Controls Assurance Senior Associate - Bristol
About the team
Our Controls Assurance team forms an integral part of our South West practice network that work with a diverse range of clients from FTSE100 large corporates to smaller SMEs. With an increasing demand across our ever expanding services, mixed with new client wins, gives us the opportunity to grow our team to support our continued success.
Career development is key at PwC. We invest as much as possible in development to ensure our people have the necessary tools and exposure for professional success.
About the role
You will have experience of providing controls assurance over IT Technology and other relevant services. You will work on a variety of technology based External Audit engagements and also some Third Party Assurance and Internal Audit engagements. As part of these projects our Senior Associates are responsible for:
Working with Partners, Directors, Senior Managers and Managers in managing relationships and work streams on our clients;
Identifying and addressing client needs including leading client discussions and meetings;
Maintaining client relationships;
Conducting and reviewing detailed fieldwork - Understand, evaluate and test the design and operating effectiveness of accounting and internal control systems, offering recommendations for any weaknesses noted to help improve our clients;
Delegating appropriate work to junior members of staff and review their work in a structured format including, on-the-job training and coaching to junior members of our team; and
Proactively contributing to the growth of our practice, reporting to Partners, Directors, Senior Managers and Managers on business development including pitching for new work, bringing new insights and value to our clients, account management, solution development, team development and other new departmental initiatives.
Essential Skills and Requirements
Experience in evaluating technology that supports financial & operational application systems and related business processes;
Experience in managing junior colleagues and an interest in developing others;
Experience in working in complex environments with large organisations;
Strong time and project management skills, including flexibility to work with shifting priorities and client needs;
Commercial acumen with strong analytical and problem solving skills;
Able to work autonomously without the need for day to day direct management;
Client relationship-building and management skills; and
Strong verbal, presentation and report writing skills.
Undergraduate degree, or similar
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification, or equivalent
Experience in auditing IT systems
Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX)