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IT General Controls, Risk Assurance, Associate

Montreal, QC
Full Time
2 days ago

Line of Service



Not Applicable


Conduct and Compliance

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

A career in our External Audit Process Assurance practice, within Process Assurance services, will enable you to assist clients in optimising control activities, organisational strategy, and policies and procedures. You'll conduct transaction testing, perform readiness assessments, and leverage various technical Information Technology controls (e.g. databases, operating systems, data warehouses, 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 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 an 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:
  • Perform audit work in an optimal manner while meeting the deadlines and adhering to the budgets established in the planning phase;
  • Communicate constantly with the senior advisor or manager responsible for the mandates;
  • Document, in a clear and concise manner, the audit evidence obtained when performing audit work and validate its relevance and quality;
  • Perform analyses of the impacts of control deficiencies on the financial data and the overall audit strategy;
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships within the department and with clients;
  • Actively monitor external trends in IT, remote access functionalities, authentication mechanisms, threat and risk assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, and acquire knowledge on these subjects;
  • Seize business development opportunities in order to offer the services of other departments to our clients as well as offer our services to potential new clients.

  • What you'll bring to the role:

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives
  • Some experience in auditing IT general controls or in audit is considered an asset
  • A university-level education or relevant experience in IT or accounting
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification, or work towards it, is considered an asset
  • Professional accreditations in IT, audit and risk management, such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) accreditations, are considered assets
  • Good knowledge of IT technologies, practices and standards, security and IT infrastructure risks and controls, and IT control frameworks is considered an asset
  • Experience in data analysis using ACL, Idea, Python, Alterix, QlikSense, Tableau or other relevant tools is considered an asset
  • Experience in analyzing IT risks and internal controls, including in establishing control objectives and the control procedures to be implemented, is considered an asset
  • Experience in analyzing the impacts of IT risks and internal controls on the financial, strategic and operational objectives of organizations is considered an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas are considered assets: Audits of IT general controls and IT Security; auditing systems under development or being implemented; Control frameworks, including the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) and Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT); IT and network security; Applications, databases and operating systems, in particular SAP, Oracle, JDE, SQL, Windows and UNIX; and Audit practices and standards
  • Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Recognized superior analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to set priorities and solve problems
  • Bilingual proficiency in French and English; Fluency in a third language, including, but not limited to, Italian, Mandarin or Hebrew is considered an asset

  • Why you'll love working for PwC 

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