PwC Internal Audit Director | Boston - Financial Services in Boston, Massachusetts

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You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards. You'll serve the public interest and the capital markets by conducting quality audits. Visit for more information on PwC's Assurance practice.

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Job Description

Boards of Directors and executive management recognize the ever increasing importance of effective risk management efforts in meeting their organization's strategic objectives.

PwC's Risk Assurance practice has developed a holistic approach to risk that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency. Our holistic approach is complimented by the extensive risk and controls technical knowledge and sector-specific experience our Risk Assurance professionals possess.

The end result is a risk solution that is tailored to meet the unique needs of a company.

Areas where our Risk Assurance practice can bring value to an organization include:

  • Leveraging industry and technical expertise to assist management to address more effectively risks associated with their business

  • Assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls

  • Enhancing internal audit functions to further align to company strategy and risk

  • Reducing company costs through strategic internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions

  • Increasing value and reducing costs of compliance-related activities

  • Identifying opportunities for companies to effectively mitigate risk and improve business performance

  • Applying the concepts of Enterprise Risk Management to help companies identify, assess, mitigate and proactively consider emerging risks

The speed of change and globalization in today's world requires companies to adopt agile risk management approaches. Corporate stakeholders, both internal and external, are demanding increased oversight of control activities in a variety of areas ranging from financial and operational to legal and compliance. PwC is leading the way in helping companies address changing requirements with innovative risk and compliance solutions. We help companies re-think the traditional way that their compliance functions have operated, building delivery models that allow companies to leverage lower cost global staffing and efficient technology coupled with deep industry risk and regulatory expertise. These models provide flexibility, allowing companies to anticipate and align to the evolving regulatory and compliance environment.

Members of our Internal Audit, Compliance, Risk Management Solutions (ICRS) Risk and Compliance team are at the leading edge of risk and compliance developments; helping clients assess, design and develop solutions that allow them to manage diverse risks through a consistent, coordinated, and sustainable strategy. PwC's approach is a principles-guided, scalable method that integrates corporate compliance and operating control activities into a manageable and sustainable process.

Position/Program Requirements

Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8 in Assurance, controls and/or corporate compliance-related experience, including consulting, auditing, risk management or operational roles.

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and/or a related business field.

Degree Preferred: Master's degree in Business or Accounting.

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the implementation of compliance, risk management and control testing programs, emphasizing the following areas:

  • Business development and deployment within a professional services environment, emphasizing regulatory, operational, legal, auditing or other compliance areas;

  • Internal controls and testing experience;

  • Establishment of programs required to drive successful deployment and transition of global, cross-functional monitoring and/or testing services;

  • Leadership and program management of large, cross-functional teams;

  • Global sourcing models, requiring coordination and oversight to deliver consistent quality work products and drive process improvement; and,

  • Oversight, development and conduct of controls testing or corporate compliance education and training programs.

Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in project leadership and oversight/governance, including leveraging global strategic sourcing.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts

in project leadership, including managing global resources, developing business and leading client engagements related to risk management, compliance and control testing programs, including the following:

  • Driving team leadership, including staff mentoring and development;

  • Utilizing consistent creative problem-solving abilities and consultancy mindset while working on and researching problems/issues and developing effective solutions for clients controls or corporate compliance programs and/or monitoring and testing activities;

  • Building relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; approaching clients in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; and, demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks;

  • Maintaining relationships and building credibility with key executives, companies, and a network of professional organizations/affiliations within risk, controls and compliance;

  • Conducting analyses that leverage creative critical thinking and problem solving; advising on and deriving solutions through utilization of information systems, DBs, Excel and other tools;

  • Developing strategy; writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients, internal staff and management;

  • Budgeting and forecasting on large engagements;

  • Leading and supervising diverse, global teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; participating in staff recruitment and retention activities; coaching staff including providing timely meaningful feedback; and,

  • Demonstrating flexibility and desire to travel, as client assignments require.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.