Senior Associates - Controls Assurance - IT Audit

Job Title: Senior Associates - Controls Assurance - IT Audit
Location: London
Reference: 34799BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 06, 2019 15:32

Job Description

About us

Our Insurance & Asset and Wealth Management (I & AWM)
Controls Assurance team forms an integral part of our Financial
Services (FS) audit practice. As the global FS environment
continues to face significant technology and regulatory shifts we partner with our clients to assure and improve their system of
internal controls, information systems and business processes.
Our team works closely together with teams leading our other
service offerings including our global teams to provide an
integrated solution to our clients.
We work with more leading FS firms in the UK and globally than
our competitors and are the UK market leaders for Controls
Assurance in the FS sector. Our team is led from our More
London office with the majority of our clients being based in
London and if it suits your personal needs there are also many
opportunities to travel. Increasing demand from our clients for
our ever increasing range of services, provides us with the
opportunity to grow our team and support clear career
development for our professionals.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for Senior Associates who are skilled in
providing IT controls assurance, risk evaluation, project
governance and other relevant services who want to be part of
an dynamic team. You will work on a variety of External Audit,
Third Party Assurance, Internal Audit and other large scale often
one off innovative Technology Assurance engagements. As part
of these projects our Senior Associates are responsible for
• Working with Partners, Directors and Senior Managers in
managing relationships and work streams on our clients’ IT
assurance projects;

• Identifying and addressing client needs including leading client discussions and
• Maintaining client relationships at the Senior Management and Governance levels;
• Supervising and reviewing detailed fieldwork - Understand, evaluate and test the
design and operating effectiveness of automated procedures and IT internal control
systems, offering recommendations for any weaknesses noted to help improve our
• Delegating appropriate work to junior members of staff and review their work in a
structured format including, on-the-job training and coaching to junior members of
our team; and
• Proactively contributing to the growth of our practice, reporting to Partners, Directors
and Senior Managers on business development including pitching for new work,
bringing new insights and value to our clients, account management, solution
development, team development and other new departmental initiatives.

Essential skills
• University degree - Computer Science or Accounting & Business Administration
degree, or similar
• Experience in evaluating technology that supports financial & operational application
systems and related business processes
• Experience in auditing IT systems of insurance, asset and wealth managers or other
financial services firms under ISAs, SOX and/or performance assurance standards,
e.g. ISAE3402, SSAE18 and/or AAF 01/06

• Experience in managing junior colleagues and an interest in developing others
• Experience in working in complex environments with large organisations
• Strong time management skills, including flexibility to work with shifting priorities and client needs
• Project management and analytical skills
• Client relationship-building and management skills
• Strong verbal, presentation and report writing skills
• Leadership qualities

Desirable skills
• ACA and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification, or equivalent


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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