Portland Risk Assurance SAP Manager
PwC - Portland, OR

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Line of Service Line of Service ">Assurance
Industry Industry ">Not Applicable to Practice
State & City State & City ">OR-Portland
Travel Requirements Travel Requirements ">0-20%
Position Type Full Time
Auto req ID Auto req ID ">17516BR

PwC/LoS Overview
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our 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

As a member of the Systems and Process Assurance team, you will provide services related to controls around the financial reporting process, including business process and IT management controls. Our team members provide multiple services:
• Financial and operation applications controls reviews
• Business process controls reviews
• Database security controls reviews
• IT general controls reviews
• Third party assurance and other opinion services
• Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and controls optimization services
• Pre- and post-implementation assurance reviews
• Project assurance services
• IT security & governance reviews

Key issues we help our clients address are:
• Assisting our clients to optimize their risk and internal control activities, including SOX readiness/optimization activities
• Ensuring IT is aligned to organizational strategy, responsive to a changing business climate, with clearly defined policies and procedures
• Enhancing the process of developing robust controls around pre- and post-implementation system reviews through a clearly defined project management methodology
• Performing third party and other opinion-level services in response to service organization requests from customers for information about internal controls
• We assist ERP clients to optimize and sustain a "real-time" controls environment at an enterprise level

PwC is a leader in serving the retail and consumer products industry. Among the most recognized universe of industry companies, the Global Fortune 500, we audit 39% of consumer products companies and 23% of the world's retailers for a combined share of 28%. This strength allows us to understand the issues our clients are facing across the entire supply chain, from sourcing to manufacture, from retail to final sale. We have a global practice over 8,000 Retail and Consumer industry professionals worldwide. We have specialists in virtually every corner of the globe addressing issues of critical importance to Retail and Consumer industry and our clients.

Our practice segments, retail and consumer, have been combined within the Firm in order to better serve clients with similar issues and opportunities and in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and the delivery of world-class client service. Additionally, we have segmented our overall practice into several large categories to achieve these previously mentioned objectives. Within Retail, we focus on retail grocery, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers and quick service restaurants. On the consumer side, we focus on food, beverage and household products. As a result, our professionals are exposed to business and technical accounting issues faced by a number of similar companies in addition to being exposed to business issues across the entire supply chain from working in a combined retail and consumer industry practice unit.

Position/Program Requirements

Knowledge Preferred:
Thorough knowledge of security and control for some of the following technologies and/or enterprise applications: Unix, Windows, NT, Mainframe, AS400, SAP, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Oracle databases, networks etc. and thorough knowledge of Controls and Controls Standards (Sarbanes Oxley, COSO) and testing strategies.

Thorough knowledge of information technology general controls concepts in the areas of systems development, change management, computer operations and access to programs and data and experience identifying and assessing business process controls and linkage to IT systems.

Thorough knowledge of the Consumer and Retail industry's business and related issues along with the ability to apply security and controls solutions.

Skills Preferred:
Considerable experience appropriately applying internal control principles and business/technical knowledge including Application Controls, IT General Controls and financial reporting concepts.

Considerable experience auditing internal controls and evaluating internal control deficiencies. Considerable understanding of risk management practices and review of workpapers.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary: 5

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
BA or BS in Accounting or Management Information Systems or business related field (provided that the candidate has demonstrated the required minimum number of hours for CPA and/or CISA licensure per respective state regulations)


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