Overview

Job Locations:
GA-Atlanta
IL-Chicago
DC-Washington
US-Remote
TX-Dallas
NV-Las Vegas
CA-Los Angeles
CO-Denver
MI-Detroit
MA-Boston
NY-New York
CA-San Francisco
TX-Fort Worth
CA-San Jose
PA-Philadelphia
WA-Seattle
TX-Houston

Industry/Sector

Not Applicable

Specialism

Workday

Management Level

Director

Job Description & Summary

A career in Information Technology Risk Assurance will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies. The work revolves around creative problem solving and applying innovative technologies to enable strategies that increase the value of the applications that run our client’s business, mitigate risk and find operational inefficiencies. Our focus is on creating effective and efficient design for the most important business, security and compliance processes for our clients. We touch on aspects of application security, areas prone to fraud and financial misstatement, and streamline processes that are part of our client’s core business so they can get a higher return on this key investment. Using innovative, and proprietary technologies, we help to bridge the gap between business stakeholders, compliance functions and Information Technology teams to assist in understanding how to embrace new ways of working, while limiting their financial and operational risk profile. We use knowledge of financial system design, risk mitigation, business process design, data integrity, security and use of data analytics.

Our clients make large investments in enterprise financial systems, and they need to design those systems to meet the needs of their business while providing capabilities to improve end user experiences while managing risk. As a part of our team, we help our clients balance these critical factors to lead their organizations and get the most value out of their investment in cloud applications like Salesforce and Workday.

Our team helps companies manage risks on their journey to a more digitally integrated environment which enables them to better harness cloud technologie. You’ll focus on helping clients gain value across their technology ecosystem by addressing risks tied to systems, security, data, reporting, and programs.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, 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:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
9 year(s) of ERP controls auditing, consulting and/or implementing with a minimum of 4 years of experience with Workday.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Fields of Study:
Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Accounting & Technology, Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems & Accounting, Computer and Information Science, Computer and Information Science & Accounting, Economics, Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance & Technology, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Statistics

Certification(s) Preferred:

Workday Financials or HCM certification

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates intimate knowledge and/or a proven record of success in director roles for a global network of professional services firms in the following areas:

  • Designing, implementing, and/or assessing controls as it relates to Workday and other ERP application product suites core financials, Human Capital Management;
  • Managing and understanding of Workday implementations, configurations – e.g. security and control, and/or optimizations of business process controls and application security, especially with Workday Financial Data Model and Core HCM;
  • Identifying and addressing client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships;
  • Performing as a team leader, especially leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation; and,
  • Demonstrating business development skills such as identifying new opportunities, new services and leading proposal and pursuit efforts. In addition, demonstrating negotiation and persuasion skills used to convert potential engagement opportunities and taking opportunities through the sales cycle.

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Managing large engagements that involve facilitating with staff and managers as they perform assessments to evaluate controls, security, and segregation of duties as it relates to Workday HCM/FIN product optimization, implementation and/or configurations;
  • Leading client projects, understanding a client’s business and technology in order to identify, pursue, and ultimately obtain additional consulting opportunities;
  • Understanding clients’ business, industry and/or technologies and leveraging extensive project management skills in relation to Workday projects, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables’ schedules, as well as defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, and billing and collection;
  • Identifying key risks and controls, knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley readiness, controls optimization, as well as configuration of controls around security, business process and within the Workday;
  • Working directly with systems integrators in developing business and business controls in Workday implementations; and,
  • Performing as a team leader by creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations, and respecting the work-life quality of team members including providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner and keeping leadership informed of progress.

Demonstrates proven intimate knowledge of, thought leadership and/or success in director roles involving, identifying and obtaining new service opportunities and taking the opportunities through the sales cycle, including the following areas: 

  • Defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, and billing and collection; 
  • Identifying and addressing client needs, including developing and sustaining extensive client relationships;
  • Leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation; and,
  • Demonstrating prior success in roles managing in a professional services firm or large enterprise as a consultant, auditor or business process specialist.

Travel Requirements

Up to 40%

Job Posting End Date

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

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