Controls Testing and Monitoring Managed Services

PwC's Controls Testing and Monitoring Managed Services offer a sustainable, high-quality approach to managing controls testing--as well as controls monitoring in today’s environment. 

By combining PwC’s innovative technology, with compliance experience and low-cost global delivery, our managed services help you accelerate efficiencies and improve outcomes.

Why should you consider a Managed Services provider for your Controls Testing and Monitoring functions?

Companies are in need of enhancements to their controls testing and monitoring programs to create effectiveness and efficiencies of testing and monitoring activities. Common challenges include:

  • Lack of adequate risk coverage - As companies act and evolve in this environment, they must also confirm they’re properly managing risk in line with governance and regulatory expectations. As part of a strong risk management program, controls to manage risk are expected to be tested and monitored.
  • Lack of use of enabling technologies - Controls testing and monitoring approaches continue to be manually intensive, not standardized and technology enabled, which can ultimately lead to increased compliance and operational risks.
  • High cost of compliance - Compliance costs comprise a significant portion of operating expenses. Regulatory complexities and increased expectations have resulted in dedicating more time and resources to controls testing and monitoring activities.

Controls Testing and Monitoring Managed Services offers a sustainable, high-quality approach to managing controls testing and monitoring requirements and provides a more holistic view of enterprise risk management.

What does Controls Testing and Monitoring Managed Services provide?


Solution: Help clients with their strategic objectives and target operating model for controls testing and monitoring. This includes strategies for usage of automation and collaboration with other lines of defense

Benefit: Defined strategy, objectives and target operating model in line with industry leading practices

Framework and methodology

Solution: Assist clients and define framework and methodology for how controls testing should be managed and operationalized

Benefit: Standardized methodology and program, identified key risks and controls, in line with industry leading practices


Solution: Help clients with execution of controls testing to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and quality. This can be delivered through managed services or traditional co-sourcing

Benefit: Rapid, scalable deployment of people and tools to perform risk-based controls testing and monitoring, leveraging technology enablers and low-cost, offshore testing model

Benefit to our clients

  • Market-leading risk and controls experience and sector knowledge
  • Reduction in the costs of compliance 
  • Greatly enhanced controls coverage by optimizing resource deployment and better leveraging technology and data 
  • Scalable and sustainable controls testing approach 
  • Standardized processes that provide quality and efficiency 
  • Effective resource utilization to enable focus on core competencies 
  • Enhanced quality, efficiency and consistency through standardization, centralization and automation

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Tricia Sheehan

Partner, PwC US

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