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Capital Markets (CM) - ESEF Senior Associate

London (Central)
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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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. 

About our team

PwC’s XBRL team has a strong track record of launching innovative services to help companies address the ever changing regulatory and financial reporting environment.

Digital reporting has become a key feature in the regulatory landscape. Having easy access to machine-readable financial data makes it easier for regulators and other stakeholders to make comparisons across peers and sectors.

Our team is well known and established in this market. The team’s HMRC managed tagging service has delivered thousands of sets of financial statements tagged in machine readable format.

From 2021, UK listed companies have had to publish their annual reports in a machine-readable format (iXBRL) commonly known as the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF). The XBRL team has launched a suite of market leading services from training, blueprinting, review and vendor selection services for our non-audit clients and assurance services for our audit clients as they navigate the requirements of this mandate.

The team are recruiting senior associates to join our growing and high performing team to support our ambitious growth plans.

About the role

Responsibility comes early in the XBRL team. As a senior associate, you will get hands on experience on how services are launched and delivered to a broad range of clients. You will be involved in all aspects of running services from developing new technical specialisms, being in the market delivering engagements and doing everything needed to deliver high quality services to our clients.

The role offers early development of leadership skills through our partnership with our highly talented team in PwC’s Indian Acceleration Center. This team play a critical role in delivery of services. You will be given the opportunity to build strong relationships with this team, create a culture of coaching and high quality and be responsible for growing their capabilities.

If you are energetic, have a can-do attitude and want to step outside of your comfort zone in the next step in your career, this is an excellent opportunity for you to join a successful team at a time of growth.

About you

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA/ACCA)

  • A working and practical knowledge and experience  with International Financial Reporting Standards

  • A working knowledge of reporting language XBRL (desirable but not essential)

  • Experience in working directly with clients in an advisory, audit or assurance delivery capacity

  • Passion for learning how to build new services delivering high quality

  • Curiosity and willingness to challenge yourself and learn new skills, including working in unfamiliar industries/environments

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and problem solve

The skills we look for in future employees 

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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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.

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Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offers flexible career arrangements and contract work? Learn more.

The skills we look for
The PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.

The Deal
‘The Deal’, our firmwide Employee Value Proposition’ empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.

Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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