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Audit Manager - Insurance - National Offices

Job Title: Audit Manager - Insurance - National Offices
Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Southampton
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Reference: 40808BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
Contact Email: donotreply@pwc.com
Job Published: December 02, 2019 03:02

Job Description

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.

Our market leading Insurance practice is looking for Managers to work in our Audit team. We work with a significant number of listed insurance companies, across all areas of insurance - Life, Non-Life, Lloyd’s and Broking. We value a strong collaborative atmosphere and have a great calendar of social activities which you can join, so you’ll feel at home with your new team. We have a number of initiatives in place to support the local community

A career in our Financial Services Audit practice, 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.

Our team helps financial organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business. Our clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. While many of the rules of business have changed, the fundamentals haven’t. You’ll work alongside senior members of the client’s management team in planning the audit process from beginning to end, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and fair presentation of our client’s information.

Responsibilities

As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges

  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects

  • Train, coach, and supervise staff

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Essential Skills
  • ACA or equivalent

  • Focussed and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential)

  • Experience of working with clients in either the Financial Services or more specifically Banking industries

  • A passion for delivering an exceptional client service

  • Proven ability in leading audit engagements, including planning, controlling and completing a diverse range of assignments

  • Strong analytical and organisational abilities

  • Experience in supervising and developing staff

  • Proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships

  • Experience of supervising and developing staff through coaching

  • Strong project management

  • Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of International Accounting Standards and/or US GAAP would be an advantage

  • Strong team-working skills

  • Desire for continuous improvement

  • Highly developed listening and questioning techniques