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Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

We believe that challenges are better solved together. That’s why you’ll join a diverse, global community of solvers – an unexpected mix of people that come together to build trust in society and solve important problems. With us, you are encouraged to lead with your heart and values, and where your unique skills are developed and put to work in unexpected and exciting ways, superpowered by technology.

Our Risk Services Practice provides an invaluable safeguard in today’s complex operating environment with insights and independent assurance. We work with clients to deliver business control to help them to protect and strengthen every aspect of their business from people to performance, systems to strategy, business plans to business resilience. We help clients manage, mitigate and control risks from potential cybersecurity breaches to possible breaks in the supply chain. We assess and prepare businesses by looking into their technology, finance, data analytics, regulatory requirements, data security and privacy, internal audit, and the third parties our clients rely on, to help clients deliver quality results and meet their strategic objectives.

How will you value add?

You will be a part of PwC’s Risk Services – Financial Services Governance, Risk & Controls (GRC) team and experience a dynamic and fast-paced working environment where we drive GRC and Internal Audit innovation – merging the skills of our people with robust, leading edge approaches and state-of-the-art technology.

As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of subject matter experts with extensive industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues and be the catalyst to help shape a new governance and risk paradigm and identify areas of potential performance improvement. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Act as a senior team member in the following types of engagements for financial services clients (including, but not limited to, conventional and digital banks, payment services entities, asset management companies, insurers, exchanges, securities / brokerage houses and regulators):

    • Governance, risk management and controls advisory / consulting projects

    • Internal audits and internal controls reviews

  • Work with engagement managers to plan and deliver engagements

  • For advisory / consulting engagements, review, design and/or help implement new frameworks, methodologies, processes and controls (which may include the delivery of client training)

  • For internal audits and internal controls reviews, perform walk-through interviews, identify key risks and controls and tailor audit / review procedures (including data analytics) to evaluate the design and validate the operating effectiveness of internal controls across various business and technology processes

  • Review and recommend improvements to processes, risk management frameworks and governance to address control gaps and to enhance efficiency where possible

  • Depending on the nature of the engagement, guide and supervise a small team of junior staff in the execution of assigned work

  • Draft findings in report deliverables with clear and concise business writing

  • Present review findings and topics of interest confidently and succinctly in the presence of the engagement team and client’s stakeholders in status update and closing meetings

  • Support business development efforts (e.g. preparing proposals, propositions, client meeting materials, etc.)

  • Coach and/or conduct training for junior staff to develop communication, analytical and technical skills

About You

  • A good Degree in Business, Accountancy, Finance, Information Technology, Risk Management, Data Science, Psychology / Behavioural Science or related disciplines

  • At least 2 to 3 years operational risk management, risk consulting, compliance or internal / external audit experience in Big 4 or financial services organisations

  • Ability and interest to work across the intersection of both business and technology-related areas of organisations

  • Broad knowledge of risk and control concepts, particularly in a financial services context

  • Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) – with an ability to communicate and interact with colleagues and clients at different levels of management

  • Sound project management skills and a demonstrated ability to take initiative and independently follow through and complete tasks within tight deadlines

  • Inquisitive and analytical, with a penchant for problem solving and new challenges

Additional attributes viewed favorably:

  • Relevant professional certifications in internal audit, IT audit, risk management or related areas, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Financial Risk Manager, Certificate in Operational Risk Management or Certified Fraud Examiner

  • Working knowledge of data analytics / visualisation techniques and tools (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI)

  • Experience with contemporary audit approaches such as Agile internal audit, continuous auditing and culture auditing

  • An appreciation of emerging technologies and their risks, such as Blockchain / Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics Process Automation, Cloud Computing and Application Programming Interfaces

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About PwC Singapore

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems - this is at the core of everything we do from the value we provide to our clients and society to the decisions we make as a corporate.

Our services started with audit and assurance over a century ago. As times change and the issues faced by businesses and individuals evolved, we have developed specialised capabilities in tax, advisory and consulting to help you address emerging new challenges across focus areas like digital transformation, cyber security and privacy, data, sustainability, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

In Singapore, we have more than 3,500 partners and staff to help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities for public, private and government organisations to progress. As part of the PwC network of more than 284,000 people in 155 countries, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world focusing on helping organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for.