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OFRO Independence Assessments Manager
Location: Buffalo, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/26/2022
Expire Date: 01/31/2023
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Consulting Services, Information Technology, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
OFRO Independence Assessments Manager
Specialty/Competency: IFS - Risk & Quality (R&Q)
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in Risk Management, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to advance and foster integrity based decision making and conduct by PwC professionals throughout our organisation. You’ll focus 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. Our Consultations team is responsible for handling PwC employee inquiries telephonically and via email. As part of the team, you’ll answer calls, research required information using available resources, and manage and resolve customer complaints. You will also be responsible for documenting information, identifying and escalating priority issues and following up with the relevant party.

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 a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. 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:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal 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.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
4 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of and/or proven record of success in a rules and/or research-based environment, preferably within a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:

  • AICPA, SEC, IFAC and GAO Independence rules; and,
  • Corporate structures of varying complexities, including private equity structures and investment companies.

Demonstrated extensive level of abilities and/or proven record of success leading a team of professionals in working with engagement teams to perform independence assessments across the globe; preferably within a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:

  • Managing daily communication with engagement teams in the Assurance practice;
  • Analyzing situations requiring Independence assessments for potential new audit clients, carve-outs and mergers and acquisitions;
  • Leading the review of information provided by the engagement teams to assess and identify services, relationships and fee structures globally that could impair the organization's independence;
  • Conducting research on difficult technical topics and consulting with professionals throughout a global organization regarding the application of independence regulations set out by the SEC, AICPA, IFAC and internal policies;
  • Working collaboratively with other leaders on consultations or projects involving cross or multiple lines of service;
  • Demonstrating proactively strategic thought leadership;
  • Developing training material specific to client acceptance business issues;
  • Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently and with cultural dexterity, to and/or for all levels of internal staff and management;
  • Leveraging oral and written communication skills to team with individuals across a matrix organization and deliver difficult messages; and,
  • Participating on special projects, as needed.

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.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsmanager.

For positions in New York City, visit the following link for pay range information: https://pwc.to/payrange-a-ifsmanager

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