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Assurance - Financial Services - Senior Associate

Job Description and Requirements

Job description / Role

Assurance - Financial Services - Senior Associate - Beirut

Line of Service
Assurance

Industry/Sector
Not Applicable

Specialism
Assurance

Management Level
Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary
Due to the rapid growth in our Financial Services business, the Risk Assurance team, currently has opportunities for ambitious and highly motivated Candidates with a proven track record of high quality delivery on client projects. The role sits within a rapidly growing part of PwC's Financial Services Other Assurance Services team within our Risk Assurance Middle East practice. You will be an integral part of the team responsible for the delivery of Internal Audit related projects within Financial Services. You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network.

Responsibilities: 

Internal Audit 
- Understand the expectations of key stakeholders and their perceptions of value;
- Responsible for providing on ground support for the planning, implementation and administration of the entity's Internal Audit Plan;
- Work on Internal Audit engagements focusing on compliance, risk and operational related audits covering keys areas of risk management and control management over operations' effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations;
- Prepare and present reports that reflect audit's results;

Business Resiliance 
- Conduct, and report on the testing and adequacy of the entity's design and operating effectiveness of internal controls;
- Work on client engagements related to Corporate Governance Structure and Practices;
- Work on client engagements and internal projects related to AML, CTF and review of compliance functions;

Requirements

- 3+ years of experience in Internal Audit / Regulatory Compliance department of a Financial Services institution or a consultancy firm.
- Prior Big 4 or other relevant consulting experience; at least two years within a blue chip consulting firm (strong track record in FS consulting is highly desirable).
- Understanding of forthcoming international and local regulatory requirements and their potential impact on the financial services entity's in the Region.
- Background in Audit, Controls, Risk or Compliance with an in-depth understanding of testing or audit methodology, risk and control analysis.
- Regulatory audit/assurance experience with Basel (is a plus) and local regulatory areas.
- Good understanding of control components, assertions, design and operating effectiveness.
- Excellent commercial acumen, communication, report writing and presentational skills.
- Education: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or Business. ACAMS, CPA or CIA are desired.
- Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
- Proven IT skills in the following programmes such as excel, word, PowerPoint etc. The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide where the project dictates.