Risk Assurance- Senior Associates- Scotland
About the team
PwC’s Scottish Risk Assurance team provides a range of high quality services to top and mid-tier clients predominately based in Scotland. We work with companies to provide comfort and assurance over the non-financial information they provide to their management, customers and regulators to build and reinforce trust.
We provide assurance services in the following areas:
Process, risk and controls advisory and reporting encompassing both business process and technology controls;
Corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting;
Controls due diligence
Investment performance verification; and
We are growing team with a strong presence in the market, providing services to many of the top firms in our market.
About the role
This role will see you working on a variety of challenging, career-advancing risk, controls and non-audit assurance assignments. You will work with a wide range of clients, predominantly within the Financial Services space, from smaller clients to world leading organisations. You’ll be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. In your role you will gain exposure to senior management throughout the business, while yourself being responsible for supervising and coaching junior colleagues.
You will typically work on a variety of propositions, internal audit and non-audit clients, performing internal audits, controls assurance or advisory engagements, building experience across them all. In particular you will have the opportunity to operate with a varied portfolio and be agile across the following areas:
Performance Assurance – providing assurance over a broad range of controls encompassing operational controls and technology areas, predominantly focused on financial services companies and reporting under industry recognised frameworks (e.g. ISAE 3402, ISAE 3000, SOC2)
Internal Audit – undertaking internal audit fieldwork across a range of financial and operational areas under our various outsourced / co-sourced engagements and reviewing the effectiveness of internal audit functions.
Controls Assurance – providing controls, data and IT general control support for our external audits together with advising our non-audit clients on internal control improvements.
Commercial Assurance – helping a range of clients manage risk and monetise opportunities within complex third party relationships achieved by applying the rigour and discipline of assurance through a commercial lens focussing on customer, partner and supplier relationships
Controls Reporting: Provide independent assurance on clients’ internal and outsourced controls.
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CSR): Provide internal and external stakeholders with comfort over a client’s corporate responsibility and sustainability measures. PwC is the leading firm in CSR reporting in the UK, providing assurance opinions on 17 of the FTSE 100 CSR reports.
Regulatory Assurance: Work with clients to help them report with confidence to stakeholders on their systems for compliance with regulation.
Essential skills and experience:
Supervision/coaching of junior members of staff
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Client handling and relationship management skills
Strong project management and analytical skills
Experience of developing strong relationships with client and internal stakeholders
Experience of working in Financial Services or delivering assurance on behalf of a professional services firm
External auditing experience, including evaluating controls over financial and/or operational processes
ICAS, ACA and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification, or equivalent
Computer Science or Accounting & Business Administration degree, or similar
Knowledge of relevant industry standards, e.g. ISAE 3402, SSAE 18, AAF 01/06, GIPS®, SOC1, SOC2, CASS rules.