Controls Assurance Senior Associate at PWC Nigeria

Controls Assurance Senior Associate at PWC Nigeria



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The Company

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make.
We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. In Africa we’re the largest provider of professional services with close to 400 partners and over 9,000 people in 34 countries.

Job Summary:

As a Senior Associate in the Digital Risk and Cyber Security, you will lead controls assurance engagements for our clients and support the clients in their desire to improve their processes and control environment. You will belong to an international connected team of specialists helping our clients with their complex Risk and Controls needs. You will provide value-added insights that help to improve system and business control effectiveness across various organizations.

Job roles and responsibilities:

Conduct reviews on IT general computer controls, application controls and IT security;
Assist clients in identifying and assessing business process controls and linkage to IT systems, including complex systems (e.g. Finacle, Flexcube, Oracle ERP, Navision, SAP etc.);
Assist organisations improve internal controls;
Perform data analysis using ACL, SQL;
Report to a Manager or Senior manager on most projects. You will also often have to work in teams.

Required Skills/Attributes:

Working with our leading clients in key industries in the Risk Assurance team, you will gain exposure to:
Lead and work within Digital Risk and Cyber Security teams to assist the Engagement leaders in carrying quality audits and other assurance services to clients across various industries.
Participate in all aspects of IT audit and non-audit assurance engagements including planning, coaching, execution and tracking engagement progress to ensure pre-agreed deadlines and milestones are met.
Ensure engagements are executed in accordance with firm’s methodologies and guidance and professional standards.
Provide guidance, coaching and timely quality constructive feedback to team members
Assist with the preparation of management control recommendations reports to assess client’s internal controls and highlight areas of improvement.
Promote positive and creative working environments.
Manage communication with internal and external stakeholders and their expectations effectively.
Building client relationships through engagement delivery.
Support the sales process through involvement in business development activities and building client relationship.

Additional requirements

Experience in IT Audit, Software testing, Application testing
Strong project management skills and interpersonal skills
Advanced written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
Creativity, independence, and good problem solving skills
Client service delivery
Coaching and supervising junior team members
High level of integrity and professionalism
Drive to build a team and grow your technical information security career to the next level
Willingness to travel as required
Intellectual curiosity
Basic understanding of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning etc.


Bachelor’s and/ or postgraduate degree in one of the following: Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and/or other business fields of study.
3 – 5 years’ relevant work experience.
Experience in the use of ACL / SQL.
Experience in the review of Flexcube. Finacle, Navision, SAP, Oracle ERP is an advantage.
Experience in the review of IT infrastructure (operating systems, databases and network systems) is an advantage.
Possession of or willingness to pursue related professional certifications such as CISA and ACCA Part Qualified.