Fresher Risk & Quality Associate Job Opportunities – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Job Title:     Risk & Quality Associate (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation:  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) supports organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of operating environments in Uganda and the region enables us to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes and offer truly tailored Tax, Assurance and Advisory solutions to unique business challenges.

 

Job Summary:  A career in Risk Management, within the 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 Risk Management Generalist – Practice Support 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.

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 155 countries with over 327,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.

 

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Risk & Quality Associate in our Assurance Line of Service. The selected person will work with the Assurance Leadership team in implementing and monitoring the risk management and quality control systems and activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Risk & Quality:

  • Ensuring proper documentation of the assurance quality management system i.e., key controls, related policies and processes
  • Ensuring timely preparation and update of the risk and quality management plans and Audit Quality Risk assessment plans that incorporate actions aimed at compliance with the global Risk Management standards.
  • Conduct internal compliance testing to ensure that engagement teams/ practice continuously comply with laid down quality control systems and policies, including evaluation of the impact of findings on the firm’s quality control system and determining the root causes for remediation.
  • Monitor the implementation of the annual Audit Quality Risk Assessment (AQRA) and annual Risk and Quality plans on a periodic basis.
  • Prepare reports on a periodic basis on the Risk & Quality activities for the Assurance leadership showing results of monitoring activities including – Results of compliance testing; – Implementation of the Audit Quality Risk Assessment and Risk & Quality plans; – Remediation plans.
  • Participate in the independent testing of quality control systems
  • Provide day to day support to teams conducting the annual assessment of the quality control and compliance systems of the Assurance practice.

Staff Matters:

  • Liaise with the staff scheduling managers for an efficient allocation of staff and ensure that all procedures relating to this activity are complied with. Retain/Resource planning should always be up to date.
  • Coordinate recruitment needs of the LoS, advice HR of requirements, and monitor progress of recruitment.
  • Monitor and ensure that all Assurance staff members complete their performance goals and feedbacks within agreed timeline
  • Liaise with engagement partners/managers and ensure that feedbacks are completed within agreed timeline
  • Liaise with L&E to monitor the training program for the year and ensure that staff’ members’ dairies are blocked.
  • Coordinate moderation meetings and communicate outcome to Assurance Leadership within 48 hours.
  • Have adequate knowledge of the firm’s performance management system (Snapshot) and respond to Assurance staff matters in respect to Performance & Development
  • Maintain an up-to-date filing system for Assurance HR issues and ensure that documents, both physical and electronic are not removed from their respective files.
  • Provide support to the HC and Partnership in the preparation of the annual budgets and monthly variance analysis by providing the required input numbers and/ or other details in agreed areas.
  • Prepare staff reports on a quarterly basis ranging from staff allocation, utilisation and staff performance reports




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Global: Certified Public Accountant
  • Substantial experience in a related business environment preferably in an audit role
  • Good working knowledge of IT systems
  • High level of tact and diplomacy and the ability to use appropriate styles and methods of communication to ensure a professional yet personal customer service
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner
  • Proven administrative experience and excellent organisational skills combined with the ability to develop improve and maintain administrative systems
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with others – at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks, prioritising and delegating appropriately and saying “no” or finding alternative solutions when appropriate
  • Understanding of importance of Risk Management and ability to conceptualise support to compliance office
  • Proven ability to remain calm, focused and organised and to deliver results on time when under pressure and with rapidly changing circumstances
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • A commitment to and understanding of the principles relating to the firm’s values and aims

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link bellow

 

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Deadline: 6th February 2023

 

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Date Posted 2023-01-23
Valid Through 2023-02-06
Hiring Organization PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda