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IT & Project Assurance Data Protection & Privacy Manager (5733939)

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Company: PwC

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date Posted: July 23, 2014

Source: PwC

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be ...
PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Our Assurance practice collaborates with clients, so that the financial information they report to the investing public and other stakeholders is clear and reliable. When we fulfill our role as Assurance professionals, by standing firm on quality and integrity, we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.

The highly trained and educated Assurance teams go inside companies, and get to know those businesses. They ask questions, test assumptions, and provide assurance that the companies are reporting information on which investors and others can rely. Every assignment is an exciting opportunity to learn, to grow and to understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged to learn more in order to provide our clients with the highest quality services. This learning takes place through interaction on the job with colleagues and clients, formal training programs, and the insights provided by mentors and coaches. PwC is all about our people, encouraging high performance and quality. Join us and we will help you implement a successful career strategy, as you explore the many career opportunities in PwC Assurance.

Job Description:
Boards of Directors and executive management recognize the ever increasing importance of effective risk management efforts in meeting their organization's strategic objectives. Globalization, evolving business models, upgraded IT systems, the changing regulatory environment and higher stakeholder expectations serve as a critical catalyst driving this heightened need to identify and address significant risks that could prevent a company from achieving its strategic objectives.

PwC understands that significant risk is rarely confined to discrete areas within an organization. Rather, most significant risks have a wide-ranging impact across the organization. As a result, PwC's Risk Assurance practice has developed a holistic approach to risk that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency. Our holistic approach is complimented by the extensive risk and controls technical knowledge and sector-specific experience our Risk Assurance professionals possess. The end result is a risk solution that is tailored to meet the unique needs of a company. Areas where our Risk Assurance practice can bring value to an organization include:

• Leveraging industry and technical expertise to assist management to address more effectively risks associated with their business
• Assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls
• Enhancing internal audit functions to further align to company strategy and risk
• Reducing company costs through strategic internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions
• Increasing value and reducing costs of compliance-related activities
• Identifying opportunities for companies to effectively mitigate risk and improve business performance
• Applying the concepts of Enterprise Risk Management to help companies identify, assess, mitigate and proactively consider emerging risks

The increasing focus on and enforcement of privacy and security requirements by regulators, stakeholders, customers and other parties, along with the increasing complexity of information systems and the volumes of data being captured and maintained is driving a need for practical, scalable and effective solutions in this space.
PwC’s Data Protection and Privacy consulting practice helps privacy and decision makers assess and build sustainable and repeatable privacy programs, respond to regulators orders and build confidence among consumers and other stakeholders. PwC’s privacy professionals provide a range of solutions from helping clients develop a vision for their privacy program, designing and building a privacy program, implementing and operating the program and providing review and assurance of their program to Management or 3rd party stakeholders.

Position/Program Requirements:
Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years in data privacy and protection or a related field

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in a business related field

Degree(s) Preferred: Juris Doctorate

Certification(s) Preferred: Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP or relevant technical and/or industry certifications

Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates proven extensive knowledge and a record of success in a managerial role within a professional services firm emphasizing consulting and implementation roles in the following types of data privacy-related projects:
- Design and build of data privacy programs: Privacy gap assessments and maturity roadmaps; Third-party or vendor management programs; Development and implementation of compliance frameworks (e.g. ISO, GAPP, PCI, FISMA); Privacy incident response programs; Development and implementation of privacy policies and procedures--Privacy awareness program development and roll-out, Cross-border data transfer issues that include Safe Harbor certification (i.e. Investigations and investigatory responses to data privacy and security incidents with FTC and other regulatory agencies.)
- Record of mitigating compliance and reputation risks, especially those involving U.S. and international Privacy, Data Protection and Information laws and understanding the privacy risks impacting a particular industry.

Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates extensive abilities and a proven record of success with the following skills related to managing data privacy and protection consultants, projects and teams:
-Leading and collaborating with senior management on client-facing business development, engagement delivery, practice development and thought leadership related to Privacy and Data Protection solution development, assessment and implementation.
-Managing teams that establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, encourage team dialogue; provide candid, meaningful and timely feedback and encourage improvement and innovation.
-Collaborating with stakeholders to deliver results of assessments and audits to Management and Regulators
-Identifying and resolving issues quickly and effectively and ability to make real-time decisions.
-Prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients in an extremely fast-paced environment.
-Preparing, reviewing and presenting concise, accurate and complex written and verbal documents and materials for client consumption.
-Collaborating directly with clients, identifying and addressing client needs through building, maintaining and utilizing solid networks of client relationships and community involvement.
-Managing resource requirements, project economics (including budgets, billing and collections)
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Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success with project leadership and management of multiple large/complex engagements, including creating proposals and leading business development efforts, and assisting in the management of projects from pre-sale and initial scoping through final delivery and sign-off.

Additional Information:
HIPAA
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