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PwC Enterprise Cloud Risk - Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Platform Engineering & Architecture

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career in Information Technology Risk Assurance will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies. The work revolves around creative problem solving and applying innovative technologies to enable strategies that increase the value of the applications that run our client’s business, mitigate risk and find operational inefficiencies. Our focus is on creating effective and efficient design for the most important business, security and compliance processes for our clients. We touch on aspects of application security, areas prone to fraud and financial misstatement, and streamline processes that are part of our client’s core business so they can get a higher return on this key investment. Using innovative, and proprietary technologies, we help to bridge the gap between business stakeholders, compliance functions and Information Technology teams to assist in understanding how to embrace new ways of working, while limiting their financial and operational risk profile. We use knowledge of financial system design, risk mitigation, business process design, data integrity, security and use of data analytics.

Our clients make large investments in enterprise financial systems, and they need to design those systems to meet the needs of their business while providing capabilities to improve end user experiences while managing risk. As a part of our team, we help our clients balance these critical factors to lead their organizations and get the most value out of their investment in cloud applications like Salesforce and Workday.

Our team helps companies manage risks on their journey to a more digitally integrated environment which enables them to better harness cloud technologie. You’ll focus on helping clients gain value across their technology ecosystem by addressing risks tied to systems, security, data, reporting, and programs.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s) in Cloud controls auditing, consulting and/or implementations

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Fields of Study :

Accounting, Computer and Information Science, Finance, Information Cybersecurity & Accounting, Management Information Systems

Certification(s) Preferred :

Certification from a leading cloud or service management provider, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in completing and managing security and risk and compliance components of private, public or hybrid cloud environments, which includes the following:

  • Possessing working knowledge with cloud platforms and the technologies that make them work (for example, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP));

  • Designing, implementing, and/or assessing business process, regulatory and IT internal controls, with a focus on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud environments, which may include knowledge of the following cloud provider’s technology: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP);

  • Understanding critical business process and IT cloud configurations - e.g. security and IT controls, and/or optimizations of business process controls and infrastructure security controls;

  • Understanding DevOps and/or system development lifecycle controls (SDLC) for Cloud migration;

  • Possessing working knowledge of industry regulatory and compliance requirements and ability to identify key risks and applicable controls within a cloud environment; and,

  • Possessing knowledge of industry regulatory and compliance requirements and ability to identify key risks and applicable controls.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Collaborating on and delivering strategy and transformation projects - including leading small teams and workstreams, identifying roadblocks, and integrating feedback from clients and team members;

  • Structuring and communicating your ideas logically;

  • Seeking opportunities to build and maintain professional relationships;

  • Approaching new projects with an open mind;

  • Believing empathy for coworkers and customers is key to your success;

  • Valuing learning from mistakes and ask for help when needed;

  • Persevering through challenges; and,

  • Believing in the value created by diverse teams and can adapt to a variety of working styles.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in 1 or more of the following areas:

  • Cloud Platforms (Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, GCP);

  • Cloud Strategy, Design, Architecture and Migration;

  • Cloud Security and Compliance Services (Azure Policy, AWS Config, etc.);

  • Cloud Logging and Monitoring Services (Azure Monitor, AWS CloudTrail, etc.); and,

  • DevOps and Cloud Pipeline Services (Azure DevOps, AWS CodePipeline, etc.).

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

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. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisoryseniorassociate.

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