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.
Be it support with regulation, risk or compliance, Operate delivers. Human-led and tech-powered, it is the backbone of PwC’s unique approach to operational delivery - Execution Managed Services. Harnessing the power of tech and data, we work with some of the most recognisable organisations worldwide, wherever they need us to be. We deliver sustained outcomes through our managed solutions, as well as transforming and running complex operational processes that often create challenges or hinder client progress. Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensuring our people are equipped with tomorrow's skills to drive success for our clients today.
About the team
Our Compliance Testing practice is made up of four competency areas including Finance, Technology, Operational and Regulatory. Our testing and compliance services provide oversight and assurance over critical functions, operations and processes - helping clients to understand where they have potential gaps and exposures. We work with multiple industries including Banking and Capital Markets; Insurance and Asset Wealth Management, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Retail, Health Services, Oil and Gas, and many more.
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 review the work of others’, providing commentary and feedback to support the teams technical development and enhance audit quality;
About the Role
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 unrivaled 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.
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.
Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance, in line with technical (both accounting and auditing) requirements and operating procedures;
Delegate to our junior team members to provide stretch opportunities whilst delivering detailed coaching and mentoring to help them build core audit and professional skills;
Work with a variety of stakeholders, both external (eg clients and third parties) and internal (eg FLDTs) to broaden your networks;
Navigate the complexities of diverse teams and multiple engagements whilst building your project management skillset in balancing numerous demands and priorities across your portfolio at any one time;
Use straightforward communication in a structured way when influencing others and apply your ability to read situations and modify behaviour to build quality and diverse relationships;
Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems to drive standardisation to approaches;
In return, we will help you build distinctive leadership skills that enable you to develop professionally in a flexible working environment.
Not the role for you?
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The skills we look for
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Our commitment to you
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