RCA Analyst

Aberdeen, Birmingham & Other locations
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Risk Analyst
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Job description

Summary of Role Purpose

Description of the role

Working with the RCA Project Leaders you will take responsibility for supporting the delivery of specific root cause projects. As part of this role you will:
  • Support in the data collection process by obtaining a detailed understanding of inspection findings and the related workpapers;
  • Using understanding of the underlying audit requirements support in the development of interview plans;
  • Maintain the root cause database of findings including supporting the coding and categorisation activities;
  • Lead the development of project based reporting on behalf RCA Project Leaders;
  • When suitably experienced participate in RCA interviews.

Working with the RCA Team Leader, Head of RCA you will take responsibility for supporting various RCA management and oversight activities. As part of this role you will:
  • Lead the data collection activities in respect of Audit Quality Indicators including liaison with other relevant stakeholder groups;
  • Support in the development of AQI analysis and reporting;
  • Support with project management activities including preparation of internal monthly reporting;
  • Support the preparation of RCART reporting to KPMG International.

Working with the Remediation Leader you will take responsibility for supporting our remediation development and monitoring process. As part of this role you will:
  • Liaise with action owners to obtain progress reports and update implementation tracking reports;
  • Working with relevant data owners obtain information to enable effectiveness monitoring to be performed and support in the evaluation of this information;
  • Support in the preparation of monthly reporting.

Role dimensions

Technical core competencies required for the role
Our Global Audit & Assurance Technical core competencies provide clarity and consistency of expectations to ensure the minimum audit technical requirements are being met by level to drive Audit Quality, which is fundamental to achieving our ambition to become the most trusted and trustworthy firm. The relevant competencies for this role are:

  • Technical Knowledge: Understands relevant technical accounting and financial reporting standards, regulations and accounting literature.
  • Technology Skills: Uses firm-approved audit tools and innovative technology solutions to increase audit quality, productivity, and insights.
  • Professional skepticism and issue identification: Applies professional skepticism, objectivity and independence to identify and support resolution of potential audit issues.
  • Engagement management: Manages and executes the engagement, including project management, team management and remediation of deviations from the audit plan and timeline.
  • Documentation: Completes audit documentation demonstrating an unwavering focus on audit quality.

People & Culture:
  • Embrace and embed our culture ambition of high challenge, high support which is grounded in Our Values.
  • Operate with a curious and sceptical mindset ensuring that this is embedded in your everyday work.
  • Actively lead and embed a coaching culture   to get the best out of others in an environment where everyone in the team feels empowered to speak up or challenge where appropriate.
  • Be accountable, professional and act in the public interest, working for the benefit of shareholders of audited entities and wider society.
  • Be inclusive and embrace the opportunity to work with other teams within Audit and across the firm in an integrated way. Have a sense of community, purpose and fun .

The Person

Essential experience
  • Knowledge of root cause process is desirable but training will be provided;
  • Ability to project manage within frameworks to demonstrate policy compliance;
  • Ability to be empathetic with individuals addressing adverse quality outcomes;
  • Strong understanding of audit process and audit requirements;
  • Ability to process and assimilate unstructured (and potentially contradictory) information;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate clearly in both oral and written form;
  • Ability to perform work with a high degree of precision.
  • Ability to accurately prepare reports on a timely basis.
Essential qualifications
  • Professional accounting qualification is beneficial due to need to understand audit and professional services individuals with other relevant skills and experience would be considered

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