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Tenna Jørgensen, Talent lead Destinctive, Audit & Assurance
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Creating impact that matters
We greatly value our colleagues; we help each other and care about each other. At the end of the day, none of us are superheroes – at least not all the time.
Working in Deloitte is about the value we create. Our licence to operate is based on high quality, and it is essential to us that our employees participate in challenging and developing our standards.
We strive to create value for the people and clients around us. Being part of our community, therefore, is all about instilling trust in each other and in our clients. Furthermore – with programmes such as Unleash and Small Great Nations – we contribute to the world around us and can claim responsibility for facilitating a qualified debate about the society of tomorrow.
To us, success is the feeling of making an impact that outlasts us.
Specialisation comes with a need to prioritise and focus, and we promise you the best conditions for doing that. If you share the ultimate dream of many auditors – of becoming a Certified Public Accountant – look no further. We offer a learning & development programme, tailored to meet both your professional and personal needs and to facilitate your journey in the best possible way.
Furthermore, we believe that a leadership that is close to you is crucial to your path to success. Our leadership structure is built on this belief, so coaches, managers and team leaders will be an important part of your everyday working life, providing you with the exact support and coaching you need. In order to develop your talents and strengths, Deloitte has implemented a dialogue-based approach to performance, delivering rapid feedback, which provides you and your coach with the foundation for the ongoing dialogue about your career.
Offering you a Happy Parents Package
As a firm, we are committed to making the transition from being an employee to being an employee and a parent as smooth as possible. The aspiration is to make all working parents feel that having a career at Deloitte and being a great parent is both doable and desirable.
The Parents Transition Programme
If you are about to go on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, Deloitte offers expert support to help ensure your life-changing event goes smoothly. We have partnered with the expert training company How Do You Do It to help you and your immediate leader manage your transition into parenthood.
The programme is open to all Deloitte staff, regardless of whether you are becoming a parent for the first time or adding to your family. The programme contains activities facilitated by your immediate leader and the expert training company before, during and after your leave period.
Calling future auditors to Dynamic, MidMarket, Public, FSI and TopTier in Copenhagen
Calling future auditors to Dynamic and MidMarket in Jutland and on Funen
A place where one size fits one
In addition to your work life you may want to get serious about mastering a new skill, start a family, travel the world - or something completely different. Once the urge is there, we want to make sure that you find transparency around what options are available, and we will support you in finding the solutions that will allow you to make the impact you want to make.
Deloitte is committed to ensuring that we have a culture and environment in which you are able to balance a successful career with commitments outside work. We want to do this by creating transparency around the options for flexibility in your career, and make it easier for you to use them.
What do our people say?
Audit & Assurance
Safeguarding the financial sector
Rasmus Steffensen audits some of the largest banks in Denmark.
From the very beginning of your career, you chose to specialise in the financial sector. Why?
The financial sector has always interested me because it plays a pivotal role in society. At Deloitte, the financial sector is close to our hearts, and we have a strong foothold both domestically and internationally. For me personally, it was the right choice and it gave me the opportunity to focus on the sector from the beginning of my career.
You work with some of the largest banks in Denmark, but you also work with some of the smallest. What is the difference between the two?
As auditors, it is our job to safeguard the industry and ensure trust in the financial information no matter the size of the balance sheet. The difference between the two is definitely the scope of the business models. The larger banks have a more diverse business model, which creates an extra level of compliance that we have to consider as auditors.
Talking about compliance, we have seen a tsunami of regulation being introduced both at the national and international level. How is the industry keeping up?
It is true that regulation in the financial sector has definitely surged to an unprecedented level over the last few years. We have barely implemented the first wave of post-financial crisis regulation. Now, we are starting to see lawmakers focusing not only on capital, but also on how banks behave and how they live up to their social responsibility. Fortunately, we have a large international network at Deloitte who closely monitor any change in regulatory demands. Their deep-rooted knowledge and constant awareness are crucial for us in order to become trusted advisors to our clients.
Banks are not only faced with compliance issues. They also need to rethink parts of their business model. What does that mean to you as an auditor?
Working as an auditor for many different banks definitely gives you a deep insight into the sector and the challenges of digitisation and innovation that lie ahead. At Deloitte we are putting these insights to use and working hard to develop our storefront towards the sector. Even though we have to rotate out of some of our largest clients, we want to remain an attractive and value-creating partner for the banks of the future.
What are your own ambitions at Deloitte?
Last year, I became a state authorised public accountant, which was a significant milestone in my career and the climax of an amazing educational journey. Right now, I am focusing on putting my skills to use and building my network. I am confident that my journey with Deloitte will bring an unlimited amount of opportunities in the future.
Audit & Assurance
Taking on complex accounting and disrupted events
Lasse René Sørensen is part of Assurance Offerings, a new team at Deloitte specialised in so-called disrupted events and complex accounting areas.
At Deloitte, you have chosen to specialise in the most complex parts of accounting. Why?
For me, it has really been an amazing opportunity to dive into the most intricate parts of our profession. I definitely see myself as a geek in the most positive sense of the word. I have worked hard to become a specialist, rather than a generalist. I enjoy taking on these tasks that are extremely challenging and just massively complex to solve.
What exactly is complex accounting?
Typically, I face complex accounting issues when clients are preparing a conversion to the International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS. This is extremely tricky, and many companies preparing an IFRS conversion will not have the qualifications in-house to prepare the conversion and therefore reach out to me and my team. Even for ’regular’ auditors like many of my colleagues, an IFRS conversion is something that happens so rarely that you just never become a master of it. You have to do it often like I do to really get the thorough experience that you need to become the best advisor for your clients.
When would an IFRS conversion normally occur?
Typically, IFRS conversions occur as part of a disrupted event. This could be either an intension of going public or as preparation of a sale. In these cases management wishes to convert to the international accounting standards in order to open up the market for international investors. It can also be part of a due diligence process in which a company wishes to assess the technicalities of accounting before engaging in a large transaction.
Looking back at your career what has been the highlight so far?
Besides joining the Assurance Offering specialist team here at Deloitte, I would definitely say my 18 months secondment at Deloitte in Philadelphia in 2015, which was part of our global mobility programme. That was a great experience in so many ways. It boosted my career, gave me an international network, and definitely put hair on my chest – and also removed some on the top.
Looking forward, where do you see your career going?
Since I have chosen this somewhat unconventional path I am actually not pursuing a state authorisation. Rather, I see myself taking an MBA, possibly in digitisation in order to become even more business-focused and to challenge myself. It is no secret that our profession is changing a lot. In order to continue being relevant, we constantly need to challenge ourselves and bring new knowledge to the table. That is my main career goal.
Audit & Assurance
When business becomes global
Jennifer Waibel is originally from the United States. At Deloitte Denmark, she serves some of the most complex international clients.
Why did you choose to relocate to Denmark?
Well, that is a classic love story. I was studying at Copenhagen Business School where I met my husband-to-be. After graduation, I worked at Deloitte in Wisconsin for a couple of years, but it was just too hard being away from the man I love. So I made the decision to leave the US and move to Denmark. It has definitely been one of the best decisions of my life.
How is life as an expat at Deloitte?
It is interesting, for sure. Sometimes difficult, but also very rewarding. Here in Copenhagen, I manage a team of more than 20 people, half of them Danish, the other half expats from all parts of the world, including the US, Canada, India, the Philippines, and Malaysia, just to name a few places. We all come with different perspectives, both personally and professionally. Sometimes we have to work extra hard to understand each other, but that is essentially how we all learn.
What is the business rationale for working in an international team?
The obvious rationale is that we have to mirror our clients. They think globally, so we have to think and operate globally in order for us to become their trusted advisors. This requires us to have international competencies within the Danish firm, but also to draw on our global network of specialists. This is where the magnitude of Deloitte really manifests itself. I love working in that kind of vibrant, international environment.
From your perspective, what is the difference between a ‘Danish’ and an ‘American’ audit?
The biggest difference is definitely regulation. I specialise in auditing large Danish companies that are listed in the US as well as Danish subsidiaries of American companies. For both of them, there are a number of very specific procedures that need to be performed in order to comply with US regulation. Naturally, the very essence of performing an independent audit is the same between our two countries, but for the US there are several complex regulatory add-ons.
What are your plans for your own career here in Denmark?
I definitely want to continue on the leadership path that I am already on. For me, leadership is where we have the greatest potential as a firm. Our whole existence depends on our ability to develop new talents. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing other people grow and have success. That is without doubt the most rewarding part of my job.
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