Internal Audit Senior Associates - Banking & Capital Markets
PwC's Internal Audit team provides services related to enhancing the value and effectiveness of the internal audit function. This requires an understanding of an organisation’s objectives, risks, risk management priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs of critical stakeholders including executive management, the board, employees, and shareholders. These needs determine the risk profile of the organisation and the strategic focus, organisation, resources and practices required of its internal audit department. PwC Internal Audit professionals bring the right mix of internal audit experience, industry-specific knowledge and highly technical specialized skill sets into a client’s internal audit function. Our approach provides flexibility with the right knowledge to deliver relevant and focused internal audit results. We provide a full range of services which include outsourcing and co-sourcing services, as well as External Quality Assessments and strategic assessments designed to help Internal Audit realise its full strategic potential. All of these services encompass PwC's strong Banking & Capital Markets sector experience and knowledge.
Risk, governance and internal control have never been higher on the boardroom agenda as the board faces growing pressure from stakeholders. Internal Audit play 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 Banking and Capital Markets Internal Audit practice is looking for a strong, ambitious Internal Audit Senior Associate to help us develop and deliver high quality Internal Audit / advisory engagements to a range of Banking & Capital Markets clients. This role provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with experience in Banking & Capital Markets Operations, Risk Management or Regulation to join our growing team and gain exposure to a dynamic mix of client engagements.
About the role
- Delivering Internal Audit reviews over a diverse range of governance, risk, regulatory, operational and financial activities, within set deadlines.
Conducting fieldwork in accordance with PwC’s Internal Audit methodology and Quality Assurance standards, communicating findings to clients and preparing written reports.
Building effective working relationships with clients and team members.
Leading and coaching junior staff.
Assisting with wider day-to-day engagement delivery including planning, budget management and periodic reporting to clients.
Participating in team and firm activities to contribute to the broader B&CM strategy, and strengthen the Internal Audit proposition.
Proactively develop technical knowledge through self-study, training, qualifications and industry reading.
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.
Who We're Looking For
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.
Essential skills and experience
Experience in delivering Internal Audit reviews.
A passion for delivering value and insight to clients through Internal Audit services.
Experience of risk and control identification and performing controls testing.
Strong analytical and engagement management skills.
The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.
Experience in providing coaching and feedback for junior staff and identifying development opportunities to build upon the strengths of team members.
Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations for improvement to clients.
Ability to adapt and re-prioritise quickly in dynamic circumstances and deliver under tight deadlines.
Previous experience in working with a variety of large to medium sized clients within professional services.
Ideally, an accountancy (ACA/ACCA) or internal audit qualification.
- Salary: Competitive
- Closing Date: 8th March 2018