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Performance Assurance Manager - Asset & Wealth Management job in London

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Company Name:  PwC
Location:  London
Country:  United Kingdom
About the team PwC's Asset & Wealth Management Performance Assurance team provides a range of high quality services to top tier clients. We work with companies to provide comfort and assurance over the non-financial information they provide to their management, customers and regulators.
We provide assurance services in the following areas:
  • Process, risk and controls advisory and reporting;
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting;
  • Controls due diligence
  • Investment performance verification; and
  • Regulatory assurance.
We are growing team with a strong presence in the asset management market, providing services to many of the UK's top asset management firms.
About the role This role will see you working on a variety of challenging, career-advancing risk, controls and non-audit assurance assignments. You will work with a wide range of financial services clients, from boutique asset managers to world's leading organisations. You'll be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. In your role you will gain exposure to senior management throughout the business, while yourself being responsible for supervising and coaching junior colleagues.
  • Controls Reporting: Provide independent assurance on clients' internal & outsourced controls.
  • Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CSR): Provide internal and external stakeholders with comfort over a client's corporate responsibility and sustainability measures. PwC in the UK is the leading firm in CSR reporting in the UK, providing assurance opinions on 17 of the FTSE 100 CSR reports.
  • Investment Performance Measurement. Calculate and present Investment management firms' historical data on investment performance in accordance with recognised international standards such as GIPS®.
  • Regulatory Assurance: Work with clients to help them report with confidence to stakeholders on their compliance with regulation and their controls over the management of regulatory data.
Requirements Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of the UK Financial Services industry
  • Testing of processes and controls such as review and recommend including the evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Ability to challenge and escalate issues effectively
  • Managing teams of 3 people or more
  • Ability to delegate tasks to more junior members of staff providing supervision and coaching
  • Writing skills to summarise work and report to senior management level
  • Client handling and relationship management skills
  • Experience of developing strong relationships with clients and / or internal stakeholders
  • Strong project management and analytical skills
  • Ability to budget and manage project finances
  • Ability to work across multiple projects, prioritise and manage time effectively

Desirable skills:
  • Experience of working in the Asset Management industry include Alternative Asset Managers such as Private Equity, Funds or Real Estate
  • Internal and / or external audit experience
  • Ability to prepare risk assessments or risk management framework
  • Understanding of operational and information technology related processes and controls
  • Degree level and/or have attained an ACA qualification or equivalent
  • Knowledge of relevant industry control standards, e.g. ISAE 3402, SSAE 18, AAF 01/06, SOC1, SOC2
  • Experience of Performance Track Record (e.g. GIPS®) or sustainability assurance reporting
  • Experience of operational due diligence work



Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It's work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity
Industry:  Consultancy
Job Ref:  22909BR
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