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Systems and process assurance

We help our clients design and implement system, process and control solutions that reflect a complex and fast-changing technology landscape.

Handing you more control

In today’s business world, IT and financial reporting environments are becoming increasingly complex, while even greater reliance is being placed on the information produced by these systems. At the same time, new regulations in various countries have put greater emphasis on internal controls and often require independent assurance of the effectiveness of the control environment. 

Systems and process assurance (or SPA) brings attention to the design, documentation and operation of controls that are critical to ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of information used for financial reporting and management decision-making.

That brings with it improved confidence, the ability to increase the value of systems and processes, and a chance to highlight any weaknesses and vulnerabilities that can lead to breaches and data loss.

How PwC can help

Our Risk Assurance team includes certified information systems auditors (CISAs) who can work with our external audit team to assess the effectiveness of the security and controls operating in key business processes.

We aim to identify risks and add value to the systems and processes you use through a range of services. These include:

  • financial and operational applications/business process controls reviews 
  • database security controls reviews 
  • IT general controls reviews 
  • infrastructure security reviews 
  • Third-party assurance and opinion services
  • Sarbanes-Oxley readiness, process improvement and sustainability services 
  • pre- and post-implementation systems reviews.
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Anthony Steele

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 221 4514


Chris Perree

Director, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 358 004


Andrew Holmes

Risk Assurance Leader, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 284 7035


Vaughan Harrison

Partner, Wellington, PwC New Zealand

+64 27 511 6563