Risk & Controls Senior Associates

Who are we

PwC’s Operate business delivers large operational and managed service solutions for clients to meet regulatory, risk and compliance challenges. With 1,200 staff deployed on large implementation and execution programmes, Operate brings together top talent with a distinctive mix of knowledge and skills. We support clients by providing staff augmentation services, delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions.

We deliver our client work from a range of locations, providing our clients with cost-effective delivery, access to subject matter expertise and operational excellence disciplines for some of the biggest brands worldwide.

About the role

PwC is investing in further expansion of its Compliance Testing function. You will be working in a growing team within PwC’s Operate business providing a range of services to a variety of clients across the UK and potentially abroad.

Our service offerings include controls testing support (for example as part of an internal audit engagement, or SOx testing programme, or other regulatory compliance testing regime) as well as regulatory compliance testing.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for motivated individuals from all backgrounds. You will have experience in risk management, compliance, audit or finance function/s and ideally have experience of supervising others. You should be a determined individual with a drive to learn, develop, and succeed as a team.

Key Responsibilities

Our teams work on a variety of client engagements that all vary depending on industry sector and nature of work. Key responsibilities include a mix of the following

  • Be responsible for a team of people; chair daily team meetings and provide hands on support and troubleshooting;

  • Provide teams with advice and guidance on technical queries;

  • Perform testing on higher risk or complex areas;

  • Chair client testing meetings, lead discussion and challenge on how process and controls are working;

  • Ensure that teams are delivering high quality work, perform sample checks and provide 1 1 feedback;

  • Provide updates to key stakeholders, escalate challenges and issues and seek support and consultation when needed;

  • Share key learning and new ways of working across your peer group, promote a positive and supportive culture among teams;

  • Build new relationships with other PwC teams that we work with; and

  • Have an opportunity to take part in wider team initiatives, events and activities.

Essential criteria

Candidates should meet the following criteria

  • Graduates (2.2 classification or above) in any subject or equivalent in relevant industry experience;

  • Previous experience within either risk management, compliance, audit or finance function/s with a sound understanding of business processes, risks and controls;

  • Organisation can supervise people and teams, able to allocate work loads for optimum performance;

  • Coaching promotes our people, can provide constructive coaching and encourage our people to be their best;

  • Excellent written and oral communication able to lead client calls and build rapport quickly with clients and teams;

  • Problem shooting remain calm under pressure, knowing when to escalate or ask for support;

  • Strong analytical mindset be able to follow and understand complex processes and challenge how things work;

  • Strong attention to detail produces high quality work, does not compromise on quality standards;

  • Motivated to do your best and bring teams with you.

Where will you be based

The role will be based in Belfast; however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may have the opportunity to work in other locations within the UK and beyond or need to attend training events outside of Northern Ireland. Location preference will be discussed as part of the recruitment process and all candidates will be considered.

What’s in it for you

This is an opportunity to start a rewarding and stimulating career with clear pathways and opportunities for progression for the right candidates. You will join a growing team and get to work with a range of global clients across industry sectors giving you diversity and variety of experience.

We are exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills to be the best that you can. You will have a dedicated training pathway delivered by our inhouse Operate Academy capability and development team focused on technical and professional skills development. You will also have access to our wide range of Professional Qualifications pathways and also have an allocated career coach to support your continued professional development in the team and the firm.

In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment

  • Our dedicated internal Careers Service.

  • Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)

  • 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package

    Closing date: 22nd November 2019 at 5pm