Manager Quality Review Team Inspections
PwC - Florham Park, NJ

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Line of Service: Assurance
Industry: Assurance Quality Trans Org
State & City: NJ-Florham Park
CA-San Jose
Travel Requirements: 21-40%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 32326BR-1

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm 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 169,000 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:
Formed in April 2011, the Assurance Quality and Transformation Organization is comprised of those functions in the Firm that support audit engagement teams and audit quality efforts. It includes: National Professional Services (including Audit Methodology, Risk Management, SEC Services, Auditing Services and Accounting Services Group),, Chief Auditor Network, Audit Transformation Program (including Aura and GADM), Inspections, Regulatory Relations, and Learning & Development. Operating under centralized leadership, these groups work collaboratively to provide timely and consistent support to engagement teams on accounting and auditing matters, helping to enhance the Firm's ability to meet greater investor expectations with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment, and our objective of achieving sustained audit quality over the long term.

The PwC Inspections Group is responsible for the overall execution and oversight of the Firm's inspection processes, both internal and external, related to the Assurance practice. The inspection processes are key monitoring activities utilized by Assurance Leadership to assess audit quality. Monitoring of audit quality is a fundamental aspect of ISQC 1 and the comparable U.S. Standards (SQCS 8) and is defined broadly by these standard-setting bodies as a requirement of a firm to establish and maintain a system of quality control to provide the firm with reasonable assurance that: (a) the firm and its personnel comply with professional standards and regulatory and legal requirements; and (b) reports issued by the firm or engagement partners are appropriate in the circumstances. The internal inspections process includes both the Quality Management Review and Engagement Compliance Reviews which are performed on an annual basis. The Inspections Group oversees external engagement inspection processes, including PCAOB and Peer Review, and work directly with engagement teams in responding to any matters raised in connection with external inspections. The Inspections Group is also responsible for assessing the overall impact of all inspection findings on the Firm's overall system of quality control and determining root causes to enable the Firm to appropriately address the findings identified.

Position/Program Requirements:
Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates an intimate knowledge and understanding of, and/or a proven record of success with, conducting QMR, ECR and Peer Reviews, including performing and/or coordinating the following:
- ISQC 1-related programs and completing the root cause analyses of inspection findings
- On-going testing and monitoring of remediation at the management and engagement levels
- Peer Reviews within the Professional Services industry
- Pre-issuance reviews of client engagements prior to the finalization of the engagement
Demonstrates intimate knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success, managing project teams within a professional services environment that focuses on client engagements subject to PCAOB inspections, which includes managing the following:
- Coordinating and monitoring the PCAOB engagement inspection process
- Maintaining the repository of requests, responses, and status as it relates to the PCAOB engagement inspection process
- Conducting independent reviews where PCAOB comment forms are expected, assisting engagement teams with preparing their written responses

Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates an extensive ability to conduct analyses that leverage creative and critical thinking, problem solving and technical auditing skills, as well as advise on and/or provide solutions to PCAOB-, SEC-, and/or other inspection-related processes and issues to meet compliance with regulatory standards;

Demonstrates a proficient understanding of identifying and addressing client needs: build solid relationships with clients; approach client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; deliver clear requests for information; demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks;

Demonstrates an extensive ability to develop strategy; as well as write, communicate, facilitate, and present cogently; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management, including PCAOB comment forms, pre-issuance and audit review results, and/or other standard business communications;

Demonstrated flexibility and desire to travel, as assignments require.

Min Year Exp: 6
Min Degree(s) and Certifications: Completed Bachelor's Degree and an active CPA license

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