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IFS - Risk & Quality - Consulting Risk & Quality Manager

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP639-1463

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service
Internal Firm Services

Specialism
IFS - Risk & Quality (R&Q)

Management Level
Manager

Job Description & Summary
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 Risk and Quality team identifies and assists internal teams to mitigate and control client engagement risks. As part of the team, you'll provide advice to business teams within PwC on sound contract provisions, standards and approaches in accordance with PwC policies, principles and standards.

Opportunity

Consulting Risk & Quality ("R&Q") are looking for an experienced Senior Consultant/Manager to join their team.  The role focuses on driving the risk and quality agenda across Consulting. The role will also include participation in special projects to deliver the continued change that is needed to increase the success and profitability of Consulting.
 
The selected individual will have the unique opportunity to get a broad overview of the Consulting practice across the region and to interact with the Consulting Leadership Team, as well as the Partner/Director group across all Business Units. 
 
Context

Delivering distinctive quality is core to the PwC brand and managing risk is an important and integral component of ensuring that whatever we do is sustainable and enhances our brand.  Differentiating ourselves from our competitors is fundamental to winning new engagements and building lasting relationships with clients.  This encompasses all aspects of the engagement life cycle from the initial decision on which opportunities to pursue through to proposal submission and successful delivery. Consulting continues to grow across the Middle East region and there are increasingly complex quality and risk aspects that need to be addressed to support our continued success.

Role/ Job description

The Consulting R&Q team advises client-facing staff on internal risk management matters. The Senior Consultant/Manager will work as a key part of this team with a broad range of activities and responsibilities which will include contact with partners and staff of all grades across Consulting, as well as other parts of the firm including Independence, Compliance, the Office of General Counsel and the Risk & Quality teams in other Lines of Services.

This role will have a broad range of activities including

- Being the first point of contact for queries from consulting engagement teams, providing timely and solution-focused pragmatic advice.
- Proactively supporting the pursuit of large scale transformation opportunities, working alongside the Activation Hub, Independence, OGC and often Consulting leadership.
- Negotiating with clients on contracting challenges, with support from OGC and senior stakeholders in the business.
- Delivering training to partners and staff across Consulting, including one-to-one sessions and seminar-based training.
- Building trusted relationships across Consulting and other support teams, acting as a dedicated business advisor to Partners and Directors.

Requirements

Knowledge, skills and abilities

- The selected individual will be a Manager or an experienced Senior Consultant with client facing experience in working with a Consulting firm or in an internal Risk & Quality role in a Big 4.
- The individual must be proficient in English and preferably an Arabic speaker (but not a must)

About the Company

PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they're looking for.

We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.

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