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Independence Senior Associate - PCIP

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Independence is a concept fundamental to the audit profession and is pervasive in all dealings between EY member practices and their audit and assurance clients. Maintaining EY's independence means that EY member practices and EY personnel should be and should appear to be free from interests that might be regarded as being incompatible with objectivity, integrity, and impartiality.

**The opportunity**

We are operating in an increasingly connected world which is changing how to manage risk. With fast-paced technology advancements, new innovations within emerging technologies, and an ever-challenging regulatory environment, it is business critical for our organization to identify not only the risks but the opportunities these present to us. As an Independence Senior Associate, you’ll participate in many aspects of our risk management environment. It’s all part of our long-term commitment to building a better working world and in return, you can expect plenty of opportunities to take on new responsibilities and develop your career. We have a very collaborative team who will help you to expand your knowledge and skills in many areas.

The Public and Private Company Independence Procedures (PCIP) process, forms and tools were developed to provide EY’s framework for assessing our independence for various purposes, including prior to client acceptance and in certain circumstances when performing annual independence procedures for existing audit clients

**Your key responsibilities**

You'll use your subject matter knowledge to act as the initial or secondary point of contact for client engagement teams as well as for our offshore Global Delivery Services team. You'll provide information relating to the PCIP processes. To achieve this, you'll become familiar with policies and processes, determine required actions, and make recommendations based on firm guidance. In addition, you'll document the diligence with which tasks are performed, to help meet the demands of external regulators.

**Skills and attributes for success**

+ Identify key issues in the PCIP process, by comparing facts and circumstances to current EY policies

+ Handle information and requests from Independence consultants and client engagement teams and understand non-routine questions from client teams, and coordinate appropriate responses based upon collaboration within our team

+ Recommend improvements, and/or develop new approaches or deliverables, by utilizing your knowledge of existing PCIP processes, and your business experience

**To qualify for the role you must have**

+ Basic knowledge of project management tools and methodologies

+ Good problem solving skills

+ Ability to prioritize multiple projects or activities

+ Flexibility to adapt to different working situations

+ Adept at keeping sensitive information confidential

+ Strong research and communications skills

+ Good working knowledge of computers and common software packages, including analytical tools

+ 2-3 plus years of related experience

+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

**Ideally, you’ll have**

+ The ability to learn and understand the firm and regulators’ independence rules and policies as well as familiarity with other quality & risk management initiatives outside your area of expertise

+ Ability to manage tasks and activities in a timely manner and be responsible for specific outcomes

+ A continuous learning and development environment

**What we look for**

We’re looking for individuals that have strong problem-solving skills who aren’t afraid to take initiative and continuously learn and develop. You’ll need to have an enthusiasm for capturing and analysing data. If you’re great at communicating with people in a fast-paced environment, this is a great place to develop all the skills that will progress your career.

**What we offer**

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $65,400 to $115,100. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $78,500 to $130,800. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

+ **Continuous learning:** You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

+ **Success as defined by you:** We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

+ **Transformative leadership:** We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

+ **Diverse and inclusive culture:** You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

**If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.**

**The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.**

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