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Stakeholder Assurance - Senior Assocaite

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
Reading Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_199360WD-int

The South-East region Audit business at PwC is one of the largest within the UK firm and a strategic priority for growth. And we're growing. Fast.We provide external audit and audit related services to a broad range of clients, from large multinationals to tech start-ups, from five offices with over 850 staff and Partners. Our clients are from an incredibly diverse mix of sectors; from engineering to financial services and gaming to pharmaceuticals. Our proximity to big business means that you'll get to work on some of the largest and most complex projects across the firm, whilst maintaining an unparalleled breadth ofclient experience.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

This role will see you working on a variety of challenging, career-advancing risk, controls and non-audit assurance assignments. You'll be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. In your role you will help grow the business, while yourself being responsible for supervising and coaching a team.

PwC's Stakeholder Assurance team provides services related to enhancing the trust and transparency in non financial reporting and emerging technologies.

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 appropriate non-financial assurance standards.

PwC Stakeholder 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 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 the board faces growing pressure from stakeholders.Stakeholder 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.

Required Skills and experience
  • Deep understanding of information security processes and controls;
  • Deep understanding of cloud and emerging technologies (RPA, IoT, MI) with a focus on risk and controls.
  • Experience of working with clients undergoing ISO 27001 certification either as a practitioner or a lead auditor
  • Experience gained in Non- financial assurance along with experience in relevant assurance standards to include ISAE 3000, 3402 and SOC2.
  • Experience of planning complex non-financial assurance engagements, risk and control identification and performing, reviewing and directing Audit testing.
  • 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 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.
  • Client handling and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work across multiple projects, prioritise and manage time effectively, along with a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions.
  • Versatility and agility to simultaneously work with a range of clients with differing challenges across a range of industries.
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