'Deloitte' is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), a UK private company limited by guarantee. Each member firm provides services in a particular geographic area and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates.
DTTL does not itself provide services to clients. DTTL and each DTTL member firm are separate and distinct legal entities, which cannot obligate each other. DTTL and each DTTL member firm are liable only for their own acts or omissions and not those of each other. Each DTTL member firm is structured differently in accordance with national laws, regulations, customary practice, and other factors, and may secure the provision of professional services in its territory through subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or other entities.
The member firms reported aggregate revenue of US$31.3 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 May 2012. Deloitte operates in more than 150 countries and has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence.
In Australia, the member firm is the Australian partnership of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its affiliates (together Deloitte Australia) has more than 520 partners with close to 6000 people located in 16 offices across the country. Its revenue for the fiscal year ended 31 May 2012 was A$1.1 billion.
Deloitte Australia emerged from constraints of the global financial crisis in good shape achieving the strongest growth performance of the Big 4 professional services firms and ‘was a big contributor to the Asia Pacific results with 18% growth for the FY12 year as the firm’s investments in analytics, technology, economics and other areas correctly anticipated the markets growing appetite for these skills in the rapidly changing, multi speed Australian economy” (Giam Swiegers, Deloitte CEO, 2012)
Given its commitment to growth, client service and its people the firm was pleased to increase its client base and keep its workforce intact throughout the downturn.
The firm continues to position itself for a sustained performance by investing in new products and services, expanding the business through significant acquisitions, and stimulating organic growth.
Deloitte Australia provides a broad range of audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients. It has expertise that spans industry sectors including automotive; consumer business; energy & resources; financial services; government services; life sciences & health care; manufacturing; real estate; and technology, media & telecommunications.
The Deloitte Private practice of Deloitte is focused on Australia’s middle markets with more than 70 partners and 600 people across the country providing professional services to the nation’s burgeoning privately owned family businesses, as well as the increasing ranks of high net worth individuals.
Given a strategic decision in the early 2000s Deloitte remains the largest independent management consulting firm in Australia with more than 700 consultants providing strategy and operations, technology, human capital, consulting and actuarial services for regional, national and global clients.
Deloitte Analytics has carved a unique market niche that delivers deep industry expertise and advanced analytics capability, maximising the value of data. Analytics encompasses Information Management that assists clients to manage information to deliver systems-based analysis capability; Performance Optimisation drives capability to deliver analytics process solutions and Analytics Insights provides customised analytics to unique and unstructured problems.
Deloitte’s Centre for the EdgeTM helps senior executives make sense of and profit from emerging opportunities on the edge of business and technology. It conducts original research and develops substantive points of view for new corporate growth. What is created on the edge of the competitive landscape—in terms of technology, geography, demographics and markets—inevitably strikes at the very heart of a business. Our mission is to identify and explore emerging opportunities related to big shifts that aren’t yet on the senior management agenda, but ought to be. While we’re focused on long-term trends and opportunities, we also look at the implications for near-term action and the day-to-day environment of executives.
Deloitte’s vision is to be the most inspiring firm to work with - for its people, its clients and its communities. Deloitte is committed to innovation, the oxygen that it uses to develop new ideas, products and services that create value for itself, its clients and the country. With seven key values or 'signals' that have been honed over the years, Deloitte's culture is based on empower and trust; recruit and retain the best; talk straight; continuously grow and improve; play to win - think globally; aim to be famous; and have fun and celebrate.
Deloitte is proud of its “playful culture with serious intent” (Giam Swiegers, Deloitte CEO, 2010). It is in the business of solving complex problems for its clients which it does by engaging its people through a series of innovative communication channels and 'think tanks'. This is the foundation it uses to create an “and different” environment and which has contributed to the firm being placed for two years in a row in the top 15 of Australia’s Best Place to Work rankings.
Deloitte is increasingly recognised as a leader in the use of social media. Its use of micro blogging and its intelligent use of Facebook as a recruitment tool, have transformed the way the organisation shares expertise and ideas internally and externally. These social media channels have had a huge impact on problem solving for clients by harnessing the collective wisdom of all our professionals nationally and globally.
Our goal in connecting people is simple: “we want to change our client's capacity to act”. In anticipation of the transition to building a sustainable future our people continue to build their knowledge and expertise in the use of collaborative social media tools.
One of the critical success factors for Deloitte’s growth has been its embrace of gender and cultural diversity to win the war for talent in this country. Deloitte has now been recognised as an equal opportunity leader for women by the Federal Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency for eleven successive years.
CEO, Giam Swiegers is an active member of the Business Council of Australia’s mentoring program which matches CXOs with high potential females from other organisations. He was the only professional services CEO invited by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick to join a group of corporate leaders to progress gender equality in Australia’s corporate sector.
Recognised in 2012 as an Employer of Choice for Women for the 11th year in a row by the Federal Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA)
The Inspiring Women program is a key element in Deloitte’s business strategy.
It is about Deloitte vision of being the professional services firm of choice for talented women by continuing to support and foster the development of talented women within the firm. We do this by:
You can view Awards in 2012 here.