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Information Services
Denver Seasonal Risk Assurance Experienced Associate
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pwc | Denver, CO
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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

PwC's Flexibility2 Talent Network directly supports our client engagement teams by attracting qualified candidates for short term or defined period opportunities. This unique career option provides an alternative to year-round employment for people who are looking to pursue meaningful experiences or responsibilities outside their time with PwC.

The specialty area of Process Assurance provides services related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance and operational processes, including business process and IT management controls. Our team members provide multiple services including:

* Controls design, optimization and assurance services over finance, compliance and operational processes
* Controls design and optimization services associated with system implementations and upgrades
* Technical IT controls reviews, including database, operating system, data warehouse and reporting tools
* Third party assurance and other opinion services
* IT risk and control audit readiness services in support of regulatory compliance audits
* Audit support services (application and IT general controls) for external audit engagements, including engagements under SoX requirements

Key issues we help our clients address are:

* Assisting our clients in optimizing their risk and internal control activities, including control effectiveness and optimization activities
* Establishing IT is aligned to organizational strategy, responsive to a changing business climate, with clearly defined policies and procedures
* Assessing and enhancing the controls around system implementations and other change events through a clearly defined project management methodology
* Performing third party and other opinion-level services in response to service organization requests from customers for information about internal controls, business results and operations
* Performing readiness assessments for service organizations that may need an opinion level report in the future
* Assisting clients in leveraging their technology investments to help establish, optimize, and sustain a real-time controls environment at an enterprise level
* Supporting controls and systems related aspects of internal audits and external financial audits in the areas of planning, audit strategy, scoping, execution, and deficiency evaluation Position/Program Requirements Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 1 year of IT auditing, consulting and/or implementing

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

Certification(s) Preferred: CPA or CISA exam must be passed for promotion to senior associate, or maintains an active CPA or CISA license

Knowledge Preferred:

* Financial reporting and information technology risks, processes and Demonstrates some knowledge and/or a proven record of success in providing services related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance, operational processes, and IT management within a professional services firm or large enterprise business (acting as a consultant, auditor or business process specialist), facilitating and completing deliverables involving the following:


* Current and emerging technologies which may include: Oracle, SAP, Oracle Database, web development tools, virtualization, UNIX, Linux, and security technologies;
* COSO Framework, CoBIT and/or other leading business and IT control frameworks; and,
* Key domains of information technology general controls, including change management, access to programs and data, computer operations and systems development.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success in providing services related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance, operational processes, and IT management within a professional services firm or large enterprise business (acting as a consultant, auditor or business process specialist), including the following:

* Identifying key risks and controls, knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley readiness, controls optimization, including the configuration of controls around security, business process and within IT environments;
* Applying internal control principles and business/technical knowledge including information technology general controls and application controls; financial reporting concepts; working experience applying professional skepticism skills;
* Facilitating aspects of the adaption a work program and practice aid, as well as perform assessments, using PwC's proprietary or other relevant tools to evaluate controls, security, SOD, and potential for optimization;
* Exhibiting project management skills, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules;
* Assisting in the creation of a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations, and respecting the work-life quality of team members; includes providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner and keeping leadership informed of progress; and,
* Interacting with clients on solutions and executing projects on client engagements, forming client relationships and demonstrating an understanding of the client's business Line of Service Assurance Industry Not Applicable Below Manager State & City CO-Denver Travel Requirements 0-20% Position Type Temporary Auto req ID 93517BR Categories Accounting and Auditing

About pwc

PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 140,000 people in 149 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.