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3 months ago
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
About Us

PwC's Internal Audit team provides services related to enhancing the value and effectiveness of the internal audit function. This requires an understanding of an organisation’s objectives, risks, priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs of critical stakeholders. These needs determine the risk profile and strategic focus of the organization and the resources and practices required of its internal audit department. PwC Internal Audit professionals bring the right mix of internal audit experience, industry-specific knowledge and highly technical specialized skill sets into a client’s internal audit function. We provide a full range of services which include outsourcing and co-sourcing services, as well as External Quality Assessments and strategic assessments. Our approach provides flexibility and the right knowledge designed to help Internal Audit realise its full strategic potential.

Risk, governance and internal controls have never been higher on the boardroom agenda as the board faces growing pressure from stakeholders and expenditure on technology is increasing. Internal Audit play 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.

PwC’s Banking & Capital Markets practice is looking for a strong, ambitious Internal Audit Senior Associate to help us develop and deliver high quality Internal Audit / advisory engagements to a range of Banking & Capital Markets clients. This role provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with experience in Banking & Capital Markets Operations, Regulation or Technology Risk to join our growing team and gain exposure to a dynamic mix of client engagements.

About the role

Your role will be to assist in providing internal audit services and strategic assessments to our Banking & Capital Markets clients. You will work within teams to deliver internal audit and IT risk reviews across a range of engagements as well as assisting with wider engagement activities. Responsibilities will include:

Delivering Internal Audit reviews over a diverse range of governance, risk, regulatory, operational and financial activities, within set deadlines.

Conducting fieldwork in accordance with PwC’s Internal Audit methodology and Quality Assurance standards, communicating findings to clients and preparing written reports.

Assisting with wider day-to-day engagement delivery including planning, budget management and periodic reporting to clients.

Participating in team and firm activities to contribute to the broader B&CM strategy, and strengthen the Internal Audit proposition.

Proactively develop technical knowledge through self-study, training, qualifications and industry reading.

You will receive appropriate training and coaching for the engagements that you will undertake. For the right individual, the role provides an outstanding opportunity to progress, develop and be rewarded for achievement as part of a successful and growing part of the PwC business.

Who We're Looking For

Your audit skills will be matched by an ability to create new initiatives, respond to change and be flexible in your approach to meeting team goals.
Essential skills and experience

Experience in delivering Internal Audit reviews.

A passion for delivering value and insight to clients through Internal Audit services.

Experience of risk and control identification and performing controls testing including IT General Controls and IT Application Controls.

Experience of IT Governance, Risk and Regulation, ideally including technology resilience, project assurance and service and operations management.

Strong analytical and engagement management skills.

The ability to 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 providing coaching and feedback for junior staff and identifying development opportunities to build upon the strengths of team members.

Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations to clients.

Ability to adapt and re-prioritise quickly in dynamic circumstances and deliver under tight deadlines.

Previous experience in working with a variety of large to medium sized clients within professional services.

Ideally a relevant professional qualification (e.g. ACA/ACCA, internal audit, CA, ISSP, CISA, CISSP)

Location
London

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.



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.

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