Audit Senior Managers - Manchester

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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. 

Audit Senior Managers - Manchester

A career in our Non 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 organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business. 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.


The Senior Manager will have the opportunity to work across a large and exciting client base including large multinational listed; entrepreneurial and family owned; early stage and fast growth across technology, and world leading public, educational and not for profit organisations. As an Audit Senior Manager, you'll have overall responsibility to deliver service to clients including

  • Managing a client portfolio and reporting to the Partner / Director Group

  • Managing and supervising staff to junior staff and its delivery to the client

  • Managing the day to day client relationships

  • Staff management and coaching responsibilities

  • Development of new business relationships and revenue generation

  • Auditing the assurance process using state of the art analytical tools and practice methodologies

  • Developing industry and technical expertise in assurance and business advisory areas through written reports and management presentations

  • Managing multiple relationships, ensuring customer satisfaction through high quality service deliverable​

As part of the assurance team you will work primarily on audit engagements, however, there are increasing opportunities to get involved with other related activity to provide a greater breadth of experience.

As a Senior Manager within the firm you will be required to demonstrate:

  • CA/ ACA/ ACCA/ ICAS qualified (or international equivalent) or
    Equivalent work experience in Audit (international candidates who technically qualify in their home country by experience)

  • Experience operating at Senior Manager in a similar environment

  • Experience of working on IFRS engagements as well as UK GAAP (experience of other accounting frameworks an advantage)

  • Proven ability to lead audit engagements from planning to completing on a diverse range of assignments

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances

  • An ability to innovate and add value to clients and projects

  • A proven track record of compliance with quality standards and an ability to balance an efficient and compliant audit

  • A proven ability to manage and monitor engagement budgets and financial performance

  • An ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients find solutions to the challenges they face

  • Experience of fee negotiations and negotiating scope changes with clients

Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive
Role Closing Date: 25th August 2020

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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.


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