18 May 2020

PwC Digital Trust Graduate Programme 2021

PwC invites unemployed graduates to apply for the Digital Trust Graduate Programme. The digital age is bringing rapid change. Businesses are becoming increasingly interconnected, and borders around supply/value chains are becoming increasingly blurred.

A key part of our purpose is building trust in society. We provide decision makers with information they can trust and give our clients confidence in an unpredictable world. We use cutting-edge technology to provide market-leading services for our clients, both in person and virtually.

There are two sides to Digital Audit:
Digital Auditing - You’ll be using our latest tools to help digitise the way we deliver audits through automation, AI, data analytics and innovation. As well as using PwC developed tools and industry leading software to audit our clients.

Auditing Digital - You’ll be auditing our client’s technology to give them assurance that security and controls are in place. This includes infrastructure, Cloud, and applications. You’ll gain an understanding of end to end processes and how business applications are utilised, controlled and optimised.

Digital Audit will give you a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the audit from finance to technology. You'll develop a strong understanding of the role that digital plays in the modern day audit and how new technologies are deployed and controlled within business. In practice, you'll understand and test IT systems and controls, deliver technology enabled audit including the latest on advanced analytics, process control and automation and the use of innovative tools.

At PwC, we recognise the importance of IT Risk Assurance as a key enabler in organisations. Our digital trust professionals work closely with IT, the business, compliance, audit and risk functions to help businesses meet their objectives by managing and optimising risks through the use of technology . We offer a three-year graduate program during which you will receive on-site training and valuable real business work experience. We’re looking for talented, business “tech-savvy”, curious and skilled graduates who can bring new ideas and a fresh approach to IT Risk Assurance.

What will you be doing?

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, industries and technologies.

You’ll need to be a people person, tenacious and resilient. You’ll have exposure to contacts such as financial controllers, heads of IT or finance directors to understand and test IT systems and controls. You’ll be checking IT systems to ensure they are appropriately controlled by management and to check that data produced is accurate, highlighting and questioning any differences. It's investigative work where you’ll regularly speak with clients, using in-person meetings or leading-edge collaborative technology. You’ll be part of a variety of teams, taking real responsibility for the work you do. Your reviews may include:

  • Identifying key risks and controls, controls optimisation, including the configuration of controls around security, business process and within IT environments;
  • Applying internal control principles and business/technical knowledge including information technology general controls and application controls; financial reporting concepts; working experience applying professional skepticism skills;
  • Leading the adaption a work program and practice aid, as well as perform assessments, using PwC's proprietary or other relevant tools to evaluate controls, security, SOD, and potential for optimisation;
  • Exhibiting project management skills, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules;
  • Creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations, and respecting the work-life quality of team members. This includes providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner and keeping leadership informed of progress;
  • Interacting with clients on solutions and executing projects on client engagements, forming client relationships and demonstrating an understanding of the client's business;
  • Review of financial and operational business process controls;
  • Review of IT general controls;
  • Infrastructure and database security reviews;
  • Compliance with other regulatory requirements;
  • Due diligence on systems and controls;
  • Pre- and post-implementation system reviews;
  • Computer security reviews;
  • Privacy and protection of personal information;
  • Outsourced and Co-sourced Internal Audit Engagements;
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance reviews;
  • Performance Audits and Audit of predetermined objectives;
  • Work on ERP (SAP, Oracle, etc.) projects - assessing risk, identifying and testing controls and assist clients to develop and implement solutions such as GRC; and
  • Cyber security/IT Audit/Data Analytics.
A university degree, preferably an honours in:

  • Computer Science, BCom (IT), Engineering, Mathematics or Accounting
  • IT (BSc or BCom)
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Management accounting
  • Internal Auditing
  • Business Science
  • Risk Management
  • Economics
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, we therefore look for candidates with the following qualities:

Whole leadership
I lead myself and others to make a difference and deliver results in a responsible, authentic, resilient, inclusive and passionate manner.

Business acumen
I bring business knowledge, innovation, and insight to create distinctive value for clients, PwC and other stakeholders.

Technical capabilities
I apply a range of technical capabilities to deliver quality and value for clients, PwC and other stakeholders.

Global acumen
I operate and collaborate effectively with a mindset that transcends geographic and cultural boundaries.

I build relationships of high value which are genuine and rooted in trust.

Location - Office: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg

We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250 000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.

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