Consultant goes viral for fancy slide on his Deloitte career

02 August 2020 3 min. read
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A former Deloitte Director has captured the imaginations of LinkedIn users around the world with an eye-catching departing message. Announcing he was moving on, Simon Jung compiled all of his finest moments into a single slide – a format usually deployed by consultants to impart important information to clients.

The Big Four have a global headcount of more than 1 million people, with Deloitte making up the largest portion of that at around 312,000 staff. With such a huge number of workers, new team-members come and go all the time. While the exit of each former Deloitte employee undoubtedly makes a mark on their immediate colleagues and clients they have worked closely with, however, few can claim to have attracted the kind of attention that Simon Jung has.

Having spent more than a decade with Deloitte across its Melbourne, Seoul and Sydney offices, Jung was promoted to Director in its CFO Service practice in 2018, helping finance leaders and teams with transforming their finance function to be more efficient, effective and insightful. In that role, he came to specialise in target operating model design, and finance transformation implementation, among other related services – however, his overall experiences with the firm were much wider-ranging than that, leaving him at a loss for how to sum it all up.Consultant goes viral for fancy slide on his Deloitte careerCommenting via a LinkedIn post, Jung explained, “I have been fortunate enough to gain experience and exposure that exceeded far beyond my own expectations and I have no doubt that it has set a solid foundation for the rest of my career. I am really looking forward to the start of my second chapter of my career journey, wherever it may be! Words can't possibly describe what my time at Deloitte looked like, but in true consulting style, I have attempted to do it in a slide.”

The slide in question presents a visual summary of Jung’s time with Deloitte in mekko, bar and pie charts, including where he worked, how many billable hours he completed for the firm, and how many counselees he serves as a career coach over his 11-and-a-half-year stay. One statistic it does leave out, however, is just how many people he has managed to engage with his farewell post.

At present, the slide has more than 3,000 likes and comments on LinkedIn, having clearly captured the imagination of the career site’s professional services population with its consultants-own style.

Alistair Green, a former Consultant from Deloitte’s Finance Performance practice who is now Commercial Finance Analyst at St Vincent's Health Australia, commented on the slide, “This ‘1-pager’ and these reactions are a testament not only to your amazing career at Deloitte but to the amazing person you are; a powerful leader that everybody would love to follow. I'll always appreciate all your advice and support that helped shape me into the person I am now.”

Marielle Giraud, a Senior Manager Deloitte Consulting, meanwhile added, “Going to miss you Simon! You've helped me so much over the years – someone I have a lot of respect for and look up to. You're a great consultant, coach and leader!”

Monica Haydock, who met Jung during her spell at Deloitte in Australia and later on relocated to the firm's Dutch wing, said, “Simon, I remember when you started as a grad. You always had such positive energy. All the very best for your next step. PS: I love the slide.”