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Assurance - Business Controls Risk - IT Audit - Senior Associate


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP639-2048

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Assurance - Business Controls Risk - IT Audit - Senior Associate - KSA

Line of Service

Not Applicable


Management Level
Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary
A career in our Information Technology Audit Services practice, within Risk and Compliance services, will provide you the opportunity to work with a team that provides clients with extensive risk and controls technical knowledge and sector specific experience. You'll have the opportunity to develop a holistic approach to risk that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency by assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls.

Our team uses current and emerging technologies to assist clients with financial reporting, compliance, and operational processes controls. You'll provide services related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance and operational processes, including business process and Information Technology management controls.

- The role sits within a rapidly growing part of PwC's BCR team within our Risk Assurance Middle East practice. You will be an integral part of the team responsible for the delivery of IT audits across a range of sectors. You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network
- Identify key risks and controls, recommend improved controls, perform controls readiness projects and identify and assess controls in IT infrastructures, security, change management, access management, operations, program development, and in financial reporting related business processes. You will also be required to draft audit reports for circulation to clients' management
- Continuously develop your skills, taking a keen interest in trends in technologies and the impact on our clients so you can help in conducting successful IT controls audits and identify any other high value propositions for our clients
- Demonstrate extensive project management skills related to IT audit projects, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules
- Demonstrate extensive abilities as a team leader, which includes creating a positive environment; monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations; respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress
- The role also requires that the candidate is able to collaborate with colleagues across different competences within the firm (e.g. ERP Assurance, Data Assurance, Cyber Security and Enterprise Resilience)
- The role also requires working with colleagues in all Middle Eastern offices on client audits and internal initiatives as well as with international teams where appropriate  
- The role includes wider responsibilities which will include collaborating with the engagement leader and manager of external or internal audit teams for agreeing budgets, communications IT audit results and their impact on the overall audit and making contributions to the audit strategy/plan
- You will be required to possess strong IT auditing skills and work in close collaboration with the financial audit and internal audit teams 



- Prior experience in a similar role within Big 4 (or equivalent)
- Arabic language is essential
- Working knowledge of information technology general controls concepts in the areas of system development, change management, computer operations and access to programs and data and experience in identifying and assessing business process controls and linkage to IT systems
- An understanding of IT security fundamentals across multiple domains including security management, security architecture, access control, application development, operations security, physical security, cryptography, telecommunications and networking, business continuity planning, investigations and ethics
- Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant subject areas such as Computer Sciences, Information Systems Auditing, Accounting.
- Professional qualifications: Preference shall be given to the candidates having CISA qualifications, however the qualifications such as CISA, CISM, PMP, ITIL Practitioner can also be considered
- Relevant experience in IT risk and controls auditing such as access to program and data, change controls and computer operations, business process understanding and conducting business process automated controls testing
- An understanding of COBIT 5, ISO 27001 standard, Project Management standards, IT Service Management Framework, server operating systems (windows, Linux/Unix), databases (Oracle, SQL)
- Hands-on experience of any of the leading ERPs (Oracle or SAP) will be given preference
- Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines
- Proven IT skills in the following programmes [excel, word, PowerPoint etc.]
- Language Skills: Fluent in English and Arabic
- The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East where the project dictates.
- Experience with process , policies & procedures
- Knowledge in governance & compliance is welcomed

Desired Languages

Travel Requirements
Not Specified

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

Government Clearance Required?

About the Company

At PwC Middle East, we’ve set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

We’re a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

We’re striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we’re proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone’s uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

If you’re looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you’re a future PwCer.

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