PwC OFRO Independence Consultations - Project Manager in Portland, Oregon
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 a Project Manager in the One Firm Risk Organization (OFRO), you will be responsible for leading a team of professionals in completing projects to achieve business initiatives. Responsibilities will include creating and managing project plans, setting targets for milestones, assigning project tasks to PwC professionals, making effective decisions to move the project forward, and monitoring the progress to stay on schedule and adhere to deadlines.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Minimum Years of Experience :
4 year(s) with a minimum of 3 years experience related to managing projects of increasing complexity.
Preferred Qualifications :
Certification(s) Preferred :
PMP or other project management certification(s)
Experience with project managing transactions (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures, etc.)
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:
Understanding of change management, business process improvement and project management;
Understanding the management of complex internal projects;
Preparing management reports regarding project status (utilizing different technologies such as PowerBI, Tableau, etc);
Possessing the ability to quickly connect business and functional issues across multiple functional areas and monitor for resolution;
Driving process improvement by analyzing current processes, leveraging problem-solving know-how, and developing and offering effective solutions for creating efficiencies;
Respecting and maintaining confidentiality of clients, staff, and Firm information; and,
Managing efforts with identifying and addressing stakeholder needs.
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following:
Collaborating with leaders to guide others in accordance with the stated vision, mission and guiding principles;
Elevating brand through continuous improvement and quality delivery;
Supporting implementation of the team's brand, through a business development strategy that builds awareness for team's value delivered to the Firm;
Exhibiting executive presence to senior level leadership as a trusted business advisor;
Developing and leveraging business relationships with firm leaders resulting in identification of project opportunities;
Providing integration for Firm strategic initiatives across Segments and Business Solutions through project delivery;
Providing direction for project activities and maintaining quality service delivery for all strategic initiatives;
Participating in the evaluation of periodic data to identify trends and opportunities to improve practice performance, efficiency, and solutions tailored to meet business needs;
Accepting accountability for performance measurement, in accordance with goals;
Influencing individuals and teams, both with and without authority, while taking responsibility for getting results;
Developing self by leveraging individual and team-based/on-the-job learning;
Encouraging individual responsibility for professional development;
Engaging with leadership to understand business issues and strategic direction and drive acceptance for optimal project execution strategy; and,
Collaborating with multiple teams, such as Legal, Independence, Risk, US IT program and project managers.
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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For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsmanager.