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Assistant Director-GDS Risk Management-Personal Independence

Location:  Bengaluru
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 6, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1506397

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. 





Assistant Director – GDS Risk Management – Personal Independence

This role is within the GDS Risk Management Function (which covers independence/ethics, conflicts, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, data protection, enterprise and business risk, and other risk and regulatory areas), where the incumbent will be responsible for the promotion, protection and support of risk management. GDS Risk Management aims to uphold our business standards, maintain and enhance the value of the brand, and ensure that the firm complies with the external/internal rules and regulations imposed on the firm in relation to the conduct of its business. This is a strategic role that requires a proactive approach to ensure the integrity of internal systems and adherence to policies.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Answer technical Independence queries related to audit, non-audit services, business relationships, and operations.
  • Conduct Independence checks and research, as needed.
  • Offer general Independence support to GDS Risk leadership.
  • Ensure compliance with the Global Independence Risk Control Framework.
  • Coach and manage junior members of the Independence Team.
  • Providing overall insight to ad hoc project and other support to team members of the Independence team
  • Analysis of potential breaches of Independence requirements
  • Coaching junior team members and ensuring smooth onboarding of new joiners.
  • Provision of training/support to colleagues in other GDS Centers with respect to independence matters
  • Organize and run awareness sessions related to independence matter at regular intervals to help upkeep the compliance in GDS
  • Responsible to provide updates related to ISQM (International Standard on Quality Management)

Skills and attributes for success

  • Experience working in an Independence function at Manager level.
  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in various activities associated with ISQM (International Standard on Quality Management)
  • Adaptability and flexibility with good team working skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with service lines and develop an excellent understanding of their business and service offerings
  • Ability to work to pre-determined deadlines, meet objectives under pressure and manage complex projects.
  • Strong communication ability with colleagues at all levels including delivering tough messages to senior leaders within the firm

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, or Law.
  • Overall 10-12 years of experience in risk management/compliance areas, out of which at least 5 years of experience in areas related to Personal Independence, with a strong preference for corporate compliance areas.
  • Experience of having worked as part of Risk management team in Big4 firms.
  • Advanced working knowledge and experience with Excel and reporting tools.
  • Significant experience related to Auditing or related fields.
  • A comprehensive understanding of compliance needs and the ability to translate them into actionable strategies.
  • Junior Independence professionals with experience looking to progress may also be considered


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • An eye for efficiency and process improvements
  • Planning skills and ability to prioritize the workload
  • Attention to detail and sense of ownership
  • Ability to stretch in the busy period for high quality and on time delivery


What we look for 

  • Working in a team of experts with deep domain knowledge
  • Opportunity to work in fast paced multinational environment
  • Positive attitude and be a dependable team player

What we offer

EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across eight locations – Argentina, India, Hungary, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Spain and Sri Lanka – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.

  • 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.



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