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Senior Associates - Stakeholder Assurance (Risk and Controls) in London, London Region UK, United Kingdom



Job description

A career in our Performance Assurance practice, within Process Assurance services, will enable you to assist clients in optimising control activities, organisational strategy, and policies and procedures. Youll conduct transaction testing, perform readiness assessments, and leverage various technical Information Technology controls (e.g. databases, operating systems, data warehouses, and reporting tools) in order to help our clients achieve optimal operational efficiency.

Our team helps business leaders gain a competitive advantage by establishing reliable systems and processes when working with third parties. Simply put, youll focus on providing an independent perspective on how a company is responding to risks helping enhance transparency between our clients and their stakeholders and building confidence around key dependencies.

As the need to do the right thing - and to be seen to be doing it - becomes a business imperative to survive and thrive, all organisations need to ensure that they take a proactive approach to understanding, managing and presenting their business to secure their reputation and maintain trust more effectively. A career in Stakeholder Assurance puts you at the heart of our proposition to assist our clients in bridging the trust gap between their organisation and their stakeholder needs.

Who we are

Our Stakeholder Assurance team plays a critical role in the corporate governance framework by providing independent assurance that protects the business against risk, informs strategic decision making and improves overall performance. Our team helps business leaders gain a competitive advantage by establishing reliable systems and processes when working with third parties. Simply put, we focus on providing an independent perspective on how a company is responding to risks helping enhance transparency between our clients and their stakeholders and building confidence around key dependencies.

What we offer

A career in Stakeholder Assurance will enable you to assist clients in optimising control activities, organisational strategy, and policies and procedures. Youll conduct transaction testing, perform readiness assessments, and leverage various technical Information Technology controls (e.g. databases, operating systems, data warehouses, and reporting tools) in order to help our clients achieve optimal operational efficiency.

Your role

This role will see you working on a variety of challenging, career-advancing risk, controls and non-audit assurance assignments. You will work exclusively in the asset and wealth management industry, with a wide range of asset and wealth management clients, from boutique UK based asset managers to global organisations. Youll be constantly learning and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. In your role you will deliver engagements, coach and supervise teams and work with our management team to help us grow the business,

About you

You will have experience in understanding an organisations objectives, risks, risk management priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs of its critical stakeholders. In particular, the ability to gain a detailed understanding of our clients customer requirements and apply this to non-financial assurance standards.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding complex client processes to provide advice and help develop non-audit assurance solutions to meet client needs and issues.

  • Planning and delivering assurance assignments or other similar types of reviews for a diverse range of governance, risk, regulatory, operational and financial activities, within set deadlines.

  • Building effective working relationships with clients.

  • Managing the expectations of a client stakeholders.

  • Managing teams to deliver a project both on time and on budget.

  • Taking a role in leading and coaching junior staff.

  • Building a network of industry contacts through attending external industry events and PwC hosted events.

  • Conducting work in accordance with the relevant industry standard and PWCs Quality Assurance standards.

  • Developing and supporting new opportunities and propositions.

  • Some opportunities to get involved in responsible investment related assurance services over processes, controls and data.

  • Some opportunities to get involved in regulatory assurance work with clients to help them report with confidence to stakeholders on their compliance

Our Requirements

We would like to hear from candidates who have knowledge, experience and skills in some of the following areas

  • Designing and testing internal controls, ideally gained within the asset and wealth management sector, however candidates with experience gained in other industries will be considered;

  • Planning and delivering complex non-financial assurance engagements, and reviewing and directing controls testing plans.

  • Some knowledge of assurance standards such as ISAE3000, ISAE 3402, AAF 01/06, AT-C 205 / SSAE 18, and SOC2.

  • Client handling and relationship management.

  • An ability to challenge and escalate issues effectively

  • Delegating asks to more junior members of staff, and providing supervision/coaching

  • Leading work effectively in a variety of multi location teams.

This role can be based in London, Leeds, Edinburgh or Glasgow

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