B&CM CASS Senior Associate- London

Job Title: B&CM CASS Senior Associate- London
Location: London
Reference: 38987BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: August 16, 2019 20:43

Job Description

A career within Risk Assurance Compliance and Analytics services, will provide you with the opportunity to assist clients in developing analytics and technology solutions that help them detect, monitor, and predict risk. Using advanced technology, we’re able to focus on establishing the right controls, processes and structures for our clients to ensure that decisions are based on accurate information and assure that information provided to third parties is accurate, complete, and can be trusted.

The passion of our people, combined with access to the latest technology, helps us deliver the highest quality audits and build trust in society. We pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business, whilst giving our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety through your home team, internal secondments and international assignments.

CASS is a high profile and priority area of the FCA given failures such as Lehman Bros in 2008 and other recent fines imposed to organisations. The work we do supports our clients to protect their customers through sound advice and robust testing of their CASS control frameworks.

We have a large and high profile CASS client base across the banking & capital markets sector, including global investment banks, UK FTSE banks, brokers, regulatory bodies and a host of smaller or mid-cap clients. In order to service this client base, we are growing our team further to create a larger team of CASS specialists.

The role involves working directly with clients to deliver high quality CASS audits, other assurance and advisory services, helping to drive our ambitious technology agenda and supporting the build out of our national CASS team across the UK.

We are a successful, diverse and people-focused team with a strong inclusive culture and passionate about letting our staff work at the times and from the locations that suit them best. Flexible working contracts are available with a number of team members taking time off during the summer to pursue other personal interests during our quieter times.

Recent feedback directly from our team give the following reasons for feeling high levels of engagement in our CASS team

  • We encourage you to own and develop your career

  • We encourage 'out of the box thinking' and empower all team members to make decisions in a number of areas e.g. allocation of team members across engagements

  • We offer a variety of opportunities

  • Existing financial audit and other assurance skills can be leveraged from

  • We are a collaborative team

  • We have experienced staff to assist with your learning

  • We offer flexible working from Partner to Associate and over 25% of our current team are on less than 100% contracts to pursue interests outside of work

  • We are a fun way to learn regulation

  • Your CASS skills will set you apart, and are directly leverageable to many other future roles

  • Our clients value our insight

  • We have a mentoring programme

As a CASS Senior Associate you will be

  • Part of our team in providing services to our Banking & Capital Markets clients;

  • Working in client teams of up to 20 people, reporting to a Manager and/or Senior Manager;

  • Delivering CASS audit and advisory projects over a diverse range of our clients within set deadlines;

  • Conducting fieldwork in accordance with PwC’s CASS audit methodology and quality assurance standards, communicating findings to clients and preparing written reports;

  • Building effective working relationships with clients and team members;

  • Leading and coaching junior staff;

  • Assisting with wider day-to-day engagement delivery including planning, budget management and periodic reporting to clients;

  • Participating in team and firm activities to contribute to the broader B&CM strategy, and strengthen the CASS proposition;

  • Proactively developing technical knowledge through self-study, training, qualifications and industry reading;

  • Promoting CASS industry insights by running client Webex’, conferences and helping to support our social media campaigns; and

  • Helping us transform and change our approach to CASS work with strong focus on the development and use of technology.

For the right individual, the role provides an outstanding opportunity to progress, develop and be rewarded for achievement as part of a successful and high profile part of the PwC business.

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in delivering audits and reviews – this does not have to be CASS specific.

  • A passion for delivering value and insight to clients through our audit services.

  • Experience of risk and control identification and performing controls testing.

  • Strong analytical and engagement management skills.

  • The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.

  • Experience in providing coaching and feedback for junior staff and identifying development opportunities to build upon the strengths of team members.

  • Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations for improvement to clients.

  • Ability to adapt and re-prioritise quickly in dynamic circumstances and deliver under tight deadlines.

  • Previous experience in working with a variety of large to medium sized clients within professional services.

  • An ability to create new initiatives, respond to change and be flexible in your approach to meeting team goals.

  • Ideally, an external audit, internal audit or risk/controls background, however all applications will be considered.