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Blockchain Independence and Risk Management, Assistant Director

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11 Jul 2022

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At EY, you'll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we're counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Within the professional services environment, appropriate risk management is fundamental to the successful delivery of our client services and promotion and protection of our brand. Within EY, the Risk Management (RM) group covers several risk areas (e.g., audit Independence, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, data protection, enterprise and business risk, and other risk and regulatory areas) and is responsible for the promotion, protection, and support of risk management and independence within the business. The group aims to uphold our business standards, to maintain and enhance the value of the brand, and to ensure the firm complies with the rules and regulations imposed on it in relation to the conduct of its business.

The Opportunity

You will be a part of the Global Blockchain team, an innovative and collaborative group of technical developers, cryptographers, mathematicians and business strategists who are dedicated to the application of blockchain technology and the development of world-class products. At EY, you will help our clients, some of the most influential companies, explore emergent applications and transform the way the world does business through supporting several Risk Management (RM) and independence functions. The support provided by your role will be alongside client serving professionals (i.e., Partners/Principals, Directors, Senior Managers) and internal Global Blockchain leaders and business groups.

This is a permanent, full time position based in India and the individual will be working closely with the Global Blockchain team.

Your key responsibilities

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be varied and cover a broad spectrum of the activities undertaken by the Independence function expected of a Assistant Director, including at least some of the following:
  • Providing advice and guidance to EY partners and professionals in respect of independence aspects related to acceptance of new audit and non-audit clients.
  • Performing first level review/analysis of audit independence assessments, including assessing permissibility of non-audit services, as well existing business, financial and employment relationships the firm has with potential new audit clients.
  • Answering general independence queries from the business relating to non-audit services, business relationships, independence processes and other matters.
  • Providing general, ad hoc project and other support to engagement teams.
  • Answering technical Independence queries from the business relating to a variety of subjects which may include non-audit services, business relationships, personal Independence, business operations and other matters.
  • Overseeing and monitoring our independence systems, processes and procedures ensuring that we are meeting our requirements delivering quality services at the highest levels.
  • Supporting the formation of business relationships, such as global alliances, vendor relationships, and not-for-profit sponsorships.
  • Supporting the creation of and execution of inter-office agreements to enable global blockchain product development and funding.
  • Supporting the creation of memos to gain alignment from key stakeholders, such as Independence, Risk Management (RM), and General Council Office (GCO), to promote key objective related to EY blockchain.
  • Leading and facilitating presentations on key blockchain matters with executives from Risk Management (RM), Independence, and General Council Office (GCO).
  • Supporting Senior Managers and Directors with the resolution, documentation, and communication of potential Independence breaches.
  • Supporting Senior Managers and Directors on independence related initiatives/campaigns.
  • Ad hoc support of other parts of the UKI Independence Team.

Skills and attributes for success
  • Ability to work to pre-determined deadlines and meet objectives under pressure.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with service lines and develop an excellent understanding of their business.
  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Adaptable and flexible with good team working skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work through tasks independently and raise questions/concerns as needed.
  • Background and/or experiences related to supporting Risk Management (RM) and Independence tasks.

To qualify for the role you must have:
  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Adaptability and flexibility with good team working skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to think strategically and handle complex concepts.
  • Highly motivated with a desire to seek new ways of improving our service to internal clients.
  • Ability to work to pre-determined deadlines and meet objectives under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations to key executives.
  • Well-developed analytical, interpersonal, and communication (both verbal and written) skills in English.
  • Intermediate level of knowledge in MS Office.
  • Candidate must be willing to report in either the New York or London office

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here's a snapshot of what we offer:
  • 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.

Please apply to this role only through the 'Apply' link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.

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