9 days ago
We are looking for Managers to join our controls assurance team in London Top Tier.
London Top-Tier provides assurance and specialist advisory services to many of the UK's most successful non-financial sector corporates including delivering the audits of FTSE 100 clients, with a number of these clients also US listed and subject to compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. As the largest of the UK Assurance business units we are at the forefront and the source of many of the global networks initiatives offering our people unrivalled opportunities to contribute to the shape of our future business.
Controls Assurance plays a key role in delivering a clearly differentiated PwC audit, as well as supporting consulting type assurance services to non-audit clients. Our people use their knowledge of business, finance, IT and emerging technology to identify risks and plan an efficient response to support governance teams within our clients. We are constantly striving to innovate and find new ways to address old problems, using robotics, data analytics and emerging technology through the use of “intelligent controls.”
Our people work seamlessly across the audit and non-audit landscape, using the skills and experiences from both to enhance our approach and hold meaningful conversations with our clients. As a bi-product of this work we help our clients optimise and strengthen their control environments, get the best value out of their technology investments and drive advances in the overall finance function.
We are specialists where there are multiple IT dependencies, complex systems, shared service centre environments, the ability to extract and utilise data techniques for advanced levels of assurance or simply control frameworks that can be tested to provide better value to all four lines of defence. This is our heartland.
(BP) Financial Audits - day to day running of financial control assessments and testing as part of SOX and non-SOX statutory audits. This will include audit strategy planning, execution and review of fieldwork, and completion/reporting procedures, as well as some involvement in Information Technology General Controls (ITGC) assessment.
(IT) Financial Audits - day to day running financial IT controls assessment and testing as part of SOX and non-SOX statutory audits. This will include testing of IT General controls (ITGCs) across the four domains, IT security assessments, provision of specialist IT audit support to financial audit team, and could include understanding and testing of business process controls.
Advisory Engagements - taking responsibility of workstreams within a finance transformation and controls implementation programmes on a portfolio of clients across industries. This could include review and development of control frameworks, assessing and enhancing the finance operating model (shared-services) and secondments to client finance functions.
Project Management- leading and mentoring teams, driving talent development and coaching, monitoring engagement budgets and managing reporting to senior stakeholders (internal and client).
Client Relationships - manage and strengthen existing client relationships
Business Unit - engage in initiatives to support the firm’s long term growth strategy.
(BP) Strong understanding of Control Frameworks e.g. COSO, SOx
(IT) Strong understanding of Control Frameworks e.g. COSO, COBIT, SOx
Extensive experience in Controls Risk assessment (IT and/or Business Processes) in Audit or Advisory, and an understanding of current and emerging technology trends
Experience of leading and developing teams, managing budgets, strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities
Proven client service skills - ability to build/ maintain client relationships and identify new opportunities
CISA/ ACA / ACCA qualification is desirable but not essential
Experience in working with and managing virtual teams
Experience in a professional services environment is highly desirable
(IT) Experience and/or an interest in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is highly desirable
Knowledge of an ERP would be preferable
Data analytics, data auditing or emerging technology (e.g. RPA, big data, predictive analytics, etc.) experience preferred, but not essential
LTT's 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 LTT Controls Assurance team is the global lead on many of our international assignments, giving our people exposure to teams across the PwC network. This gives members of the team the ability to share knowledge and develop in a very challenging and exciting environment.