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Union College Risk Assurance - IAS/PA Associate Summer/Fall 2017

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Line of Service:   Assurance
Job Type:   Full Time
Travel Requirements:   41-60%
Office Locations:   Boston, Hartford
Req ID:   101454BR
Position Type:   Associate
PwC/LOS Overview
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PwC US (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and its subsidiaries) may be the firm for you. We're a member of the PwC network of firms located in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value for which they are looking. Our professionals are at the heart of our business strategy and success by bringing personal and professional experiences; we understand that our business is impacted by a person's personal and professional lives.

PwC US recruits top talent with traditional and nontraditional backgrounds, with a focus on diversity and inclusion, so that we continue to build PwC US as a great place to work. Our people are armed with the tools-including enriching professional experiences, everyday coaching, timely and productive feedback, and high-quality learning and development opportunities-to deliver each day. We are committed to building lasting relationships and delivering value to our clients. Learn more about us at Assurance practice collaborates with clients, so that the financial information they report to the investing public and other stakeholders is clear and reliable. When we fulfill our role as Assurance professionals, by standing firm on quality and integrity, we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions. Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged to learn more in order to provide our clients with the highest quality services. This learning takes place through interaction on the job with colleagues and clients, formal training programs, and the insights provided by mentors and coaches. PwC is all about our people, encouraging high performance and quality. Join us and we will help you implement a successful career strategy, as you explore the many career opportunities in PwC Assurance.

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. Practitioners are thought leaders in developing innovative responses to a changing risk environment, in areas such as Compliance, Reporting, Internal Audit, and Data Analytics. Risk Assurance has 3700+ professionals in the US who deliver quality audits and advise companies about how to solve complex problems and take advantage of new business opportunities. Risk Assurance solutions are aligned around the following risk management and mitigation areas:- Design and operating effectiveness of internal control framework
- Internal Audit program Effectiveness
- Governance, Risk and Compliance Program Effectiveness- Strategic Data and Technology Initiatives Professionals serve both public and private companies across 13 key industries. We help companies achieve the confidence needed for strong three lines of defense on risk by:
- Building and fortifying internal and IT risk controls- Developing and strengthening risk and compliance programs- Improving the capabilities of Internal Audit function We draw proudly on our auditing heritage as well as our commercial experience to rigorously evaluate and implement a company’s governance procedures, processes, information, and controls. We provide broad support across a business to elevate trust and transparency, protect the business and give all parties assurance that risks are fully anticipated, understood, and managed strategically.

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

Minimum Academic Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance (with coursework in Computer Science or MIS preferred); or a Bachelor degree in Computer Science or MIS (with course work in Accounting preferred)

Certification(s) Required: Commitment to pass the CPA, CIA or CISA exam before being promoted to senior associate

Job Duties:

Play an integral role as a professional in PwC's Risk Assurance practice assisting with the development of risk assessments and audit plans; assisting in the execution of internal controls, internal and external audit support fieldwork or Sarbanes-Oxley.

Participate in all phases of internal controls and/or internal/external audits, including planning, execution and completion.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: assisting with the development of risk assessments and audit plans; assisting in the execution of internal controls, internal and external audit support fieldwork or Sarbanes-Oxley.

Participate in a wide range of projects; consistently demonstrating creative thinking and individual initiative.

Consistently demonstrates teamwork dynamics through working as a team member: understand personal and team roles; contribute to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seek guidance, clarification and feedback; and, provide guidance, clarification and feedback to less experienced team members.

Identify and address client needs: build solid relationships with clients; develop an awareness of Firm services; approach client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; deliver clear requests for information; demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks.

Demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.

Exercise professional skepticism in gathering, reviewing, and analyzing client information.

Job Requirements:

A solid understanding of financial accounting, managerial accounting, assurance and systems including:

-Knowledge and experience with governance programs and an ability to design, implement, evaluate, and optimize internal control structures designed to mitigate risk exposures;
-Experience demonstrating the ability to research and analyze pertinent client, industry, and technical matters;

-Experience demonstrating strong problem solving skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks;

-Ability to interact with various levels of client and firm management in both written and verbal form;

-Flexibility and desire to travel, as client assignments require;

- A basic understanding of internal controls and the internal and/or external audit process;

- A basic understanding of the technical aspects of information systems, as well as an understanding of application controls, IT general controls and financial reporting concepts; the ability to prepare memoranda and/or reports that communicate Research findings and recommendations concisely and effectively with an orientation toward business communication and grammar.

The ability to self-motivate and take responsibility for personal growth and development.

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