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PwC While You Work - CPA Acceleration Program Digital Assurance & Transparency (DAT) Fellow - Summer 2024 in New York, New York

Time Type: Part-time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

Our Digital Assurance and Transparency practice (DAT) is at the forefront of innovation, supporting both delivery of quality, tech-enabled solutions focused on trust and transparency and value-add growth in business and social issues that are top of mind with our clients. You’ll work closely with clients, your Digital Assurance and Transparency team, and our external audit teams to understand the systems and technologies our clients use and how they can mitigate risk. As a Digital Assurance and Transparency professional, you’ll be part of an organization with a focus on quality, value, innovation, emerging technologies (e.g. cloud, digital assets), and growth and gain experience across several of our specialized areas of focus throughout your career.

A career within Digital Assurance and Transparency will enable you to play a valuable role in evaluating design and operating effectiveness of controls and providing our clients with insights into their business processes and technology. You conduct controls and transaction testing and perform readiness assessments, in order to provide observations and recommendations to our clients, including as it relates to their use of emerging technologies, such as cloud, artificial intelligence and cryptocurrencies. You review finance, operations and technology processes including monitoring controls over third party providers. You also may provide assurance over service organizations that provide technology, emerging and business functions across ecosystems. You will work collaboratively across segments, sectors and specialty teams and have the opportunity to work on diverse projects. You're driving innovation and powering the future of the end-to-end audit through the use of technology with a focus on quality & value.

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 Specialist, 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:

  • Conduct self in a professional manner and take responsibility for work and commitments.

  • Flex approach to meet the changing needs of teams and clients.

  • Identify and make suggestions for efficiencies and improvements when performing work.

  • Take action to stay current with new and evolving technology.

  • Use tools, techniques and firm standard methodologies to support research, analysis and problem solving.

  • Handle, manipulate and analyse data and information responsibly.

  • Communicate with empathy and adapt communication style to meet the needs of the situation and audience.

  • Manage expectations of stakeholders effectively.

  • Embrace different points of view and welcome opposing and conflicting ideas.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Accounting, Taxation, Finance, Business Administration/Management, Management Information Systems

Additional Educational Requirements :

All eligible rising seniors or recent graduates of an accredited college or university who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply. For more information about eligibility requirements, please refer to PwC’s While You Work website at the following URL:

PwC’s While You Work CPA Acceleration program is a paid part time fellowship through a collaboration between PwC and Northeastern University. The fellowship combines real work experience at the firm, and a tuition paid, online master’s degree program.

Fellows complete Northeastern University’s academic requirements while working at PwC to gain valuable work experience.

  • Fellows will join PwC as a specialist, which is a unique role between the traditional intern and associate levels.

  • Fellows will develop their accounting or taxation knowledge and grow their technical and leadership skills that are key to success in today’s workplace

  • Fellows will be paid a salary and be eligible for overtime pay, based on work performed for PwC. Fellows are not compensated for the time they dedicate to Northeastern University’s academic requirements.

  • Fellows may be offered a full-time associate position at PwC after the successful completion of the program.

  • At completion of the program, Fellows will have earned a Master of Science.

  • Participants will have earned credit hours to meet the 150-credit hour CPA licensure requirement.

Minimum Years of Experience :

0 year(s)

Certification(s) Required :

Before beginning the fellowship with PwC, will have completed 120 credits toward being eligible for the 150-credit requirement to sit for the CPA exam.

Preferred Qualifications :

Additional Educational Preferences :

Preferred cumulative GPA: 3.3

Preferred major GPA: 3.3

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

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

  • A desire to pursue a career in public accounting or taxation as a CPA;

  • Applying business analytics to uncover errors, inconsistencies or opportunities for improvement in a variety of situations;

  • Researching and analyzing technical literature, such as tax laws, rules regulations, accounting principles and policies pertinent in client, industry and technical matters;

  • Using problem solving skills on business problems with creativity and an innovative mindset;

  • Prioritizing tasks and projects, managing multiple tasks with agility;

  • Taking responsibility for personal growth and development and self-motivated;

  • Working in a team environment, and function independently;

  • Proactively seeking instruction, feedback and coaching to improve performance;

  • Responding to client and/or team requests promptly and professionally;

  • Contributing to a positive, collaborative working environment;

  • Presenting information, both verbal and written, in a clear, concise manner;

  • Innovating using new and existing technologies, along with experimenting with digital solutions;

  • Working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools; and,

  • Demonstrating some technical skills in MS Office.


As part of the firm’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we further encourage individuals who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, two or more races, protected veterans, and/or individuals with disabilities to apply.

Applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles will be preferred.

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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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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