Compliance Associate (PwC Belfast)
Who we are
Our Assurance Controls Testing Centre of Excellence is based in Belfast, providing specialist process and controls support to all business units across our UK firm. Our team supports many of the firm’s leading clients, largely within the banking and financial services sector, on a wide range of global and complex audit engagements.
Who are we looking for?
Due to continued expansion, we have immediate opportunities for Associates to fill Belfast based positions within our team.
Our Centre of Excellence team works with global Financial Services clients to test and monitor compliance across a wide range of regulatory, technology and operational risk areas. Our client base includes market leaders across Banking, Capital Markets and the Insurance sector and we are looking for self-motivated individuals with backgrounds in testing, risk, compliance and/or audit to support our delivery capability.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a high growth team with longer term career opportunities for top performers
About the roles
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to upskill and work across a number of leading financial services clients, performing controls testing activities and concluding on design and operational effectiveness.
Typical responsibilities could include:
Identifying key risks and controls and agreeing test plans for business process, automated technology controls and IT environment controls;
Applying Assurance methodology and business/technical knowledge to conduct testing meetings and concluding on results;
Applying professional scepticism skills to all areas of work;
Exhibiting project management skills, including management of time and organisation of testing programmes;
Interacting with clients, forming client relationships and demonstrating an understanding of the client's business; and
Building and maintaining relationships with the wider global PwC network.
We need you to be able to work well within a team environment and also demonstrate the ability to lead colleagues and clients. As we work in a fast paced environment, we may also need you to be able to manage multiple projects with competing priorities to tight budgets and timeframes. You will be proactive about keeping up to date with the latest regulatory developments and key issues which could affect our clients.
What is in it for you?
This is a fast paced, challenging environment which can provide you with a rewarding and stimulating career. You will work with well known, global clients and have the opportunity to work across our proposition areas allowing you to try new things and gain a range of experiences. You will also benefit from our ongoing Assurance technical and softer skills training programmes to assist with your continual technical and personal development along with dedicated career coaches to support your continued professional development.
Where will you be based?
Projects are carried out at PwC’s Belfast office, although you may have the opportunity to travel to client sites (across the UK and sometimes global client sites) or be required to travel to PwC UK offices for training. We will discuss these requirements with you in advance of starting a project.
Experience in Financial Services or regulated industry (1-2 years);
Educated to degree level (or relevant industry experience);
Strong analytical skills with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions;
Willingness to expand technical knowledge in a broad range of client facing projects;
Ability to manage deadlines within multiple projects; and
Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little supervision.
Good understanding of risk, control and compliance testing methodology;
Previous experience ideally within either a risk, technology testing, compliance or audit function;
Coaching and mentoring;
Understanding of Information Technology.