Senior Associate Project Assurance
Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by PWC-1
A career within Information Technology Risk Assurance services, will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies. We assist clients in understanding and challenging their current risk profiles and develop strategies to build digital confidence by embracing opportunities to stay competitive through building trust and resilience into their technology systems. We cover a wide range of disciplines, including risk evaluation, operational and strategic Information Technology processes, project governance, application implementation, data integrity, cyber security, and accounting/audit.
About the team
Risk Assurance in the South East (RAiSE) is one of the largest businesses in PwC's UK firm and a strategic priority for growth. And we're growing. Fast.
We provide external audit and risk assurance services to a broad range of clients, from large multinationals to tech start-ups, from our six offices. 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 and help to solve some of industry's most challenging problems, 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.
About the role
The Technology Risk practice provides our clients with independent review and confidence in the technology decisions, applications and the platforms they operate. We partner with ourclients to provide assurance in relation to their activities spanning Technology Strategy and Transformation, IT Operations, Digital Integration and Emerging Technology as well as specialist Technology support for internal and external audit services.
Technology and digital solutions have moved from being an enabler of business processes to becoming a key factor in long term business strategy. As clients identify and embrace new technologies and redesign their business operating models, the Programme and Projects Assurance team is growing to help our clients navigate the risks presented by what is often large scale change. PwC provides confidence over technology enabled business transformation programmes to ensure that agreed outcomes will be delivered and that risks are mitigated. Transformation programmes might relate to business systems such as SAP, Oracle, Workday, Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics and include both traditional waterfall and Agile programme approaches. In addition, our team also assists our clients in developing and implementing programmatic enablers such as Portfolio Offices and Programme Management Offices across an organisation.
You'll support the delivery of end-to-end delivery of strategy and transformation engagements for a range of clients. A highly motivated individual who is a keen programme and project assurance specialist, you'll build relationships with internal stakeholders and support and develop relationships with existing and prospective clients.
Required Skills and experience
- The ideal candidate will have expertise using leading portfolio, programme and project management practices such as agile project delivery, performance data analytics, programme management office development and operation and portfolio planning and delivery;
- Experience of large transformation project/ programme management
- Experience of designing and implementing portfolio, programme and project management governance structures;
- Experience of designing and implementing programmatic disciplines such as risk and issue frameworks and dependency management;
- Benefits management experience including tracking benefits from identification to realisation;
- Technology experience (e.g. but not limited to SAP, Oracle, Cloud. Mobile App or Artificial Intelligence)
- Project Management qualifications e.g. MSP, Prince2, MAPM, MoR, Agile, Scrum
- Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels, and excellent report writing skills
- A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo
- Can talk credibly with clients over technology challenges, issues and how to provide assurance.
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.
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.