Technology Manager, Risk Assurance - Governance, Risk & Compliance
PwC/LOS OverviewPwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.We help resolve complex issues for our clients and identify opportunities. Learn more about us at www.pwc.com/us.At PwC, we develop leaders at all levels. The distinctive leadership framework we call the PwC Professional ( provides our people with a road map to grow their skills and build their careers. Our approach to ongoing development shapes employees into leaders, no matter the role or job title.Are you ready to build a career in a rapidly changing world? Developing as a PwC Professional means that you will be ready- to create and capture opportunities to advance your career and fulfill your potential. To learn more, visit us at www.pwc.com/careers.What will you do if you work in Assurance at PwC?You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards. You'll serve the public interest and the capital markets by conducting quality audits. Visit for more information on PwC's Assurance practice.The world is quickly changing, that's why PwC is quickly adapting. We're capitalizing on trends that will impact corporate reporting.Our focus is on globalization, technology, sustainability and environmental reporting, population shifts and regulation. We combine skills and experience to help our clients address their challenges.Job DescriptionBoards of Directors and executive management recognize the ever increasing importance of effective risk management efforts in meeting their organization's strategic objectives.PwC's Risk Assurance practice has developed a holistic approach to risk that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency. Our holistic approach is complimented by the extensive risk and controls technical knowledge and sector-specific experience our Risk Assurance professionals possess.The end result is a risk solution that is tailored to meet the unique needs of a company.Areas where our Risk Assurance practice can bring value to an organization include:- Leveraging industry and technical expertise to assist management to address more effectively risks associated with their business- Assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls- Enhancing internal audit functions to further align to company strategy and risk- Reducing company costs through strategic internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions- Increasing value and reducing costs of compliance-related activities- Identifying opportunities for companies to effectively mitigate risk and improve business performance- Applying the concepts of Enterprise Risk Management to help companies identify, assess, mitigate and proactively consider emerging risksThe technology landscape is changing fast, cybersecurity, social media, cloud computing, mobility, data analytics, and emerging technology solutions are all increasing the complexity and risks of doing business, as well as opportunities.PwC's Risk Assurance, Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions (ICRS) Technology Enablement team is focused on providing best in class technology solutions to help our clients' meet the increasing needs of boards, shareholders, and regulators. We partner with our clients to help them understand the evolving technology landscape, to assess technology risk and advise them in preparing their organizations to take advantage of the opportunities that technology presents. We have developed a holistic approach to auditing technology risks that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency. Our approach is complimented by a specialized team of people which have practiced in public accounting and industry with extensive IT risk and controls, technical knowledge, and sector-specific experience.Position/Program RequirementsMinimum Year(s) of Experience: 4Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, Statistics Mathematics, Regulatory Compliance, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and/or other business fields of study.Screen reader support enabled.Knowledge Preferred:Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success managing projects that leverage information technology, data analytics, or one or more GRC Technology platforms to integrate several initiatives and/or solutions to drive efficiencies and reduce redundancies supporting internal audit, compliance and risk management programs/initiative including the following areas:- Utilizing financial, operational, and technology processes and/or controls related to internal audits or other risk and compliance monitoring and testing programs;- Identifying key risks and controls, developing and reviewing audit or testing programs, identifying and reporting issues, advising clients in remediation activities and controls optimization;- Developing and executing IT risk assessments, IT audit standards and frameworks (e.g. COBIT, ISO 17799, ISO/IEC 27002, ITIL etc), data security and privacy regulations (e.g. PCI, CPNI, HIPAA), extranet and third party connections, infrastructure and related technologies, SAP, ORACLE and MS SQL databases, Windows and UNIX/LINUX platforms, voice and data networks, web applications, ecommerce, and wireless and/or mobile technology devices;- Utilizing information management concepts, data analysis around business requirements, data modeling, data quality and validation, data visualization approaches and tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview, Cognos, SAP Business Objects, Microstrategy, etc.);- Utilizing one or more GRC technology platforms functionally or technically-i.e. Archer, BWise, MetricStream-in conjunction with one or more compliance (e.g. SOX, HIPAA, DCAA, PCI) and/or risk (e.g. Enterprise, Operational) initiatives;- Understanding of the systems implementation lifecycle and the configuring and optimizing of business processes leveraging technology; and,- Adapting templates to meet the client's needs and/or required templates, identifying what portions of preexisting materials are applicable and what needs to be tailored.Skills Preferred:Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success managing engagements that involve identifying key internal audit, risk and/or compliance initiatives that can be improved through use of technology, either through integration into a current tool, redefining a current tool or through use of a new platform including the following areas:- Defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collection;- Collaborating directly with systems integrators developing business requirements and designs during the course of the implementation;- Facilitating staff as they perform requirements gathering, design workshops, UAT, training and potential for optimization as well as implementation and/or configuration of GRC technology applications;- Describing the benefits of GRC technology to a client and identifying areas in which that client would benefit from GRC technology;- Creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members, leveraging diverse views and encouraging improvement and innovation, providing candid and meaningful feedback in a timely manner and keeping leadership informed of progress; and,- Developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships, understanding a client's business and technology in order to identify, pursue, and ultimately obtain additional consulting opportunities.
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