Assurance – Risk – Governance – Senior Associate Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at PwC

Title: Assurance – Risk – Governance – Senior Associate

Company: PwC

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Business, Government

Job Description

& Summary A career in our Risk practice will provide you with the opportunity to help companies rethink their approach to risk and create a sustainable risk advantage. We’re a part of a unique client proposition, assisting our clients develop proper internal controls by leveraging analytics and technology solutions to underpin efficient execution of governance, to optimise their risk and compliance policies and processes, and improve business performance.

Our team helps organisations rethink their approach to risk and compliance to drive strategy, capabilities and performance. As part of the team, you’ll work on developing integrated risk strategies and frameworks across all landscapes to help our clients navigate new and evolving laws, regulations, and complex industry specific compliance requirements.

Functional skills needed for this role include the following.

Corporate governance:

Design and development of corporate governance frameworks and design of governance operating models

Conducting governance gap assessments and maturity analysis

Knowledge of the main codes of corporate governance (local, regional and international)
Awareness of best practices across all major dimensions of corporate governance – i.e. board structure and operations, strategy & planning, risk management & compliance, transparency & disclosure, Corporate Governance policies (e.g. code of conduct, business ethics, RPTs, whistleblower, etc.)Design and development of board and committee charters

Governance gap analysis and maturity assessments

Awareness of subsidiary governance and the key concepts

Conducting Governance audits

High level awareness of related automation solutions (board governance, GRC solutions)
Operational / Organizational Governance:

Experience ofhaving designed business operating models, including organization structuring

Design and development of Delegation of Authorities across core functional areas such as Governance, Corporate affairs, HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Legal & Compliance, etc.

Organization structure development and understanding of organization design models

Knowledge and understanding of performance management

Working knowledge of key concepts around risk management and compliance (which are key elements of overall governance experience).Family Governance:

Experience ofworking with family business in the ME region

Understanding of family business dynamics including the range of challenges faced in ensuring smooth transition from one generation to the next

Knowledge and understanding of how a Family Constitution is developed including the key topics typically covered

High level awareness of legal aspects related to family constitutions and how relevant clauses can be made enforceable.

General profile of candidate

Experience of5-8 years including 2+ years of Big 4 Consulting experience or a recognised consulting firm

Wide sectoral / industry experience – we need people who are able to apply their functional skills across a broad range of industry sectors. Industry specialists are not necessarily an advantage.

Ability tothink and work independently, but at the same time to work as a team, by ensuring that direct reports and supervisors are communicated with and kept informed.

Strong report writing and workshop/ presentation skills – equally strong in both areas and not one or the other.

Understanding of project management and economics

We need candidates who come a…


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