Global Assurance L&E : Audit Curriculum Senior Manager (secondment)
Global Assurance Learning & Education has a secondment opportunity for a high performing senior manager based in London for 25 months for the period 1 June 2018 – 30 June 2020.
This is a unique role for a high performing senior manager to work with network functional groups, and influence innovative responses to network needs and challenges.
The successful candidate will work as a project leader on the design, development and evaluation of technical training in the global PwC Audit Curriculum for audit practitioners, and will also be pivotal in supporting the Audit Curriculum Leader and curriculum team to successful achievement of strategic priorities.
The main responsibilities of this role and the competencies required are described below.
As a project leader, the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include leading teams to:
Propose and design learning solutions to complex or long-standing areas of network focus
Work collaboratively with other territories and global functional departments to determine content, and consider how to incorporate innovative training techniques into learning solutions, balancing territory perspectives and current learner insights.
Create materials for use in training suitable for a variety of roles within PwC, from new joiners to senior practitioners, including example audit documentation and case facts to highlight specific issues and learning points.
Other responsibilities will include:
Drafting communications and position papers for a variety of internal PwC stakeholder groups, regulatory submissions, and internal and external communications to support the successful implementation of training materials in the network territories.
Leading the process of scoping changes to the existing audit curriculum materials, based on territory feedback, changes in standards, guidance, tools and technology, and proposing resulting projects and project teams.
We are looking for a high performing Senior Manager (1 or 2 rated) with a passion for developing others, who is well rounded in all areas of the PwC Professional dimensions. They will have:
At least 7 years’ experience including either recent audit practice experience, or recent experience creating training solutions for audit practitioners.
Strong influencing and collaboration skills
Ability to confidently present, lead and facilitate discussions with senior stakeholders
Proven ability to lead teams to meet tight deadlines
Strong coaching skills and a commitment to developing those that work for them
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Ability to confidently facilitate/instruct training programmes
A strong understanding of the PwC business model and how we serve a variety of clients
Excellent written English and verbal communication skills
Previous experience in L&E instructing, training design and development and/or a strong interest in L&E/adult learning.
Desire to develop expertise in the area of learning design
Strong audit technical skills, including the proficient use of Aura would be beneficial.
Ability to work with multicultural teams and sensitivity to cultural implications in learning design and implementation.
Ability to propose solutions in situations where there are multiple conflicting viewpoints.
Ability to develop relationships quickly
Ability to work effectively with a global team in a virtual environment.
Good interpersonal and organisational skills
Note: Less experience or less demonstrated ability in one or more of the above competencies can be compensated by particular strengths in other competencies. Each candidate will be reviewed in light of the combined competencies that they bring to the L&E team.
The secondment opportunity will need to be supported by the candidate’s home territory.
The candidate will work as part of a globally dispersed team and:
Can expect to work from London, UK as part of the Global Assurance L&E Team. Exceptions can be considered where there is a strong case for doing so.
Are expected to be deployed 100% to the secondment and not retain internal or client service responsibilities during the secondment.
Can anticipate global travel ranging in duration from two days to three weeks.
The degree of travel has some flexibility and can vary depending on the assigned project responsibilities and the individual’s personal circumstances.
Successful candidates can expect to gain:
A professional development and career enhancement opportunity which may not be available locally.
Transferable client relationship skills developed by working virtually with various senior stakeholders and colleagues around the PwC network, including global functional groups.
An increased network of contacts including L&E professionals, methodology professionals and peers in other territories.
An exposure to audit technical developments on a real time basis, and enhanced abilities in Aura and Audit Methodology which they can apply back in the practice.
Significant opportunities to develop global acumen
Developing business acumen through insights into network strategic priorities, and how the network of forms operates, including global quality processes, actively participating in the responses to quality findings in the network.
A greater knowledge of the materials developed by Global Assurance L&E, and other territories, allowing them to support the appropriate coordination of local training plans in their home territory.
A "presence" in the L&E design and content of the Audit Curriculum, carrying the needs of the practitioners and instructors in their territory.
An in-depth understanding of process and quality standards in L&E design and development, including evaluations and assessments.
An insight into adult learning theory, transferrable to ongoing coaching interactions and classroom instruction.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should discuss the secondment with people manager / coach before contacting Global Assurance L&E, ensuring that there is support from the home territory.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Laurie Jeppesen or Matthew Dimery by March 16, 2018. Requests for further information should also be sent to Matthew Dimery.