Life at Deloitte
Davina L. McKenzie, Bahamas
"I enjoy the relationships I have been able to develop with clients and colleagues."
Senior Manager, Audit
What do you like most about your role?
I enjoy the learning and teaching opportunities.
What attracted you to Deloitte?
Accounting majors at my university were required to become members of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honors organization. As part of this organization, during the fall and spring semesters, we networked weekly with the large public accounting firms and private companies. Through this membership, in my junior year I secured summer internship offers from Deloitte Parsippany, New Jersey and another Big 4 firm in New Jersey that I had previously interned with in The Bahamas during the summers after my freshman and sophomore years. Ultimately the decision to accept the Deloitte internship offer was driven by the culture and the awesome recruiter. I remember a group of us being invited to dinner and we had the best time and conversation. During that summer internship I worked on a banking engagement in West Orange, NJ and continued to experience the culture that was displayed during the recruitment process. At the end of the internship I was offered and accepted full time employment with the firm upon graduation. I started with the Deloitte Parsippany, NJ office in August 2004. The team I worked with during my internship had scheduled me to work with them on another New Jersey banking engagement. The persons from that team were very instrumental in my development and continue to be mentors to me to this day.
Describe your day to day role
On a daily basis, I interact with my staff, partners, administrative staff, and clients. I am also involved in preparing proposals for potential clients, facilitating training, and other regional initiatives.
What else have your been involved with since joining Deloitte?
I participate in the firm’s community service initiative (IMPACT Day), recruiting efforts, and training programs. As a trainer for The Bahamas office, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Spain and France. I have also been a member of two CBC practice review teams, which allowed me to travel to Barbados and Trinidad.
What is Deloitte’s role in your longer term career goals?
My years at Deloitte have given me the exposure to an array of accounting issues and cultures. These all continue to contribute to my professional development.
What have you enjoyed most?
I enjoy the relationships I have been able to develop with clients and colleagues.
Name: Davina L. McKenzie
Position: Senior Manager
College Attended: Seton Hall University
Date that you joined Deloitte: August 2004 - Parsippany, NJ
December 1, 2009 - Nassau, Bahamas