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Digital Risk & Controls, Associate

Winnipeg, MB
Full Time

Line of Service



Not Applicable


Conduct and Compliance

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

A career in our External Audit Process Assurance practice, within Process Assurance services, will enable you to assist clients in optimising control activities, organisational strategy, and policies and procedures. You'll conduct transaction testing, perform readiness assessments, and leverage various technical Information Technology controls (e.g. databases, operating systems, data warehouses, and reporting tools) in order to help our clients achieve optimal operational efficiency.

Our team helps organisations navigate the increasingly complex reporting environments by improving internal controls and increasing confidence in the quality of the information produced by their internal systems. We focus on the design, documentation, and operations of controls around the financial reporting process, including financial business process and Information Technology management controls.

A career within Risk Assurance Services will provide you with the opportunity to assist clients with performing assessments and providing solutions to help them prevent, detect and monitor various risks including information technology. Using digital solutions, we're able to focus on establishing the right controls, processes and structures for our clients to ensure that decisions are based on accurate information and assure that information provided to third parties is accurate, complete, and can be trusted. You'll be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration and teamwork.

We're a leading provider of trust in the digital world - in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders. Today's business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, and we want you to join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.

What you'll create and do

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. Responsibilities include:
  • Provide risk management services, including assessment of technology risks
  • Carrying out the audit work in an optimal fashion in compliance with deadlines and budgetary requirements outlined in the planning phase
  • Documenting clear and concise audit evidence obtained during the execution of the audit and validate their relevance and quality of information
  • Conducting analyses of control deficiencies noted during the course of the audit and their impact on financial data and the overall audit strategy
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships internally with PwC teams and external clients
  • Actively monitoring external trends in the areas of IT, remote access features, authentication mechanisms, threat/risk evaluations, intrusion tests and vulnerability evaluation while also acquiring knowledge on these topics
  • Supporting Managers and Senior Managers in the planning of audits based on a careful assessment of risks and controls in compliance with PwC's auditing standards
  • Working with existing processes/systems whilst making constructive suggestions for improvements
  • Supporting development of more junior staff through on the job coaching

  • What you'll bring to this role

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives
  • Hands on experience conducting full cycle risk and control assessments (planning through to execution) including ability to lead with frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST, HITRUST, CIS, SOC 2, COSO, COBIT
  • Proven ability to document processes, risks and controls, develop and execute testing programs, assess control design and operating effectiveness, and to provide recommendations for improvements
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent client service, by building and maintaining productive relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Excellent knowledge of technology, IT practices and standards, infrastructure-related risks and controls in the areas of information security
  • Foundational understanding of ERP environments (for example Oracle, SAP)
  • Ability to maintain high standard to deliver projects/assignments on time
  • Certifications in CPA, CISSP, PMP, CRISC, CISM or CISA (differential)
  • Exposure to various data analytic tools (Tableau, Alteryx)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills

  • Why you'll love working for PwC

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    PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.

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    PwC s'engage à bâtir une équipe diversifiée et représentative des collectivités qu'il sert. Nous invitons toutes les personnes qualifiées, sans égard à leur appartenance ethnique, leur race, leur religion, leur sexe, leur orientation sexuelle, leur identité sexuelle, leur statut d'autochtone, leur âge, leur handicap ou leurs besoins en matière d'adaptation du milieu de travail, à présenter leur candidature, qu'il nous fera plaisir d'examiner.

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