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Assurance Risk and Quality Manager at PricewaterhouseCooper

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PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria has been operating in Nigeria since 1953 through its predecessor firms of Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. We’re one of the leading professional services firms in the country with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, over 1000 staff and 31 resident partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Assurance Risk and Quality Manager

Ref No: 238209WD
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Line of Service: Assurance
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Specialism: Risk
Management Level: Manager

Job Description & Summary

  • 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.
  • A career in Risk & Quality, within Assurance Line of Service, will provide you with the opportunity to advance and foster integrity based decision making and conduct by PwC professionals throughout our organisation.
  • Our Assurance Risk & Quality team focuses on promoting and monitoring compliance with applicable external laws and regulations as well as internal policies and procedures to help manage PwC’s regulatory, litigation, and reputational risk.
  • 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.

As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm’s/client’s expectations.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Primary Job Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Overview of activities
  • System of Quality Management (SoQM)
  • The Incumbent promotes adherence to PwC network and firm policies, professional standards and regulatory requirements.
  • The Incumbent is responsible for the execution of risk, compliance and the system of quality management for the firm.
  • Facilitate and monitor implementation of remedial actions to prevent quality findings from recurring and help identify good practices as part of continuous improvement.
  • Prepare required reports to assurance leadership, PwC network and regulators as necessary.
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Project manage the implementation of the firm’s System of Quality Management (including coaching support to quality functions and process owners).
  • Implement ongoing monitoring activities through related compliance testing and reporting of exceptions, action plans and conclusions.
  • Support periodic compliance and quality reviews (regulatory or PwC network).
  •  Performs root cause analysis to identify and address audit quality issues.
  • Address practice inquiries on conflict of interest and independence matters as it relates to assurance services.
  • Facilitate the understanding of and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and professional standards;
  • Facilitate, implement and monitor compliance with PwC network and local policies and procedures to manage risk, enhance quality control and comply with law, regulation and professional standards.
  •  In liaison with the internal counsel team, manage the firm’s contracting, client/engagement acceptance and continuance procedures

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience Expected:
  • Hands on experience in designing, implementing and assessing a compliance function in a professional service firm
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant job experience in an external or internal audit role (preferably in a professional service firm).
  • Professional qualification e.g. ICAN, ACCA, CIA or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance / Business or related disciplines.

Personal Attributes:

  • Willingness to travel as may be required in the role.
  • Ambitious, mature and business-minded with strong leadership and high ethical standards
  • Ability to manage diverse and multi locational teams, tight deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, analytical ability and presentation skills

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline: 17th August, 2021.


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