Performance Assurance Manager – FS
About the team
PwC's Performance Assurance team provides services related to enhancing the trust and transparency within non-financial reporting as well as providing ad hoc assurance services in similar areas including Governance, Risk and Control and Internal Audit. 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 Performance 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, AAF and SOC2 as well as assignments of a more consultative nature. All of these services encompass PwC's strong Financial Services (FS) sector experience and knowledge.
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. Performance 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.
PwC’s North Risk Assurance practice is looking for a strong, experienced Senior Manager to help us develop and deliver high quality assurance and advisory engagements to a range of Financial Services clients. This role provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with experience of providing non-financial assurance over FS Operations, Risk Management or Regulation to join our growing team and gain exposure to a dynamic mix of client engagements.
About the role
Focussed on FS your role will be to lead our teams in providing non-financial assurance services, consultative and strategic assessments to our North Risk Assurance clients as well as ad hoc internal audit services around Governance Risk and Control. You will work within teams, reporting to a Director and/or Partner, to deliver a range of engagements. Responsibilities will include:
Planning and delivering non- financial assurance assignments and other similar reviews of a diverse range of governance, risk, regulatory, operational and financial activities, within set deadlines.
Conducting work in accordance with the relevant standard and PWC’s Quality Assurance standards.
Building effective working relationships with clients.
Leading and coaching junior staff.
Developing and supporting new opportunities.
Building a network of industry contacts through attending external industry events and PwC hosted events.
You will receive appropriate training and coaching for the engagements that you will undertake. For the right individual, the role provides an outstanding opportunity to progress, develop and be rewarded for achievement as part of a successful and growing part of the PwC business.
Essential skills and experience
Your audit skills will be matched by an ability to create new initiatives, respond to change and be flexible in your approach to meeting team goals.
A passion for Governance, Risk & Control and Performance Assurance.
Experience gained in Non- financial assurance over the Financial Services industry.
Experience of planning complex non-financial assurance engagements, risk and control identification and performing, reviewing and directing Audit testing.
Strong analytical and engagement management skills.
The ability to lead and work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.
The ability to assess risk in a wide range of Banking and Capital Markets operations and activities and suggest pragmatic risk mitigation activities.
Experience in developing junior staff.
Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations for improvement to clients.
Experience in relevant assurance standards to include ISAE3000, 3402, AAF and SOC2.
Business/market development including experience of leading/involved with tenders/significant client pitches.