Internal Audit Financial Services Director
PwC - New York, NY

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Line of Service: Assurance
Industry: Risk Assurance
State & City: NY-New York
Travel Requirements: 21-40%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 47301BR-0

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 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Our 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.

The highly trained and educated Assurance teams go inside companies, and get to know those businesses. They ask questions, test assumptions, and provide assurance that the companies are reporting information on which investors and others can rely. Every assignment is an exciting opportunity to learn, to grow and to understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

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:
For companies today, everything is fast paced. The speed at which technology advances is incredible. While there's non-stop regulatory reform, moves are also underway to deregulate and company stakeholders increasingly demand transparency and accountability. Meanwhile, emerging markets and continued economic uncertainty add to an already risky business environment.

From the boardrooms to the back offices, we work with companies to deliver company controls that help them protect and strengthen every aspect of their business from people to performance, systems to strategy, and business plans to business resilience.

PwC’s Risk Assurance (RA) practice is composed of more than 2,300 resources with significant industry and technical expertise in a broad range of risk and compliance issues.

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 companies 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.

The Internal Audit (IA) Services practice comprises a global network of professionals who provide a full range of services which include outsourcing and co-sourcing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance services. We also provide IA Performance Improvement services including External Quality Assessments and strategic assessments designed to help IA realize its full strategic potential. All of these services encompass PwC’s strong industry sector experience and knowledge.

PwC's Internal Audit team provides services related to enhancing the value and effectiveness of the internal audit function. This requires an understanding of an organization’s objectives, risks, risk management priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs of critical stakeholders including executive management, the board, employees, and shareholders. These needs determine the risk profile of the organization and the strategic focus, organization, resources and practices required of its internal audit department.

PwC Internal Audit professionals bring the right mix of internal audit experience, industry-specific knowledge and highly technical specialized skill sets into a clients internal audit function. Our approach provides flexibility with the right knowledge to deliver relevant and focused internal audit results.

Position/Program Requirements:
Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates proven extensive expertise with the following:
Directing efforts related to current hot topics for CAEs, IA directors, Chief Compliance officers, Audit Committees and Risk Management personnel;
Leading and directing engagement contract, risk management, and public accounting practices and procedures, and IA technology tools for planning, design, performance tests, and reporting;
Leading and directing IA processes, control evaluations and testing methodologies, and other Financial and Operational Internal Control methodologies and terminology (e.g. COSO);
As an industry thought leader, directing company or firm-wide functions in the following areas related to overseeing complex financial, operational and compliance-related engagements:
Corporate Governance and Sarbanes Oxley regulations & requirements
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP")
Financial and operational fraud risk management
Antifraud internal controls
IT general and process controls, including Data Privacy and IT security
Anti-corruption and anti-bribery
Auditor Independence
Demonstrates extensive recognition as an industry subject matter expert on internal controls, current hot topics and risks, and industry practices, including a proven record of developing thought leadership and sharing lead practices on Internal controls, IA functions, and Sarbanes Oxley Act compliance readiness programs.
Demonstrates a proven record of multiple years in management roles within a professional services firm or large enterprise as a consultant, auditor or business process or internal controls specialist

Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates proven expert-level skills and abilities with the following:
Providing oversight and direction during Risk Assessments and IA Planning sessions with clients at all levels.
Promoting appropriate skilled and experienced engagement staffing and team development through facilitating and directing teams to generate a vision; establishing direction and motivating members; creating an atmosphere of trust; leveraging diverse view; coaching staff; encouraging team dialogue; providing candid, meaningful and timely feedback; and encouraging improvement and innovation.
Facilitating teams as they design, evaluate and benchmark Financial and Operational processes and controls; identify key risks and control; develop and/or review audit programs; and perform controls optimization.
Defining resource requirements and project economics areas (i.e. budgets, billing and collections).
-Directing the creation of high quality deliverables to communicate to clients on the status of engagements, key issues and work plans.
Involving with and contributing to non-client, specific, firm-wide strategies and initiatives.
-Consistently collaborating directly with clients, including identifying and addressing client needs through providing strategic risk and compliance advice; building, sustaining and utilizing deep networks of client and target relationships and community involvement; understanding the client's business; communicating the value propositions of a broad range of Firm services to the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner, preparing and presenting complex written and verbal materials and being recognized and respected by clients as a knowledgeable valued professional.
Building, maintaining and employing a network of internal and external relationships while actively identifying, pursuing, and being awarded additional opportunities.
Developing a market presence by utilizing negotiation and persuasion skills used to sell potential new service opportunities.
Identifying and converting potential engagement opportunities for outsourcing, co-sourcing or general consulting over internal controls assessment.
Min Year Exp:
8
Min Degree(s) and Certifications:
Degree obtained: BA or BS
Areas of Study: Finance, Accounting and/or Business Administration
Certifications: CIA, CPA or CISA

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