Data Steward - Strategy & Governance



Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

Job Type: Permanent 
Reference code: 124726   
Primary Location: Toronto, ON  
All Available Locations: Toronto, ON 


Our Purpose


At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.


  • Enjoy flexible, proactive, and practical benefits that foster a culture of well-being and connectedness.
  • Experience a firm where wellness matters.
  • Be expected to share your ideas and to make them a reality.


Do you thrive in a fast paced and challenging environment? Are you passionate about building out business strategies? If so, we would love to hear from you!


A data steward ensures delivery and maintenance of a global multi-functional metadata and governance system with defined data processes and procedures documented in a well-maintained platform. A data steward focuses on determining and documenting a common definition of Deloitte’s data elements through a combination of collaboration and influence. In addition, a data steward will ascertain, finalize, and document expected data quality that can be verified with predetermined measures. Other aspects of metadata that a data steward must obtain agreement and document include data lineage, data confidentiality, data consistency, data latency, and data process flows. A data steward must communicate in a straight-forward manner these decisions to leaders that are trustees of specific data domains.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in data management, data quality, database and metadata management technology, data orchestration, data process design and enterprise system integration. The data steward will contribute to key analysis, communication, and planning across various data initiatives.

The successful candidate will report to the Global Data Strategy & Governance Leader and collaborate with organizational stakeholders across line of business, global geographies and enabling areas.




  • Act as subject matter expert in best practices for data governance and quality across a community of data stewards and data owners
  • Own responsibility for specific master data domains, processes, and procedures
  • Create/edit data requirements, data models, data dictionaries, process maps and data lineage/mapping and maintain documentation within an enterprise data governance tool
  • Utilize a standardized approach to identify and document issues across assigned data domains

About the team


The Transformation team is responsible for identifying innovations internally and externally and applying them to Deloitte’s global transformation strategy. The team manages related strategic projects coordinating heavily with global functional and technical teams. The team reports to the Chief Transformation Officer and has frequent exposure to the CIO, COO and other senior leaders across Deloitte. The team accelerates transformation through innovative change across DTTL and Member Firms enabled by globally integrated, consistent and transparent business processes, investment frameworks, and program leadership.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

You are someone with:


  • 2 to 6 years of experience, including ideally at least one year in mergers and acquisitions or in strategy
  • Have completed a professional Bachelor of Commerce or similar degree; MBA, CBV, CPA and/or CFA designation would be an asset
  • Strong written and communication skills in English; French and Spanish would be an asset
  • Experience in working in a Corporate development role (including M&A) is an asset; working in a professional services environment is also an asset
  • Leadership and sense of initiative
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Our promise to our people: Deloitte is where potential comes to life.


Be yourself, and more.

We are a group of talented people who want to learn, gain experience, and develop skills. Wherever you are in your career, we want you to advance.

You shape how we make impact.

Diverse perspectives and life experiences make us better. Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we want you to feel like you belong here. We provide flexible working options to support you and how you can contribute. Be the leader you want to be.

Be the leader you want to be

Some guide teams, some change culture, some build essential expertise. We offer opportunities and experiences that support your continuing growth as a leader.

Have as many careers as you want.

We are uniquely able to offer you new challenges and roles – and prepare you for them. We bring together people with unique experiences and talents, and we are the place to develop a lasting network of friends, peers, and mentors. Our TVP is about relationships – between leaders and their people, the firm and its people, peers, and within in our communities.

The next step is yours


At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action PlanReconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations) or  for any questions relating to careers for Indigenous peoples at Deloitte (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

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