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Stakeholder Assurance - Senior Assocaite

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

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.

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.

The location

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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.
Diversity

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.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity
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