4 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.Scotland’s capital city and venue for the globally renowned Festival and Fringe, Edinburgh attracts over one million visitors each year. But it is not just a haven for tourists. The city boasts a vibrant range of businesses across a broad spectrum of sectors from retail and food and drink, through to media and gaming.Commerce, trade and business together with education have driven the heartbeat of Glasgow for over 300 years. From its traditional base in heavy industries such as ship building and manufacturing, Glasgow continues to evolve and regenerate. It is now a highly regarded hub for a number of sectors, including life sciences, engineering, creative industries, design and manufacturing.
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 a 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.