External Audit Hub - Senior Associate - Birmingham

Job Title: External Audit Hub - Senior Associate - Birmingham
Location: Birmingham
Reference: 38433BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: August 16, 2019 20:02

Job Description

A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.

The passion of our people, combined with access to the latest technology, helps us deliver the highest quality audits and build trust in society. We pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business, whilst giving our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety through your home team, internal secondments and international assignments.

About the role

Be part of a new and highly innovative approach to delivering external audit work for our clients. The team are known within PwC as Fulcrum. They’re a close-knit community of staff, of all grade levels, working on prestigious London audit engagements within Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management and London Top Tier.

Fulcrum staff are integral members of the client-facing teams, physically located in our Birmingham office. The team use cutting edge technology we’ve developed to support our ability to stay connected with our clients, and wider PwC colleagues, wherever we are. Our new way of working breaks the assumption that all members of audit need to be based in the same place and in close proximity to our clients.

With us you will

Be at the forefront of the future vision and delivery of assurance services.

Be part of a growing team of highly-skilled auditors working on London audit engagements based in a modern central office in Birmingham.

Enjoy the experience and opportunities that come with working on high profile London clients, but with the flexibility that comes with a regional office, with only occasional travel expected.

The Fulcrum team is a key part of our Future of Assurance programme and of great strategic importance to the firm. It provides the unique opportunity to work on high profile London clients and the flexibility that comes with a regional office. You will utilise cutting edge technology so you stay connected with the client and London team. You'll gain exposure to working on a wide variety of clients and a wide range of work.

You'll be involved with
  • Providing audit and business advice to a variety of clients

  • Supporting the co-ordination for audit clients including planning, day to day control, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments;

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established clients;

  • Working and liaising with other members of the audit team, and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality client service;

  • Report directly to a Partner, Director, Senior Manager or Manager

  • Have supervisory responsibility for teams of up to 10 people

  • Coach and train other staff

Essential skills and experience

As a Senior Associate you’ll be required to

  • Be ACA, ACCA, or similarly qualified

  • Have experience in auditing large organisations

  • Experience of IFRS, UK GAAP (including FRS 101/102) and international standards on auditing would be required.

  • Be a demonstrated team player

  • Have a proven track record of establishing client relationships

  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative

Additional information

Amount of time office based approximately 90%

Amount of time at client sites or in London approximately 10%

Need to travel/overnight stays away from home Yes – occasional travel required.

Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes

Opportunity for working from home? Yes, dependant on business need. We encourage flexibility to allow people to commit to out of work interests and responsibilities.

Opportunity for job sharing? No