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PwC OFRO - Independence Joint Business Relationships Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

As part of the JBR Independence team you will consult with and provide guidance to teams on the application of the business relationship rules in areas such as provision of services, use of third party technology, marketing, participation in conferences and events, publications, among others.

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-level, abilities success with managing the identification and addressing of client needs, including:

  • Performing functions that involve the application of independence rules established by the SEC, AICPA, PCAOB, and IFAC specific to business relationships as it relates to PwC as a public accounting firm;

  • Having a consistent consultancy mindset when researching problems and/or issues, leveraging problem solving know-how, and developing and offering effective solutions for business relationship issues related to the independence rules;

  • Having advanced analytical skills, the ability to compare specific fact patterns to regulatory, professional, and policy requirements, and to recognize differences and similarities and draw analogies;

  • Demonstrating oral and written business communication skills leveraged to probe for information, and communicate with impact and empathy; and,

  • Having extensive organizational and interpersonal skills, in order to manage multiple priorities.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas related to developing and maintaining working relationships with project teams within the various practices areas for a global consulting firm, and becoming the focal point of contact for business relationship independence questions that may arise, which includes the following areas:

  • Participating and/or leading special projects;

  • Collaborating extensively with and supporting team leaders and members on consultations or projects involving cross or multiple lines of service;

  • Developing, reviewing and drafting policies and procedures pertaining to independence; and,

  • Communicating in an organized, knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats, with particular emphasis on documenting positions concisely 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.

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.

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