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Meet the US Delivery Center team: Salwa Ebrahim

Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance US Delivery Center’s Salwa Ebrahim shares her career journey

August 2, 2023

Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance US Delivery Center (A&A USDC) merges industry, business, and technical experience with leading service delivery approaches. A&A USDC professionals serve a portfolio of engagements, providing increased knowledge sharing and a collection of leading practices, resulting in deeper insights to Deloitte’s clients while maintaining high-quality audit and assurance services. Based in Gilbert, Arizona, A&A USDC teams are comprised of professionals with technical and/or operational experience whose primary responsibilities are client service delivery and audit execution. A&A USDC professionals benefit from working in a highly collaborative team environment with schedule predictability and limited travel commitments.

We caught up with one of our A&A professionals in the USDC to learn more about her story and how working in the A&A USDC has allowed her to find her fit at Deloitte.

When Salwa Ebrahim, an Audit & Assurance in-charge with Deloitte & Touche LLP, graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in auditing, but wasn’t sure what role would be the right fit for her.

“I wanted a career that was rich with teaming opportunities, gave me access to leading-edge technology, and offered continuous ways to learn and develop, but also that gave me predictability in my schedule and didn’t require me to travel regularly,” said Salwa. “Joining the A&A USDC has given me all of this and more. I’m making an impact that matters by supporting multiple engagements across several industries and also by having the opportunity to facilitate trainings and participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion activities—two areas I’m passionate about.”

As an Audit & Assurance in-charge in the USDC, Salwa’s day-to-day responsibilities vary and include performing audit procedures, testing internal controls, preparing, and reviewing audit documentation, supervising, and developing staff, and working collaboratively with client service teams. A&A USDC professionals can also perform data interrogation and analysis of client data leveraging Deloitte’s suite of advanced analytics technologies.

A&A USDC professionals are essential in helping Deloitte’s client service teams transform audit execution through standardizing, centralizing—and most importantly—digitizing audits to enhance quality, provide greater insights, and drive effectiveness and efficiencies.

As part of Deloitte’s hybrid work model, Salwa splits her time working from home as well as in the office, which allows her the flexibility and predictability she needs to manage personal commitments and spend time with her family.

Representation matters

Getting to work with her colleagues in Audit & Assurance and across Deloitte’s other businesses in a centralized location has allowed Salwa the opportunity to build a network of colleagues with diverse ideas, beliefs, backgrounds, and talents.

“Representation, inclusion, and diversity matter very much to me,” Salwa said. “It’s important to me to help my colleagues feel like they are able to connect on common passions and interests in an environment where we can celebrate what makes us unique and how our different experiences contribute to our success as professionals and to the overall team.”

As the national representative of the Delivery Centers for Deloitte’s Middle Eastern/North African & Allies Community (MENA), Salwa has also been able to meet professionals from that community who weren’t already part of her network.

“Through the Delivery Center recruiting, we collaborate with local universities to help educate students from diverse backgrounds—including those similar to mine—on the different types of roles and opportunities available at Deloitte. It’s so energizing to share how the audit and assurance profession continues to evolve and the various ways professionals can now build a long-term career serving in a variety of audit and assurance roles. I also love that through these interactions with students I’m helping Deloitte further our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and helping to develop a diverse group of future professionals,” said Salwa.

“I continue to be surprised by all the opportunities I have working in Deloitte’s A&A USDC and the various ways I can customize my career journey to align with my interests, professional goals, and the evolving needs of the profession. Deloitte is truly a place where I can grow professionally, pursue my interests, and thrive as my exceptional self.”

Discover your impact at Deloitte

Whether you are just starting a career or you are looking to take your career to the next level, the Deloitte US Delivery Center has many opportunities to help you accelerate your career and make an impact. Explore career opportunities at the USDC.

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