Risk Assurance Manager - Financial Services
About the team
PwC is continuing to invest and grow their Scotland based risk assurance team and currently have vacancies to support the work we undertake for clients in the areas of governance, risk and compliance.
The focus will predominantly be in helping our Financial Services clients based in Scotland, who face a growing and complex level of risk and regulatory requirements, but may also extend to supporting other market sectors.
The role holder will work with a dynamic and diverse team providing services in the following areas:
Conduct and compliance – strategy, advisory and oversight
Risk transformation, strategy and infrastructure
Regulatory advice and assurance
Risk culture and behaviours and;
Board effectiveness and governance.
About the role
This role will see you working on a variety assignments. We are strong advocates of fostering a culture of personal development and 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.
The candidate will ideally have a background of risk and (or) compliance and have an understanding of the financial services market and the regulatory challenges that apply. An ability to engage with stakeholders across different levels of an organisation will be important as will an understanding of the regulatory rules and requirements set out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). Activities will include but not be limited to:
Advising on the design and development of enterprise wide risk management frameworks
Supporting with regulatory change programmes for example the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR)
Advising on conduct and compliance client challenges, helping build solutions to address regulatory requirements,
Risk culture and conduct reviews
Operational risk reviews
Regulatory reviews and advice
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 risk and compliance services on behalf of a professional services firm or within a financial services institution.
Knowledge of relevant regulatory and industry standards.