Life at Deloitte
Senior Consultant, Risk Advisory - Financial Services
Charlotte joined Deloitte in March 2014 as a Senior Consultant in our Risk Advisory practice and was recently promoted to Manager. She joined following 5 years as a Captain in the Intelligence Corps.
What were your reasons for leaving the military and why did you join Deloitte?
It was just time for a change and a new challenge. I wanted a better work life balance where I could live in my home, see my husband and of course our dogs.
I liked the people and the sound of the role was interesting and challenging as I had no experience of technology risk or financial services. I was impressed with the clear investment Deloitte makes in their people and their agile working arrangements.
What transferable skills and experience have you brought from the military?
- Leadership and Management
- Ability and confidence to take the initiative and interactive with junior and senior members of staff
- Analytical thought process
What work do you get involved in on a day to day basis
This is what I love about my job, no day is ever the same. It completely depends on the client but it mainly involves helping Financial Services clients with technology associated risks. I also really enjoy the extra work which helps develop the practice – great for networking and developing knowledge.
What was the biggest culture shock when you first started in professional services/Deloitte?
There was no-one to directly report to and due to the nature of the role the office is extremely transient so everyday there was a new face.
What do you like most about your role?
The diverse range of clients and opportunities it means I am constantly learning and being challenged. I can make the role what I want it to be and Deloitte provides great support.
Tips for joining Deloitte with the right mind set
A willingness to learn and develop, in the process step out of your comfort zone you might find something new that you are interested in and good at. Deloitte provides significant investment into your learning but you also need to learn from those around you.
In terms of management and leadership you will have less responsibility then you had in the military – this is a good thing as you have so much information to absorb and new things to learn so embrace it.
What social, society and CSR activities have you been involved with at Deloitte?
Alongside a number of sponsored sporting events and charity dinners, I have also had the opportunity to support a charity through Deloitte’s Pro-Bono scheme which enabled me to help a great charity which I thoroughly enjoyed and completely different to my normal Financial Services clients.
How has Deloitte played a role in your long term career goals?
The exposure to the variety of industries and skill sets has provided significant insight into the future opportunities both in Deloitte and externally. Deloitte significantly invests in your development and this combined with the exposure enables me a great platform for my future career.