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Carnegie Mellon Assurance Risk - ESS Associate Summer/Fall 2018

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Line of Service:   Assurance
Job Type:   Full Time
Travel Requirements:   41-60%
Office Locations:   various US cities
Req ID:   101243BR
Position Type:   Associate
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
Under the Assurance umbrella, the Risk Assurance practice encompasses solutions that are driven by dynamic global markets which require companies to take actions to successfully address business risks and opportunities. Our professionals work across sectors and develop deep competencies which allow them to advise both audit and non-audit clients. PwC has more than 3,700 Risk Assurance professionals in the US who are responsible for delivering quality audits, advising companies about how to solve complex problems and also take advantage of new business opportunities.

The Enterprise Systems Solutions practice helps companies implement transformational programs and technologies that drive business performance. With specialized experience in multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, such as Salesforce, SAP, Workday, Guidewire, Oracle, JD Edwards, Hyperion, EPIC, and Cerner, our professionals work with companies to fully leverage their ERP technologies. The team integrates the capabilities within Risk Assurance broadly in order to maximize the value of delivering solutions to our clients.

Enterprise Systems Solutions practitioners develop deep technical expertise across an ERP system in order to assess, recommend, design and configure controls as they relate to business processes, ERP application security, and Governance and Risk and Compliance (GRC) technologies.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 0


Minimum Academic Requirements: 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.
Preferred cumulative GPA: 3.3
Preferred Major GPA: 3.3
Client service associate positions are entry-level and job seekers are typically in the final academic year of completing their educational requirements or have graduated.


Certification(s) Preferred: Before starting at PwC, will be eligible to sit for the primary credential exam appropriate for relevant practice area, such as having 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in certain states.


Job Duties:

Demonstrates some proven knowledge to perform as a first-year Enterprise Systems Solutions Associate, including the following areas:
- Contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with the internal and external team, proactively communicating and seeking guidance, clarification and feedback;
- Understanding the core client business and IT processes including the review of process and technical documentation and hands-on system investigation and testing;
- Applying professional skepticism in client interactions, including the gathering, reviewing, and analyzing of client information;
- Assisting in the creation of client deliverables including control documentation and test scripts, status and observation reporting and dashboards;
- Collaborating directly with clients, attending client meetings and building strong and sustainable relationships; approaching clients in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information;
- Understanding of end-to-end processes, documenting business requirements, creating design documentation and process flows to assist the team in implementing technology to meet client needs;
- Developing an awareness of firm services; and,
- Participating in internal PwC projects.


Job Requirements:

Demonstrates willingness to promote PwC's culture of shared values and principles, exhibiting general awareness about global issues
such as economics, technology, culture, business or regulatory environment
to identify and address client risk management needs, including the following areas:
- Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently; including the ability to communicate findings and recommendations concisely with an orientation toward business communication and grammar;
- Prioritizing and completing assigned tasks; openly communicating progress and raising roadblocks timely;
- Learning and developing at every opportunity, including soliciting and applying feedback to address future challenges;
- Demonstrating curiosity to independently learn new processes and technologies, in particular, ERP and GRC solutions and security and controls implementations;
- Understanding various facets of business and/or IT processes; concepts of enterprise risk, internal controls and ERPs; corporate compliance and regulatory mandates; technical aspects of information systems, financial reporting concepts, and systems development methodology;
- Exercising business judgment and the ability to interpret and provide perspective when gathering, reviewing, and analyzing client information;
- Leveraging resources or creative methods in the face of change or uncertainty and fostering collaboration and teamwork to contribute to the team's success;
- Exhibiting flexibility and desire to travel frequently, as client assignments require; and,
- Demonstrating critical thinking skills that assist our teams, by understanding technology solutions and end to end processes, which help solve client problems.




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