Performance Assurance Senior Associates - Asset & Wealth Management
About the team
PwC’s Asset & Wealth Management Performance Assurance team provides a range of high quality services to top tier clients. We work with companies to provide comfort and assurance over the non-financial information they provide to their management, customers and regulators.
We provide assurance services in the following areas:
Process, risk and controls advisory and reporting;
Corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting;
Controls due diligence
Investment performance verification; and
We are growing team with a strong presence in the asset and wealth management market, providing services to many of the world's top asset management firms.
About the role
This 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 financial services clients, from boutique asset managers to world leading organisations. You’ll be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. In your role you will gain exposure to senior management throughout the business, while yourself being responsible for supervising and coaching junior colleagues.
Controls Reporting: Provide independent assurance on clients’ internal & outsourced controls.
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CSR): Provide internal and external stakeholders with comfort over a client’s corporate responsibility and sustainability measures. PwC is the leading firm in CSR reporting in the UK, providing assurance opinions on 17 of the FTSE 100 CSR reports.
Investment Performance Measurement. Verification of the presentation Investment management firms’ historical data on investment performance in accordance with recognised international standards such as GIPS®.
Regulatory Assurance: Work with clients to help them report with confidence to stakeholders on their systems for compliance with regulation.
Essential skills and experience
Degree level in Mathematics or Accounting, CSR, Land or Social Science OR have attained the ACA qualification or equivalent
Experience of the UK Financial Services industry
External auditing experience, including evaluating controls over financial and/or operational processes
Supervision/coaching of junior members of staff
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Client handling and relationship management skills
Strong project management and analytical skills
Flexibility to travel to some extent in the UK and overseas
Experience of developing strong relationships with client and internal stakeholders
Knowledge of relevant industry standards, e.g. ISAE 3402, SSAE 18, AAF 01/06, GIPS®, SOC1, SOC2, CASS rules.
Closing Date: 27th March 2018