Working as a Manager in in a team that’s focused on innovation gives Amanda plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and challenge herself on a variety of projects.
What are you responsible for in your role?
I’m a manager in the Forensic service line on the Financial Crime team, working with the Business Intelligence team. I returned to the role via Deloitte’s Return to Work supported hiring, following a career break.
My role is to provide high quality advice and information using a risk based approach to help our clients manage the financial crime risks that financial services firms face on a day-to-day basis.
What’s a typical day like for you?
Every day here, I can be myself. There’s a lot of respect for people at all levels and I feel empowered to speak my mind and offer my opinion. I’m also constantly learning. I’ve gained technical project management, assurance testing and business development skills, and even passed the ICA Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Correspondent Banking. I’ve also acquired more than 60 hours (24 courses, in fact) of online, self-study and classroom-based training.
As I’m right in the middle of London up on the 11th floor, I enjoy an unrivalled, unrestricted view of the city and its amazing landmarks every day, too.
What’s the best part of your job and in what ways is your team innovative?
The fact it’s so unpredictable. It never gets boring and every project differs from the last. Deloitte focuses on building new disruptive capabilities and making innovation relevant. So it’s no surprise to me that Deloitte was ranked in the ‘Leaders’ Quadrant by Gartner. Their focus on innovation and investment in technology has helped maintain market leadership.
Why would you recommend Deloitte to someone?
The best thing about the Deloitte culture is that your destiny is in your hands. Managers inspire me to keep improving myself, because they all seem so knowledgeable and accomplished in their fields.
I do a 4-day week, occasionally work from home, and tend not to be in the office past 5pm. As a parent of a child with special needs, this support and flexibility is invaluable.
My family and I also love to travel outside of work. From a professional point of view, I enjoy being a member of several supportive diversity networks.
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