PwC OFRO Independence Consulting Violations Manager in Columbia, South Carolina
Specialty/Competency: IFS - Risk & Quality (R&Q)
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career in PwC's One Firm Risk Organization (OFRO) provides the opportunity to develop, interpret, inform and monitor areas of risk management which includes: internal and external risk management policies, contracting, independence, quality, compliance and related technology. OFRO supports PwC's market facing activities by enabling client engagement teams to more effectively assess and manage risks in order to facilitate the profitable delivery of our products and services.
Our Independence Consulting team consists of five sub teams focused on the applicability of external regulations and PwC independence policy related to: 1) the permissibility of non-audit services to restricted entities; 2) matters related to personal independence; 3) affiliate determinations, partner rotations and other such matters related to assurance clients; 4) Joint Business Relationship rules/policies; and, 5) violations/breaches of any of these regulations and policies by PwC staff and partners.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
Pursue opportunities to develop existing and new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.
Coach others and encourage them to take ownership of their development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Develop a perspective on key global trends, including globalisation, and how they impact the firm and our clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Focus on building trusted relationships.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
This position provides critical leadership and support to PwC Business Segments and their clients on matters relating to the provision of audit and non-audit services and the applicable independence rules resulting from these engagements.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Minimum Years of Experience :
4 year(s) of prior audit client service experience in a Big 4 accounting firm environment, or independence related experience with a professional services organization.
Preferred Qualifications :
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success managing efforts with identifying and addressing client needs including the following:
Consulting with professionals throughout the US firm and the global firm regarding the application of the independence rules set established by the SEC, AICPA, PCAOB and IFAC, specific to breach reporting communications and requirements and related independence considerations including affiliate definitions, personal independence, non-audit services, and other miscellaneous considerations;
Participating in independence policy related projects as well as developing or reviewing policy documents and training materials pertaining to independence;
Conducting independence consultations that address inquiries and involve detail-oriented reviews of breach letters received from audit and project engagement teams as well as participating in independence policy updates;
Leading, coaching and developing other team members;
Participating on special projects both in support of Firm initiatives and the Independence Office (IO), including supporting regulator driven projects;
Working closely with and supporting other team leaders and team members within IO on consultations or projects involving cross or multiple lines of service;
Developing and maintaining working relationships with other OFRO teams within the broader OFRO organization and becoming the focal point of contact for independence questions that may arise;
Reviewing draft policies and procedures pertaining to Independence; and,
Reviewing and editing internal and external presentations and documents from an independence perspective.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
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