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Chief of Staff to Global Chief Accountant- Senior Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

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. 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 Accounting Services Group practice, within Assurance Support services, will provide the opportunity to support our engagement teams and clients by providing advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues. In joining, you'll help ensure a complete and relevant exchange of information among our consultants and in turn with engagement teams and clients, provide experts advice on a variety of specific topics, support engagement teams in resolving complex issues, and supporting clients and their subsidiaries in evaluating the potential impact of accounting and reporting standard setting initiatives. You'll develop strong relationships with our engagement teams and established audit clients and enhance our ability to meet greater investor expectations with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment.Our team provides advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues using US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards frameworks. You'll work on both local and global engagements and keep PwC teams informed about accounting and financial reporting developments that might affect engagements through issuing communications and through curated trainings. You'll also assist with developing and communicating PwC's point of view to internal and external parties as needed.
Job Description

The Corporate Reporting Services ("CRS") team is looking for a Senior Manager to join them for the role of supporting the Global Chief Accountant and the Head of Reporting ("GCAHR") and the Global CRS Leadership Team.

You will be part of a team that provides technical and practical advice to internal and external clients in how to resolve complex accounting issues arising from the implementation of IFRS and issues arising from events and transactions as well as ESG reporting requirements. You will also be involved in helping to drive the global strategic priorities for CRS and be secretary to the Global CRS Leadership team ("LT").

CRS will offer you a wide variety of work experience and an opportunity to develop your skills in this specialist area.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a high performing senior manager. As part of the role, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving the GCRS Leadership Team's agenda, interacting with the LT partners and running related projects, this includes policy and operational matters.

The GCAHR leads the Global CRS network of IFRS and ESG reporting specialists. This network comprises around 600 staff and partners based in around 50 countries. The GCRS Leadership Team is made up of 15 senior CRS partners representing the CRS Topic Streams and key territories around the world, chaired by the GCAHR.

The GCAHR is a member of the Global Assurance Leadership Team ("GALT") and Global Quality Assurance Executive (QAEx) and reports to the GALT and QAEx on Global CRS activities and IFRS issues at its regular calls and meetings.

This role also involves working part time for the UK CRS function.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to:
  • Make a difference and distinguish themselves by broadening their experience and working in a significantly different environment to one that they are used to;
  • Accelerate their career progression by developing new skills and demonstrating an appetite for being agile;
  • Build a worldwide network of senior Global CRS leaders and others;
  • Deepen their understanding of Global Assurance.


Support to the GCAHR
  • Prepare papers and presentations for the GCAHR on a wide range of strategic, policy and operational topics. This includes preparing communications and updates for the Global Assurance Leadership Team (GALT), QAEx, Territory Assurance Leaders, CRS Territory Leaders and the wider GCRS network, as well as liaison with chiefs of staff of the Quality Assurance Executive.
  • Coordinate strategic communications to the GCRS network.
  • Organise and contribute to quarterly Global CRS network calls.
  • Keep in regular contact with senior GCRS members and bring matters arising to the GCAHR's attention.
  • Keep up to date with the GCAHR's commitments and anticipate any input/preparation necessary for forthcoming events.
  • Act as a primary contact for practice partners and staff, Global CRS partners and consultants, and the Leadership Team on GCRS policy, quality and operations.

Secretary to the Global CRS Leadership Team
  • Manage the GCRS Leadership Team's agenda: anticipate and identify agenda topics; prepare and present papers; document minutes and actions; and ensure that meetings and calls run smoothly.
  • Run associated GCRS Leadership Team projects as they arise.
  • Organise an annual in-person 2-day strategic Leadership Team meeting
  • Support on creating content for regional in-person conferences or Network-wide virtual events
  • Facilitate implementation of GCRS strategic priorities and actions, working with senior GCRS members.
  • Liaise with GCRS partners regarding accreditation and membership: lead the GCRS nomination and annual member confirmation process.

  • Maintain an overview of the activities of the GAQ-CRS (Central) Team and act as the point of contact between other Functional Directors to the QAEx
  • Oversee and work with the GAQ-CRS (Central Team's) Project Manager to ensure efficiency of operational and strategic matters

UK CRS role
  • Take an active role in UK CRS, preparing responses to consultations, performing financial statement reviews and being involved in the activities of one of the topic teams
  • Support the UK CRS Leader in making the best use of the UK Firm's contribution to the Global CRS network by assisting in the effective implementation of global initiatives into the UK CRS team.


This is a high profile role with significant exposure to senior partners across the network and is likely to suit a senior manager with the following skills and attributes:
  • A self-starter, able to use initiative to decide what needs to be done without being told;
  • Excellent organisational, project management and delivery skills;
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to create high quality presentations, reports and briefing papers;
  • Strong verbal communication skills, a good negotiator with the confidence and credibility to interact with senior leaders across the network;
  • A high degree of professionalism and integrity, able to work effectively in a sensitive environment;
  • A people person, able to influence and build relationships with a wide variety of individuals, and foster that network;
  • An understanding of CRS' role within Assurance in providing IFRS and ESG reporting advice and support to engagement teams and clients.
  • ACA/ACCA/ICAS exam qualified.

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.

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.


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 Global CRS team.

As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.


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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