Independence Associate - Global Monitoring Solutions at EY (Cleveland, OH)

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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, and regulatory issues.

The opportunity

You will have the opportunity to develop your career by working closely with other Independence and Service Line professionals on a broad scope of engagements and projects. The Independence Group develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to our stakeholders, and in so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Your key responsibilities

You'll possess subject matter knowledge enabling you to develop and execute monitoring programs in order to assess compliance, track findings, provide action-based results to management, and assists in remediating issues with key stakeholders globally You'll provide research and analysis on targeted risk management areas of focus including administration of policies and processes; tracking exceptions to policies, determining required actions; and making recommendations based on firm guidance.

You will manage various daily, weekly and monthly processes that assist with identifying potential independence issues. You will be analyzing and documenting your conclusions on various independence cases and may be required to present / explain your findings to leadership and/or other members of the independence team.

You can expect plenty of opportunities to take on new responsibilities and develop your career.

  • Assist in the development of testing programs that are effective, measurable, and impactful.
  • Execute detailed operational monitoring programs to validate compliance with firm policy and procedures and to evaluate completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of the transaction
  • Facilitate and strongly drive the process to completion by following up on requests from risk management consultants and EY employees
  • Understand and apply key requirements of firm and regulators' independence rules and policies.
  • Work with EY employees on obtaining background materials required to initiate review of business relationships or other processes.
  • Act as a liaison between EY personnel, other members of the risk management team, and various functional areas within the firm in assessing compliance
  • Develop and manage reporting related to various monitoring reviews in order to provide dashboard reporting on compliance rates across a variety of measures
  • Build and leverage a network of contacts within risk management and across the firm
  • Challenge existing processes and approaches operational efficiency, effectiveness, internal controls, and/or customer service and offer innovative ideas for improvement


Skills and attributes for success
  • Ability to learn and understand the firm and regulators' independence rules and policies as well as familiarity with other risk management initiatives outside of area of expertise
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and activities in a timely manner and be responsible for specific outcomes
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong research skills and ability to apply sound business judgment to individual and team assignments
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and responsive customer service skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently


To qualify for the role you must have
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to exhibit a positive attitude and approach, willingly accepts new challenges, flexible and accepting of change
  • Ability to keep confidential sensitive information


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.

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable law.

EY is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and either need assistance applying online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call 1-800-EY-HELP3, type Option 2 (HR-related inquiries) and then type Option 1 (HR Shared Services Center), which will route you to EY's Talent Shared Services Team or email SSC Customer Support at [email protected]
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