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Sr. Associate - Risk, Controls and Internal Audit (Consulting), IT Focus - Health Industries

Company: PwC
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Specialty/Competency: Business Controls
Industry/Sector: Pharma and Life Sciences
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

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.

    Job Requirements and Preferences :

    Basic Qualifications :

    Minimum Degree Required :
    Bachelor Degree

    Minimum Years of Experience :
    2 year(s)

    Preferred Qualifications :

    Preferred Fields of Study :
    Management Information Systems, Accounting, Data Processing/Analytics/Science, Computer and Information Science, Economics, Business Administration/Management, Engineering

    Certification(s) Preferred :

    CPA License, CISA or CIA

    Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

    Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities and/or proven record of success in several of the following areas:
    • Operating in a professional services firm or large enterprise as an IT Auditor, Internal Auditor, IT consultant, IT risk professional, SOX compliance professional;
    • Performing on project teams, executing work programs, and providing deliverables involving the evaluation of IT risk issues;
    • Executing IT-focused internal audits including participating in the planning and scoping of a project, interviews, testing, analytics, report writing, and communication of internal audit findings to stakeholders in both verbal and written formats;
    • Utilizing tools and technologies such as data analytics, visualization, and robotics process automation to provide greater coverage, targeted precision or insights to our project teams and clients;
    • Assessing the IT risk as part of a SOX compliance program - including evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of IT controls including IT General Controls ("ITGCs"), segregation of duties, evaluation of key reports,automated application controls and/or ERP configuration;
    • Applying internal control principles and business/technical knowledge including IT general controls and application controls; financial reporting concepts; working experience applying professional skepticism skills;
    • Leading the building and adaption of test programs and practice aids, as well as perform assessments, to evaluate controls, identify control issues and potential for remediation and optimization;
    • Exhibiting project management skills, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules;
    • Understanding of common IT concepts and risk domains including user access, identity management, change management, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, data management, privacy, cloud/XaaS, ERP, data management, and system architecture; and,
    • Understanding of, or interest in, aspects of the healthcare industry - pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device, providers (hospitals), payers (insurance).
      Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:
      • Working successfully in a hybrid team environment - including both in-person and remote/virtual day to day activities to complete projects with team members based in various locations;
      • Identifying and addressing client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships and understanding of the client's business;
      • Understanding a client's business and technology in order to identify, pursue, and ultimately win additional service opportunities;
      • Supervising local and remote staff in a hybrid work environment, which includes creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team, respecting the work-life quality of team members, providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues;
      • Demonstrating proven project management skills consistently across multiple projects, including understanding workplans, managing your time, overseeing deliverable schedules, identifying project roadblocks or challenges, escalating issues to senior team members and participating in the solutioning of those challenges;
      • Possessing and demonstrating creating thinking, individual initiative, agility in prioritizing and completing tasks;and,
      • Having the desire to obtain deeper industry sector(s) knowledge and specialization over time.
        Learn more about how we work: https://pwc.to/how-we-work

        PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

        For positions in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New York State, or Washington State, or for opportunities that will report to a supervisor, office or other work site in New York State, please visit the following link for pay range information: https://pwc.to/payrange-v1-advisoryseniorassociate

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