PwC – Risk & Controls – Internal Audit (Business Process) – Senior Associate – BLR

Job Description & Summary

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.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with relevant professional qualifications, experience in business process, risk and control design / implementation programmes and excellent communication skills to join the Acceleration Centre team as a Senior Associate. Candidates should have very good language skills and be able to work with global teams independently in line with quality frameworks and methodologies and show aptitude for innovation and independent judgment. Candidates should be able to build and maintain strong relationships that cultivate teamwork, integrity, diversity and inclusion with colleagues and external stakeholders. The role involves:

Working on client facing engagements relating to Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance, SOX readiness, and other control advisory engagements such as Internal Controls over Financial reporting (ICFR), control improvement / rationalisation programmes and Internal Audit.

Ensuring high quality delivery of assigned client projects working closely with PwC and client stakeholders and managing delivery across multiple client projects.

Contributing to people development through effective team working and coaching junior team members (where relevant).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Delivering SOX compliance, SOX readiness and control advisory engagements working across client(s) and monitoring engagement progress and budget.

Working independently or managing junior team member to deliver and document work on client engagements in line quality standards and ensure completion of assigned work in line with agreed the timetable and budget.

Developing personal knowledge and understanding of controls advisory programmes (such as SOX, ICFR) and sharing knowledge with team members.

Developing and managing relationships with onshore PwC teams and key client stakeholders.

Maintaining excellent rapport and proactive communication with PwC stakeholders and clients.

Ensuring compliance with engagement plans and internal quality & risk management procedures.

Identifying opportunities to improve engagement productivity and client service.

You will also have people responsibilities including:

Developing junior engagement team members through effective coaching and supervision.

Working with junior team members to set goals and responsibilities for specific engagements.

Creating a positive and inclusive team environment that promotes diversity and equal opportunity.

Contributing to the learning & development agenda and knowledge sharing initiatives.

Essential skills:

Technical knowledge and practical experience of controls design, implementation, and testing projects.

SOX experience including conducting business process walkthroughs, developing process narratives, flowcharts and risk and control matrices and conducting control testing (design and operating effectiveness).

Understanding of major business processes such as PTP, OTC, Inventory, Payroll, Fixed Asset etc. and the key risks and controls associated with the process.

Experience working on large control testing programmes, identifying business process / control gaps and developing recommendations for management/ clients based on the company’s industry.

Understanding and support conducting overall client engagement activities including, scoping, planning, managing execution by project team members and providing regular progress updates.

Demonstrable experience of working on multiple projects, managing your time effectively to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines.

Possession of strong team working skills.

​Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels.

Strong report writing skills particularly client reports and other written engagement deliverables.

Commercial acumen and ability to monitor project budgets and progress.

Strong analytical, logic and problem-solving skills including the ability to research and understand complex processes and effectively communicate them

A willingness to learn new skills and help develop and innovate client service delivery

Language Skills:

Fluent in English (written and verbal) is essential.

In addition, being fluent in French and/ or Spanish to support multi-geographic engagements is essential for this role.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors/Master’s Degree in Commerce / B. Com / MBA/ BBA.

Experience in business process walkthrough and process documentation, control testing, identifying control gaps and developing control redesign recommendations for management/ clients.

Experience using GRP systems (like Workiva, Audit Board) for SOX compliance or other control testing and monitoring programmes to document work performed (preferred)

Functional knowledge of major ERP suites (like SAP, Dynamics, Oracle EBS)

Understanding of audit concepts and regulations (like PCAOB)

Candidates with 3+ years of relevant experience in similar role, preferably with a “Big 4” or equivalent.

Fluent in English language.

Proficient in Spanish/French language.

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Travel Requirements

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Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

Government Clearance Required?

Job Posting End Date

May 31, 2023—Controls—Internal-Audit–Business-Process—-Senior-Associate—BLR_424955WD?source=172911

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