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EY Independence Supervising Associate - Global Monitoring Solution in Buffalo, New York

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.

Join our Independence Risk Management team and help protect EY from risks that arise from its professional services. The Independence team provides coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, regulatory and risk management issues, as well as supporting our people in managing the risks that arise in our daily working lives. You will work closely with all parts of the organization to identify, manage and monitor risk by providing coordinated advice and assistance on independence, compliance, regulatory, and ethical issues.

The opportunity

We are operating in an increasingly connected world which is changing how to manage risk. With fast-paced technology advancements, new innovations within emerging technologies, and an ever-challenging regulatory environment, it is business critical for our organization to identify not only the risks but the opportunities these present to us. As a Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) Supervising Associate, you’ll make educated, thoughtful decisions on Risk Management. Our brand depends on it. It’s all part of our long-term commitment to building a better working world and in return, you can expect plenty of opportunities to take on new responsibilities and develop your career.

Your key responsibilities

You'll provide research and analysis across one or more functional areas, interpret Q&RM policies, and determine responses to standard and non-standard situations. Applying your in-depth subject matter knowledge, you'll make recommendations based on EY guidance and professional standards. You'll analyze issues and review the quality of processes. you'll also document how tasks are completed, to satisfy reviews by external regulators.

You will supervise various daily, weekly and monthly processes that are designed to identify potential independence issues. You will be analyzing and documenting your conclusions on various independence cases and may be required to present and explain your findings to leadership and other members of the independence team. As a supervising associate, you will be responsible for supervising other members of the team, which includes: conducting training, managing work load and capacity, and providing guidance and feedback

Skills and attributes for success

  • Ability to consult with Q&RM analysts to review cases that could result in regulatory breaches or violations of policy.

  • Confirm work of those you supervise is complete, accurate and timely.

  • Confidence to recommend improvements and new approaches or output, calling on your Q&RM experience and applying existing Q&RM processes

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization in a professional manner

  • Ability to think critically about complex issues and recommend solutions that meet regulatory and policy standards.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Project management skills

  • Problem solving ability

  • Ability to supervise others

  • Ability to deliver tough messages to executive leaders within the firm

  • Strong research and communications skills

  • Adept at handling multiple tasks concurrently

  • Good working knowledge of computers and common software packages

  • Skilled at judging when to escalate issues to management

  • Competent at making decisions independently

  • 5-7 plus years related experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Ideally, you’ll have

  • Experience supervising professionals in an environment with competing priorities.

  • The ability to understand and apply the Independence rules and policies of EY and the regulator. Learn about other Q&RM areas outside your own area

  • The background and experience to Independently answer complex, non-routine questions from clients and liaise between the clients and other members of Independence and Q&RM

What we look for

We’re looking for individuals that have strong problem-solving skills, a flexible approach and a desire to take the initiative. Confidence at taking a lead role to resolve uncertainties among peers and build a cohesive team. If you’re great at communicating with people in a fast-paced environment, this is a great place to develop all the skills that will progress your career.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • 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.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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