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South East - Internal Audit - Senior Associate

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Senior Associates
Assurance - Risk Assurance - Controls
Across all industries
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About the team

You’ll work with a diverse range of clients at local, national and global level which is a great way to develop your career.
Recent developments in internal auditing and corporate governance have contributed to continued growth in PwC’s Internal Audit practice. Our Internal Audit service offering ranges from:

  • Advice on developing Internal Audit strategies and assistance in setting up functions

  • Assisting clients to deliver their annual audit plan either by enabling them to fully outsource their function of by using us as a co-source partner

  • Providing secondments to fulfil key Internal Audit roles, from subject matter experts to Head of Internal Audit/Chief Internal Auditor positions

  • Performing effectiveness reviews of Internal Audit functions, including gap analysis against best practice and benchmarking against industry peer

  • Transforming existing functions to ensure that they are truly relevant, cost effective and risk focussed

  • Delivering training to Internal Audit teams on a variety of relevant topics including emerging Internal Audit methodology, regulatory themes and industry issues

We work with a broad range of clients across health, education, technology, financial services, manufacturing and utility industries.

About the role

We are looking for Senior Associates to join our Internal Audit team. As a credible candidate, you will have developed core skills in a number of disciplines such as internal audit, risk evaluation and project governance. Our people are expected to be capable of applying these core skills in a variety of business situations.

As a Senior Associate, you will be responsible for the delivery of work to several of our clients. Your responsibilities may include:
  • Delivering internal audit reviews

  • Supervising and quality reviewing the work of junior staff members and delivery to clients

  • Managing day to day client relationships

  • Project management the delivery of internal audit plans within an agreed budget and timescales

  • Report writing

  • Presentation of findings or training to a diverse audience

  • Helping to grow the existing business by working alongside out leadership team on proposals and new opportunities

  • Delivery of Local Counter Fraud work within the NHS

skills and experience

Essential skills

  • Experience in auditing financial and operational controls within a wide range of business processes

  • Experience in evaluating and performing risk assessments at a task and organisation level

  • Strong analytical and project management skills

  • Identifying and effectively reporting any issues and recommendations for improvement to clients, as well as drafting the related sections of formal reports

  • The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels

  • Experience in supervising and developing junior staff

  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels

  • Flexibility in your approach to meeting goals as part of the wider team

  • Excellent report writing and communication skills

Desirable skills

  • Accredited local counter fraud specialist

  • The ability to contribute and create new initiatives and be responsive to change

  • An accountancy or internal audit qualification

  • An aptitude for learning about new sectors and risks

Gatwick, Reading, Uxbridge


Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It’s work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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