Internal Audit Team Senior Manager - IT

Recruiter
PWC 1
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2019
Closes
21 Oct 2019
Ref
1284996614
Job Role
Internal Auditor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
About the Team We are PwC's Internal Audit Team and provide independent, objective assurance and consulting activities to help support the firm's operations and to improve the effectiveness of its governance, risk management and internal control. We report to the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board. We focus on helping the firm look deeper and see further. In short, we seek to address the key risks and ultimately deliver value to the firm. It is work that really does matter and can make a difference to the firm, its partners and employees. The team is headed by a Director, who as Head of Internal Audit, is supported by a mix of operational and IT auditors, at the Senior Manager, Manager, Senior Associate and Associate level. We continue to develop as a team building our capability; becoming more agile; and extending our collaboration with our Global and Network Internal Audit colleagues. All aimed at strengthening our position as a trusted advisor within the firm and to the Audit and Risk Committee. About the Role A career in the Internal Audit Team will give you a unique insight into the workings of the firm and an opportunity to gain an understanding of PwC's strategic objectives, regulatory and risk management environment and the diverse needs of its critical stakeholders. As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team with extensive audit experience and a broad knowledge of the firm. You will be responsible for the development of the IT control aspects of the annual plan, leading the team(s) to deliver this plan as well as delivering a wide range of other risk based or consultancy activities. You will enjoy a wide variety of work in terms of nature and scope, including audits focussed on operational, financial, IT, or regulatory risks. You will also have the opportunity to engage with different clients from across all areas of the firm and with our internal audit colleagues at a global and network level. You will be based with the team in One Embankment Place. Some travel to other sites will be needed and occasional overnight stays away from home, but this is limited in comparison to a traditional client facing audit role. There is also scope for flexible working and working at home. Depending on your performance and team structure, there may also be future promotion opportunities within the team or to other opportunities within the wider firm. Specific responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to Management of the IT control elements of the Internal Audit annual plan Proactively lead the delivery of audit assignments (in accordance with our audit methodology and standards), managing delivery within the audit budget and required timeframes Driving the scoping of the audit, which includes determining our key objectives and the risk areas being assured and agreeing this with the client in conjunction with Head of IA Completion of audit documentation, including audit scopes, working papers and audit reports with a passion for quality Evaluation and presentation of overall findings and issues raised during the project and, in conjunction with the Head of IA, clear and timely communication of these to the client, to ensure that an agreed plan of action is reached Coaching and leading other audit staff Establishing and sustaining effective working relationships with clients and colleagues Keeping up to date with local and national business and economic issues that may impact upon the operations of the firm and its risk profile Being an active team member and contributing to the team's development activities to drive opportunities to improve our operational effectiveness and quality of our work Contributing to the development of your own and team's technical acumen Supporting the Head of IA in senior stakeholder management and communication/presentation to the Audit Committee Essential Skills, Behaviours and Experience 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 clients across the firm and for our team. 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. In addition, for this role you must have Completed an accountancy or internal audit qualification (ACA, CIA, CISA, or equivalent) Extensive experience in auditing financial, operational and IT controls within a wide range of business processes (within either an external or internal audit environment) and in a complex control environment A deep understanding of governance, risk management and control at an operational and organisational level Proven experience in the development of Internal Audit strategic and annual plans with focus on the IT control environment, blending the Internal Audit plan with other sources of assurance available across the lines of defence In depth understanding of audit methodology and the ability to flex delivery scope and approach to match to assurance requirements, timing and resource pressures Experience in delivering assurance related to key business and/or systems change projects (Project Assurance) Strong analytical and project management skills The ability to manage effectively and simultaneously across multiple assignments with different audit teams and clients, delivering at pace Experience in leading and developing junior staff Ability to communicate clearly and build good working relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels Excellent report writing and communication skills to be able to effectively report any issues and recommendations for improvement to our clients, as well as drafting the relevant sections of high quality (and high impact) audit reports Flexibility in your approach to meeting goals as part of the wider team, being open minded and agile to change Desirable Skills and Experience Be innovative and have the ability to contribute and create new initiatives both within the Internal Audit team but also potentially for teams within the wider firm Have an aptitude for learning and a desire to continually develop and improve Experience of performing data analytics/CAATs in an audit/assurance environment Not the role for you? Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)? 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. Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply Diversity 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. Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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