Project Associate Level 7 – Controls Evaluation Testing

Regulatory & Risk Management | Regulatory & Legal Support
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Position Summary

Are you passionate about helping clients reduce risk and increase value? Do you want a daily collaborative environment and the ability to share new ideas with your colleagues - without the extensive demands of travel?

The Project Associate will be supporting the Regulatory and Legal Support Practice

The project associate will be evaluating the design and performance of internal controls, which includes assessing the controls’ effectiveness at mitigating risk.

This role will be responsible for the following:

  • Conduct evaluation of the design and performance of internal controls to assess whether the controls and underlying attributes are designed appropriately and operating effectively to mitigate risk.
  • Interact with line of business leaders and conduct walkthroughs to understand control processes.
  • Document testing results and report on controls effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with client business leaders.
  • Lead the development of client deliverables or for internal business needs.
  • Serve as workstream lead on complex projects and actively participate in discussions on project management and work delivery needs.
  • Work as part of a large, complex engagement with onshore and offshore team members to conduct controls assessment.
  • Produce quality work products with minimal management oversight throughout project and controls evaluation lifecycle (from control evaluation planning to results documentation).
  • Serve as subject matter advisor on projects, including providing recommendations to improve or remediate control deficiencies or reduce risk for our clients.
  • Identify, evaluate, and prioritize business, operational, regulatory, and technology risks as well as risk mitigation strategies for our clients.


  • 7 + years’ experience in Financial Services Industry (FSI)/Banking experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead walkthroughs with various stakeholders including summarizing and escalating risks, issues, dependencies proactively and timely.
  • Experience with risk assessments/control environments, including identifying, documenting, and evaluating controls to mitigate risks and meet regulatory/compliance requirements.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written). Be comfortable with interacting with individuals of senior leadership positions.
  • Strong working knowledge of a range of financial services products, and services particular to the applicable industry.
  • Be comfortable in a fast pace, business, client facing environment.
  • Microsoft office proficient (PPT, Excel, Word).
  • Ability to travel up to 25%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sector you serve
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Experience working in the financial services or consulting industry related to one or more of the following Financial Services industries: consumer or corporate banking, investment banking or capital markets, investment management, wealth management, trust company, insurance provider, or related service provider.
  • Experience with conducting or assisting with the execution of financial, compliance, and operational audits including evaluation of internal controls.
  • Experience in regulatory engagements.
  • Experience in consumer engagements.

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.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte Advisory" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, which provides audit and enterprise risk services; Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, which provides forensic, dispute, and other consulting services; and its affiliate, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, which provides a wide range of advisory and analytics services. Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP is not a certified public accounting firm. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. These entities are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP.

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: 114443


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