Audit Senior Associate - Centre of Excellence
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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.
A career in our Audit Centre of Excellence practice will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for developing functions in PwC that support audit engagement teams and audit quality efforts. The CoE executes delivery in the most complex and judgmental areas of our audits (e.g. Pensions, Share Based Payments, Audit of Tax), enabling individuals to build deep technical expertise in one or more of these highly complex areas, as well as working with a range of clients of every shape and size. As part of our team, you’ll work with a broad and diverse range of clients, exposuring you to businesses of varying sizes, industries and complexities. You’ll use cutting edge technology working virtually on various audit engagements. You’ll develop specialist audit knowledge and play a key role in improving the quality and efficiency of our audits. You’ll also lead innovation in a range of areas, including pensions assets and liabilities, share based payments, and the audit of Tax.
A career in our Audit Centre of Excellence (CoE) practice provides opportunities to be responsible for developing functions in PwC that support audit engagement teams and audit quality efforts. The CoE plans and executes delivery in the most complex and judgmental areas of our audits (currently Pensions, Share Based Payments, and Audit of Tax), enabling individuals to build deep technical expertise in one or more of these highly complex areas, as well as working with a range of clients of every shape and size.
Enabled by cutting edge technology you’ll work virtually on various audit engagements with businesses of varying sizes, industries and complexities. You’ll develop specialist audit knowledge and play a key role in improving the quality and efficiency of our audits. You’ll also drive innovation across our complex areas including; pensions assets and liabilities, share based payments, and the Audit of Tax.
As a Senior Associate, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge into how businesses run, gain direct access to internal stakeholders and clients and work with an unrivalled range of organisations we audit. A rewarding career path awaits, join our team to develop yourself as a professional and benefit from the wide range of development opportunities available at PwC.
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Using your team and relationship management skills to ensure that your’s and the audit team’s documentation - from planning to completion of an Audit, meets PwC and regulatory standards;
Completing a variety of areas of audit work which includes the identification of issues, analysis of data, articulation of findings and the ability to draw informed conclusions;
Building meaningful relationships and demonstrating curiosity that will allow you to have insightful conversations and provide visible challenge during the Audit;
Delegating to others to provide learning opportunities and coaching to help deliver the most effective audit approach;
Building connections across teams and specialist areas within PwC, managing a variety of views and consulting where appropriate;
Developing new insights and proposing innovative solutions to help enhance audit quality; and
Put the team first by coaching with purpose, being present with the team and openly communicating expectations.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Be Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent) or have equivalent work experience in Audit (including international candidates who technically qualify in their home country by experience);
Part qualified ACA/ACCA/ICAS at point of application and working towards your full qualification (you will need to be time and exam qualified prior to your start date)
Experience of IFRS and/or UK GAAP and international standards on auditing;
Strong organisational skills, experience of undertaking audit from planning to completion and a track record of challenging yourself and others to complete high quality testing and documentation;
Ability to establish and nurture relationships which includes communicating clearly with colleagues and organisations we audit;
Ability to review the work of others’, providing commentary and feedback to support the teams technical development and enhance audit quality;
Takes pride in their work and in the Audit profession. Shows resilience and demonstrates dedication to self development including being agile and innovative in the digital world.
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