IT Assurance Bilingual Senior Associate

Pwc Canada

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 to consider before applying

  • This role has the option of being based out of our Montreal office

  • This role requires the candidate to be fluent in French and English

Purpose-led work you’ll be part of

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. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support managers and senior managers in planning audit engagements based on rigorous risk assessment and controls in accordance with PwC auditing standards

  • Provide IT audit expertise for internal audits, including well-known control frameworks, such as System and Organization Control (SOC) report and ISO 27001

  • Enable our clients to strengthen their business and IT risk management and internal control capabilities

  • Leverage client data to provide insights as part of our rapidly growing data analytics practice area

  • Provide services to enhance the value provided by existing audit, compliance and risk management functions, including advisory and outsourcing

  • Cover the full range of value protection to value enhancement through governance and process reviews, value for money and compliance audits

  • Perform the audit work optimally within the timelines and budgets established in the planning phase

  • Document in a clear and concise manner the audit evidence obtained during the execution of the audit work and validate its relevance and quality

  • Make recommendations to management on the controls to be implemented to achieve the criteria defined by the standards in force (SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, etc.)

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within the department as well as with clients

  • Actively monitor external trends regarding governance, IT, remote access features, authentication mechanisms, threat and risk assessments, intrusion testing and vulnerability assessments, and gain insight into with regard to these subjects

  • Seize business development opportunities to work on proposals to offer our services to new potential customers

Experiences and skills you’ll use to solve

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work

  • Experience in the field of audits of IT general controls or related field

  • Excellent knowledge of IT technologies, practices and standards, security risks and controls in the areas of security and IT, and IT control frameworks

  • Experience in IT audit engagement management at the planning, execution, and reporting and reporting stages

  • Experience in risk analysis and internal IT controls, including the setting of control objectives and control procedures to be put in place

  • Experience in analyzing the impact of IT risks and internal controls on the financial, strategic and operational objectives of organizations

  • Post-secondary education or relevant experience in professional accounting or in the IT field

  • Certified Certification and Information Systems Auditing (CISA) certification, or ongoing efforts to obtain it

  • Project management skills and ability to reconcile differing requirements and expectations

  • Proven ability to perform multiple tasks in a dynamic and changing environment

  • Superior abilities for analysis, conceptualization and problem solving

  • Ability to work alone or in a team

  • Ability to prioritize, supervise projects and solve problems

  • Fluent in French and English

  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives

Why you’ll love PwC

We’re inspiring and empowering our people to change the world. Powered by the latest technology, you’ll be a part of amazing teams helping public and private clients build trust and deliver sustained outcomes. This purpose-led work, and our continuous development environment, will take your career to the next level. We reward your impact, and support your wellbeing, through a competitive compensation package, inclusive benefits and flexibility programs that will help you thrive in work and life. Learn more about us at

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