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Risk Assurance - Senior Associate - London

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Risk Assurance - Senior AssociateReference AS03832Location LondonService AssuranceSpecialism Risk AssuranceIndustry FS Risk & RegulationAbout us
Our Financial Services Risk & Regulation (FSRR) practice is a significant part of PwC UK's business with currently 70 partners and 900 professional staff.
PwC is specifically seeking to recruit systems and process controls specialists for our Insurance and Investment/Asset management (I&IM;) team within the FSRR practice, in response to significant market demand for these skills.
Our clients are UK headquartered and international clients in the insurance and asset management sector operating in the following sectors:
• General insurance;
• Life insurance;
• London Insurance Market;
• Corporate AM & Wealth;
• Pensions, Hedge Funds, Real Estate, PE.
About the role
Our work involves looking at the systems and processes operated by clients across all areas of their business. So, for example our work covers finance systems (e.g. general ledgers; reconciliation systems, fund accounting systems), key operational business systems (e.g. premium systems, claims systems, trading systems) as well as the IT systems that underpin them.
The reasons for doing the work we do are as varied as the systems we look at. So, for example we may be:
• Giving management insight and advice on how their business processes operate and how the controls over these processes could be enhanced;
• Benchmarking business processes against those of its peers;
• For providers of outsourced services, issuing an independent report on the outsourcer's systems and processes;
• Reviewing specific business systems, processes and controls in expectations of, or in response to, concerns expressed by regulators;
• Reviewing specific business systems, processes and controls as part of an external audit;
• Undertaking system and processes controls reviews as part of an internal audit programme of work to provide management and directors an assessment of the overall business control environment.
The consistent value of the work we do is that it provides management with assurance that they have in place efficient and effective controls over their business systems and processes.
We are looking for talented and ambitious individuals with experience in business controls design and/or review who are seeking to develop their careers within the Insurance and Asset management industry sector by working on major projects with some of the largest clients in the sector.
We are looking for candidates to work on both business process controls and IT controls assignments.
Suitable candidate are likely to have experience in business and/or IT control matters gained in a professional services or internal audit environment. But we would also be interested in individuals who can demonstrate a strong background in business and/or IT processes and controls obtained from other backgrounds.
With the anticipated growth of our business there will be early opportunity for those with the right skills and determination to take on management roles and to lead teams and projects.
As important as technical skills, is the ability of the individual to build productive business relationships with colleagues and key client contact. In relation to clients, we would expect individuals to help bring increased value to our client by understanding and responding to their business needs and concerns.
We believe this role provides, for the right candidate, an unparalleled opportunity to build a long term rewarding career in a key area of the financial services industry.
About the qualifications required
As well as the skills and qualities outlined above, we are ideally looking for candidates with a professional qualification relevant to their area of expertise (e.g. ACA, CISA) who have a background in External Audit and have an interest in a career in Risk Assurance. Experience within financial services would be highly advantageous.
• Degree educated;
• Have attained or be demonstrably working towards the ACA / CISA / CIA or equivalent;
• Desire for continuous self-improvement;
• Proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships;
• A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions;
• A demonstrated ability to take responsibility and use initiative, especially when working to tight deadlines;
• Ability to work autonomously without direct day to day management.
• Previous experience in risk or controls auditing at large or medium size (FS) organisations;
• Team player and leadership;
• Computer Science or Accounting & Business Administration degree;
• Experience in supervising and coaching junior colleagues;
• Flexibility to travel within UK and overseas
What 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'.

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.

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.

As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.Link megjelenítése" width="0" height="0" />
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Aktiválás időpontja 2014.10.24.
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