EY Independence Senior - Private Equity Center of Excellence in Chicago, Illinois
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Join our Risk Management team and help protect EY from risks that arise from its professional services. Risk Management teams provide coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, regulatory and risk management issues, as well as supporting our people in managing the risks that arise in our daily working lives. You will work closely with all parts of the organization to identify, manage, and monitor risk by providing coordinated advice and assistance on independence, compliance, regulatory, and ethical issues.
You will have the opportunity to develop your career by working closely with other Independence and Service Line professionals on a broad scope of engagements in the fast-paced private equity sector that spans all industry verticals. By assisting our teams with both quarterly and annual compliance within large multinational private equity ownership complexes you will be directly supporting EY’s strategic vision by supporting one of our most important client bases. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
Your key responsibilities
For private equity sponsors and their investment portfolio companies, you’ll possess subject matter knowledge enabling you to develop and execute monitoring programs to (i) assess compliance, (ii) track findings, (iii) provide action-based results to client serving teams, and (iv) assist in remediating issues with key stakeholders. You'll provide research and analysis on targeted risk management areas of focus relating to large, complex private equity ownership complexes that will work to mitigate potential independence related breaches and ensure the firm’s risk management process is protected. As part of EY’s U.S. Independence team, you’ll have the opportunity to work and communicate directly with other members of the Independence team along with EY client serving teams and client personnel tasked with monitoring and maintaining EY’s overall independence.
Skills and attributes for success
Assist in the development and enhancement of ongoing private equity independence monitoring that is effective, measurable, and impactful to our client serving teams and clients.
Execute detailed monitoring programs to validate ongoing compliance with SEC and other regulatory related independence regulations
Understand and apply key requirements of firm and regulators’ independence rules and policies.
Act as a liaison between EY personnel, other members of the Independence risk management team, and various functional areas within the firm in assessing compliance
Develop and manage reporting related to various monitoring reviews to provide timely feedback on compliance across a variety of measures
Build and leverage a network of contacts within risk management and across the firm
Challenge existing processes and approaches to enhance operational efficiency, effectiveness, internal controls, and/or customer service and offer innovative ideas for improvement
To qualify for the role, you must have
Ability to learn and understand the firm and regulators’ independence rules and policies as well as familiarity with other risk management initiatives outside of area of expertise
Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and activities in a timely manner and be responsible for specific outcomes
Basic knowledge of project management tools and methodologies
Strong attention to detail
Strong research skills and ability to apply sound business judgment to individual and team assignments
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Good interpersonal and responsive customer service skills
Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
3-5 plus years professional services experience
Ideally, you'll have
Ability to exhibit a positive attitude and approach, willingly accepts new challenges, flexible and accepting of change
Ability to keep confidential sensitive information
What we offer
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $65,400 to $115,100. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $78,500 to $130,800. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.
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