Independence Risk Manager

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Date: Mar 28, 2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Deloitte

Job Type: Permanent 
Reference code: 125886   
Primary Location: Toronto, ON  
All Available Locations: Toronto, ON 


Our Purpose


At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.

  • Learn from deep subject matter experts through mentoring and on the job coaching
  • Build a network of colleagues for life
  • Be expected to share your ideas and to make them a reality.


Do you strive to deliver a high quality of service? Do you want to be a part of a team that specializes in supporting partners and staff? Look no further!

What will your typical day look like?

In this role you will be engaged to conduct consultations with practitioners on the potential independence risk and considerations associated with engagements and business relationships. You will work closely with practitioners at all levels of the firm as well as our National Independence Team to enable the firm to secure engagements while ensuring that we are not exposing ourselves to any independence issues. 

You will help manage compliance with independence rules and the firm’s independence policy on a professional and personal independence perspective.

You will need to have a good background in Consulting so that you understand the business as well as technology agreements to help you understand the engagement/relationship and the potential independence considerations. 

You will play an instrumental role in developing and providing technical guidance and communications on risks, including regulatory risks and possible relevant mitigations for handling Regulatory requirements.

You will also assist in ad-hoc independence related activities, as required. 

About the team

The current Risk Management team for Consulting consists of a Partner and twenty seven team members who are responsible for managing risk for Consulting service line at Deloitte from RFP stage all the way to the completion of an engagement.  This involves getting engaged in risk or independence discussions to understand potential risk and to develop risk mitigation strategies to address.  It also involves significant involvement in reviewing proposals and contracts or providing guidance on independence considerations and understanding the risk involved depending on the scope of work considered.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

You are someone who has:

  • Post-secondary education and 5–7 years’ relevant experience in a related role in a large and complex professional services organization with at least 3 years at the management level (legal/compliance background in the technology environment is an asset)
  • Proven ability to provide technical and strategic direction to internal clients and to have direct business experience in consulting, including an extensive technology background, coupled with a strong knowledge of working through legal and compliance requirements 
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment with multiple high-level project demands
  • Must be able to work effectively at a management level – i.e. establish credibility and authority with Firm leadership and to be able to drive the agenda from an independence perspective
  • The ability to research and understand external regulations or supporting materials produced by regulatory bodies, i.e. IESBA, PCAOB, Canadian Provincial Institutes and the SEC and apply it in the Information Technology projects
  • The ability to write consultation memos, and technical guidance and communications
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a supportive and collaborative team in a very fast paced, agile and unstructured environment

Total Rewards

The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $156,000, and individuals may be eligible to participate in our bonus program. Deloitte is fair and competitive when it comes to the salaries of our people. We regularly benchmark across a variety of positions, industries, sectors, targets, and levels. Our approach is grounded on recognizing people's unique strengths and contributions and rewarding the value that they deliver.

Our Total Rewards Package extends well beyond traditional compensation and benefit programs and is designed to recognize employee contributions, encourage personal wellness, and support firm growth.  Along with a competitive base salary and variable pay opportunities, we offer a wide array of initiatives that differentiate us as a people-first organization. Some representative examples include: $4,000 per year for mental health support benefits, a $1,300 flexible benefit spending account, 38+ days off (including 10 firm-wide closures known as "Deloitte Days"), flexible work arrangements and a hybrid work structure.


Our promise to our people: Deloitte is where potential comes to life.


Be yourself, and more.

We are a group of talented people who want to learn, gain experience, and develop skills. Wherever you are in your career, we want you to advance.

You shape how we make impact.

Diverse perspectives and life experiences make us better. Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we want you to feel like you belong here. We provide flexible working options to support you and how you can contribute. Be the leader you want to be.

Be the leader you want to be

Some guide teams, some change culture, some build essential expertise. We offer opportunities and experiences that support your continuing growth as a leader.

Have as many careers as you want.

We are uniquely able to offer you new challenges and roles – and prepare you for them. We bring together people with unique experiences and talents, and we are the place to develop a lasting network of friends, peers, and mentors. Our TVP is about relationships – between leaders and their people, the firm and its people, peers, and within in our communities.

The next step is yours


At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action PlanReconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations) or  for any questions relating to careers for Indigenous peoples at Deloitte (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.
Deloitte Canada has 30 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.

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