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Finance Analyst Risk and Controls

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Who are we? PwC’s Operate business delivers large operational and managed service solutions for clients to meet regulatory, risk and compliance challenges. With over 2,500 staff deployed on large implementation and execution programmes Operate brings together top talent with a distinctive mix of knowledge and skills. We support clients by providing staff augmentation services, delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions. We deliver our client work from a range of locations, providing our clients with cost-effective delivery, access to subject matter expertise and operational excellence disciplines for some of the biggest brands worldwide. About the role PwC is investing in further expansion of its Compliance Testing function. You will be working in a growing team within PwC’s Operate business providing a range of services to a variety of clients across the UK and abroad. Our service offerings include controls testing support (for example as part of an external audit or internal audit engagement, or as part of a managed controls testing service) as well as regulatory compliance testing. The role typically involves the following: • Conducting meetings (typically with the use of technology) with PwC’s clients to obtain an understanding of the client’s processes and controls, and documenting the outcomes from those meetings; • Contacting clients to obtain evidence regarding the operation of their processes and controls; • Assessing evidence received from clients to conclude on whether the processes and controls are working as intended. • Concluding upon the work performed and discussing and documenting the outcomes. This role provides a real breadth and depth of experience and provides fantastic exposure to some of PwC’s most high profile clients, in various sectors. Who are we looking for? We are looking for self-motivated individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds who are keen to learn, develop, and succeed as a team. Essential criteria • A degree (or relevant experience) • Previous experience in testing, risk, compliance, and/or external/internal audit functions, ideally in a finance or accounting environment. • Strong analytical skills with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions • Willingness to expand technical knowledge in a broad range of client facing projects • Ability to manage deadlines within multiple projects and demonstrate strong project management skills • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining an ability to work independently with little supervision. • Sound understanding of risk, control and compliance Desirable criteria • Previous experience ideally within either a risk, testing, compliance or audit function (Previous of experience of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) testing is particularly helpful) • Coaching and mentoring • Intermediate excel skills • Language skills, particularly French and Spanish What’s in it for you? Our teams work in a fast paced and ever changing environment. You will be working with a range of global clients which will allow you to develop your career across a range of industries. This is a very rewarding and stimulating career. You will also benefit from our ongoing Audit and Risk Assurance technical and soft skills training programmes to assist with your continual technical and personal development along with dedicated career coaches to support your continued professional development in the team and the firm. Where will you be based? The role will be based in Belfast, however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.

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