Risk & Independence Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

About Deloitte

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 345,000 people make an impact that matters at www2.deloitte.com.

Deloitte is dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients. We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise. Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success.

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across three (3) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region, and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Kenya and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best - because that’s how you make an impact.

About the Department

The Quality, Independence, Risk and Reputation (QIRR) Department deals with any issues that potentially expose Deloitte to risk. The issues impacting the firm are varied and may include reputation, operational, litigation and regulatory risk.

Risk Management is about identifying and managing risks to the Firm and it includes conducting checks necessary to ensure that the individual professionals act and make decisions that achieve the objectives of the firm, comply with professional and legal requirements and that they are ethical. The role of the Quality, Independence, Risk & Reputation team is not only to make sure there is an effective compliance framework in place, but also to raise awareness of the issues involved and encourage consultation whenever questions or concerns arise.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our Internal Client Services Department – Quality, Independence, Risk and Reputation (QIRR) team as a Risk & Independence Manager. This position will be based in our Nairobi office in Kenya.

Job Description

Main purpose of the job

The successful candidate will provide support to the Firm on quality, independence, risk & reputation matters by building networks and relations with relevant regional and global functions and regional regulators/professional bodies, monitor and interpret changes in quality, independence, risk & reputation policies globally and in the region and advice on implications to the Firm.

What you will do

  • Manage and oversee QIRR related projects and tasks;
  • Build relationships with the Firm’s key regulators and professional bodies;
  • Collaborate with the Africa QIRR team on global initiatives;
  • Keep abreast with technical developments in the profession and country, in order to anticipate client needs, and offer value added and practical business solutions;
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the department;
  • Identify key strategic gaps in the business and provide solutions;
  • Manage the implementation of strategic imperatives in line within the QIRR departmental strategy;
  • Build professional relationships within service lines to understand business needs in areas of responsibility; and
  • Mentor, guide team members and share expertise and knowledge on an ongoing basis to support their professional development.


  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Actuarial Science or other related field from a recognized university.
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in the service industry.
  • CPA or ACCA qualification is an added advantage.
  • Experience in a professional services firm and experience in risk management & compliance is an added advantage.
  • Be a Kenyan citizen or eligible to work in Kenya.

Behavioural competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others.
  • Strong client delivery focus.
  • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease.
  • Focus on quality and risk.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Good business acumen.

Technical Competencies

  • Skilled in field with sound industry and business knowledge.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Experienced in communication and implementation of strategy.
  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects.
  • Experienced in development and delivery of professional presentations.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good financial knowledge.

Additional Information

Your role as a leader

At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership Capabilities

Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make.

Influence - Influences member firms/stakeholders, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people.

Performance drive - Delivers exceptional service to member firms/stakeholders; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders.

Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for internal and member firms/stakeholders and Deloitte Global, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction.

Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through meaningful opportunities.

Inspirational Leadership - Leads by example and makes a strong positive impact through energizing others, valuing differences and contributions, and inspiring self-belief.

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

Deloitte opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across the African continent and globally to gain experience and access projects beyond our borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and thinking styles.

Our purpose

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. #Makinganimpactthatmatters

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If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Deloitte East Africa Careers portal

Your details will be treated with confidentiality and will not be shared with any third party.

Closing date: 16 December 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not ask individuals to pay any fees or money as part of the recruitment process. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in every country, in everything we do, every day. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. We seek to create and leverage our diverse workforce to build an inclusive environment across the African continent.

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