8 days ago
Assurance Competency Centres are one of our key priorities to respond to this challenge.
Competency Centres execute the delivery of complete Financial Statement Line Items (FSLI). In phase 1 this included the audit of Cash and Property, Plant and Equipment (PP&E), however we are now looking to extend our service offering to the audit of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable (and further activities subsequently, to achieve our 5 year plan). We are currently seeking a Competency Centre Technical Activity Leader, to separately lead all aspects of the delivery of the Accounts Receivable or Accounts Payable activity.
As well as overseeing and driving improvements to quality and efficiency, through more focussed delivery Competency Centres will play a critical role in driving ongoing innovation in what we do and how we do it - most particularly how we further automate delivery of these areas. The Competency Centre Technical Activity Leader will be absolutely fundamental to us achieving not just our growth strategy in terms of hours to be delivered under this model, but also in achieving full automation potential. The selected individual will be highly motivated to help drive this strategically significant change in our business.
A key objective of the Competency Centre is to support PwC's social mobility agenda and as such we are looking for someone who is able to be open minded and creative about how and who we recruit and deploy on audit work, whilst understanding key quality criteria. Therefore being part of the Competency Centre provides you with the opportunity to make a real difference by supporting PwCs social mobility agenda as well as building highly sought after and transferable skills that will help you develop and progress more widely at PwC.
In this role, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of Assurance strategy by
Working with the central implementation team to
Drive high quality and timely business implementation of this new initiative, including such elements as
Operating processes, working practices and supporting collateral
Recruitment and resourcing
People strategy, including career model, moderation processes, people experiences, etc.
Supply and demand strategy
Marketing new initiative to the business
Driving ongoing delivery and continuous improvement of the service, including
Leading delivery of the activity from a people, client service, quality and efficiency perspective
Managing a large team of people, including development, coaching, mentoring, and pastoral care
Overseeing, monitoring and evaluating the quality of work performed by your Supervisor and Performer teams - including
Coaching and supporting your activity supervisors to drive continuous improvement within their Performer teams
Driving understanding of and compliance with activity technical and other operational requirements
Thematic reviews of internal quality reviews, root cause identification and action plan development
Responding to quality review findings and technical updates
Act as an internal technical (and operational) expert for the activity, including resolving Competency Centre team member consultations and escalations
Implement and maintain ongoing Competency Centre Learning and Development activities, including formal activity training curriculum, ad hoc learning and sharing, and a formal and effective coaching and mentoring structure
Contributing to Assurance wide training programs (e.g. EAT) to develop understanding of the work performed by the Competency Centre
Working with Competency Centre Business Support Leader to support overall Competency Centre operations
Driving activity thought leadership and ongoing innovation (what we do and how we do it), including standardisation, automation, outsourcing, methodology enhancements, etc.
The following skills are required for this role
Excellent people skills, including motivating and coaching more junior team members
Strong leadership skills
Strong written and oral communications skills, at all levels
The ability to think creatively and innovate with new solutions
Excellent organisational / project management skills
Pro-active and self-motivated