Tax - Accounting Services - Senior Associate - Manchester

Job Title: Tax - Accounting Services - Senior Associate - Manchester
Location: Manchester
Reference: 38657BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: August 16, 2019 20:22

Job Description

A career in our Financial Accounting practice, within Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing indirect taxes, dispute resolution, and global enterprise tax solutions.

Our team provides our clients with customised accounting services based on their in house needs and current IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) guidelines. You'll work with our team to provide specialist advice and training in areas such as financial instruments, business combinations, pensions and share schemes, listings, corporate treasury, company secretarial and corporate governance.
Who we are looking for

The AS team is looking for a qualified ACA / ACCA Senior Associate, with accounting / finance experience gained working within practice or industry, to join our expanding AS team. AS provides outsourced accounting services. These include

  • The preparation of local GAAP/IFRS statutory financial statements (SFS).

  • Providing skilled accounting resource on secondment, where there is a temporary need for additional resource.

  • Bookkeeping and preparation of periodic management accounts.

In addition, AS manages and controls the preparation of local SFS for cross border clients.

AS also provides advisory services which include

  • Advising on statutory accounting compliance requirements.

  • Advising on improvements to the SFS cycle i.e. the production, audit and filing of SFS.

A Senior Associate in AS requires the ability to work on a portfolio of clients and to work on ad hoc projects.

An AS Senior Associate needs the ability to apply their accounting compliance knowledge to contribute to major proposals to help manage and grow the AS accounting compliance portfolio worldwide. In addition, the ability to contribute to the development of the accounting advisory service offering with regards to process improvement, technology, risk and controls is required.

The role also requires an ability to take responsibility for participating in group management matters such as, effective financial management of own portfolio of clients and participation in group technical training meetings.

The role will be largely office based, however some travel and overnight stays may be required.

About the role

As part of PwC, the largest global accounting firm, AS offers a challenging and exciting career path. AS has a varied and prestigious client base and works with various specialists in their own field which, combined with the importance placed on continuous technical training and personal development, provides an excellent opportunity for career development.

The role has come about due to the planned expansion of AS.

The individual will report directly to Managers and Senior Managers or the Director who lead AS.

Essential skills
  • Qualified ACA or ACCA with proven experience in professional practice or industry environment.

  • Highly professional attitude to providing a quality service in a deadline driven environment.

  • Self-motivated with strong communication skills (written and oral).

  • Strong accounting skills and technical knowledge on financial reporting matters including ability to work from first principles.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Successfully deal with “companies in a mess”.

  • Very good working knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS and some awareness of US GAAP.

  • IT literate, ideally with some experience of accounting packages and very good excel spreadsheet skills.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in changing client demand environment.

Our Competencies

Our people need to demonstrate a defined set of core skills and behaviours. We refer to these as our global core competencies. They're integral to who we are as a firm and form the basis of our people appraisal process. We will also assess you against them within our recruitment process to benchmark your own skills and behaviours. We recommend you visit the below web page to find out more about our global core competencies and to consider how your own experiences will align against them. This will help you through the recruitment process with us.


We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.

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