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PwC Health Industries R&R Provider Research Compliance Senior Associate in Houston, Texas

Specialty/Competency: Business Controls

Industry/Sector: Pharma and Life Sciences

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career within Internal Audit services, will provide you with an opportunity to gain an understanding of an organisation’s objectives, regulatory and risk management environment, and the diverse needs of their critical stakeholders. We focus on helping organisations look deeper and see further considering areas like culture and behaviours to help improve and embed controls. In short, we seek to address the right risks and ultimately add value to their organisation.

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.

Additional Responsibilities :

A career within Internal Audit services will provide you with an opportunity to gain an understanding of an organization’s objectives, regulatory and risk management environment, and the diverse needs of their critical stakeholders. We focus on helping organizations look deeper and see further, considering areas like culture and behaviours to help improve and embed controls and process improvements. In short, we seek to address the right risks and ultimately add value to their organization.

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, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Statistics, Economics, Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance & Technology, Business Administration/Management, Engineering

Minimum Years of Experience :

2-3 years

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master of Business Administration

Certification(s) Preferred :

Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certified Health Privacy Compliance (CHPC), Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates some abilities and/or proven knowledge of and/or record of success in roles involving healthcare provider internal audit and/or risks and controls within a professional services firm or large enterprise as a consultant, auditor or business process specialist. Experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Developing internal audit scope documents which highlight audit objectives, approaches, and timelines; aligning scope documents with client discussions and areas of risk;

  • Using available resources and tools to research audit-related regulatory requirements, control frameworks, and best practices to enhance field work (e.g. interviews, observations, testing) and work product;

  • Identifying key risks and controls as well as control optimization opportunities, including the configuration of controls for business process(es) and within IT environments; recognizing process improvement opportunities, as well;

  • Building and reviewing internal audit testing programs or testing steps; adapting a testing program to suit a client's specific environment; performing tests/assessments to evaluate controls, identify control issues/gaps and potential for remediation and optimization;

  • Creating high quality deliverables using appropriate business and technical language particularly as it relates to internal audit reports covering audit observations and recommendations;

  • Exhibiting project management skills including developing project plans and deliverable schedules;

Demonstrates some level of abilities and/or proven record of success serving as an individual contributor on client engagements related to developing and executing on internal audit plans within the healthcare provider industry including the following:

  • Utilizing consistent creative problem-solving abilities and consultancy mindsets while working on, as well as researching, problems and/or issues and developing effective recommendations for internal audits;

  • Identifying and addressing client needs, building solid 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;

  • Conducting analyses that leverage creative and critical thinking and problem solving, as well as utilizing consensus building to derive solutions through utilizing information systems, databases;

  • Demonstrating the curiosity to understand and begin to apply tech enabled solutions (visualization, analytics, RPA) and approaches;

  • Utilizing analytical tools (i.e. Tableau, Alteryx, etc) to conduct data analysis

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

  • Demonstrating flexibility and willingness to travel, as client assignments require; and,

  • Creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations, and respecting the work-life quality of team members. This includes providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner and keeping leadership informed of progress.

Demonstrates some knowledge and/or a proven record of success in the understanding of current issues key executives contemplate within the health services (provider and payer) industry including how all 3 Lines of Defense can play a role within the organization to address the risks.

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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