Audit & Assurance Senior Manager - Governance

Audit & Accounting | A&A NATIONAL OFFICE
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Position Summary

Audit & Assurance Sr. Manager – Governance

Our Assurance Governance Services team works with our clients’ management and their boards to help advise on the continual journey of maturing and enhancing their governance framework, policies and practices. With the increased focus on board and director accountability and the growing board agenda we advise on leading practices, trends, and hot topics to help advance good governance practices. The Governance Services team provides our clients a broad range of services from education to advisory services focused on today’s most pressing business and governance needs. A role in our services team provides a professional with the opportunity to provide high-value governance services to a range of companies from private, emerging growth companies to private equity investor backed companies to small, mid and large cap public companies in a variety of industries.

Additionally, the team engages with PPMDs and other Firm leaders to advise and educate them on the latest governance practices and trends. We are seen as the “go to” resources when board and audit committee questions come up and provide our PPMDs and teams with information and resources that help them best serve their clients.

Our team is seeking a motivated Senior Manager who is interested in deepening their knowledge about board governance practices and hot topics and ultimately leading governance client engagements and education sessions. This individual would also be involved in governance-related research projects and engage in the marketplace with investors, attorneys, academia and others influencers and provide opportunities that enhance our governance program.

The Governance services team is part of the Audit & Assurance practice, and our strategy is focused on enhancing client opportunities, adding value to our clients in six strategic areas:

  • Audit Advantaged Client Portfolio (“ACP”)
  • Relationship ACP
  • Private equity, including IPO readiness
  • Deloitte Private, including IPO readiness
  • Audit committee engagement
  • Investor engagement

As a senior manager, you will be accountable for “owning” one of these areas and will need to collaborate with key stakeholders from across the Firm to define target clients and work with account teams to support all go-to market activities. While your role will be primarily aligned to one of the areas, you will collaborate across all areas and work on engagements and projects in the other strategic areas. Being a prat of this team as it evolves its strategy provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in continuing to shape the business case and role.

The team is closely aligned with Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness, working together on research and publications, board and committee programming, and marketplace events. The Governance Services team works across Deloitte, collaborating with Risk & Financial Advisory, Consulting, and Tax, as well as multiple A&A service lines, including Audit, Accounting and Reporting Advisory Services (“ARA”), Environmental Social and Governance (“ESG”), Blockchain, Algorithm/AI, Professional Practices Network, SEC services, and Regulatory Affairs.

Work you’ll do

As a Governance Senior Manager, you will own one of the strategic areas noted above but will have exposure to many areas of our team’s responsibilities. You will focus on client service activities while also providing client teams support on governance-related matters, including board and management education sessions, board and audit committee labs, and other client governance requests. A sample of responsibilities in each area is below:

  • Audit ACP, Relationship ACP, Private equity, and Deloitte Private
    • Define client targets and go-to-market business case; work with account teams to support go-to-market strategy
    • Enhance the current offerings and tools available to grow our revenue opportunities and related value add opportunities
    • Advise clients on maturing their governance processes and framework
    • Lead board and audit committee education sessions
    • Lead client governance advisory engagements
    • Lead client meetings focused on the requirements and leading practices with regard to IPO and SPAC Governance as well as specific add -on specific services
    • Proactive outreach to our most significant clients and client teams focusing on enhancing client governance experiences and governance offerings that could be most valuable
  • Audit committee engagement
    • Develop the audit committee targeting strategy across segments
    • Lead audit committee education sessions
    • Lead the Board and Audit Committee Lab program
    • In collaboration with the Center for Board Effectiveness to lead audit committee-specific programming, such as symposiums and roundtables )
    • In collaboration with the Center for Board Effectiveness, lead strategy and content relating to audit committee-related thought leadership
    • Liaise with the A&A and RF&A leadership on programs and other resources needed to add value to audit committees
  • Investor Engagement (including ESG)
    • Develop a strategy to engage with a defined targeted list of institutional and other investors
    • Develop innovative ways to enhance investor engagement through research, interviews, building an investor day, etc..
    • Identify investor-related emerging issues across clients
    • Lead client meetings surrounding the board’s role in ESG, and work closely with the ESG team to deliver the “G”
    • Review, disseminate, and discuss client proxy advisory reports with client teams
    • Analyze Activist Insight opportunities and manage client emails and discussions

Additionally, this senior manager will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage and contribute to governance-related thought leadership
  • Participate in Deloitte (Board Readiness Programs, Board Symposium and Audit Committee Symposium) and third-party (Society for Corporate Governance, Council of Institutional Investors, and the National Association of Corporate Directors) governance conferences
  • Participate in the Governance Institute, an internal educational program that is being developed to educate our PPMDs and teams on governance matters
  • Participate and engage with the Governance Services steering committee, a group of senior leaders across the firm that will meet regularly to provide input on our strategy and advise us on what they’re hearing in the marketplace

The team meets regularly to evaluate our complement of projects and discuss improvements – raising the bar on existing offerings or developing and launching new offerings. The position offers opportunities to:

  • Become highly knowledgeable about board and committee governance and become a sought-after subject matter resource
  • Become highly knowledgeable about a range of board-related agenda topics, including, strategy, risk, talent, culture, ESG, succession planning, and governance
  • Enhance your external network of board members and other influencers (including investors and academia) in the governance arena
  • Gain high visibility to A&A leadership, other national office leaders, the Office of the Chair, and a range or PPMDs
  • Deepen your understanding of the US A&A practice and strategy
  • Enhance your professional development, executive presence, project management, communication, analytical, and presentation skills
  • Serve as a national resource for Lead Client Partners, Advisory partners, other client service partners, and engagement teams
  • Develop and share tools, information, and leading practices to help engagement teams deliver quality and value to their clients
  • Gain important perspective regarding the interactions of our senior partners with client management and audit committees, as well as the nuances of serving large, multinational corporations
  • Enhance your national network of peers and leaders

The team

Our culture is collaborative and encourages team members to take initiative and seek on-the-job learning opportunities. Our audit professionals are committed to excellence and to enhancing the trust of the investing public and capital markets. Quality is our top priority, and by focusing on innovation, we continue to raise the bar of quality and deliver greater value to our clients. Learn more about Deloitte Audit.



  • 8+ years of public accounting or governance / related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and /or Finance and/or Governance-related field
  • Ability to lead large recurring projects, as well as respond to real-time, sensitive requests and projects from a variety of constituencies including leadership and partners in the field
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), organizational and presentation skills
  • Strong service orientation and commitment to excellence
  • Strong analytical skills, problem/issue identification and resolution skills, and project management capabilities
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Ability to determine needs, organize work, and achieve results without supervision
  • Self-motivated and able to work on a geographically dispersed team
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong executive presence and service orientation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work with multiple teams concurrently, while communicating with professionals at various levels in a predominantly virtual environment
  • Ability to travel up to 30%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • NACD Governance Fellow certification
  • Society for Corporate Governance Certification

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $103,320- $231,010.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

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