Senior Associate Assurance Midlands External Audit
Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by PWC-1
We have more than 2000 employees working with over 1000 clients in the Midlands. Our Midlands region has a great reputation and this is all down to our employees. When you join us you'll be surrounded by a team who work collaboratively with major clients at a local, national and global level. You'll be joining us at an exciting time - we're seeing strong economic growth in the Midlands. You'll discover a uniquely diverse and continually expanding range of work within Assurance - with clients from almost every sector including retail, construction and property investment, manufacturing, media, financial services and technology. Our offices in Birmingham, East Midlands and Milton Keynes each have their own unique qualities, and you'll feel our strong sense of community when you arrive. We'll invite you to be part of our social scene and community initiatives, so you'll feel right at home.
This role can be based in either the Birmingham, East Midlands or Milton Keynes offices. Within Assurance you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of clients including the world's biggest bank, and gain great business acumen. You will have the privilege of being an "outsider working on the inside" and be given unfettered access to senior stakeholders.
You will take on a true team leader role where your opinion counts. You'll build and maintain strong relationships with our existing client base. At the same time, you'll play an essential part in coaching and training junior staff and supervising audit teams. You will report directly to senior stakeholders and so will have plenty of opportunity for on-the-job learning and exposure to our leadership team from day one.
You will deliver a range of assurance services and business advice, providing an excellent opportunity to embed both your project management and leadership skills. You will be responsible for ensuring we deliver the highest standards of service to our clients from engagement planning, day-to-day supervision of the audit team, client liaison through to audit completion. You'll discover a uniquely diverse and continually expanding range of work within Assurance - with clients from almost every sector including retail, construction and property investment, manufacturing, media, financial services and technology.
Essential Skills and Experience
- An ACA/ACCA qualification or equivalent
- IFRS, UK GAAP, and SOX experience
- A flexible approach and passion for client service
- A working knowledge of business development activity
- A desire to further your career and personal development
Who We Are Looking For
You will have strong relationship building skills with both clients and other internal teams and a proactive approach to problem solving. You will also need a reasonable degree of flexibility to travel to meet the needs of our client base.
Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It's work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.
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.
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.