How you ll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center. at https://zoomforth.com/s/deloitte/du#home

Benefits

At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you. at http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/careers/articles/life-at-deloitte-benefits-and-rewards.html

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