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CASS Audit Senior Associate - Asset Wealth Management

United Kingdom
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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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.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.

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

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offers flexible career arrangements and contract work? Learn more.

The skills we look for
The PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.

The Deal
‘The Deal’, our firmwide Employee Value Proposition’ empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.

Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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