January 2021 - Risk Assurance CPA Co-op (4 months) - Ottawa

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Line of Service

Not Applicable

Conduct and Compliance

Management Level

Job Description & Summary

PwC Canada

Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Our shared global values help us achieve our purpose and guide our actions. We act with integrity, make a difference, care, work together and reimagine the possible. We work together to provide exceptional industry-focused services to clients from 24 offices across Canada. We're a member of the PwC global network of firms, with more than 276,000 people in 157 countries.

Our culture

Discover a life that works for you with our diverse, inclusive and flexible culture. We pride ourselves on providing equal opportunities and support for everyone to achieve success and to develop. We work together and create an environment where everyone can bring their passions and whole selves to work. Plus, as part of a global network, there's an opportunity for you to work with international teams and clients while you're based in Canada.

Accelerate: Put your career into high gear

By working for us during our busiest time of year, you'll hit the ground running. You'll learn as much as you can in a short period of time. You'll have the opportunity to work on challenging, real life technical problems for clients and will gain invaluable on-the-job experience. And, in recognition of your real world skills and experience, you'll be first in line to take on new roles - and the first to enjoy the compensation and benefits that come along with stepping up.

The role

Risk and regulatory requirements have never been higher on the boardroom agenda. Our Risk Assurance professionals help organizations effectively manage their risks and increasingly complex regulatory requirements. We help clients demonstrate that, whatever the threat, there's a plan in place to deal with and mitigate that risk.

As a Co-op or Winter Intern in our Accelerate program you'll gain exposure to the following areas within Risk Assurance Services:

  • Performance Assurance: Provide assurance services to clients in the broader public sector and assist them by developing custom, end-to-end solutions that help them build trust and provide transparency to their internal and external stakeholders.
  • Internal Audit: Use the foundational attributes of internal audit to help lift clients' performance against a broad spectrum of risks. Gain functional and industry insights, work on clients in the public and private sector assisting their internal audit function by providing more value-added insights to the business.
  • Information Technology General Controls (ITGC): Assist companies to develop and maintain strong ITGCs which allow them to get the best performance and value from their IT investments.

Create your future with us

At PwC Canada, you can truly make a difference and create a career that matters to you. We recognize the importance of providing flexible ways to work, so you'll have access to a variety of programs to help you make the most of your working time. You'll also join a team where you'll innovate and use technology to help solve important problems and deliver differently. With a focus on continual learning, you'll have the opportunity to improve your digital skills and use industry-leading tools in data visualization, automation and analysis. We can also help you grow by providing opportunities to develop as a professional, while making sure you have the flexibility to pursue your personal interests. With us, you'll live your potential starting on Day 1 and have a clear career path, with leaders who care about and support your development and many learning and development opportunities on and off the job. Our Enhanced Working Practices really set us apart. We teach rather than tell, developing you through shadowing, lessons learned, team workshops, rounds, observation and feedback. To learn more about how you can create your future at PwC Canada, watch our video.

Why you'll love working with us

We want you to love every (if not, almost every) minute of your career; having said this, we get it. Each life stage we go through comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, so regardless of your situation, there's something for everyone.

Leading benefits for our people include:
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Flexible working
  • PwC FlexBenefits, for personalised medical coverage, including enhanced mental health benefit
  • Every day recognition and real time appreciation through our rewards and recognition program
  • Dress for your day with our flexible dress environment
  • Health, wellness and fitness perks
  • Career defining project work
  • Development opportunities including learning on the job, formal learning, learning from others and access to "Vantage" our digital learning system
  • A coach to help develop skills, diversify experiences and achieve career aspirations

Please note: eligibility for some of these benefits is dependent on the role.

What we look for and what we'd like you to have

Create your future at PwC. Every day we see how people make businesses great. But it's not only about skills. If your experience is close to what we're looking for, please consider applying. We recognize that experience comes in many forms, and passionate teams reimagine the possible.

  • Accounting/Commerce related degrees or appropriate CPA conversion programs
  • An interest in risk, assurance and/or technology
  • Valid Federal Government security clearance or ability to obtain one
  • Technical strength to deliver quality and value for our clients
  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, and an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to articulate new ideas
  • Highly detail oriented with excellent organizational and analytical skills; an ability to think broadly and to ask questions about data, facts and other information
  • Authentic, resilient, inclusive and passionate; can embrace different perspectives and welcome opposing ideas in seeking the best solution
  • Share and collaborate effectively with others, building relationships which are genuine and rooted in trust
  • Ability to easily adapt and prioritize, demonstrating project management skills to handle changing priorities
  • Examples of alignment with PwC Values: Acting with Integrity, Working Together, Care, Reimagine the Possible and Make a Difference
  • An ability to travel to client sites, and offices across Canada
  • This role requires that you are legally entitled to work for PwC in Canada for the intended duration of the offer/contract.
  • Please note that this role requires proficiency in French and English. Your bilingual ability may be assessed during the application process.
  • Valid Federal Government security clearance or ability to obtain one.

Note:We only allow you to submit one application; however you are able to select a second and third office preference.

Our Application Process

1. Complete your online application and upload your resume or CACEE form and transcript. We recommend using a personal email address when applying.

2. Bring your application to life through an on-demand video interview and games. We're harnessing the power of technology to get to know more about you and your career goals at a time and place convenient for you. You'll have until 24 hours after the application close date to complete your on-demand video interview and games.

3. If you've wowed us with your on-demand video interview and games you'll be invited to a live interview. It's an opportunity for us to get to know each other better and is the final step of the process.

4. Successfully completing the live interview will lead to an offer to join our team!

Please make sure to check your spam folder for any email communications from us throughout the application process!

One of PwC Canada's core values is care; care for our people, our communities and our clients. During these difficult times we're continuing to reimagine the possible by moving to a virtual client service delivery model. We've adapted our hiring and onboarding process by introducing virtual interviews and 'onboard from home' as we strive to work together to achieve what matters most.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit your resume and transcripts (unofficial version is accepted) by

September 16, 2020 11:59pm EST for OttawaU and Carleton Students and September 24, 2020 11:59pm EST for all other Students.

To find out more, visit our campus recruitment website at pwc.com/ca/campus

To apply online, click search job openings

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Job Posting End Date
September 25, 2020

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.