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Strategy & Transformation,
Growing up in country NSW and moving to Canberra to study, Lizzie didn't envision her studies at ANU, adventurous spirit, and her career with Deloitte would take her to France for work.
From Graduate to Senior Manager
From joining as a graduate to being a senior manager, I have gained so much experience at Deloitte. What makes Deloitte, for me in the Canberra office, is the team culture. People celebrate the wins with you and are equally there on the bad days. We are encouraged to experiment and share new ideas, and ultimately you are in charge of your career and the direction it takes.
My most impactful project at Deloitte has been working in partnership with Defence to deliver Plan Galileo. Plan Galileo is the program of work to implement the Future Maritime Sustainment Model that will ensure Australia has a nationally integrated, modern, innovative and highly skilled sustainment organisation to support the Royal Australian Navy now and into the future. This is truly a once in a generation change on the back of the largest capital investment in Australian history to establish a sovereign shipbuilding industry, and it’s been an absolute privilege to be a part of it.
Working in the Deloitte Canberra office gives me the chance to work on some of the most complex, wicked problems facing our country. When the Prime Minister lists his top priorities for the nation, we usually are working on several of these, helping to redefine Australia's operating model for the future. Recent examples include the bushfire response, elements of COVID support, Australian industry and figuring out the jobs of the future. These are exciting pieces of work where you can see the tangible impact all around you.
Work and life
As a coach and people leader, I'm there to support our people to bring their whole self to work each day, leading by example and finding opportunities for the team to grow and challenge themselves.
My personal interests outside of work make Canberra pretty ideal. You're never far away from a great running trail, and the proximity to beaches and snowfields means I can leave work on a Friday for weekends full of skiing, diving and surfing. A little further abroad from Canberra, I've made it to Everest Base Camp in 2019, which was my absolute favourite holiday to date. Next up is Kilimanjaro!
Looking to the future
We have a really exciting pipeline of work ahead at Deloitte. I'm keen to continuously push the boundaries on what we can achieve by growing and working with smart, driven people (colleagues and clients) who are contributing to a better Australia.
Andrew Colvin, Partner in Financial Advisory, Canberra.
Coming to Deloitte with a wealth of skills and expertise from many high-profile and demanding roles in public service, Andrew joins us as a Financial Advisory partner in our Forensic practice.
Welcome Andrew, tell us a bit about yourself and your career journey.
Originally from Queensland, I’d spent 12 years in Sydney before making Canberra home to my family 20 years ago. So, I’m not a local, but Canberra is home now, and as a family, we love it here.
After 33 years in Federal Government across the military (briefly), policing, and disaster recovery, I wanted to take a step out of government and learn new skills while still contributing and adding value to the community.
I was previously the head of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency – coordinating recovery after the 2019-2020 Black Summer. Prior to that, I was Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police for 5 years out of a 30-year police career.
I’ve joined Deloitte with a very broad remit to add value and share my experience nationally and internationally to help the firm, and our clients.
I am excited to be a part of the Deloitte team, and particularly the Financial Advisory business unit. But my background lends itself well to contribute across all of our work, and my government experience helps shape a lot of the work I am doing at the moment.
I joined Deloitte because I believed in the people, the values, and the aspirations of the firm. I saw that it aligned with my own personal values, and it could provide me with the opportunity to continue to help people, to problem solve, and continue to feel a sense of purpose about my work.
On the horizon
While I am probably more at the back end of my professional career, not the front end 😊, I still have a lot to contribute. But even from where I sit, I can see how Deloitte provides an opportunity to choose your own pathway and have the opportunity to learn new skills, change roles, and explore different parts of the firm along the way. It’s a global firm with a global brand and a global remit – therefore, that provides global opportunities.
Among the many things that interest me in Deloitte, I am keen to help the firm build its business and reputation across the Asia Pacific region, especially the Pacific, and to use my experience to help the corporate and financial sectors transform to meet current challenges and expectations. So, there is plenty for me to get stuck into!
Strategy & Transformation,
Sharon's time with Deloitte started in the Brisbane office when she joined as a vacationer in Risk Advisory. After exploring her career options and talking with Canberra colleagues, she moved to Canberra with her partner.
Joining Deloitte and the work
I had heard of "the big four" but only had a rough idea of the service lines that Deloitte offered. I mainly knew of accounting and audit. The vacationer program and moving to Canberra opened my eyes to the options and what the various service lines could offer. Since joining the Canberra team in Transformation & Operations 3 years ago, I've worked on digital transformation projects. My current passion is transforming supply chains and advising on the collaboration between government and industry supply chains.
The Canberra team
The Canberra team has really come together. We're interlinked across the office; there's a real sense of team. The onboarding of new team members and the integration of new starters help them settle in and feel relaxed to bring their best selves to work.
I'm part of the Canberra social committee; it's fun and so much more. It really brings together the team in a relaxed environment for a broad range of events – monthly social events, escape rooms, bowling, birthday and milestone celebrations. We also have monthly face to face training.
I've been fortunate to be part of the Deloitte Inspiring women program. It has covered more than I expected, elements of your career, personal development, mindfulness, building your brand, and ways to manage your work-life balance, and it connects you with others across Australia.
Considering joining Deloitte
I fully recommend, give it a go; it will be a good experience, great networks, there isn't a downside. Some people have a misperception that all government work is the same. There are so many departments. Each has different challenges and offer a breadth of work to build your experience and cater to your interests.
Audit & Assurance
Bilal’s career with Deloitte so far has taken him to 3 different countries (Pakistan, Middle East, Australia), and he’s worked in 3 different service lines (Audit, Consulting and Finance Assurance). Bilal tells us his story of working in a truly global firm.
My Name is Bilal Ansari, and I am a Senior Manager in Deloitte Canberra. I am originally from Pakistan and moved to Canberra with my family in 2007. I worked with a small accounting firm before joining the team here at Deloitte. 11 of my 14 years of professional experience have been with Deloitte in 3 different countries and 3 different service lines.
What attracted me to Deloitte was:
- Its reputation among the other accounting firms in the world
- Range of services, client work and depth of resources
- Support of like-minded professionals
I’ve stayed with Deloitte for 11 years because of the variety of experience I’ve gained, the people, the culture and the complete support I’ve received from the Firm. Since day dot, the level of support is amazing, you will be assigned with a buddy and coach to support and guide you throughout your settling in period and ongoing.
Becoming a Coach
As I’ve progressed in my career, becoming a Senior Manager, I’ve transitioned into a coaching role to provide others with the support that I’ve benefited from. Coaching my team on their technical skills is a given. I challenge colleagues to build their personal brand reputation, asking “what do they want to be known for?” to be famous for something and use the Deloitte resources and support to get there.
The experience I gained working in audit has provided another perspective on the consulting advisory work I now do. I’m currently managing an engagement at a large Federal Government client leading teams on overall budgeting, forecasting, end of month closing and Capital budgeting.
My life in Canberra
The relationships and trust we have with clients support the flexibility Deloitte enables. Managing my time allows me to maintain a healthy lifestyle of playing tennis twice a week, gym sessions, and family time. The team functions in the same way of managing their time to meet client deadlines and having the flexibility to structure their time to achieve both professional and personal goals.
Interested in joining Deloitte?
When people ask me what’s it like, I tell them don’t wait, just join! You will be working in a respectful and supportive environment with ambitious colleagues’ keen to grow and push each other forward. The team would love to hear your ideas and support and guide you through any challenging situation, and we celebrate our wins and support each other through challenges. I can’t wait for you to join us!
Cyber & Strategic Risk,
Ryan Parsons, Cyber and Strategy Risk Manager, Risk Advisory.
Paul, what does a typical day look like for you?
As a manager in the Cyber team, my role on paper is to manage the delivery of cyber risk services to our clients. But it is so much more than that. When I come into work, the idea about what the day might look like very rarely matches the reality.
It’s that sort of variety and the adaptability I’ve learned and that I apply to it that keeps me interested. My day might include mentoring others, writing reports, facilitating workshops, engaging with international thought leaders, helping my team in Canberra and across Australia, leading some training, talking with client stakeholders, or something entirely different.
Tell us about your start at Deloitte and how you came to join the Canberra team.
I started my Deloitte career in the Brisbane office and continued as a Manager there for about 15 months. While I found the experience rewarding, I spoke with my coach about my desire to work on Defence-related engagements. My coach was hugely supportive, as was the Partner leadership, and within a month, the plans were in place for me to move to Canberra. Since then, I’ve been working on a large engagement with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and have been loving playing a role in work I find meaningful.
Coaching is an essential aspect of supporting our people’s development – can you share on your coaching experience?
One of the most valuable parts of Deloitte is the Coaching relationship, which I’ve found to be equal parts mentor, supervisor, advocate, and supporter. As a coachee, my coaches have shared their time to help me learn and grow into the person I am today, and they have supported me through all the challenges and the triumphs.
As a coach, one of the most rewarding parts of my role is seeing my coachee achieve the things they set out to and advance and grow into their roles and beyond.
What would you say to someone contemplating joining Deloitte – why should they be excited?
I get to work with some really clever people in my role. Deloitte has found a positive balance between both technical and non-technical people, all sharing the same goal of solving client challenges.
I’ve learned an incredible amount in two years about my field and about a range of other areas like analytics, forensics, learning and training design and delivery, service design, procurement uplift, and building great customer experiences. More than that, I’ve had the chance to work with some of Australia’s largest industry leaders, understand how their internal machinery works, and find ways to make that machinery run even more smoothly. Knowing that the problems I solve make real change and help real people is extremely rewarding.
The relationships I’ve built here have helped me understand that I’m capable of big things, and Deloitte continues to provide me opportunities as long as I keep an eye out for them.
Audit & Assurance
Originally from Italy, Lucrezia moved to Canberra and joined Deloitte to work with other professionals with the same interests and experience. But there's more to this story, even a touch of love. Not only did she join Deloitte and transition into a new career in accounting, but she also met her now-partner in Canberra back in 2012.
Moving to Canberra
My name is Lucrezia. I am a pharmacist and an accountant. I moved to Australia in 2012, soon after becoming a registered pharmacist, mainly to learn English and travel the country. After studying accounting at CIT and the University of Canberra, I transitioned to accounting, worked in industry for a few years, and then moved to Canberra's Audit and Assurance team. I am currently a manager working in Government assurance as a Finance Business Partner as part of a team supporting a large federal government client. My role involves budget management, end of month close and capital management activities.
I wanted to join the most reputable and well-known professional services firm globally and was attracted by the opportunity to be exposed to challenging and meaningful work. Coming from industry, I was excited to work with like-minded professionals, learn from them, foster relationships, and have ongoing support and coaching to guide me in my career progression. Working with other accountants in a large firm allows me to grow professionally and discuss professional interests with my team, which I didn't have in previous accounting roles.
I am particularly proud of my contribution in my first engagement at Deloitte. I was placed into a different business unit, completely outside my comfort zone. At the start it was intimidating, and I had to learn a lot in a very short amount of time. I quickly gained the client's trust and became a valued team member. I had responsibility for the division's financial management, and I worked hard to improve the quality and reliability of the financial data and reporting. I built strong relationships with the client, and they were so happy with my performance that they nominated me as a key resource in the contract review. The team provides great support to learn new skills and encourages you to provide a different perspective.
What surprised me
I was surprised by the level of support provided to everyone who joins the firm, no matter the title or the role. I have found everybody I dealt with very friendly, supportive and willing to share their experience and knowledge to help me grow. No matter the level, you can go to someone to support you, it's a great team environment.
Work and life
The flexibility to manage my time around client commitments means I have time to complete my CA studies and spend time with my partner doing the things we love in the Canberra region. We love to take day trips, going hiking, catch up with friends and family, eat out at all our favourite restaurants and go for walks around the lake to balance out all the dining out. Italian and Sons, Messina and Locale are some of our favourites. Also, as the commute to work usually only takes 15 minutes, it opens up extra time in your day.
Don't be afraid to take chances. Be bold, confident, curious, and work hard. Try to learn as much as you can, and don't doubt your capabilities. During the recruitment process, I would think about my main priorities and what I really want to achieve and make sure the job I am applying for aligns with my career pathway.
Don't doubt your capabilities and dedication. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, you'll learn from them and the team will support you. I've become more confident in myself at Deloitte, and I look forward to the future.
Global Employer Services,
Tax & Legal
Rhys joined Deloitte eight years ago in sunny Brisbane as a fresh-faced graduate ready to make his mark in Tax & Legal, but after three and half years in Brisbane, a project in Canberra has brought him back to his hometown where he’s found his groove.
My current role with Deloitte is as a Director in our Tax & Legal practice, where I work alongside my Partners to support some of Canberra’s largest Government and Private clients. I grew up in Canberra but first joined Deloitte as a graduate in Brisbane. I returned to Canberra to work on a project that was originally short term, but four and a half years later, I am still here and loving it! It has been a great opportunity for me to grow an amazing team around me and serve some incredible clients.
When I first joined Deloitte in Brisbane many years ago, there was no real Tax & Legal offering at the time in Canberra – I am very proud that we have now built such a strong team that offer the kinds of roles that were not here many years ago.
Deloitte Canberra work
When I first joined Deloitte, I wanted to work in a large firm with complex tax work. My role in Canberra allows me to do that and so much more. We have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex tax problems with interesting clients, including as an integrated business partner. Focusing on Government and Public Services is a fascinating sector; the work is not only interesting with complex tax and legal problems but there are real positive impacts to society that our clients help solve. We work as a nationally integrated team, which allows us to support some of the biggest clients in Australia and globally with practitioners from around the world.
What surprised me about Deloitte
I am constantly surprised about the breadth of expertise our firm has to offer. Every week I meet someone new, all with such different backgrounds and different expertise to myself. These are the people I’ve learned from the most during my time at Deloitte, as they’ve challenged my perspectives.
When you start your career, you assume there is a certain path that you will follow, but you can shape your own path in part and discover not only what you do best but what you enjoy the most. My path has been shaped around providing tax advisory to Government and the Canberra market.
What I enjoy the most
The times I enjoy the most are working on complex projects as a team where you manage to achieve an outcome collectively that no individual could on their own. There is no other feeling like it when a team works well together, and everyone plays to their diverse strengths. This can often be in high-pressure situations or under a tight deadline, making it all the more fun and the importance of teamwork all the more critical. I have been consistently pushed outside my comfort zone through my career, which I love. Each year I look back and see how much I’ve grown as a practitioner and do my best to also deliver this experience as a coach back to the team.
The Canberra culture
Canberra is a relatively small place which means once you know a few people, you will quickly find many connections between them and grow a strong network fast. The Canberra office has a very open culture. You will find people are quite friendly and happy to chat, and the tearoom is often buzzing. It is nice to be a part of one Canberra team across the many business units. There is a diverse range of people that are so connected to each other and are networking across teams bringing out the best of Deloitte.
Although I grew up in Canberra, I will never get used to the cold winters. The positive side is I love to ski, and there are plenty of great whisky bars to keep you warm.
Who would have thought returning to Canberra for a project would lead to the opportunities I’ve had in my career but also I found my wife to be – I am now engaged to someone I met through Deloitte when I first returned!
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”I joined Deloitte because I believed in the people, the values, and the aspirations of the firm. I saw that it aligned with my own personal values, and it could provide me the opportunity to continue to help people, to problem solve, and continue to feel a sense of purpose about my work.”
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