PwC

CoE Delivery and Innovation team member

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Location
Greater Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Closes
27 Aug 2017
Industry
Accountancy
Job Function
Audit & Assurance
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
We’ve all experienced the impact of extraordinary technological change over recent years. All of our clients are impacted by digital advancements, and so our propositions need to respond to that. We’re also seeing that our clients are changing how they work – increasingly working remotely and across multiple locations.

For PwC, this means designing an operating model where we’ll improve quality, deliver outstanding value to our clients, and create a better experience for our people.

PwC Assurance Centres of Excellence (CoEs) are one of our key priorities to respond to this challenge.

As part of the Assurance CoE you will work with a broad and diverse range of clients, unconstrained by the traditional PwC Business Unit structure, and consequently providing exposure to clients of varying sizes, industries and complexity. Within the Assurance CoE you will utilise cutting edge technology to execute delivery of more complex and judgmental Assurance activities virtually, outside of London. In doing so you will improve the quality, efficiency, and innovation in these areas.

We have a range of opportunities available in the areas of:

Auditing of Pensions balances; and / or

Auditing of Share Based Payments

The roles available will be matched to the skills and experience you have in these areas and comprise:

Performers: Delivering the auditing of these complex areas, per CoE technical guidance operating processes

Coaches / Reviewers: Acting as a key quality assurance control by monitoring the quality of delivery of these activities and providing invaluable coaching and support to our Performers

As part of an Assurance CoE you will make a difference by:

Being at the forefront of delivering PwC Assurance strategy.

Driving efficient, high quality delivery by applying your deep accounting and auditing skills in these more complex areas, and in doing so help build knowledge of these areas back in the core business.

Driving innovation and thought leadership across each activity, in terms of what we do and how we do it (both locally and globally).

Defining our virtual working practices of the future, by discovering the best techniques to build relationships and rapport with clients and teams remotely.

Helping build a distinctive experience and compelling proposition for our people.

Strengthening client relationships through application of your deep specialism/s.

These roles will be based in our new and aspirational Manchester office, with a range of flexible working options also being available once initial training and set-up activities have been completed.

RequirementsSuccessful candidates will have:

At least part completed their professional accounting qualification.

A willingness to drive change by:

    helping further define the CoE model, realising its potential value to our business;

    embracing virtual working and other technology; and

    defining and leveraging our virtual working practices of the future.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, at all levels.

Strong influencing skills.

An ability to work under own initiative, and under pressure.

A willingness to build relationships with other PwC specialists and experts and support services to better provide a high quality, efficient and robust service to front line delivery teams.

A drive and aptitude to learn, in order to build deep accounting and auditing specialisms in these more complex areas.

A desire to challenge the status quo, constantly innovating what we do and how we do it.

Experience in applying their professional skills in the audit of pension balances or share based payments is highly desirable.

This role offers the potential for flexible working. It is expected, at most, only very minimal travel will be required with the vast majority of interactions (with clients and core engagement teams) being virtual in nature.

Location
Manchester


Assurance


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.


Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply


Diversity


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.


Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity