Life at Deloitte
Joseph Ryan, British Virgin Islands
"The most enjoyable thing about Deloitte is the people"
Project Manager, IT
What do you like most about your role?
The thing I like most about my role is the feedback I receive from a client when we have delivered the perfect solution to meet their needs. Our clients face a number of day to day challenges and it is always great to see the way in which we can use technology to make their lives easier.
What attracted you to Deloitte?
The number one thing that attracted me to Deloitte was the opportunity for career advancement. Since beginning my employment in 2008 my career has matured from being responsible for local office IT to the co-leader of the IT Project Management Office in the Caribbean and Bermuda Region with responsibility for IT Projects, Strategy and Governance to name a few.
Describe your day to day role
My days can be varied and no day is the same. A normal day usually involves a series of meetings with Senior Management or project teams to receive or provide updates on on-going projects. As my responsibilities extend outside of technology, I’m also often required to meet with other areas of the business to understand their issues and any strategic initiatives that they would like to undertake.
I then delegate the work resulting from these meetings to my various project teams ensuring that each person understands the objective and what is required of them. I review any submissions that I may have received and provide sign-off and approval before escalating to Senior Management. Travel is also a requirement for my role as I must attended conferences, workshops, planning meetings and be on-site for project go live. All of this results in a number of daily interactions with people at all levels of the business, across the Deloitte global network and provides a great opportunity for creating business relationships and networking.
What else have you been involved with since joining Deloitte?
Since joining Deloitte I’ve been an active member of the Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) committee. We organize social events such as the Christmas party and the end of busy season party. I’ve also participated in a number of charitable events such as an environmental cleanup, distributing Christmas gifts to children and mentoring children at a local primary school. The annual IMPACT Day which is held by Deloitte is also a regular event for me and is the perfect time to get out the office and have some fun with colleagues while making a valuable contribution to the community.
What is Deloitte’s role in your longer term career goals?
Deloitte has given me the opportunity to not only grow as a professional but further my education. Over the years I’ve acquired a number of technical skills which I did not possess before joining Deloitte such as leadership, networking, team working and communication. Having a company with a strong reputation such as Deloitte on my CV will definitely give me a great advantage in my career.
What have you enjoyed most?
The most enjoyable thing about Deloitte is the people. I’ve met some great people over the years who are still very close friends even after moving on to other roles and careers outside of Deloitte.
Name: Joseph Ryan
Position: Project Manager
College Attended: University of Manchester
Degree Completed: Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB)
Date that you Joined Deloitte: April 2008