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Sara

Senior Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services , U.S.

SaraI love that I can capitalize on my interests in helping clients with the big picture as well as with the finer details.  The “big picture” refers to working with clients to develop strategies to approach or solve a problem, and the “details” involve digging into data and using a unique analytic skill set to identify solutions, make observations, or uncover insights.  FAS Analytics offers that breadth as well as access to a constantly changing environment of clients, projects, and emerging technologies.

Throughout my professional pursuits I’ve incorporated my interest in logic.  Whether it’s the logic employed in legal and business strategy or computer programming, I find the flow of events that lead to a conclusion both challenging and fascinating.  I originally planned to go to law school immediately following my undergraduate degree.  Instead, I decided to apply for a position at Deloitte that incorporated business, law, and technology, and I haven’t looked back since.

As part of Deloitte FAS’s Analytics practice, I work on helping companies prevent and detect financial fraud and white collar crime, respond to corporate investigations, and maintain and improve compliance.  Our practice analyzes clients’ structured and unstructured electronic data to look for suspicious payments, anomalous activity, and patterns to support a given investigation.  And we help compliance functions identify, and hopefully prevent these issues in the first place.

One of my most memorable projects at Deloitte was a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation at a European engineering and technology firm.  I worked overseas in several European countries for more than two years teaming with the client, attorneys, U.S. and foreign government officials and prosecutors, as well as Deloitte member firm practitioners from around the world to analyze potentially suspicious payments and related schemes.  Not only was the work interesting and challenging, but I had the opportunity to travel and team with colleagues from around the globe.

Deloitte stands out in the marketplace as a place to learn as well as contribute your own ideas.  Deloitte US Financial Advisory Services has taken analytics as a core competency, and combined with its global member firm network of skilled practitioners, it really sets us apart from the competition in the eyes of clients.  Deloitte also looks for, and encourages, professionals who have diverse experiences, approaches, methods, and ideas.  Analytics is of ever-growing importance to our clients and the US member firm is on an upward trajectory that can offer a wealth of resources and opportunities to analytics practitioners.

When I joined Deloitte US I never expected to have so many tremendous opportunities early on in my career.  The training, travel, responsibility, and opportunity for advancement have kept me focused on this career path.  Deloitte Analytics is growing and it’s a great place to be.

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