Risk Assurance - Midlands - Controls Assurance - Manager
This role can be based at either the Birmingham, East Midlands or Milton Keynes offices.
About the team
We've exciting opportunities within our Midlands Assurance team for managers to join the Controls Assurance team. In joining us you'll be part of a unique client proposition, helping our clients understand and challenge their risk profile and the extent to which their company’s processes, people and systems help or hinder their business strategy to generate value.
You'll need well developed skills within a wide range of disciplines including a strong background in accounting/audit combined with process and controls frameworks and an excellent understanding of risk and governance.
You should be capable of applying these core skills in a variety of business situations to maximise the client value and impact over Controls Assurance engagements spanning controls, risk and governance.
The Midlands Practice consists of 3 networked offices in Birmingham, the East Midlands (located next to East Midlands Airport) and Milton Keynes. The role can be based in our East Midlands, Birmingham or Milton Keynes office to suit you and will require some travel to cover the Midlands region, and potentially to support national regions.
We take pride in helping clients to identify, measure and manage their risk profile more effectively. Our specialists offer knowledge and expertise, which extends to clients’ internal controls (including IT systems), technology, non-financial reporting, corporate sustainability and regulatory compliance.
In addition to supporting the external financial audit, we also provide a variety of internal audit and advisory services. Our capabilities support a wide range of businesses and industry sectors, on each and every project we undertake the advice and assurance we deliver is tailored and focused on the individual needs of that client.
About the role
In this role you’ll be:
Working with a range of clients managing and delivering complex engagements spanning all aspects of controls, governance and risk.
Providing insight to clients related to the integrity of the control environment, the efficiency of processes and the insightfulness of management information.
Leading and developing your teams through engagements with our clients, building the broader skills of the team through effective coaching.
Establishing and maintaining relationships both internally within the PwC network and externally with senior client management teams on ongoing engagements
Taking a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions.
On-going development of in depth industry experience and process expertise.
Who we're looking for
We're looking for extremely motivated individuals who will relish the opportunity to work in a growing team with significant possibilities to progress within the firm. The following skills are required for this role:
Process and controls experience including planning, delivering and reviewing a diverse range of engagements and reviews
Understanding of Internal Control Frameworks e.g. COSO and end to end processes
Experience in evaluating and performing risk assessments at a task and organisation level
Understanding of accounting and ability to integrate effectively systems and controls findings to the audit approach
Strong team working skills and experienced in developing junior staff
Awareness of common project governance methodologies and the risks of project based delivery
Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques
Strong desire for personal continuous improvement
Awareness of current/emerging market trends and issues
Following formal methodologies and applying risk and quality standards
Technically strong & numerate with a commercial focus on engagements
Excellent verbal skills and report writing capability
Able to work without the need for day to day direct management
Good at networking and building relationships
Knowledge or experience in the testing of automated system controls within an ERP system would be preferable
Knowledge of the controls requirements under the Sarbanes Oxley legislation would be preferable.
Accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA)
Birmingham, East Midlands, Milton Keynes