28 days ago
PwC’s Northern Audit practice is a powerhouse of UK regional offices including Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast. Together we service clients of all sizes, in a diverse range of sectors, delivering high quality External Audits and Audit related services. Understanding our clients needs and the risks they face is at the heart of what we do and is key to performing high quality audits.
Our Audit practice is growing rapidly and we have a number of opportunities for passionate people who are keen on shaping the future of Audit. A career with us will ensure you have exposure to an unparalleled breadth of client exposure, the very best technology and fantastic opportunities for career development.
Our Northern Ireland Practice is experiencing continuous growth within the professional services market. It’s a changing and dynamic place to continue building your career whilst working with leaders within the industry. We’re currently seeking experienced Audit Managers to be part of this success and to help drive our business forward.
In Belfast we make a difference - to our clients, to our community and to the PwC global network. And we’ll certainly make a difference to your career and your social life too. Currently there are c. 2500 staff based in Belfast. We advise more of the region’s top-100 business than any other professional advisors and have more than 500 clients, ranging from top FTSE 100 companies to start ups, therefore, making Northern Ireland a great place to build your career and develop your skills. Our current Waterfront Plaza office overlooks the Belfast Port with our imminent move in the Summer of 2021 to our new, state of the art Merchant Square building right in the heart of the city. The role offers flexibility with the opportunity to build a varied portfolio and tailor the role to your strengths.
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.