Manager/Assistant Manager, Contentious Matters - FTC, Open to returners & flexible working

London (Greater)
07 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019

Your opportunity

Auditor needed to work within team responding to regulatory investigations and actions, claims and other contentious situations against or involving the firm and our partners.

The contentious matters team is looking for an Assistant Manager or Manager (M1/M2) qualified accountant, with recent audit experience, to join its team, on a secondment or fixed term contract basis.

The contentious matters team sits within National Quality and Risk Management and deals with all regulatory investigations and actions, claims and other contentious matters against or involving the firm. Whilst the team handles all such matters across the firm and service lines, this role will focus on audit-related matters. This is an interesting role providing a unique insight into the firm, excellent experience in dealing with often high profile cases and risk issues faced by the firm.

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

Regulatory investigations and actions, claims and other contentious matters, the role will involve all aspects of handling a contentious matter related to audit such as: 

  • Liaising with, supporting and updating our internal stakeholders, including engagement teams, internal review teams, Audit QRM, and firm and risk leadership;
  • Liaising with our external advisors, including solicitors, counsel and experts, as well as relevant witnesses;
  • Communicating with regulators (including responding to their enquiries) and other external bodies (for example, claimants’ lawyers);
  • Collating and identifying relevant case documentation;
  • Attending interviews and hearings;
  • Reviews of historic audit files and associated emails/other documents to identify and assess quality of work and potential exposures;
  • Helping in the preparation of submissions and defences; and
  • Assessment of evidence and evaluation of the firm’s position.

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: London with occasional domestic travel. 

Work pattern: Suggested work pattern: Fixed-term or secondment full-time.

Your professional experience 

  • Qualified Accountant with audit background, including recent audit experience;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to make recommendations based on analysis;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including oral/written communication and influencing skills;
  • Highly motivated, with a proven ability to work on own initiative within a challenging work environment;
  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain consistent high level of quality;
  • Desire to keep up to date with developments in audit standards and regulatory change affecting the audit profession;
  • Strong team player with good organisation, planning and project management skills. 

About the Contentious Matters team

You will be joining a team of circa 10 professionals (a mixture of lawyers and accountants), reporting to the partner in charge of contentious matters. The team enjoys a high profile within the firm, with continuous access to leadership. You will have the opportunity to play a vital role in protecting Deloitte’s brand, reputation, people and resources.

Your service line: Quality, Risk and Security

The Quality, Risk and Security (QRS) community is an overarching identity for all of the professionals who manage quality and risk for Deloitte. It comprises:  Deloitte Business Security (DBS), National Quality and Risk Management (NQRM), Quality & Risk Operations (QR Ops), and Service Line Quality and Risk Management teams (including Switzerland), and is led by a dedicated partner who sits on the firm’s Executive. Within QRS, we use our skills and experience across a variety of disciplines to support a risk intelligent culture at Deloitte; enabling our partners and practitioners to deliver high quality services to their clients, minimising the administrative burden on our people, and acting as custodians of firm risk, security, ethics and reputation.

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, 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, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,500 partners and over 40,000 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?

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2018 list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families


Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.

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