A career in our Financial Services Audit practice, within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.
Our team helps financial organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business. Our clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. While many of the rules of business have changed, the fundamentals haven’t. You’ll work alongside senior members of the client’s management team in planning the audit process from beginning to end, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and fair presentation of our client’s information.
CASS is a high profile and priority area of the FCA given failures such as Lehman Bros in 2008 and other recent fines imposed to organisations. The work we do supports our clients to protect their customers through sound advice and robust testing of their CASS control frameworks.
We have a large and high profile CASS client base across the Asset wealth management sector. In order to service this client base, we are growing our team further to create a larger team of CASS specialists.
The role involves working directly with clients to deliver high quality CASS audits, other assurance and advisory services, helping to drive our ambitious technology agenda and supporting the build out of our national CASS team across the UK.
We are a successful, diverse and people-focused team with a strong inclusive culture and passionate about letting our staff work at the times and from the locations that suit them best. Flexible working contracts are available with a number of team members taking time off during the summer to pursue other personal interests during our quieter times.
Recent feedback directly from our team give the following reasons for feeling high levels of engagement in our CASS team
We encourage you to own and develop your career
We encourage 'out of the box thinking' and empower all team members to make decisions in a number of areas e.g. allocation of team members across engagements
- We offer a variety of opportunities
- Existing financial audit and other assurance skills can be leveraged from
- We are a collaborative team
- We have experienced staff to assist with your learning
- We offer flexible working from Partner to Associate ·
Your CASS skills will set you apart, and are directly leverageable to many other future roles
Our clients value our insight
We have a mentoring programme
As a CASS Senior Associate you will be
Part of our team in providing services to our Asset Wealth Management clients;
Working in client teams of up to 20 people, reporting to a Manager and/or Senior Manager;
Delivering CASS audit and advisory projects over a diverse range of our clients within set deadlines;
Conducting fieldwork in accordance with PwC’s CASS audit methodology and quality assurance standards,communicating findings to clients and preparing written reports;
Building effective working relationships with clients and team members;
Leading and coaching junior staff;
Assisting with wider day-to-day engagement delivery including planning, budget management and periodic reporting to clients;
Participating in team and firm activities to contribute to the broader Asset Wealth Management strategy, and strengthen the CASS proposition
Proactively developing technical knowledge through self-study, training, qualifications and industry reading;
Promoting CASS industry insights by running client Webex’, conferences and helping to support our social media campaigns; and
Helping us transform and change our approach to CASS work with strong focus on the development and use of technology.
For the right individual, the role provides an outstanding opportunity to progress, develop and be rewarded for achievement as part of a successful and high profile part of the PwC business.
We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience
Experience in delivering audits and reviews – this does not have to be CASS specific.
A passion for delivering value and insight to clients through our audit services.
Experience of risk and control identification and performing controls testing.
Strong analytical and engagement management skills.
The ability to 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 providing coaching and feedback for junior staff and identifying development opportunities to build upon the strengths of team members.
Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations for improvement to clients.
Ability to adapt and re-prioritise quickly in dynamic circumstances and deliver under tight deadlines.
Previous experience in working with a variety of large to medium sized clients within professional services.
An ability to create new initiatives, respond to change and be flexible in your approach to meeting team goals.
Ideally, an external audit, internal audit or risk/controls background, however all applications will be considered.