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Internal audit, Internal Control and Risk Management, Senior Associate

Montreal, QC
Full Time
4 days ago

Line of Service



Not Applicable


Conduct and Compliance

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career within Internal Audit services, will provide you with an opportunity to gain an understanding of an organisation's objectives, regulatory and risk management environment, and the diverse needs of their critical stakeholders. We focus on helping organisations look deeper and see further considering areas like culture and behaviours to help improve and embed controls. In short, we seek to address the right risks and ultimately add value to their organisation.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, 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:

- Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
- Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
- Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
- Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in business area.
- Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
- Share relevant thought leadership.
- Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
- Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to manage internal audit engagements and projects including risk assessment and engagement planning, audit project planning, fieldwork and reporting;
  • Define the scope of the engagement by maximizing the use of the tools and IT technologies available;
  • Coordinate and work closely with a network of subject matter specialists to ensure a seamless integration of specialized audit resources within the overall audit program;
  • Effectively prepare , high value-added audit reports;
  • Manage the engagement economics and individual project budgets, schedule and resource allocation ensuring that all budgets, milestones and other deadlines are met;
  • Participate in and contribute to the internal audit Learning and Development program; and
  • Maintain awareness of advancements in internal audit and controls (best practices, new technologies, data analytics tools, relevant regulations, subject matter areas, risk management techniques and audit approaches). Assist in developing professional qualifications of junior staff.

  • Requirements:

  •   Integrity and ethical values
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in internal auditing, internal controls, risk management 
  • At least one year experience in staff supervision
  • Effective use of tools and IT technologies in performing internal audit
  • Ease and significant desire to learn to use new technologies (analytics, automation, robotic, collaboration tools, google suite)
  • Accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA, CPA) and/or CIA (and willingness to obtain CIA if not yet obtained)
  • Experience in conducting internal audit risk assessments and planning for complex internal audit assignments.
  • Experience in writing audit reports supported by solid business writing skills and experience.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills (English and French).
  • Understanding of SOX and NI 52-109 compliance requirements and best practices for a risk-based approach.
  • Strong commitment to providing excellence in client service and a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality results. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven commitment to collaboration and teamwork. 
  • Proactive and supportive approach for coaching and developing staff.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with a broad network of colleagues and contacts. 
  • Demonstrated career of continuous improvement and commitment to seeking opportunities to grow knowledge and skills through professional development and training.  

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    Travel Requirements

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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.
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