Over the past 5 years, insurance regulatory projects have been largely related to understanding and implementing Solvency II. As the estimated deadline approaches for final implementation in 2016, leading insurers are continuing to embed Solvency II in their businesses and others are still in the implementation stage. Few insurers have yet to fully grasp the challenges they will face in implementing the new reporting and disclosure requirements.
In addition, the split of the FSA into 2 new regulators, the PRA and the FCA has increased supervisory scrutiny for most insurers. The new regulators are aiming to supervise both broadly and deeply with a focus on larger firms allied to a new thematic approach. More Skilled Persons Reports are being issued and companies need advice on how to adapt to these changes. The insurance deals market is also active and the regulatory aspects of due diligence are often some of the biggest hurdles that potential buyers need to clear in order to complete a transaction.
• Being a member of a team on large and small engagements - working as part of a project team on client sites and day-to-day liaison with clients
• Supporting technical analysis and developing an area of specialism where you will become the 'subject matter expert'.
• Identifying and documenting key systems and controls for demonstrating compliance with applicable regulations
• Preparing regulatory analysis and reports;
• Technical research, supporting the responses to consultation papers from relevant regulatory bodies,
• Supporting senior team members through the development of marketing and sales activities and continuous client contact programmes with senior client staff
• Relationship building and networking with clients and internally across PwC
• Providing input to the debate on development and application of policy, participating in PwC’s Thought Leadership
• Educated to degree level coupled with further accountancy or other professional qualifications (ACA, CIMA, CCA or equivalent)
• Prior knowledge and experience of insurance sector, including a strong understanding of risk and capital management processes and procedures
• Insurance or other FS regulation experience,
• Strong client handling and relationship management skills are essential as well as experience in project management.
• Experience of problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions tailored to a client’s needs
• We may consider individuals who do not have insurance specific knowledge but who have broader Financial Services (FS) knowledge as there would be an appreciation for wider regulatory experience.
• Previous experience in a role auditing or supervising insurance companies would be particularly relevant
The range of technical skills our clients are looking for is broad. We need individuals with skills in one or several of the following areas:
• An ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex regulation
• Experience of regulatory capital,
• Project assurance and project management
• Experience in conduct and compliance issues faced by life and general insurers.
• Designing and reviewing regulatory disclosures and market reporting
• Experience with risk management frameworks and governance
• Understanding finance and risk process and controls
• Specialist Solvency II insurance regulatory knowledge supporting the above and ability to apply it in partnership with tax, actuarial and restructuring specialists
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’.
The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.