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Firm & Personal Independence - Associate

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_207335WD-int

A career in Risk Management, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to advance and foster integrity based decision making and conduct by PwC professionals throughout our organisation. You'll focus on promoting and monitoring compliance with applicable external laws and regulations as well as internal policies and procedures to help manage PwC's regulatory, litigation, and reputational risk.Our Compliance team is responsible for oversight of all Compliance activities by our PwC professionals. As part of the team, you'll help promote and monitor compliance with applicable external and internal policies, laws and regulations and subsequently, manage PwC's regulatory, litigation and reputational risk.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for an Associate / Senior Associate who is solutions-focused, is skilled at building relationships, who enjoys being at the heart of change, and who wants to be part of a cohesive and vibrant team.

The role requires an individual who has a practical and methodical approach to problem solving, who is good with detail and able to cope with pressure. You must be confident in liaising with individuals at all levels throughout the firm, enjoy acquiring new knowledge and be able to deliver difficult messages on occasion.

Training on the independence rules which are relevant to the role will be provided.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:
  • a willingness to learn a new technical area,
  • an ability to work independently with minimal supervision,
  • a client service mentality/background,
  • excellent communication skills; and
  • a desire to join a growing and dynamic team that provides critical business support to the firm in a complex and changing regulatory environment.

The opportunities that we are offering will provide you with:
  • Breadth and insight into the activities of the firm;
  • The ability to contribute directly to the firm achieving its performance goals, especially regarding growth, leading firm and quality;
  • An ability to enhance and refine your listening, influencing and communication skills;
  • The chance to be part of a solutions-focused, cohesive, vibrant team; and
  • An opportunity to develop a solid technical base and understanding of the independence rules which underpin everything we do as a Firm.

The team

The Firm & Personal Independence Team is part of the Independence team within One Firm Risk Management that supports compliance with the independence rules that apply to the firm and its Partners and staff.
The Firm & Personal Independence Team currently comprises 18 staff based in Embankment Place, London and a team of approximately 20 people in a Service Delivery Centre (SDC) in Katowice, Poland.
The UK team is led by a Director who is supported by three Senior Managers, eight Managers, two Project Co-ordinators, one Senior Associate and three Associates.

The Independence team is responsible for working with the practice to ensure that the firm meets its regulatory responsibilities as required under PwC Global Independence policy and FRC, IFAC, SEC, the new EU regulations and other territories' rules.
The Personal Independence team devote time to consulting regularly with practice staff to help them understand the complex nature of the independence rules and to give them solutions-focused guidance to help them remain independent of the Firm's audit clients.This also includes managing and reporting independence findings arising from the personal independence compliance testing programme for staff and partners and the annual personal independence confirmations submitted by all partners and staff in the firm.

Additional information
  • Opportunity for working from home? (Yes subject to approval)
  • Amount of time client based (0%)
  • Opportunity for job sharing? (No)
  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (No)
  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (Yes)
  • Requirement for overtime during peak periods of activity? (Yes)

As an Associatewithin the Firm & Personal Independence team, you will be responsible for undertaking the following tasks:
  • Responding to independence queries from the practice.
  • Updating our independence systems for information provided by the practice
  • Assisting process managers and project managers with the coordination and delivery of personal independence activities.
  • Liaising with the Service Delivery Centre in Katowice, who undertake a number of personal independence activities.
  • Involvement in other ad-hoc projects and supporting other independence activities.

We require the following skills for this role:
  • Ability communicate confidently with the client facing practitioners who the Independence team support;
  • Intellectual capacity to make good judgements;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong self-management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Willing to take initiative to do things differently
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills, able to interact with self-confidence with all team members
  • Flexible approach to support others' demands and team priorities
  • A conscientious and focused team player.
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