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Professionalism and you

Four steps to take prior to signing your offer letter

This program is designed to help you understand some of the independence issues you might face and what you need to do to comply with independence requirements.

  1. Watch the video "Professionalism and You: A Commitment to Independence."
  2. Review the list of Most Common Independence Issues and consider whether any might raise potential issues for you.
  3. If you have specific questions, contact National Office Independence by email or +1 888 269 1068 to discuss your situation with an independence advisor.
  4. In your offer letter, read the paragraphs about independence requirements prior to accepting the employment offer with the Deloitte US Firms.

Five independence requirement areas:

  • Financial relationships
  • Employment relationships
  • Business relationships
  • Scope of service considerations
  • Fee arrangements

The Deloitte US Firms are deeply committed to acting with integrity. One of the most visible demonstrations of our integrity is our ability to be independent and objective in providing services to our attest (audit) clients and their affiliates (also referred to as restricted entities). In order to render such unbiased (or independent) judgments, we must each be free of perceived or actual conflicts of interest with restricted entity clients.

As a partner, principal or employee of the Deloitte US Firms, you will be subject to professional independence requirements. There are specific sets of policy and external rules and regulations that help both you and the organization remain objective and free from conflicts of interest with respect to restricted entity clients.

Policy Talk: An introduction to the independence issues that face spouses and spousal equivalents

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Mike Zychinski

Partner | Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer