PwC Risk & Reg - IT Audit/Controls, Financial Svcs- Senior Associate in Los Angeles, California
Industry/Sector: Banking and Capital Markets
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
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.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Required Fields of Study :
Mathematics, Accounting, 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
Minimum Years of Experience :
Preferred Qualifications :
Certification(s) Preferred :
CPA License, CISA or CIA
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in providing services related to process and controls, risk assessment and controls testing methodologies across the 3 lines of defense, including business process, financial reporting and IT management controls as well as risk management, compliance and operational processes, which includes a record of success with facilitating and completing deliverables involving the following:
Business process, financial reporting and IT risks, processes and controls;
Key domains of IT general controls, including data privacy and IT security, including change management, access to programs and data, computer operations, and systems development;
Corporate Governance and Sarbanes Oxley Act's regulations and requirements, including compliance readiness programs;
Financial and operational fraud risk management;
Antifraud internal controls;
Third Party Risk Management;
Anti-corruption and anti-bribery;
Current and emerging technologies within controls and testing automation and analytics; and,
COSO Framework, CoBIT and/or other leading business and IT control frameworks.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a record of success in the understanding of current issues key executives contemplate within the banking & capital markets, insurance, and asset & wealth management sectors, including how all 3 Lines of Defense can play a role within the organization to address the risks.
Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in financial services risks and controls within a professional services firm or large enterprise as a consultant, auditor or business process specialist, including business process, financial reporting and IT management controls, which includes a record of success with completing deliverables related to the following:
Identifying key risks and controls, controls optimization, including the configuration of controls around, business process and within IT environments;
Applying internal control principles and business/technical knowledge including IT general controls and application controls; financial reporting concepts; working experience applying professional skepticism skills;
Leading the building and adaption of test programs and practice aids, as well as perform assessments, to evaluate controls, identify control issues and potential for remediation and optimization;
Exhibiting project management skills, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules; 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 thorough abilities and/or a record of success in the following areas:
Using technical resources and tools to research and expand one's sphere of knowledge to enhance work product, significantly contribute to business development efforts and remaining up to date on client and firm hot topics;
Collaborating directly with clients, identifying and addressing client needs through building relationships with clients, understanding the client's business, communicating a broad range of Firm services to the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner;
Managing day-to-day engagement operations, including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;
Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks and communicating potential conflicts to leadership; and,
Creating high quality deliverables using appropriate business and technical language, especially developing and reviewing audit programs or testing steps, adapting an audit program to suit a client's specific environment, and/or designing controls evaluation and testing work plans.
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