PwC Internal Audit Associate - Finance in Tampa, Florida

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Job Description

PwC's US Finance organization is a strategic business advisor responsible for managing the firm's financial risk, including: financial planning and reporting, data analysis, and assisting leadership with strategic and tactical matters. Services include: budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, data and analytics, shared services and financing. Finance works daily with US Leadership, engagement partners and managers on managing the profitability of engagements.

Finance has assisted other PwC Network firms regionalize their financial operations. Finance also analyzes potential acquisitions, assisting with the integration (including system needs) and educating partners/managers on how to navigate our various financial systems.

The Internal Audit team (IA team) is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value, minimize risk and improve operations.

As part of the Internal Audit team, the Internal Audit Operations group will work to improve the quality and effectiveness of the internal audit process through the development and execution of internal audit methodologies.

Position/Program Requirements

Minimum Years of Experience: 1

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

Certification(s) Preferred: CPA or CIA

Knowledge Preferred:

Some knowledge of financial and operational internal control methodologies and terminologies (e.g., COSO); process and control industry standards; risk management practices and techniques; and, corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and requirements.

Familiar with public accounting practices and procedures and internal audit process, technology and tools for planning, design, performance, testing and reporting.

Understands Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrated ability to:

Support team members in execution of audit work plans for the operational audit component


Independently complete any phase of an audit including planning, fieldwork, analysis of testing, communication of results and reporting to both Internal Audit leadership and the auditee.

Perform testing activities for SOX 404 internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) related to business cycle transactional controls and Entity Level Controls.

Articulate results of audit findings to auditees


Perform follow-up activities for operational audits


Prepare regular status reports for Internal Audit management


Participate in training to further enhance Internal Audit knowledge and maintain any CPE requirements


Perform other ad hoc projects, as assigned


Prior experience in designing and evaluating controls.