Senior Associate Risk Assurance Controls South East
Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by PWC-1
We provide external audit and risk assurance services to a broad range of clients, from large multinationals to tech start-ups, from six offices with over 130 staff and Partners. Our clients are from an incredibly diverse mix of sectors; from engineering to financial services and gaming to pharmaceuticals. Our proximity to big business means that you'll get to work on some of the largest and most complex projects across the firm, whilst maintaining an unparalleled breadth of client experience.
All of our offices provide a supportive environment in which to grow and develop your skills. Outside of our client work, the offices have a great community and social programme. We pride ourselves on our community affairs activities from volunteering support and fundraising days. We have a lively and active social scene and numerous networks that you can involve yourself in.
In the South East we take very seriously the Firm's commitment to ensuring that you can maintain a healthy balance in your working life. A significant number of our staff are on formal flexible working patterns and all of us are able to demonstrate everyday flexibility in our working arrangements.
The South East Risk Assurance practice is home to specialists in all aspects of management and control from Corporate Governance and the assessment of entity level risk to the design of business processes, IT systems, supporting IT infrastructure and the governance of projects. Our people specializing in Controls Assurance are charged with integrating these skills into our largest financial audits and consulting projects in addition to creating solutions directly for our clients. Our client environments are constantly changing as emerging technologies are introduced, adding new dimensions to our work.
The South East Controls Assurance team work across the PwC Global Network of firms, giving our people exposure to teams around the world. Team members are able to share knowledge and develop themselves in a very challenging and exciting environment.
In this role you'll be
Effectively working in a project team on a range of complex engagements, including
Assessment or design of IT General controls across the four domains access to programs and data, computer operations, program development and program changes.
security assessment at the three layers of security
Application security (through standard access test and segregation of duties review).
Operating system security.
Provision of specialist IT audit support to financial audit team on statutory engagements and advising on impacts to financial risk
Assessment and/or designing risk and control matrix for client as part IT internal audit.
Impact assessment of IT General controls on key financial processes (incl. procure to pay, order to cash, period end financial close, inventory management, cash management, payroll)
Assisting with the direction of scoping, planning and delivery of engagements, and discussing findings and assisting with reporting to our clients.
Leading and developing your teams through engagements with our clients, building the broader skills of the team through effective coaching.
Establishing and maintaining relationships both internally within the PwC network and externally with senior client management teams on ongoing engagements
Taking a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions.
On-going development of in depth industry experience and process expertise.
- Process and controls experience including planning, delivering and reviewing a diverse range of engagements and reviews
Understanding of Internal Control Frameworks e.g. COSO and end to end processes
Experience in evaluating and performing risk assessments at a task and organisation level
Understanding of accounting and ability to integrate effectively systems and controls findings to the audit approach
Strong team working skills and experienced in developing junior staff
Awareness of common project governance methodologies and the risks of project based delivery
Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques
Strong desire for personal continuous improvement
Following formal methodologies and applying risk and quality standards
Technically strong & numerate with a commercial focus on engagements
Excellent verbal skills and report writing capability
Good at networking and building relationships
Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It's work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.
The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
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