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Audit Transformation - Manager

  • Location

    London,Birmingham,Edinburgh,Manchester

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job ref:

    184844WD-int

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    06-07-2021

  • Client:

    PwC

Audit Transformation (AT) continues to play an increasingly critical role in evolving how we deliver our external audit services, in response to both internal and external opportunities and challenges, in order to:

  • Continue to enhance the quality of the work we do; 
  • Lower the cost of delivery; and
  • Evolve the working experience of our partners and staff.

To help drive transformation efforts, and better support our business through this transformation, AT is seeking Senior Associates and Managers to support the following priority areas: 

  • Methodology: Simplify the execution of our methodology, and how we implement methodology changes 
  • Audit delivery model: Review how we deliver our audits, aligned to quality, commercial and people objectives 
  • Breaking the Audit Cycle: Continuing to evolve and improve how we plan, structure and deliver our audits
  • Digital: Accelerate the digitisation of what we do, and how we do it.

These priorities impact or are dependent upon the breadth of our audit business, and as such we seek individuals who have, or are looking to build, a range of different transferable skill sets or experiences.  Including, for example:

  • Audit technical
  • Risk and quality 
  • Change management / business implementation 
  • Digital / Data 
  • Project management 

The chosen individuals will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a significant priority within our Audit strategy;
  • Utilise existing skill-sets and build transferrable new ones, beyond those typically available as part of front-line audit delivery teams; 
  • Develop new and broaden existing networks across the UK firm; and 
  • Work flexibly from their base location anywhere in the UK.

Within Audit Transformation you will: 

  • Help shape AT strategy and priorities; 
  • Lead and/or work as part of a team on individual transformation projects;
  • Use and build your analytical skills and intellectual curiosity to help propose solutions ‘from a blank piece of paper’; 
  • Respond in an agile way to new and changing business priorities, thriving in an environment where no day looks or feels the same; 
  • Build unparalleled networks, across the UK and Global Audit business and supporting functions;
  • Build your influencing skills to help gain consensus and support implementation efforts for change proposals; 
  • Build and utilise outstanding project management skills, to manage change in a fast paced and dynamic environment; 
  • Enhance your problem solving capabilities, to help identify and solve business problems; 
  • Drive and support business implementation and change management efforts; 
  • Work on individual audit engagements, if required, to support contingent resource requirements in our DDM at busier times of the year. 

Successful candidates will have / be:

  • Dynamic and agile, able to respond seamlessly to shifting priorities; 
  • The ability to prioritise your time effectively, and respond appropriately to conflicting priorities;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • The ability to think differently and creatively, and not be afraid to ‘challenge the status quo’;
  • An understanding of how an audit works; 
  • Excellent organisational / project management skills; 
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to operate both independently and as part of a team (as needed); 
  • Good attention to detail and a focus on quality; 
  • An interest in utilising and/or building new skills to support transformational change in our business;  

Desirable but not essential in all circumstances:

  • ACA / ACCA qualification; and/or
  • Strong knowledge of PwC Audit methodology and processes; and/or
  • Recent audit delivery experience. 

This role offers the potential for flexible working.  It is expected, at most, only very minimal travel.