Senior Associate 1 - IT Audit (Fixed Term Contract)
Conduct and Compliance
Job Description & Summary
A career in our Oracle Risk Assurance practice, within Information Technology Risk Assurance will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies.
The work revolves around creative problem solving and applying innovative technologies to enable strategies that increase the value of the applications that run our client’s business, mitigate risk and find operational inefficiencies.
Our focus is on creating effective and efficient design for the most important business, security and compliance processes for our clients.
We touch on aspects of application security, areas prone to fraud and financial misstatement, and streamline processes that are part of our client’s core business so they can get a higher return on this key investment.
Using innovative, and proprietary technologies, we help to bridge the gap between business stakeholders, compliance functions and Information Technology teams to assist in understanding how to embrace new ways of working, while limiting their financial and operational risk profile.
We use knowledge of financial system design, risk mitigation, business process design, data integrity, security and use of data analytics.
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.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com. PwC has a presence in 34 Africa countries with an office footprint covering 66 offices.
With a single Africa leadership team and more than 400 partners and 9000 professionals across Africa, we serve some of the continent's largest businesses across all industries.
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Our Assurance group provides assurance on the financial performance and operations of clients’ businesses, as well as helping clients to improve their external financial reporting and adapt to new regulatory requirements.
Assurance focuses primarily on public and private sector audit services, and includes the Global Capital Markets Group (GCMG).
The PwC Deal
Our people make an impact through their dedication to client service, creativity, and high performance. Whatever your passion, the opportunities available to you at PwC will help you realise your career aspirations.
As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to a variety of flexible working styles. We're committed to collaboration and strong relationships that help our clients and our people realise their ambitions.
Well known for our technical excellence, we're also a firm brimming with energetic and inspirational people who want to build a diverse career in a progressive, global organisation.
What's in it for you? The opportunity to join a diverse and progressive team, with the chance to learn from inspirational people committed to ensuring each and every interaction is an opportunity to learn, challenge and innovate.
About the role
We are looking for candidates that have an interest in IT governance, developing data analytics, auditing general computer controls and risk processes.
Essential skills and experience :
Excel Access SQL
Understanding of structured programming or scripting
Understanding of IT governance and risk(Cobit)
Financial systems and intermediate level accounting
Project management and planning
Required qualifications :
Should have obtained an IT or Internal Audit professional qualification.
Desirable skills or attributes :
Be professionally presentable
Good interpersonal skills and have the ability to facilitate and present
Be a problem solver
Ability to manage people
Can function in a team environment and individually
Have good report writing skills
The candidate should have done some of the following Internal Audit, External Audit and Risk Assurance assignments responsible as a supervisor or senior for IT or Internal Controls audits.
That would include :
Review of IT controls within a General Computer Control environment such as system security, change control and system operations.
Review of project management controls and solution design.
Performing Data Analytics.
Reviewing internal controls design and effectiveness of manual and automated controls.
The candidate should be able to explain what goes into an audit plan and how to go about gather evidence through interviews and validation.
The candidate should understand the PwC audit and risk management process for documenting work and findings.
The candidate must follow up on review notes and assist with the clearance of findings including report writing.
The candidate should be able to draft a budget and deal with the client economics.
The candidate should be able to build relationships and understand opportunities.
The candidate should understand Risk Assurance services.
The candidate should be able to present audit findings to clients and understand the risks involved with report writing
The skills we look for in future employees :
We're very proud of our unique culture, and expect our people to demonstrate skills and behaviours that will support us in implementing our business strategy.
This is important to the work we do, both for our business and our clients. These skills and behaviours are a strong component of our global leadership framework : The PwC Professional.
We work in a changing world that offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society.
And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Our strength lies in creating value through diversity.
Whether you're an accomplished professional or a promising new talent, you'll have opportunities to continuously learn, grow and advance in your career within our network.
Our diverse client mix gives you an opportunity to make a difference by working with clients across South Africa and clients with a global reach.
We know that the skills and experiences you gain with us will stay with you throughout your career. So join PwC. We'll help you to reach your full potential.
Take the opportunity of a lifetime.
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August 31, 2022
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