Audit Technical Manager - Competency Centre, Bradford

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    10 days ago

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Based in Bradford, PwC’s Audit Competency Centre (‘the CC’), supports the external audit business across the UK in order to audit key areas of a company’s financial statements and understand every aspect of a client’s activities.  Our people become the subject matter experts in the areas they audit, working to ensure that all the audits we perform are of the highest quality.

As a Supervisor in the Competency Centre, you’ll be working with audit teams across the UK to provide insight and value through performing a variety of essential audit requirements. This will include reviewing the work of the junior team members who are validating the information provided by client management to source documentation, communicating any findings/issues with the data provided and applying PwC audit best practice and testing strategies.

In completing our work we are using and helping to develop new audit techniques and technologies everyday, including award winning artificial intelligence technologies. This ensures we can not only offer an unparalleled level of quality in our audits but can offer key insights to our clients as subject matter experts. We do this by working closely with UK and Global Transformation and Implementation teams.

The role:  
As a Manager, you’ll lead a team of forward-thinking individuals to deliver high quality audits. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge into how businesses run, gain direct access to internal stakeholders and clients and work with an unrivalled range of organisations we audit. A rewarding career path awaits, join our team to develop yourself as a professional and benefit from the wide range of development opportunities available at PwC.


The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading multi-location teams, using your team and relationship management skills to ensure the delivery of high quality audit work - from planning to completion of an Audit, including the review of financial statements, ensuring that it meets PwC and regulatory standards;

  • Building meaningful relationships and demonstrating curiosity that will allow you to have insightful conversations and provide visible challenge during the Audit;

  • Building connections across teams and specialist areas within PwC to help bring insight to the organisations we audit. This includes managing a variety of views and consulting where appropriate;

  • Leading on the completion of areas of complex or judgemental audit work which includes the identification of issues, analysis of data, articulation of findings and the ability to draw informed conclusions;

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

  • Leading on 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;

  • Supporting your team’s technical and personal development and identifying where they may require further support; and 

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


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);

  • Experience of IFRS and/or UK GAAP and international standards on auditing;

  • Strong project management skills and experience managing an audit from planning to completion;

  • Confident in challenging yourself and others to complete high quality testing and documentation;

  • Ability to establish and nurture positive relationships across all levels - both internally and externally;

  • Drives innovative thinking and supports others through change and uncertainty to overcome hurdles;

  • Experience encouraging a team environment that promotes collaboration and constructive challenge and has demonstrated the ability to act quickly to resolve team issues and questions; 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.