EY Independence Consultant Assistant Director in Secaucus, New Jersey

Independence Consultant Assistant Director

Core Business Services

Requisition # SEC001F6

Post Date 3 days ago

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

Join our Risk Management team and help protect EY from risks that arise from its professional practice. Risk Management teams provide coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, regulatory and risk management issues, as well as dealing with claims, and any queries regarding the organization’s ethics. You’ll help us meet our compliance responsibilities while supporting our client-facing teams as they deliver quality service to their clients.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

As Independence Consultant Assistant Director, you'll help identify and mitigate potential risks to the firm. To achieve this, you'll provide in-depth advisory and consulting support to diverse client service and infrastructure teams, covering independence policies, quality and risk management (Q&RM), and associated regulatory rules. You'll advise on complex, non-standard issues such as business relationships, public company independence procedures, personal financial independence compliance, or country independence compliance.

In this role, you'll possess technical knowledge, and gain service line or infrastructure understanding. Using this knowledge, you'll discuss independence and Q&RM issues, policies and procedures with executives across the Americas, and across broad service and industry lines. You'll be expected to work independently, with minimal supervision.

As Independence Consultant Assistant Director, you'll help identify and mitigate potential risks to the firm. To achieve this, you'll provide in-depth advisory and consulting support to diverse client service and infrastructure teams, covering independence policies, quality and risk management (Q&RM), and associated regulatory rules. You'll advise on complex, non-standard issues such as business relationships, public company independence procedures, personal financial independence compliance, or country independence compliance.

In this role, you'll possess technical knowledge, and gain service line or infrastructure understanding. Using this knowledge, you'll discuss independence and Q&RM issues, policies and procedures with executives across the Americas, and across broad service and industry lines. You'll be expected to work independently, with minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and resolve policy and procedure issues, violations and concerns

  • Work with Americas Independence executives, and local country or service line leaders, to achieve consensus on how to resolve Independence and Q&RM issues

  • Lead moderately complex independence assignments, or aspects of highly complex assignments

  • Recommend ways to improve processes and develop new approaches. Identify and report leading practices within your area of focus

  • Manage client relationships to meet or exceed expectations, by listening to their needs

  • Gain an understanding of the key requirements of firm policies and regulators' independence rules. Gain full knowledge off Q&RM outside of your own area

  • Keep abreast of emerging knowledge, trends and lessons learned. Create and deliver training presentations, to communicate new developments (and their impact) to clients and team members

  • Develop relationships, and build a network of people within your team and across the firm

  • Identify key internal or external issues and risks related to business relationships, public company independence procedures, personal financial independence compliance, country independence compliance, or other Q&RM processes

  • Use independent judgment and discretion, to identify issues, analyze risks across industry and service lines, and interpret relevant EY policies and guidelines. This may involve reviewing a proposed business relationship, to confirm it meets firm Independence policies and requirements

  • Gain a solid understanding of relevant parts of the EY business

  • Train and mentor junior Q&RM and Independence staff, to familiarize them with firm processes and policies, and to enable them to handle more complex issues

  • Manage process team members, or coordinate virtual teams who complete work reviews. This includes assigning work and reviewing performance

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Familiarity with Q&RM initiatives outside of your specific area

  • Project management skills

  • Problem-solving ability

  • A flexible approach

  • Demonstrated record of taking the initiative

  • Strong research and communications s kills

  • Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks

  • Good working knowledge of computers and common software packages

  • A minimum of 7-10 years related experience

  • Exposure to diverse and or complex situations

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.