CASS Audit Senior Associate - Asset Wealth Management

London (Central)
01 Jul 2022
29 Jul 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
Full Time

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

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It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit. 

The Opportunity

PwC completes on average around 150 reasonable assurance CASS audits and 290 limited assurance CASS audits each year. We have a dedicated National CASS practice which delivers the highest risk audits in our portfolio and, as a Senior Associate in this practice,  your primary role will be working as part of a team to deliver these high quality CASS audits across our diverse client base. 

You will be part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues for our clients. This will primarily be through delivery of high quality CASS audits, but may also include other assurance and advisory services, supporting clients from strategy through to execution. Across all areas of your work you will be encouraged to identify and utilise technology driven solutions to continuously evolve the way we work 

PwC’s national CASS team is split into two practices, our Asset and Wealth Management practice (AWM) as well as our Banking and Capital Markets practice (B&CM). This role will be based within our AWM practice. 

The Wider Team

PwC's Asset and Wealth Management practice is the market leading AWM audit business. Our business is a national practice comprising over 600 staff with a presence in 12 offices across the UK, and comprises both financial audit and non-audit assurance businesses. Working in AWM will provide opportunities to gain experience working across a variety of clients and industry sectors including, Wealth Managers, Platforms, Fund Managers, Private Equity and other traditional Asset and Wealth management companies. This breadth of client base gives our people an unmatchable opportunity to gain deep understanding and experience across the whole AWM sector.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Delivering CASS audits over a diverse range of our clients 

  • Conducting fieldwork in accordance with PwC’s CASS audit methodology and quality assurance standards including testing the design and operating effectiveness of controls to mitigate CASS risks, performing substantive testing to test a firm’s compliance with the CASS rules

  • Reviewing and assessing a firm’s CASS breaches register for collation and reporting to the FCA

  • Delegating to others to provide stretch opportunities as well as providing coaching and support to help deliver results

  • Reviewing your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance

  • Communicating findings to clients and preparing written reports

  • Using a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in the business area

  • Developing new ideas and proposing innovative solutions to problems

  • Ability to read situations and modify behaviour to build quality, diverse relationships

  • Upholding the firm's code of ethics and business conduct

  • Using feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas

Skills and Experience required:

  • CA / ACA / ACCA/ICAS qualified (or international equivalent) and audit experience is highly desirable

  • Experience of CASS audits or Risk & Control audits would be highly desirable

  • The ability to learn quickly and be receptive of feedback and coaching

  • Strong project management skills and experience in coaching junior staff

  • The ability to work effectively in a team, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels

  • Passion for delivering and promoting quality in all aspects of your work and applying professional scepticism

  • Experience of working to internal and client deadlines

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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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The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.
Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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