Audit & Assurance Project Lead

Audit & Accounting | Core Audit Services
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Position Summary

The successful completion of a quality audit is top of mind for the Audit Project Lead (APL). As an Audit Project Lead, you will drive the audit to the finish line by keeping practitioners “armed” with the information they need and ensure smooth execution of the audit. You will have a “big picture” perspective as a result of the synergies you create across the entire engagement and collaborative relationships you will form with national organizations (e.g., quality, talent, operations, transformation). With insight into the specific audit objectives, you will bring value to engagement leaders in navigating client relationships, audit progress, and operational performance.

In this role, you will be equipped with the resources needed to tactically plan and execute the audit and, as a member of the project leader organization, you will drive consistency throughout the practice. Having been immersed in Deloitte’s audit culture, you will be able to leverage your functional knowledge to best lead your teams. Also, you will collaborate with other members of team leadership by offering a consultative lens on team communications, leadership connectivity and development, coaching and mentoring, resource management, and talent retention strategies.

The APL has extensive experience with project management, developing relationships and understanding how to effectively communicate with our clients and audit professionals. On a daily basis, they are able to balance their responsibilities as leaders, motivators, mentors, and learners. At the same time, they maintain an executive presence and poise that harmoniously emulates Deloitte’s brand, which is defined by the high-quality audit and assurance services delivered.

You’ll love this job if you are:

  • Highly analytical and strategic. Your problem-solving skills are unparalleled. You hold an aptitude for recognizing ‘what’s important’ and can deliver the most relevant information to the appropriate stakeholder at the right time.
  • A self-starter who loves collaboration. You’re comfortable working independently as well as influencing and driving consensus across all levels of the engagement, from staff to lead client service partner.
  • Reliable, methodical and organized. Your team knows they can depend on you. You go the extra mile, paying attention to the details.
  • Flexible and resilient. You enthusiastically maneuver through challenges, ambiguity and difficult conversations, and you take on other assignments as needed to support your team.
  • A change catalyst. You have a keen interest in envisioning the future and thrive on continuous improvement and transformation.



  • Fluent in project management practices and methodologies
  • Have demonstrated success in project management for complex and concurrent projects in a matrix management environment
  • Have demonstrated success using project management methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, or Kanban
  • Experience organizing, developing and managing detailed project plans
  • Have significant experience using project management methods and software tools
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in delivery of new products or services
  • Ability to create compelling positioning/messaging strategy and present complex information concisely through written/verbal communication
  • Advanced people leadership skills and being able to confidently engage with senior leaders in the firm
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, and to identify untapped opportunities and alternate approaches
  • Creative problem-solving and ability to work with ambiguity
  • Drive for quick results with a vision of long-term strategy
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) or New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification
  • Experience of computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications
  • Experience working with remote and geographically distributed teams


  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is a plus
  • Experience driving/leading Scaled Agile transformation efforts desired
  • Baseline understanding of Deloitte’s overall functional capabilities including audit’s service offerings, leading innovative tools and techniques, and audit process/methodologies
  • 6+ years of accounting or auditing experience
  • Strong systems and application delivery ability

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 29585


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