People and Change

Leeds, England, gb
Company: PwC
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-07-27 06:06:26

Line of Service



Not Applicable



Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

About Risk

Risk isn’t going to disappear and the complex, ever changing environment makes it much harder to predict where new challenges will come from. But it represents an opportunity for businesses to transform and innovate, and discover hidden value. From the boardroom to back office, we work to protect and strengthen every aspect of business; from people to performance, systems to strategy. Through our invaluable insights and independent assurance we help discover and unlock real value.

There is a huge amount of business change caused by disruption, including technology, regulation, or a factor in the broader environment such as Brexit and that gives rise to risk and uncertainty. Helping our clients identify and address those risks to give them and their stakeholders confidence in their business is the purpose of our new Risk Line of Service. As a business, we have been providing services related to risk within our wider Assurance practice. On 1 July 2020, we established this new Line of Service to better use the scale and breadth of our practice including many of the firm’s experts in areas such as regulation, cyber security, listings, actuarial, accounting, controls and internal audit.

About Governance, Risk and Compliance

Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) sits within our Risk practice as one of the fastest growing areas of the business. GRC helps organisations build resilience throughout their organisation with excellence in governance, risk management, compliance and control.

Being a member of the GRC team in Risk will see you working on a variety of challenging and career-advancing engagements. You will work across a diverse range of well-known clients from both the commercial and public sector and have the opportunity to work on challenging and fulfilling projects from the start.

We split GRC into 4 sub-propositions: Enterprise Risk Management, Controls Advisory, Compliance and Deals.

  • Risk Management - Designing and implementing risk management frameworks to help Boards identify, assess and manage the most significant risks in their organisation.
  • Controls Advisory – Designing, implementing and testing processes and controls, working with clients to develop and maintain robust internal controls over their key business processes. As an example, we work with a number of businesses to implement SOx (Sarbanes-Oxley) programmes to prepare them for a listing on the US stock exchange, or with UK listed organisations who are preparing for a response to the BEIS consultation.
  • Compliance - Helping clients embed compliance with policies and regulatory requirements throughout their organisation, and implement monitoring and reporting frameworks.
  • Deals – We perform an assessment of our clients’ readiness for a proposed deal, through to delivering the Financial Position and Prospects Procedures (FPPP) report for stakeholders in the deal process.
  • The role

    Our Governance, Risk and Compliance practice is currently expanding and we are seeking talented, high performing professionals with change management or business readiness skills to join our team as a People and Change Senior Associate.

    In particular we are looking for individuals to take a leading role on engagements across the 4 sub-propositions and especially those related to Controls Advisory and Compliance. You will be part of our People and Change offering on engagements, such as internal controls transformation, and may work within any of the following areas: change management, organisational design, stakeholder engagement and communications, learning and development, cultural and behavioural change.

    If you’re successful you’ll undertake client work which could include:

  • Delivering client facing and internal projects
  • Being part of a team to deliver engagements
  • Acting as a People and Change subject matter expert on projects
  • Developing and managing relationships with key client stakeholders
  • Identifying and developing new client opportunities
  • Support on proposals and bids
  • You will also have people responsibilities including

  • Developing junior team members through effective coaching and supervision
  • Creating a positive and inclusive team environment
  • The essentials

  • Significant people and change experience and proven ability developing and implementing business readiness solutions
  • Wider experience in at least one of the following disciplines:Change managementOrganisation designLearning and developmentCommunications and stakeholder engagementCulture assessment and change
  • Comfortable with senior clients (Board level)
  • Ability to work as part of multidisciplinary teams
  • Interest in resolving complex problems and innovate
  • Strong presentation skills and experience planning and facilitating workshops, interviews, focus groups and presentations
  • Use of technology and data to deliver programmes
  • Ability to develop close working relationships both internally and externally
  • Project management
  • Good financial knowledge
  • Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with the financial controls environment;
  • Experience of working in large public and/or private sector clients;
  • Further personal/ industry qualifications such as CIPD or MBA;
  • Understanding of the use of data analytics and visualisation techniques.
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