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London Audit- Senior Associates- Stakeholder Assurance

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Closes: 13 Dec 2020
London, London Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_46095BR

Job description

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.

It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We're growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit.

About the team
Within London Audit, you'll have the opportunity to work across a diverse portfolio of clients, from owner managed businesses, private equity backed companies, up to large multinational and listed groups. We work with well known clients across a broad range of industries including entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, technology and communications, energy, utilities and mining, retail, hospitality and leisure, business services, construction and real estate.We also work across the third sector, spanning a number of government and public sector clients and charities. You'll also have the opportunity to work on global projects, collaborating with PwC colleagues and clients all over the world.

About the role
In Stakeholder Assurance we help our clients to build trust and confidence in their key performance information and the processes supporting them, whether for internal or external use. We work with companies to provide comfort and assurance over the non-financial information they provide to their customers and regulators. We typically provide assurance services in these areas:
Non-financial processes and data, including governance, operational business management indicators, sustainable development indicators and price indices;
Third party controls reporting, covering a broad range of sectors, including IT and business process outsourcing services.

In joining us you will be part of a unique client proposition, assisting our clients build trust in their systems, processes, controls and data to their stakeholders (such as investors, customers, regulators, trade bodies and civil society to name a few) in the form of independent reporting and assurance.

This Senior Associate role will see you working on a variety of challenging, career-advancing risk, controls and non-audit assurance assignments. You will work with a wide range of clients across London Audit. You'll be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration and teamwork.

You will be required to deliver complex engagements and will work with senior staff supporting them with the on-going development of PwC's profile in the market place, along with building sustainable relationships with clients. In your role you will work closely with management throughout the business, while yourself being responsible for delivering the highest quality work, working closely with our clients in providing an excellent service to them and coaching junior colleagues, often on a number of concurrent engagements.

Essential skills and experience
  • Assurance experience, including evaluating controls over financial and operational (non-financial) processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of some key non-financial assurance reporting and assurance standards e.g. ISAE 3000, ISAE3410, ISAE3402, SSAE16
  • Demonstrable experience of working on multiple engagements, managing your time effectively to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines.
  • The ability to coach junior team members.
  • Strong business awareness, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative.
  • The ability to apply independent judgement during engagements and to support conclusions reached by management.
  • A willingness to learn new skills and help develop and innovate new client propositions.
  • Exceptional client relationship and communication skills.

Who we're looking for
As a credible candidate you will have a demonstrable track record of working on complex non-audit assurance engagements against standards such as ISAE3000, ISAE3402, SSAE16, etc. and a strong ability to work with clients who potentially span all functions within client organisations across a number of different industries.

Our people are expected to be capable of applying their core skills in a variety of business situations to maximise the client value and impact. Strong project management skills are essential to be able to deliver multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to coach junior team members.

There is a limit of two applications per person in each Transfer Window, use the virtual career coach tool on the careers site to help you with your decision or discuss with your career coach.
On application, you will be asked to confirm that you have read the FAQs on the Transfer Window Microsite and confirmed you have met the requirements stated, where you may find the answers to any other questions you have around your application.
If your home line of service is Audit please do not apply to this vacancy via the Transfer Window, as we will not be able to progress your application. Please visit the Audit opportunities board (link) to find out about internal moves within the Audit line of service - and there will be a link to apply for this vacancy via that channel.
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The skills we look for

Our people are curious and put quality first and foremost. They are inclusive and invest in themselves and their teams. They adapt to new challenges with flexibility, agility and intelligence. They speak up, role modelling constructive challenge whilst also being open to challenge themselves. They take pride in their profession, their work and their passion to deliver to the highest quality.

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.
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