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Systems & Data Assurance Senior Associate in Αθήνα at OUR FIRM

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PwC in Greece is the largest professional services firm in the country, with premises in Athens and Thessaloniki and approximately 1000 employees. More than 236,000 people in 158 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. This enables us to provide top-quality industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to our clients.

PwC Risk Assurance practice entails a holistic approach to risk that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances process efficiency. Our approach is complimented by subject matter expertise per industry (e.g. Financial Services, Telecoms, Shipping, Consumer Products etc.) and per Risk area (e.g. Systems, Data, Business Process Cycles etc.).


How would it be to work in client facing engagements when designing complex data models to support accuracy?


As a Systems & Data Assurance Senior Associate you will have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate business operations through analysis of process data and transactions
  • Assess the secure and reliable operation of complex IT Systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle etc.) and evaluate to what extent these support effectively the relevant business processes
  • Assess Internal Control Systems against recognized industry standards and suggest actions to improve control effectiveness and process optimization
  • Work closely with external financial audit teams to ensure that any IT Risks which could impact the integrity of the Financial Statements are properly addressed as well as completeness and accuracy of data used in the financial audits
  • Design data models to support assurance and advisory assignments (i.e. data migrations, data quality etc.)
  • Develop subject matter expertise in industry specific operations & systems (i.e. Banking, Telecoms, Shipping, Consumer Products)
  • Manage small teams of junior staff and be responsible for their career development

Job Requirements

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent academic backgroundfrom a Greek or foreign top-tier university with background in Business administration, Informatics, Computer Science, mathematics, statistics, engineering or other related discipline. 
  • Working experience of 3-6 years in the fields of Internal/IT Audit, IT Advisory, data modelling, process mining, data visualization, or data quality
  • Good knowledge of standard database query (i.e. SQL), data manipulation tools or related programming languages.
  • Ability to interpret business requirements as well as re-model processes or calculations.
  • Proven track record in:

 -  IT General Controls domains, including change management, access to programs and data, computer operations and systems development

 -  Internal control engagements around financial reporting or operational risks with a focus on IT risks

 -  Current and emerging technologies around ERPs, Mainframes, Databases, IT Infrastructure

 -  Data related engagements such as data modelling, process mining, data visualization, or data quality


Any of the following will be considered an asset:

  • Professional Certifications: CISA, CISM, CISSP, CIA, ACDA
  • Experience with tools such as ACL, SAS, Python, Qlikview, Tableau or similar
  • Understanding of industry specific operations and systems in any of the following sectors: Financial Services, Telecommunications, Shipping, or Consumer Products
  • Experience in SAP ERP


What we offer

PwC is all about people, encouraging high performance and quality. At PwC, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged and excellence is rewarded.

You will develop as a professional through our extensive training programme together with constant coaching and a working culture which fosters continuous learning.

We offer the prospective of being part of a global network of firms that provides challenging opportunities to enhance your career. Our firm offers a competitive remuneration package that includes an attractive base salary and benefits, and opportunities for rapid career development in a secure and challenging working environment.


All applicants will be acknowledged and treated in the strictest confidence.