Stakeholder Assurance Manager
Job descriptionThe South-East region external audit business at PwC is one of the largest within the UK firm and a strategic priority for growth. And we're growing. Fast.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. All of our offices provide a supportive environment in which to grow and develop your skills. Outside of our client work, the offices have a great community and social programmes. We pride ourselves on our community affairs activities from volunteering support and fundraising days. We have a lively and active social scene and numerous networks that you can involve yourself in.In the South East we take very seriously the Firm's commitment to ensuring that you can maintain a healthy balance in your working life. A significant number of our staff are on formal flexible working patterns and all of us are able to demonstrate everyday flexibility in our working arrangements.About the roleThis role will see you working on a variety of challenging, career-advancing non-audit assurance assignments. You'll be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. In your role you will help grow the business, while yourself being responsible for supervising and coaching a team.PwC's Stakeholder Assurance team provides services that build and enhance trust between companies and its stakeholders in particular as it relates to non financial disclosures, emerging technologies and regulation.This requires an understanding of an organisation's purpose and objectives, external environment, operating model, risk management processes, regulatory pressures, and the diverse needs of its critical stakeholders. An ability to identify a subject matter of relevance to the company and its stakeholders, and through the application of appropriate auditing standards, create opportunities for independent assurance to drive value outcomes for the company and its stakeholders is critical.PwC Stakeholder Assurance professionals bring the right mix of assurance experience, industry-specific knowledge and highly technical specialised skill sets to bear on a company's desire to address trust deficits with its stakeholders. For example, companies are increasingly seeking independent assurance on outsourced operations, cloud environments, data protection, privacy and cyber controls, financial crime responses, sustainability and climate change disclosures, data, supply chains and non financial performance metrics. To deliver this assurance we provide a full range of services which include pre-assurance assessments and reporting to such standards such as ISAE3000, ISAE3402, AAF and SOC2. Required Skills and experience Extensive experience in a similar role within a professional services environmentDeep understanding of information security, cloud and emerging technologies (RPA, IoT, MI) with a focus on risk and controls.Experience of working with clients undergoing ISO 27001 certification either as a practitioner or a lead auditorRelevant experience of leveraging assurance standards, for example ISAE 3000, ISAE 3402, AAF and SOC2, in client-facing situationsExperience of leading the planning of complex non-financial assurance engagements including the identification of risk and controls and the performance and review of relevant audit testingThe ability to lead and 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 people management and leading and developing diverse teams. Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations for improvement to clients.Business/market development including experience of identifying opportunities, managing client relationships, leading/involved with tenders/significant client pitches.Client handling and relationship management skillsAbility to budget and manage project financesAbility to work across multiple projects, prioritise and manage time effectively, along with a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions.Versatility and agility to simultaneously work with a range of clients with differing challenges across a range of industries.Proficient networker and relationship builder.