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SOX Testing - Operations Manager

Sydenham, UK
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2 Dec 2020

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Who are we?
PwC's Operate delivers operational and managed services solutions to clients across a range of situations often associated with their regulatory, risk and/or compliance agendas. We bring together regulatory insight, highly skilled operational resources and an unrivalled technology offering to provide a high quality and cost effective solution to operational delivery challenges.
We have over 2,500 staff deployed on client programmes across a range of service areas including SOX Execution Testing where we help clients to manage SOX compliance. Our client portfolio spans across industries and we work closely with some of the biggest brands globally.
About the role This position is ideal for someone who is operating at a senior level, who has a technical audit or accounting background, and is more recently working in, or has desire to work in, an operational leadership role. Key ResponsibilitiesYour primary responsibility will be to oversee the set up and operational delivery of multiple, large scale and complex SOX Execution Testing programmes, and monitoring compliance against our delivery frameworks. In this regard, responsibilities include:Providing oversight across large teams, supporting delivery and quality.Supporting teams to drive operational excellence and tackling transformation Ensure that our ISO accredited delivery frameworks are at the heart of all programmes, including, delivery plans, metrics and a reporting framework to accurately articulate performance to clients.Ensuring all programmes meet with contractual obligations and standards as well as budget and timescales.In conjunction with our Technical Management team assume responsibility for quality, risk and governance and seek ways to continually improve processes, driving efficiencies and automating processes through the use of technology where possible.Help to position our services and capability across the PwC network, building and holding relationships with PartnersPersonally maintain strong professional relationships with key client and internal stakeholders.Coaching and supporting career development across all grades.Support the growth ambition of our business through exceptional delivery and bringing best practice.
Essential criteriaExperience of operating at senior management level in an operations environmentDemonstrable success as a senior leader and of managing and developing large high performing teams.A track record of success setting up and / or running compliance operations, demonstrating strategic outlook, commercial acumen and business planning.Ability to communicate effectively and build relationshipsExperience in SOX audit or strong controls testing technical backgroundQualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA or International equivalent) desirable

What's in it for you? This is a fast-paced, challenging environment which can provide you with a rewarding and stimulating career. You will work with well-known, global clients and have opportunities to further develop both technical and softer skills. You will be a key member in a dynamic and expanding team, where there is a strong emphasis on encouraging, developing and retaining our people. We have a dedicated Capability and Development team who are committed to developing you and the wider team through structured training programmes. You will also have access to our continued PQ pathway including our Operate MSc.
Where will you be based? This role is based in our Belfast site. Any travel is likely to be ad hoc, for example attending client meetings or training events within the UK and beyond. Your desire for any other travel or base location can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.
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