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Deloitte National Accounting & Reporting Advisory (ARA) Senior Manager: Growth & Offerings in Grand Rapids, Michigan

National ARA leadership is seeking a senior manager to join our team responsible for driving Audit & Assurance growth through our collaboration with Risk & Financial Advisory (Advisory). Accounting Advisory and Transformation Services (AATS or joint offering) launched in Summer 2020, presenting a combined storefront of historical Audit & Assurance Accounting and Reporting Advisory services and Advisory Controllership Accounting & Reporting (Controllership) services. A core working group has been established, with representation from both functions.

Various implementation workstreams for the joint offering are underway (Go-to-market strategies, Marketing, Talent, Quality Risk Management, Communications, Client Relationship Management (i.e., Mercury), Financial reporting). We are looking for a professional to oversee all processes, guide workstream teams and support functions as needed, and be a key team member in communicating, socializing and executing the joint strategy. This role includes heavy interaction with many of the groups mentioned above, as well as exposure to key leaders within the Audit & Assurance practice as well as the Advisory practice, including the AATS Steering Group.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Provide inputs and strategic directions to various coordination workstreams (listed above)

  • Lead periodic reporting to A&A and AATS leadership

  • Drive execution of joint strategy, including suggesting strategic choices to yield desired outcomes

  • Assist or lead execution of ad-hoc projects

  • Work closely with Advisory PMO team and core working group

  • Interact with A&A practice (from RMPs through specific office groups) to provide education on AATS strategy and opportunities

The team

Our audits are fueled by more than just technology – what really sets us apart are our insightful professionals, collaborative culture, and commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. Our audit & assurance professionals apply a streamlined, intelligent approach to the audit, enabled by innovative tools and technologies. Quality is our top priority, and by focusing on innovation, we continue to raise the bar on quality and deliver greater value to our clients. Learn more about Deloitte Audit. at http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/audit/solutions/deloitte-audit.html



  • 4 years of public accounting or equivalent experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field


  • Advanced degree in accounting or related field

  • Familiarity with Deloitte’s Accounting and Reporting Advisory service offerings preferred, but not required

  • Interest in learning about the internal functions of supporting a practice

  • Strong project management capabilities

  • Superior Microsoft Office skills, particularly with PowerPoint and Excel

  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with all levels in a large, matrixed organization

  • Ability to work well in a virtual team environment

  • Interest in broadening understanding of cross-functional services

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to analyze data and make sound observations and recommendations

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and comfort interacting with all levels of management

  • Innovative, creative, curious, willing to learn about, experiment with and champion new ideas and approaches

How you’ll grow

At Deloitte, we believe in professional development and helping our people grow. We offer learning opportunities to help you sharpen your skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. We support the development of leadership and technical skills through leading-edge learning development solutions such as our Welcome to Deloitte on-boarding program, career milestone learning programs, and Audit technical training. Deloitte University, our 107-acre, $300M center, demonstrates our commitment to development by delivering an interactive, immersive learning environment that offers a physical campus in a virtual world. Welcoming more than 50,000 learners annually from 81 countries, we're considered one of the leading private companies for growing leadership skills. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center. at https://zoomforth.com/s/deloitte/du#home


At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you. at http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/careers/articles/life-at-deloitte-benefits-and-rewards.html

Deloitte’s culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives. Learn more about Life at Deloitte.

Corporate citizenship

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. at http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/deloitte-corporate-citizenship.html

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