Pricewaterhousecoopers Ltd (Uganda)

Risk & Quality Associate

7 days left

Kampala (UG)
16 Jan 2023
05 Feb 2023
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Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

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.

Roles & 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

Skills and Competences

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

Qualifications and Experience

University degree in business management, or a related field from a recognised institution Professional accounting qualification – CPA or ACCA partly or qualified will be an added advantage

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal and team-handling skills Working independently, as well as in a team environment

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