Internal Audit - Senior Associate - Assurance
A changing risk landscape means organisations are facing new and unfamiliar challenges. While being ready to respond is essential, it’s not easy. Internal Audit has emerged as a key means of giving Boards the confidence to deal with the demands of a dynamic marketplace.
About the Team
The London Region Assurance (LRA) Risk Assurance business group at PwC is looking for a Senior Associate to join their Internal Audit team. Our Internal Audit service offering ranges from:
Advice on developing Internal Audit strategy and assistance in setting up functions
Helping clients deliver their annual audit plan either by enabling them to fully outsource their function or by using us as a co-source partner
Providing secondments to fulfil key Internal Audit roles
Performing effectiveness reviews of Internal Audit functions, including gap analysis
Transforming existing functions to ensure that they are truly relevant, cost effective and risk focused
Delivering training to Internal Audit teams on a variety of relevant topics, including emerging Internal Audit methodology, regulatory themes and industry issues.
About the Role
We're a fast growing business unit with a unique assurance division offering a broad range of services, including Audit, Risk Assurance and Transaction Services (TS), which are tailored to help mid-sized and entrepreneurial clients, grow and overcome the complex challenges they face. Our client base varies from FTSE listed, AIM listed, Private companies to Private Equity and Venture Capitalist backed companies.
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 our Internal Audit clients, we also provide a variety of assurance 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.
As a Senior Associate you will be responsible for the delivery of work to several of our Internal Audit clients. Your responsibilities will include:
Delivering Internal Audit to our London Region Assurance clients including ad hoc reviews or in response to an emerging risk area;
Supervising work of junior staff members and delivery to clients;
Managing the day to day client relationships;
Helping to grow the existing business by working alongside our leadership team on proposals and new opportunities;
Building a network of contacts through attending both external industry events and PwC hosted events.
Essential skills and experience
Must have a relevant professional qualification;
Provide Internal audit and business advice to clients;
Have an understanding of engagement economics, including budgets and taken ownership for meeting these on your engagements;
Manage client relationships at different levels;
Strong analytical and organisational abilities;
Build and maintain strong relationships with new and established clients;
Manage the work across multiple audits delivering exceptional client service;
Experience in coaching and develop other staff and excellent people management skills;
Strong business awareness, project management and the ability to work under your own initiative;
Take responsibility for quality.
Exposure to current thinking in Corporate Governance and Risk Management;
Exposure to high profile, complex and judgement issues;
Desire for continuous improvement;
Highly developed listening and questioning techniques.