Assistant Manager, Markets Assurance - Flexible working, hybrid working, returners

London (Greater)
05 May 2022
05 Jun 2022
Contract Type

Assistant Manager, Markets Assurance – Algorithm Assurance, Regulatory Assurance, Audit & Assurance

Your opportunity

Our Assurance practice encompasses skills across regulation and finance with a deep analytics capability. We harness these to provide Assurance to those charged with governance, serving the public interest. Working in Assurance means you will have an opportunity to work alongside leading experts, as we help build and enhance trust between businesses and the public, by responding to emerging issues and protecting the public interest. Providing assurance to help businesses become more resilient, agile and better prepared for the future.

To be resilient, businesses must be ready to respond to current and future challenges and opportunities. They are increasingly being required to be more transparent with their reporting, to drive trust and confidence in the market, and protect the wider public interest.

Assurance builds, maintains and develops confidence. We provide independent assurance by assessing the risks and underlying processes, providing conclusions as to which risks are being managed and mitigated in line with the business’ appetite for risk. Deloitte’s assurance offerings help those charged with governance to understand their business and build trust amongst key stakeholders and regulators.

Regulatory Assurance

Regulatory reform continues to shape the Audit & Assurance landscape. The Regulatory Assurance team specialise in helping those charged with governance build trust and confidence their business. The expertise within the Regulatory Assurance team spans both BCM and Insurance.

Deloitte supports Agile and Hybrid working​

We are proud to offer flexible working arrangements which allow our people to choose the most suitable working arrangement that works for them. Whether this is working 4 days per week, taking the summer months off work, or more flexibility around your working pattern, we consider both formal and informal working arrangements that allow our people and our clients the best outcome.

If you would like to hear more about our flexible working arrangements, please let us know.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

Deloitte’s Algorithm and AI Assurance team is a market-leading group of industry experts that is still rapidly growing. We work with all lines of defence and specialise in advisory and assurance work, providing practical, commercial solutions to global clients which require a deep understanding of algorithm controls and regulatory developments.

The team has built a reputation for providing pragmatic advice and assurance, positioning itself at the cutting edge of emerging trends by working closely with regulators, industry bodies and clients and conducting its own market research.

We specialise in supporting firms develop strong algorithm control frameworks to mitigate against key associated risks and comply with their regulatory obligations. We support users of algorithms across a number of sectors including Banking, Insurance and Technology. Our team has developed detailed procedures for assessing and challenging the design of Algorithm and AI controls, and validating that these technologies are operating in line with expectations.

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join the Markets Assurance – Algorithm and AI Assurance team in London to support with delivery of projects to clients in this space.

You will understand our clients' industry and the issues they face on Algorithm and AI Risk and Controls. The combination of your specialist and core assurance skills, industry expertise and on-going investment in this area will allow you to anticipate complex business problems for our clients and recommend appropriate action.

You will be

  • Working within a team to provide professional services across the Algorithm and AI Assurance focus areas described above.
  • Completing Algorithm and AI control reviews and control testing (training can be provided on how to apply Deloitte’s proprietary Algorithm and AI assurance procedures)
  • Supporting with day-to-day delivery of project objectives, interaction with clients, and regular reporting to team leads
  • Preparing deliverables including written reports, working papers, and summary analyses.
  • Ensuring project deliverables are undertaken in accordance with quality and risk requirements.
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution. 

The projects we work on from client to client can vary a lot and therefore you need to be prepared to adapt quickly to new situations and enjoy variety. Often, we are part of cross-service line teams delivering our expertise on large scale engagements which will give you the opportunity to also build a strong internal network.

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: You will be based in a Deloitte London office; however travel may be required for client-based projects.

Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience

To qualify for this role you must have:

  • Keen interest in regulatory requirements relating to algorithms impacting firms and emerging regulation in AI/Algorithms (e.g. EU AI Act, Digital Services Act etc)
  • Experience in risk and control assessments (preferably IT, Algorithm or AI related)
  • Highly proficient in written and oral communication, including experience in written deliverables to senior stakeholders
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Impressive analytical capabilities (including proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Strong Project Management Skills (input to the design of approach, management of junior staff, client stakeholders, timely reporting to internal and client senior management)
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Highly motivated, committed with a positive and ambitious attitude.

Additional desirable experience includes:

  • Experience in internal (or external) audit, in particular with regards to performing design and operating effectiveness testing of controls (IT control testing experience will be considered)
  • Experience with regards to algorithm or technology control enhancement and regulatory change projects (e.g. through working within a risk and controls team at another professional services firm or within industry, or through experience in regulatory supervision)
  • Experience in working with control frameworks and/or control framework enhancement, especially relating to algorithms or AI
  • Coding or Data Modelling and Analytics experience

Your Service Line: Audit & Assurance:

In an industry best known for looking back, Deloitte looks beyond.

As the leading experts in Audit & Assurance, we help build and enhance trust and transparency between businesses and the public, by responding to emerging issues and protecting the public interest. Our expertise covers audit and assurance services across all sectors, enabling stronger systems of quality control and risk capability. We help companies, investors and the general public make more informed decisions by adhering to the highest standards of independence, professional objectivity and technical excellence.

Innovation is key for us, underpinned by audit quality. At Deloitte you will be joining a diverse team of experts capable of delivering meaningful and durable change for both our clients and our profession.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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