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PwC Transformation Risk & Delivery - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

To gain a competitive edge, organisations are undertaking an unprecedented amount of change around their technology but they’re not without risks. Our team helps our clients manage these risks to avoid adverse operational consequences by putting in structures to mitigate deviations, portfolio optimisation and project management, and aligning the project with the business.

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) of Consulting, Risk, or IT Audit experience.

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

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

Additional Educational Preferences :

Other business or technology related fields of study may be considered

Certification(s) Preferred :

PMP, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Agile certifications (including CSM, PMI-ACP, SAFe Agilist).

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in project delivery methodologies, technology risk and controls principles, and an awareness of trends and risks of emerging technologies including the following areas:

  • Having the ability to deliver projects independently assessing - or remediating - the Program Governance, Project Management, and SDLC process and controls on Transformation programs;

  • Having an understanding of product and project management methodologies and leading practices, including familiarity with both PMP and Agile;

  • Having an understanding of Project Risk Management and product / IT risk management;

  • Having the ability to drive or organize cross-functional client teams;

  • Having an understanding of underlying subject matter (Cloud adoption, migration, product development, Cloud-based ERPs including SAP, Oracle, Workday, Salesforce);

  • Providing consultancy for developing project risk management strategies, conducting portfolio and project-related assessments, and recommending solutions to improve management and drive successful outcomes;

  • Demonstrating understanding of the common business and technology issues facing clients who provide products and services in several service sectors including Insurance, Banking, Investments, Manufacturing, Retail, Technology, Media and Entertainment, Utilities, Energy, etc.;

  • Identifying and obtaining new service opportunities and taking the opportunities through the sales cycle;

  • Defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, and billing and collection; and,

  • Assisting with the leading of teams to generate a vision, establish direction, motivate team members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success delivering consulting or assurance services and working seamlessly in a virtual environment to complete projects with team members based in various locations, domestically and globally, which includes the following areas:

  • Conducting program and project risk or control assessments utilizing leading frameworks and techniques;

  • Performing as a team leader, which includes creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team, respecting the work-life quality of team members, providing feedback in a timely manner, and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues;

  • Identifying and addressing client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships and understand the client's business;

  • Leveraging project leadership and project management skills in relation to our client engagements, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules;

  • Utilizing creative thinking, individual initiative, and flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks;

  • Researching and analyzing pertinent client, industry, and technical matters;

  • Communicating clearly in a client environment, including report-writing, presenting, building rapport, and interviewing; and,

  • Utilizing negotiation and persuasion skills used to sell potential opportunities, including a proven track record with identifying and converting potential engagement opportunities and developing market presence.

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