Who we are
Our Compliance Operations team delivers testing and monitoring programmes as part of either one off support, or a managed service solution, to a range of high profile and leading clients helping them to assure compliance over both internal and regulatory requirements.
We want to strengthen our Senior Associate team with candidates who have proven technical skills and are now seeking an opportunity to join a fast growing business where they can make a real difference.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for self-motivated individuals who have technical skills and experience in either internal audit, compliance, controls testing and/or external audit who are seeking a new opportunity to use and develop their skills and experience.
Successful candidates will be responsible for owning deliverables and maintaining a high quality of work across the team. They will often be required to review work completed by junior staff, providing coaching and feedback as part of their development. They will be driven, enthusiastic, keen to build on existing experience and can work well individually as well as leading a team.
About the role
Projects tend to be large scale out-sourced or co-sourced Internal Audit programmes, predominantly working with leading banks and financial institutions, located from our Belfast office.
Typical responsibilities include:
Attending meetings with auditees to develop an understanding of business processes
Perform compliance and control assessments against a range of policies, guidelines and regulatory expectations
Contacting and communicating with external sources / clients
Discussing issues and potential recommendations with clients to make improvements to governance, risk management and / or control
Performing assessments of the extent to which previous recommendations have been implemented
Preparing working papers to document the work performed
Preparing initial draft reports to highlight issues and problems and distributing the reports to the relevant people
Supporting our clients to strengthen processes and control frameworks, helping them to become more resilient, risk aware and better controlled
Preparing management information for management and clients
Support robust Quality Assurance on large scale projects, providing day to day oversight of junior staff
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
Managing a variety of stakeholders and their expectations through regular communications.
Be responsible and taking leading roles in team activities such a group meetings, recruitment, training and mentoring.
What is in it for you?
We will provide you with:
● An opportunity to work on a range of different programmes giving you variety and depth in your day to day work;
● The opportunity to work with industry leading clients across a range of industry sectors;
● A fast paced, challenging environment with a clear career pathway;
● Dedicated technical and soft skills training to support your induction and ongoing career progression, with full access to PwC Professional frameworks;
● The opportunity to undertake a relevant professional qualification; and
● A People Manager to support your ongoing development and progression.
Our Compliance Operations team is located in PwC’s Belfast office. Staff may be required to travel on occasion to various client locations and PwC UK offices for business meetings and training. We will however discuss and agree these requirements with you in advance of starting a project.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
Previous experience (minimum two years) within an internal audit, 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, IIA or equivalent).
Preference for graduates, though candidates without degrees will also be considered if they demonstrate relevant experience (minimum of two years relevant experience).
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 and trying new experiences
Effective leadership of teams