Assurance- IT Project Manager (Boston)
Location:
Boston, MA
Posted:
November 28, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Reference:
87617BR
PwC/LOS Overview
PwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

We help resolve complex issues for our clients and identify opportunities. Learn more about us at www.pwc.com/us.

At PwC, we develop leaders at all levels. The distinctive leadership framework we call the PwC Professional (http://pwc.to/pwcpro) provides our people with a road map to grow their skills and build their careers. Our approach to ongoing development shapes employees into leaders, no matter the role or job title.

Are you ready to build a career in a rapidly changing world? Developing as a PwC Professional means that you will be ready
- to create and capture opportunities to advance your career and fulfill your potential. To learn more, visit us at www.pwc.com/careers.

What will you do if you work in Assurance at PwC?
You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards. You'll serve the public interest and the capital markets by conducting quality audits. Visit http://pwc.to/pwcassurance for more information on PwC's Assurance practice.

The world is quickly changing, that's why PwC is quickly adapting. We're capitalizing on trends that will impact corporate reporting.

Our focus is on globalization, technology, sustainability and environmental reporting, population shifts and regulation. We combine skills and experience to help our clients address their challenges.

Job Description
Our Core Assurance practice provides independent reporting to stakeholders. We perform:

- Financial statement and internal control audits
- Business and performance reporting
- Social, environmental, and other compliance reviews

As part of our Assurance team, you will gain specialized knowledge. We collaborate with clients. We go inside companies, get to know their businesses, and then assure that the financial information they report to the public is clear and reliable.

We stand firm on quality and integrity, and we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.

And we're transforming!

Check this out: http://pwc.to/auditvideo

Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged with a high learning curve. You will learn through training programs and on-the-job interaction with co-workers and clients. You'll have mentors and formal coaches.

PwC is all about our people. We want high performance and high quality, and we want you to be challenged and fulfilled here. Join us and we’ll help you explore the career opportunities in PwC Assurance.

Don't take our word for it. See for yourself: http://pwc.to/pwcpeople

Audit360 Group is a centralized team within PwC dedicated to the firms' audit transformation agenda.

The Audit360 team builds software designed for audit practitioners that provides a consistent process and automated testing methodology to increase audit quality and improve engagement efficiencies.

The Audit360 team is transforming our audit procedures through innovative solutions using modern technologies, business workflows, and data analytics to increase the transparency of data across disparate data sources. The Audit360 team operates under a continuous improvement (agile) mindset that focuses on delivering business value to our clients and engagement teams.

The Project Management team sets the strategy and priority for fulfilling project management resource requests and provides end-to-end project/portfolio management service including work plans, project scope, project estimates, resources, timing, interdependencies etc.

The Project Management team also assesses technology opportunities that will impact business strategy and performance, researches and identifies sources of IT advantage, and looks for opportunities to anticipate and satisfy changing needs.

Position/Program Requirements
Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications: Experience in managing large software development or infrastructure projects and working in large program environments through a complete software or system development lifecycle (from analysis, design, construction, testing and implementation, and warranty).
Experience managing outsourced software vendors and establishing that the vendor's adhere to contractual stipulations and obligations to the firm, including established Service Language Agreements and other contractual performance metrics.

Experience managing Sponsor/customer expectations, and interacting with sponsor on a regular basis as it relates to software and IT infrastructure implementations.

Experience with project management toolsets, such as MS Project and Team Foundation Server.

Experience managing and coordinating code and infrastructure implementation including, 1) System and UAT level testing and coordination of code/infrastructure implementation; 2) Resolution management of issues/bugs from testing and assessing impacts; and 3) coordination of all technical activities, support activities and resolve identified issues associated with "go-live."


Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 6


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree


Certification(s) Preferred: PMP


Knowledge Preferred:

Develop a broad understanding of the business and market environment.

Builds and maintains a strong relationship with the customer.

Ensures customer requirements are documented and clearly actionable for team members. Ensures all customer experience, ie: communications as deliverables and final product meet or exceed expectations.Develop an understanding of the customer’s overall needs and requirements.

Coordinate with team to develop appropriate solutions. Gain agreement to ideas and develop new projects. Assume responsibility of the product from requirements definition to product delivery.

Coordinate and assigns resources to the team members best equipped to deliver requirements. Ensure quality assurance throughout the software development life cycle.

Ensures that the project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality. Monitors the progress of the project and uses keen judgment to course correct, when necessary. Designs project plans which identify the sequences, activities and resources needed to complete the project. Produces project status reports for both internal and external stakeholders. Works with team members to ensure they are staying within estimates and timelines. Reports project schedule to product owner/partners and escalates issues, when appropriate.


Skills Preferred:

Demonstrated experience with the following:

- Working on multiple small projects of a moderately complex nature or on a single work stream of a large complex project;

- Contributing to the development of new Project Management practices and processes used by System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology; and,

- Overseeing Project Management processes and deliverables for the appropriate SDLC methodology used on projects and collaboration with the various project resources to facilitate the resolution of project issues.


This role will provide software development project management support using project management toolsets, such as MS project and Team Foundation Server (TFS).
A little about us:
PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

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