London Region Assurance, Performance Assurance, Manager
Who we are looking for
Are you interested in working with a diverse and exciting group of clients in one of the fastest growing teams in Assurance?
In the London Region Assurance (LRA) Risk Assurance, we have an exciting opportunity for a Manager to join the fast growing Performance Assurance team. In joining us you'll be part of a unique client proposition that is at the leading edge of delivering our firms mission statement of ‘building trust in society and helping solve important problems’.
We are looking for adaptable individuals with a strong foundation in governance, risk and control across people, process and technology. You will be advising clients on a diverse range of issues, the ultimate outcome being some form of assurance that best meets their business needs and key areas of risk. Experience, advising, leading and delivering on complex non-audit assurance engagements against standards and frameworks such as ISAE3000, ISAE3402, SSAE16, SOC 1 / 2 would be hugely beneficial to this role.
You will have the opportunity to work in an environment where no day is the same as the last. We need people who can think on their feet, come up with innovative solutions and be comfortable juggling multiple conversations.
Strong project management skills are therefore beneficial to be able to deliver multiple projects at once, managing clients whilst coaching and developing teams.
A key requirement will also be the ability to work well with client stakeholders who potentially span all functions within their organisations and across a number of different industries.
About the role
We're a fast growing business unit with a unique advisory and assurance division offering a broad range of services, including Audit, Risk Assurance and Transaction Services (TS), which are tailored to assist mid-sized and entrepreneurial clients, grow and overcome the challenges they face. Our client's vary from FTSE listed, AIM listed, and Private companies to Private Equity and Venture Capitalist backed companies.
The Risk Assurance team here takes pride in helping clients to identify, measure and manage their risk profile more effectively. We offer knowledge and expertise, which includes 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. We support a wide range of businesses and industry sectors, and on every project we undertake the advice and assurance we deliver is tailored to the individual needs of that client.
Your role will involve the following:
Understanding complex client processes to provide advice and help develop non-audit assurance solutions to meet client needs and issues.
Working with and managing expectations of client stakeholders across a number of functions within our clients
Managing project teams to deliver solutions including scoping, testing, and reporting to provide the required level of transparency and confidence to key stakeholders.
Identifying and developing opportunities within risk advisory / non-audit assurance.
The following skills are required for this role:
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions.
A strong foundation in governance, risk and control across people, process and technology.
Experience providing assurance against methodologies and standards such as ISAE3000, ISAE3402, SSAE16, SOC 1/2, etc.
Experience in performing advisory and assurance work either as an external auditor, internal auditor, or through controls reviews / initiatives.
Versatility and agility to simultaneously work with a range of clients with differing challenges across a range of industries.
Strong project management and coaching skills.
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques.
Excellent verbal skills and report writing capability.
Able to work autonomously without the need for day to day direct management.
Proficient networker and relationship builder.
Experience of reporting against other assurance standards e.g. ISAE3410 for assurance engagements on greenhouse gas statements.
Awareness/experience in Information security standards such as ISO 27001 or NIST.
Awareness of current/emerging market trends and issues.
Experience of developing new business in a professional services firm or the credibility and drive to do so.
Team player with the ability to motivate, manage and inspire internal teams.
Strong desire for personal continuous improvement.
Opportunity for working from home? Minimal - project dependent
Amount of time client based - 50%
Opportunity for job sharing? No
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home? Yes - project dependent
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes
Amount of time PwC office based - 50%