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PwC ASR Risk Assurance Int. Audit & Process Assr. Associate - S/F 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts

ASR Risk Assurance Int. Audit & Process Assr. Associate - S/F 2019Associate 41605WD

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Process Assurance

Job Summary & Description

A career within Process Assurance/Internal Audit services, will enable you to assist clients - in optimising control activities, organisational strategy, and policies and procedures; - gain an understanding of an organisation’s objectives, regulatory and risk management environment, and the diverse needs of their critical stakeholders; - focus on helping organisations look deeper and see further considering areas like culture and behaviours to help improve and embed control; - conduct transaction testing, perform readiness assessments, and leverage various technical Information Technology controls (e.g. databases, operating systems, data warehouses, and reporting tools) in order to help our clients achieve optimal operational efficiency.

In short, Risk Assurance seeks to address the right risks and ultimately add value to their organisation.


As an Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist the team in various aspects of the project

  • Prepare deliverables

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Ensure you are adhering to compliance matters

  • Work on developing internal relationships and your PwC brand

Our Associate’s role in PwC's Risk Assurance services provided to clients is to:

  • Assist with the development of risk assessments and audit plans;

  • Assist in the evaluations of internal controls, providing internal and external audit support fieldwork or Sarbanes-Oxley testing;

  • Participate in all phases of internal controls and/or internal/external audits, including planning, execution and completion;

  • Demonstrate teamwork dynamics through working as a team member;

  • Identify and address client needs; and,

  • Demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks while exercising professional skepticism.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems & Accounting, Computer and Information Science, Computer and Information Science & Accounting, Economics, Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance & Technology, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Accounting & Technology, Mathematics

Minimum Years of Experience :

0 year(s)

Certification(s) Required :

Before starting at PwC full-time, will be eligible to sit for the primary credential exam appropriate for relevant practice area, such as having 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in certain states.

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Additional Educational Preferences :

Preferred cumulative GPA: 3.3

Preferred Major GPA: 3.3

Client Service associate positions at entry-level and job seekers are typically in the final academics year of completing their educational requirements or have graduated.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates some knowledge of, and/or proven record of success through experience and/or coursework in, financial accounting, managerial accounting, assurance and systems including, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of, and experience with governance programs and an ability to design, implement, evaluate, and optimize internal control structures designed to mitigate risk exposures;

  • Experience demonstrating the ability to research and analyze pertinent client, industry, and technical matters;

  • Experience demonstrating strong problem solving skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks;

  • Ability to interact with various levels of client and firm management in both written and verbal form;

  • Flexibility and desire to travel, as client assignments require;

  • A basic understanding of internal controls and the internal and/or external audit process;

  • A basic understanding of the technical aspects of information systems, as well as an understanding of application controls, IT general controls and financial reporting concepts; the ability to prepare memoranda and/or reports that communicate Research findings and recommendations concisely and effectively with an orientation toward business communication and grammar; and,

  • Self-motivate and take responsibility for personal growth and development.

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Line of Service Assurance

Expected Travel Requirements Up to 20%

Worker Sub-Type Regular

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship Yes

Time Type Full-time

Start Date Range July August September October

Start Year 2019

Job Posting Location(s) US-Various Cities CA-Los Angeles CA-San Diego CA-San Francisco CA-San Jose CT-Hartford FL-Fort Lauderdale FL-Jacksonville FL-Miami FL-Orlando FL-Tampa GA-Atlanta IA-Des Moines MA-Boston MD-Baltimore MI-Detroit MO-Saint Louis NC-Charlotte NC-Raleigh OH-Cleveland OH-Toledo OK-Oklahoma City OR-Portland PA-Philadelphia PA-Pittsburgh PR-San Juan TX-Austin TX-Dallas TX-Houston VA-McLean VA-Richmond


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