IT General Controls, Risk Assurance, Director

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Competitive salary
24 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Experience level
Line of Service

Not Applicable

Conduct and Compliance

Management Level

Job Description & Summary
A career in our External Audit Process Assurance practice will enable you to assist clients in optimising control activities, developing organisational strategy, and advising on policies and procedures as they modernize their systems and adopt digital technologies. You'll conduct transaction testing, perform readiness assessments, and leverage various Information Technology technical knowledge (e.g. databases, operating systems, data warehouses, cloud based technology, and reporting tools) in order to help our clients achieve optimal operational efficiency.

Our team helps organisations navigate the increasingly complex reporting environments by improving internal controls, managing risk, and increasing confidence in the quality of the information produced by their internal systems. We focus on the design, documentation, and operations of controls around the financial reporting process, including financial business process and Information Technology management controls.

What You'll Create and Do

As a Director, 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:
  • Taking on a leadership role in our IT General Controls team of approximately 20 individuals
  • Collaborating directly with clients to identify and address their needs through building, maintaining, and utilizing solid networks of client relationships and broader business community involvement
  • Advising our clients on managing risk as they proceed on their digital transformations
  • Understanding clients' business including, digital strategy and IT general and process controls; communicating the value propositions of a broad range of Firm services to the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner and being recognized and respected by clients as a knowledgeable valued professional
  • Supporting and coach staff as they evaluate internal controls design; identify key risks and controls, develop and or review audit programs, benchmark financial and operational processes and controls as well as perform controls optimization
  • Managing the creation of high quality deliverables to communicate to clients on the status of engagements, key issues and work plans
  • Using available technical resources/tools to research & expand your knowledge to enhance active engagements, significantly contribute to business development efforts, emain up to date on client and firm hot topics, while sharing the knowledge amongst the team where applicable
  • Embracing disruption and provide positive leadership during times of change and uncertainty
  • Coaching others and encourage them to take ownership of their own development
  • Developing a perspective on key global/industry trends and how they impact the firm and our clients
  • Upholding the firm's code of ethics and business conduct

What You'll Bring to This Role
  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world, technology trends, an openness to learning new tools, and adapting how you work
  • Bachelor's degree in a related business field
  • CISA certified
  • 8+ years of experience within IT General Controls including:
    -An understanding of digital tools and business transformation and how to manage risk as companies adopt and implement new technology
    -A strong grasp of IT governance, IT service management, IT management processes, vendor and contract management, IT capability assessments, IT support and operational processes
    -Experience with SOX compliance
    -A background with assurance reporting and business process controls
  • Confidence in evaluating current state processes, internal controls and testing methodologies while helping clients develop future state control environments
  • Ability to lead teams to develop cohesiveness and deliver on our vision
  • Strong project management, analytical, and organizational abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Business development acumen
  • High digital acumen

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Travel Requirements
Up to 20%

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Government Clearance Required?

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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.