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PwC’s Competency Centre supports the external audit business across the UK in order to audit key areas of a company’s financial statements and understand every aspect of a client’s activities. It’s important work that enhances how companies are run, playing a significant role in ensuring the reliability and relevance of business information.You’ll be working with audit teams across the UK to provide insight and value through performing a variety of essential audit duties. This will include validating information such as invoices and bank statements against underlying client records, checking the accuracy of a client’s financial information, communicating any findings/issues with the data provided and applying PwC audit best practice and testing strategies.
Based in Bradford, PwC’s Audit Competency Centre (‘the CC’), supports the external audit business across the UK in order to audit key areas of a company’s financial statements and understand every aspect of a client’s activities. Our people become the subject matter experts in the areas they audit, working to ensure that all the audits we perform are of the highest quality.
As a Supervisor in the Competency Centre, you’ll be working with audit teams across the UK to provide insight and value through performing a variety of essential audit requirements. This will include reviewing the work of the junior team members who are validating the information provided by client management to source documentation, communicating any findings/issues with the data provided and applying PwC audit best practice and testing strategies.
In completing our work we are using and helping to develop new audit techniques and technologies everyday, including award winning artificial intelligence technologies. This ensures we can not only offer an unparalleled level of quality in our audits but can offer key insights to our clients as subject matter experts. We do this by working closely with UK and Global Transformation and Implementation teams.
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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