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External Audit Senior Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job ref:

    150306WD-int

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    06-07-2021

  • Client:

    PwC

Within London Audit, you'll have the opportunity to work across a diverse portfolio of clients, from owner managed businesses, private equity backed companies, up to large multinational and listed groups. We work with well known clients across a broad range of industries including entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, technology and communications, energy, utilities and mining, retail, hospitality and leisure, business services, construction and real estate. We also work across the third sector, spanning a number of government and public sector clients and charities. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on global projects, collaborating with PwC colleagues and clients all over the world.

As a Senior Manager, you’ll lead a team of forward-thinking individuals to deliver high quality audits. You’ll be responsible, alongside the audit engagement leader, to develop and nurture relationships with our client’s senior leaders and work with them to plan the audit process from beginning to end. A rewarding career path awaits - join our team to develop yourself as a strategic leader, benefit from the wide range of development opportunities at PwC alongside contributing to the success of the audit business.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading large multi-location, often international, teams using your people and relationship management skills to deliver high quality audit work from project planning to completion;

  • Developing trusted senior client relationships and demonstrating curiosity that allows you to have insightful conversations and provide appropriate challenge during the Audit;

  • Building connections across teams and specialist areas within PwC to bring insight to the organisations we audit. This includes managing specialist teams supporting the audit, building consensus around conflicting views and making recommendations where appropriate;

  • Leading the delivery of the areas of complex or judgemental audit work, including identifying issues, analysing multiple data points to draw informed conclusions and clearly articulate these conclusions in written and verbal form to senior stakeholders;

  • Ensuring the team’s audit documentation meets the highest standards, reviewing financial statements to ensure they comply with relevant requirements;

  • Managing the financial and resource aspects of Audit engagements, demonstrating a commercial approach throughout;

  • Leading internal projects supporting PwC and the lines of service, as well as acting as a role model, mentor and coach for junior staff members in your business unit;

  • Putting the team first by coaching with purpose, being present with the team and openly communicating expectations; and 

  • Encouraging an inclusive team environment that promotes innovative thinking, collaboration and constructive challenge - helping people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Be Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent) or have equivalent work experience in Audit (including international candidates who technically qualify in their home country by experience);

  • A high level of experience of IFRS and/or UK GAAP and be highly skilled in using international standards on auditing;

  • Highly developed project management skills and a strong track record of managing larger or more complex audits to the highest standard from planning to completion;

  • Has the ability to communicate complex or contentious audit matters clearly and concisely in both verbal and written form to colleagues and senior client stakeholders;

  • Has the ability to offer considered points of view in client conversations around broader industry topics and provide knowledgeable challenge to senior clients in the context of an audit; and

  • Takes pride in their work and in the Audit profession. Shows resilience and demonstrates dedication to self-development including being agile and innovative in the digital world.