Global Accounting Consulting Services (Insurance) - Senior Manager

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Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.


It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit. 

Who we are looking for
We are looking for a senior manager with experience in the insurance industry to join our team on a two-year, full-time secondment. You will be joining the Global ACS (GACS) Central team, part of Global Assurance Risk and Quality, which is currently based in London, co-located with other parts of global assurance. The GACS Central Team is the first point of call for GACS teams from around the world that want to consult on complex accounting technical issues. The successful candidate will have a willingness to learn and the enthusiasm to get involved with both ACS strategy and IFRS 17.
● Be the secretariat for the Insurance Industry Accounting Group (IIAG);
● Respond to consultations and enquiries from GACS and client teams across the network, providing
guidance on the most complex and high profile accounting issues in conjunction with partners in the team;
● Contribute to IFRS thought leadership and knowledge management, for example FAQs and Manual of Accounting
● Help shape the future of accounting standards by leading response letters to standard setters on discussion papers and exposure drafts;
● Review financial statements of high profile clients; and
● Be closely involved in the GACS strategic pillars (connectivity, people, innovation, quality, industries

About the role
● Enhance Relationship skills - We are connected to the various GACS teams around the world and to the Global IFRS 17 network. You will develop an extensive network of senior contacts across the firm as well as interact with partners and directors on a daily basis and gain unique insight as to how the network applies IFRS.
● Develop problem solving skills - We are faced with a diverse range of accounting challenges from across the world every day. You will build advanced analytical skills that can also be applied beyond solving technical issues.
● Build Leadership skills - We are driving the network’s views. You will be contributing to our responses to exposure drafts and discussion papers, managing differing viewpoints and building consensus, and draft thought leadership pieces
● Help shape the direction of travel - We are at the forefront of the IFRS accounting developments. As part of your role as secretary of the IIAG, you will have exposure to, and interactions with, standard setters and regulators.
● Become an expert - We are dealing with the most complex technical accounting issues, particularly relating to IFRS 17. You will further develop your knowledge of IFRS and the practical issues preparers face in applying accounting guidance.

● Experience in the insurance industry life insurance, and a good working knowledge of international financial reporting standards.
● Demonstrated ability to think conceptually and find creative solutions to complex issues.
● A willingness to challenge points of views and opinion, through presenting logical arguments.
● Assertive, flexible, proactive, and self-motivated with a desire for learning.
● Excellent spoken and written English
● Good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task, be flexible and recognise changing priorities

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The skills we look for

Our people are curious and put quality first and foremost. They are inclusive and invest in themselves and their teams. They adapt to new challenges with flexibility, agility and intelligence. They speak up, role modelling constructive challenge whilst also being open to challenge themselves. They take pride in their profession, their work and their passion to deliver to the highest quality.


Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.