For companies today, everything is fast paced. The speed at which technology advances is incredible. While there's non-stop regulatory reform, moves are also underway to deregulate and company stakeholders increasingly demand transparency and accountability. Meanwhile, emerging markets and continued economic uncertainty add to an already risky business environment.
From the boardrooms to the back offices, we work with companies to deliver company controls that help them protect and strengthen every aspect of their business from people to performance, systems to strategy, and business plans to business resilience.
PwC's Risk Assurance (RA) practice is composed of more than 2,300 resources with significant industry and technical expertise in a broad range of risk and compliance issues.
We help companies achieve the confidence needed for strong three lines of defense on risk by:
-Building and fortifying internal and IT risk controls
-Developing and strengthening risk and compliance programs
-Improving the capabilities of Internal Audit function
We draw proudly on our auditing heritage as well as our commercial experience to rigorously evaluate and implement a companies governance procedures, processes, information, and controls. We provide broad support across a business to elevate trust and transparency, protect the business and give all parties assurance that risks are fully anticipated, understood, and managed strategically.
The specialty area of Process Assurance provides services related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance and operational processes, including business process and IT management controls. Our team members provide multiple services including:
-Controls design, optimization and assurance services over finance, compliance and operational processes
-Controls design and optimization services associated with system implementations and upgrades
-Technical IT controls reviews, including database, operating system, data warehouse and reporting tools
-Third party assurance and other opinion services
-IT risk and control audit readiness services in support of regulatory compliance audits
-Audit support services (application and IT general controls) for external audit engagements, including engagements under SoX requirements
Key issues we help our clients address are:
-Assisting our clients in optimizing their risk and internal control activities, including control effectiveness and optimization activities
-Establishing IT is aligned to organizational strategy, responsive to a changing business climate, with clearly defined policies and procedures
-Assessing and enhancing the controls around system implementations and other change events through a clearly defined project management methodology
-Performing third party and other opinion-level services in response to service organization requests from customers for information about internal controls, business results and operations
-Performing readiness assessments for service organizations that may need an opinion level report in the future
-Assisting clients in leveraging their technology investments to help establish, optimize, and sustain a real-time controls environment at an enterprise level
-Supporting controls and systems related aspects of internal audits and external financial audits in the areas of planning, audit strategy, scoping, execution, and deficiency evaluation
Demonstrates expertise and is regarded as an industry leader in providing services related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance and operational processes, including business process and IT management controls, which includes a proven record of success with directing and leading the following:
-Financial reporting and information technology risks, processes and controls
-Current and emerging technologies which may include: Oracle, SAP, Oracle Database, web development tools, virtualization, UNIX, Linux, and security technologies
-Business, operational and compliance issues and processes in a specific industry sector (e.g. financial services, healthcare, technology, entertainment & media, etc.)
-COSO Framework, CoBIT, ITIL and/or other leading business and IT control frameworks
-Subject matter expertise to develop or support the development of thought leadership
-Key internal operational processes of a professional services firm, e.g., engagement economics, billing and collection, opportunity and lead management, performance appraisals, time reporting, personal independence and compliance requirements
Demonstrates expert-level skills and abilities related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance and operational processes within a professional services firm or large enterprise as a consultant, auditor or business process specialist, including business process and IT management controls, which includes a proven record of success with managing the following:
-Leading IT related controls advisory or assurance projects associated with systems implementations, business process transformation projects, external audits, internal audits and service organization controls reports (e.g., SSAE 16)
-Developing solutions to issues and leading the coordination, planning and execution of projects, leveraging extensive abilities to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff
-Identifying and addressing client needs, as well as developing and sustaining deep client relationships, emphasizing the following:
-Identification, creation and leveraging of relationships to forge new service opportunities and taking such opportunities through the sales cycle, including leading proposals and oral presentations that result into awarded contracts.
-Negotiation and persuasion to sell potential new service opportunities.
-Leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.
-Exhibiting extensive project management skills related to IT audit projects, including developing and overseeing the successful execution of project plans, budgets, deliverables, staffing, billing and collections.
-Training, developing thought leadership and sharing lead practices on IT risks and controls.
-Leading the adaption a work program and practice aid to create tailored solutions for our clients.
Min Year Exp:
8 years of IT controls auditing, consulting and/or implementing IT solutions.
Min Degree(s) and Certifications:
BS in Accounting, Finance, Accounting Information Systems or Management Information Systems or business related field, as well as an active CPA or CISA license.