Senior Associate, Forensic Accounting - Ottawa

  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Jun 19, 2017
Full time Finance & Accounting

Job Description

Achieve your full potential in an environment where there’s flexibility to cultivate your personal brand and knowledge base.

Forensic Services

PwC’s Forensic Services is a highly dynamic and diverse group of professionals providing clients with effective Fraud Management through the investigation of allegations of fraud, wrongdoing or other illegal acts; and, the mitigation of fraud risks.

Members of PwC’s Forensic Services group include: Chartered Professional Accountants, Investigative and Forensic Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, former Law Enforcement Agents and Computer Engineers, who bring together unique skill sets and experiences.

PwC’s Forensic Services group offers clients an array of services/products:
•Corporate investigations into how fraud occurred and who was responsible
•Computer forensics and cybercrime investigations
•Fraud risk management advice to assist organizations in mitigating diverse threats from fraud and establishing an effective Anti-fraud Regime.
•Money laundering investigations
•Intelligence screening of people and entities
•Insolvency and bankruptcy investigations in recovering funds on behalf of debtors or creditors

The Opportunity: Senior Associate (Bilingual French & English), Forensic Services

The available Senior Associate position has a focus on fraud management services, supporting the senior members of the team in helping clients with an assessment of their anti-fraud regime, review of internal controls, and/or investigation of alleged fraudulent activities.

Responsibilities:
•Performing client pre-acceptance procedures including conflict checks, client investigation checks and drafting engagement letters;
•Participating in the planning and development of the overall forensic investigation plan and strategy for specific projects;
•Application of accounting and auditing skills, in a forensic capacity, on specific projects;
•Coordinating and interacting with clients and parties of interest to obtain the necessary information to perform the agreed upon forensic services;
•Preparing external working paper files with documentation of forensic investigative procedures performed and evidence obtained;
•Attending and participating in project team meetings to discuss findings to date and brainstorm on additional areas to investigate and additional forensic services (i.e. computer forensics) that would be beneficial to the client;
•Preparing high quality investigative reports for delivery to clients detailing procedures undertaken, results, limitations and recommended actions;
•Attending and participating in briefings and report presentations to clients;
•Preparing and delivering internal and external presentations related to our forensic services; and
•Key member in the business development of PwC’s Forensic Services practice.

Requirements:
•Fluently Bilingual (English and French)
•Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CGA or CMA)
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Experience in working as part of a project team in a support or lead role
•Strong technical experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Strong track record of internal policy compliance (e.g. time sheet, status reports, etc.)
•A high level of personal integrity and energy, a commitment to teamwork and a strong desire to learn
•An ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
•The ability and willingness to travel within Canada and internationally

Successful candidates must:

Be able to obtain Government of Canada Security Clearance at the Secret Level

Successful complete the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) course of study within one year of joining PwC’s Forensic Services practice

Why Work for PwC

We look for diversity of thought and encourage our people to reach out and make a difference for their colleagues, clients and communities. We welcome people from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, and believe that different perspectives help us solve challenges with innovation, cooperation, and creativity.

PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.

Apply for our opportunities today. This is a place that will inspire you to be at your best each and every day. Your application today is tomorrow’s opportunity.

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