Governance Risk and Controls Senior Manager

Job Title: Governance Risk and Controls Senior Manager
Location: Leeds, Manchester
Reference: 36614BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 11, 2019 19:06

Job Description

A career in our Regulatory Strategy and Governance practice, within Regulatory Risk and Compliance services, will provide you with the opportunity to help companies rethink their approach to risk and create a sustainable risk advantage. We’re a part of a unique client proposition, assisting our clients develop proper internal controls by leveraging analytics and technology solutions to underpin efficient execution of governance, to optimise their risk and compliance policies and processes, and improve business performance.

Our team helps organisations rethink their approach to risk and compliance to drive strategy, capabilities and performance. As part of the team, you’ll work on developing integrated risk strategies and frameworks across all landscapes to help our clients navigate new and evolving laws, regulations, and complex industry specific compliance requirements.

PwC’s Risk Assurance practice in the North is looking for a senior manager to help us develop and deliver high quality governance, risk and controls reviews to a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on the regulatory requirements associated with UK capital market transactions. In joining us you will be part of a unique client proposition, assisting our clients understand and challenge the extent to which their governance arrangements, systems, processes and people assist or inhibit their strategies to generate value.

As a credible candidate you will have developed core skills in a wide range of disciplines including operational and enterprise risk frameworks and governance, finance processes and controls and understanding supporting operational processes. Our people are expected to be capable of applying these core skills in a variety of business situations and industries and as a Senior Manager you will be expected to be able to work independently and manage a team to scope and deliver work.

You will have a proven track record of working with senior client staff to understand and evaluate financial reporting processes and controls as well as overarching governance frameworks and developing good practice and pragmatic recommendations for remediation and enhancement.

Experience of working on UK capital market transactions, with a particular focus on Financial Position and Prospects Procedures reporting is highly desirable. However, we will provide appropriate training where required for the right candidate.

You will be used to working in an fast paced environment and with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines to support clients in achieving their goals and objectives to demanding timetables.

In addition to your technical skills, you will have proven capabilities in developing relationships, building trust in new contacts and demonstrating that such trust is justified by delivering into the longer term.

The role can be based in Manchester or Leeds although there will be travel, primarily across the Northern region, with some travel to London and other regions. Your main duties and responsibilities will be

  • Significant role in the development of new business relationships and business proposals.

  • Significant role in building and driving the risk team to achieve budget / strategy.

  • Key client contact responsible for teams of governance, risk and control specialists and subject matter experts to deliver our clients’ requirements.

  • Leading a diverse client portfolio reporting to the Partner/ Director Groups.

  • Managing and building day-to-day client relationships.

  • Acting as a key point of contacts for senior client staff, including the C-suite.

  • Managing projects/client engagements of varying sizes from planning through to completion; and

  • Review planning.

  • Identifying and documenting key systems and controls for demonstrating compliance good practice.

  • Performing consultings engagement over a diverse range of governance, risk and financial activities

  • Providing management, coaching and guidance to others during assignments

  • Working within set deadlines

  • Discussing review findings and issues with senior client staff and the PwC Engagement Leader

  • Taking responsibility for report writing and review.

  • Managing assignment budgets

  • Building effective working relationships with clients

  • Help to grow our existing business through working alongside our leadership team on proposals and new opportunities

Below are some of the types of work you could be involved in if you join Risk Assurance

  • Developing new business propositions;

  • Assessment and development of governance structures; and

  • Assessment, design and evaluation / testing of controls and compliance frameworks;

  • Building relationships both internally and externally with other risk professionals.

The following skills are required for this role

Essential skills

  • Have a relevant professional qualification (i.e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA).

  • A proven track record of experience in the Risk Assurance areas described above.

  • Experience in financial auditing and controls-based auditing or advisory engagements.

  • Have experience of building strong relationships.

Desirable skills

  • Experience of working with UK listed businesses;

  • Capital markets experience.

  • Experience in IT auditing and IT controls-based auditing or advisory engagements.

  • Experience of developing, working in or managing risk or finance functions.

  • Experience in working on audit or advisory engagements over the design and implementation controls frameworks.

  • Be output focused and able to work autonomously without day-to-day supervision.

  • Be experienced in delivering large and small projects from planning through to completion.

  • Be experienced in coaching and developing other members of staff.

  • Have the ability to develop client relationships.

  • Be able to demonstrate that you are comfortable leading teams and willing to proactively contribute to the team.

  • Experience of working in a professional services environment.


Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It’s work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.

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.

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