Birmingham, London, Manchester
13 days ago
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.
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.
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
ACA and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification, or equivalent
External auditing experience, including evaluating controls over financial and/or operational processes