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Assurance Risk IAS/PA Associate Sum/Fall 2018 FJ-Des Moines, St. Louis

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Line of Service:   Assurance
Job Type:   Full Time
Travel Requirements:   0-20%
Office Locations:   various US cities
Job ID:   104647BR
Level:   Associate
PwC/LOS Overview
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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 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. 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, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, Statistics Mathematics, Regulatory Compliance, Science, Technology, Engineering and 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:
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 evaluations of of internal controls, providing internal and external audit support fieldwork or Sarbanes-Oxley testing. 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 evaluations to support internal and external audit fieldwork, including Sarbanes-Oxley. Participate in a wide range of projects, consistently demonstrating creative thinking and individual initiative. 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:
Demonstrates some knowledge of, and/or proven record of success through experience and/or coursework in, financial accounting, managerial accounting, assurance and systems including, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:
- Knowledge of, 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; and,
- 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. Wonder what its really like to be an associate in risk assurance? Hear from PwC people doing it right now!

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