Compliance Senior Associate (Risk & Controls)
Who we are
PwC is investing in the further expansion of its Operate and Augment sister businesses based in Belfast. Operate provides a range of services to clients, helping them ensure compliance with internal and regulatory requirements. Augment provides skilled team members to clients to support them with business as usual and one off projects.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for self-motivated individuals who have backgrounds in risk functions, compliance and/or audit who are seeking a new opportunity to use and develop existing skillsets in a financial services, consulting environment. It is important that you are willing to continue to learn, you can work well individually and as part of a team and you have an enthusiasm to succeed both on an individual and team level.
About the role
Successful applicants will undertake testing and compliance reviews over a range of standards and regulations.
Typical responsibilities could include:
Perform compliance and control assessments against a range of policy, guidelines and regulatory expectations within Financial Services
Perform review and subsequent remediation of governance, processes and controls across a range of banking areas
Supporting our Financial Services clients to become more resilient and better controlled
Support robust Quality Assurance functions as part of large scale projects, providing day to day oversight of junior analysts
Contacting and communicating with external sources
Building and maintaining relationships with the wider global PwC network
Understand and proactively keep up to date with the latest regulatory developments and issues which affect our clients.
What is in it for you?
This is a fast paced, challenging environment which can provide you with a rewarding and stimulating career. You will work with well known, global clients and receive both technical and softer skills training to assist with your continual personal and professional development.
More about our clients
Our clients are typically large banks, asset managers and hedge funds. While not an exhaustive list, the projects you are likely to support on will include compliance and regulatory change programmes, finance/operational transformations, redress & remediation, restructuring, research and acquisitions & mergers. Our clients continue to ask us for continued support in helping them manage their regulatory issues, contributing to sustained growth across our PwC Forensics practice over the last two years.
Where will you be based?
Projects will be mainly carried out at PwC’s Belfast office, although you may be required to travel to client sites (across the UK and sometimes global client sites) or PwC UK offices for training. We will discuss these requirements with you in advance of starting a project.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
• Preference for graduates, though candidates without degrees will also be considered if they demonstrate relevant experience (minimum of two years relevant experience).
Previous experience within a compliance, risk or testing function
An understanding of the banking industry and related regulatory environment (note SME regulatory knowledge is not required)
Desirable Experience / Skills
Experience in delivering advisory or consultancy services on risk frameworks, governance, controls and related processes is highly preferable; and / or
Accountancy or other professional qualifications (ACA, CIMA, CISA or equivalent); and / or
Fluent in a foreign language (as we work with global clients).
Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines
Excellent attention to detail
Self-starter and motivated to succeed
Professionally sceptical mind-set
Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little supervision
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Aptitude for learning new systems and IT applications
Please note, offers of employment for these vacancies will be made on an ‘as required’ basis, and will depend on the volume and quality of applicants, as well as business requirements.