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Digital Audit Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham, London, Manchester

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job ref:

    44188BR

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    06-08-2020

  • Client:

    PwC

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.

 

It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit. 


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.

Digital Audit are a team within our Audit practice that combines a mix of technology, data, business and accounting expertise to how we audit clients across all industries. We’re constantly investing in audit technology and the skills of our people to keep up with the rapid pace of change and to deliver trust that is deeper, broader and more forward-looking.


There are two sides to Digital Audit

Digital Auditing You’ll be using our latest tools to help digitise the way we deliver audits through automation, AI, data analytics and innovation. As well as using PwC developed tools and industry leading software to audit our clients.

Auditing Digital You’ll be auditing our client’s technology to give them assurance that security and controls are in place. This includes infrastructure, Cloud, and applications. You’ll gain an understanding of end to end processes and how business applications are utilised, controlled and optimised.


What you’ll do

In Digital Audit you'll spend time working on the business process side of the audit, and focussing on the IT systems and controls. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, industries and technologies.

You’ll need to be a people person, tenacious and resilient. You’ll have exposure to contacts such as financial controllers, heads of IT or finance directors to understand and test IT systems and controls. You’ll be checking IT systems to ensure they are appropriately controlled by management and to check that data produced is accurate, highlighting and questioning any differences. It's investigative work where you’ll regularly speak with clients, using in-person meetings or leading-edge collaborative technology. You’ll be part of a variety of teams, taking real responsibility for the work you do.

Above all, your work is client focused, which can mean travelling to client sites and will involve working to deadlines. This often requires working longer hours to meet the needs of the client. It’s hard work but rewarding.

Work with our prestigious client list and you’ll develop the business skills, knowledge and relationships you need to do well in a career that’s about so much more than numbers. You’ll go beyond the obvious and develop real insights into a client’s markets, technology, people and management, as well as its finances.


Responsibilities

As a manager, you’ll be responsible for the day to day management of our digital audit work across a wide range of sectors and a base of complex, high profile audit clients. Across your portfolio of clients you will have responsibility for building and maintaining strong relationships both in the UK and with overseas teams, broader client liaison and management of technical issues. You’ll also assist with project management of the job including managing the staffing of the job, the financial performance and ensuring that key deadlines are met.

Our Managers are responsible for training and coaching junior audit team members and are also likely to have wider coaching and people management responsibilities.

You will develop industry and technical expertise in audit and business advisory areas and use state of the art analytical tools and practice methods in your role to undertake digital audit work to the highest possible standards.

Our Managers also work to support our business development team on client proposals and work to establish new relationships within the local marketplace and are expected to build relationships with other specialist teams within PwC to ensure that a full service offering can be provided to our clients.


Requirements
  • University degree

  • Experience in evaluating technology that supports financial & operational application systems and related business processes

  • Experience in auditing IT systems

  • Experience in managing junior colleagues and an interest in developing others

  • Experience in working in complex environments with large organisations

  • Strong time management skills, including flexibility to work with shifting priorities and client needs

  • Project management and analytical skills

  • Experience in managing the commercial aspects of an engagement, including budgeting

  • Client relationship-building and management skills

  • Strong verbal, presentation and report writing skills

  • Leadership qualities


Desirable skills
  • ACA and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification, or equivalent

  • External auditing experience, including evaluating controls over financial and/or operational processes


The location

Find out more about our PwC office locations.

The skills we look for

Our people are curious and put quality first and foremost. They are inclusive and invest in themselves and their teams. They adapt to new challenges with flexibility, agility and intelligence.

They speak up, role modelling constructive challenge whilst also being open to challenge themselves. They take pride in their profession, their work and their passion to deliver to the highest quality.

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity.