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Performance Assurance Senior Manager London Region Assurance

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job ref:

    34801BR

  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    30-04-2019

  • Client:

    PwC

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Manager to join our Performance Assurance team in our London Region Assurance practice

Who we’re looking for

Are you interested in working with a diverse and exciting group of clients in one of the fastest growing teams in Assurance?

PwC's Performance Assurance team provides services related to enhancing the trust and transparency within non-financial reporting as well as providing ad hoc assurance services in similar areas including Governance, Risk and Control and Internal Audit. This requires an understanding of an organisation’s objectives, risks, risk management priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs of critical stakeholders. In particular, the ability to gain a detailed understanding of our client’s customer requirements and the application of these requirements to non-financial assurance standards.

PwC Performance Assurance professionals bring the right mix of assurance experience, industry-specific knowledge and highly technical specialised skill sets to bear on a client’s risk and control, compliance and reporting functions. Our approach provides flexibility with the right knowledge to deliver relevant and focused results. We provide a full range of assurance services which include pre-assurance assessments and reporting to such standards such as ISAE3000, ISAE3402, AAF and SOC2 as well as assignments of a more consultative nature.

Trust and transparency alongside the corresponding risk, governance and internal control have never been higher on the boardroom agenda as it faces growing pressure from stakeholders. Performance Assurance 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.

Your role will involve the following
  • As a Senior Manager, it will be expected that you will work as part of PwC and client teams, but also be able to work as an individual

  • You will have responsibilities for managing junior members of staff and working directly with senior management within PwC and at clients and will often be responsible for leading the delivery of work and owning the associated client relationships

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

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

  • Working with and managing expectations of client stakeholders across a number of functions within our clients

  • Growing our proposition through business development and building reputation in the market.

  • Taking ownership of senior client relationships, leading conversations to maximise opportunities and cross-selling where appropriate. Developing and supporting new opportunities, identifying and developing opportunities within risk advisory / non-audit assurance.

  • Playing an active role in the strategic leadership of the Performance Assurance proposition.

  • 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 standard and PWC’s Quality Assurance standards.

  • Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CSR) Provide internal and external stakeholders with comfort over a client’s corporate responsibility and sustainability measures

  • Regulatory Assurance Work with clients to help them report with confidence to stakeholders on their compliance with regulation and their controls over the management of regulatory data.


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.

  • A passion for Governance, Risk & Control and Performance Assurance.

  • Experience operating at a Senior Management role ideally within professional services

  • Experience gained in Non- financial assurance along with experience in relevant assurance standards to include ISAE3000, 3402, AAF and SOC2.

  • Experience of planning complex non-financial assurance engagements, risk and control identification and performing, reviewing and directing Audit testing.

  • Strong analytical and engagement management skills.

  • The ability to lead and work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.

  • Experience in people management and leading and developing diverse teams.

  • Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations for improvement to clients.

  • Business/market development including experience of leading/involved with tenders/significant client pitches.

  • Testing of processes and controls such as review and recommend including the evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of controls


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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity