Risk Assurance | Internal Audit Manager

  • Company: PwC
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Posted: November 30, 2017
  • Reference ID: 102569BR
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
Boards of Directors and executive management recognize the ever increasing importance of effective risk management efforts in meeting their organization's strategic objectives.

PwC's Risk Assurance practice has developed a holistic approach to risk that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency. Our holistic approach is complimented by the extensive risk and controls technical knowledge and sector-specific experience our Risk Assurance professionals possess.

The end result is a risk solution that is tailored to meet the unique needs of a company.

Areas where our Risk Assurance practice can bring value to an organization include:

- Leveraging industry and technical expertise to assist management to address more effectively risks associated with their business
- Assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls
- Enhancing internal audit functions to further align to company strategy and risk
- Reducing company costs through strategic internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions
- Increasing value and reducing costs of compliance-related activities
- Identifying opportunities for companies to effectively mitigate risk and improve business performance
- Applying the concepts of Enterprise Risk Management to help companies identify, assess, mitigate and proactively consider emerging risks

The Internal Audit (IA) Services practice comprises a global network of professionals who provide a full range of services which include outsourcing and co-sourcing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance services.

We also provide IA Performance Improvement services including External Quality Assessments and strategic assessments designed to help IA realize its full strategic potential. All of these services encompass PwC's strong industry sector experience and knowledge.

PwC's Internal Audit team provides services related to enhancing the value and effectiveness of the internal audit function.

This requires an understanding of an organization's objectives, risks, risk management priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs of critical stakeholders including executive management, the board, employees, and shareholders. These needs determine the risk profile of the organization and the strategic focus, organization, resources and practices required of its internal audit department.

PwC Internal Audit professionals bring the right mix of internal audit experience, industry-specific knowledge and highly technical specialized skill sets into a clients internal audit function. Our approach provides flexibility with the right knowledge to deliver relevant and focused internal audit results.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 6

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the following: Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management  Information Systems,  Computer Science, Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and/or other business fields of study.

Certification(s) Preferred: CIA, CPA or CISA. Credential must be obtained prior to being promoted to Director. Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success in a role involving, leading and directing risk management procedures; public accounting practices and procedures; and Internal Audit technology tools for planning, design, performance of testing, and reporting, emphasizing the following areas:
- Managing efforts related to, current hot topics for Chief Audit Executives, Internal Audit directors, Chief Compliance officers, Audit Committees and Risk Management personnel;
- Managing aspects of

the Internal Audit process, control evaluation and testing methodologies, other Financial/Operational Internal Control methodologies and terminology e.g. COSO.;
- Industry thought leader with or directing company- or firm-wide functions within, the following areas as it applies to the planning, executing and reporting financial, operational and compliance related audits/projects to facilitate complex financial, operational and compliance related engagements:
-Corporate Governance and Sarbanes Oxley Act's regulations and requirements, including compliance readiness programs;
-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
-Financial and operational fraud risk management;
-Antifraud internal controls;
-IT general and process controls, including Data Privacy and IT security;
-Anti-corruption and anti-bribery;
-Auditor Independence.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates extensive levels skills and abilities with leading and directing risk management procedures; public accounting practices and procedures; and Internal Audit technology tools for planning, design, performance of testing, and reporting, emphasizing the following areas:

-Leading teams to generate a strategic vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff,; encourage candid, meaningful/timely feedback to promote improvement;
-Using available technical resources/tools to research & expand knowledge to enhance work product and create innovation, significantly contribute to business development efforts and to remain current on client and firm hot topics while sharing the knowledge amongst the team where applicable;
-Collaborating directly with clients, identifying and addressing client needs through building and maintaining solid networks of client relationships and community involvement; understanding the client's business; effectively communicating the value propositions of a broad range of Firm services to the client and being recognized and respected by clients as a knowledgeable valued professional;
-Facilitating staff as they evaluate internal controls design; identify key risks and controls, develop and or review audit programs, including evaluating benchmarks and perform controls optimization;
-Managing resource requirements, project economics, and anticipate issues; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to leadership;
-Directing the creation of high-quality client deliverables;
-Involving actively in firmwide strategies and initiatives.

Demonstrates a proven record of management or individual contributor roles within a professional services firm or large enterprise as a consultant, auditor or business process or internal controls specialist.

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