9 days ago
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 the latest technology to execute delivery in 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; and/or
Audit of Tax
However the list of areas delivered by the CoE is expected to grow rapidly, in line with strategy, over the next 5 years. This will provide a unique opportunity to build a depth as well as breadth of experience in more complex areas of Assurance.
In this position you will have a key leadership role on Assurance assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills.
As a Senior Manager within the Assurance CoE you will
Help shape the strategy in how we most efficiently and effectively deliver Assurance in these more complex areas, driving transformation and innovation in what we do and how we do it.
Play a critical role in executing delivery in these areas, in line with technical (both accounting and auditing) requirements and CoE operating procedures.
Actively lead a team of individuals, providing pastoral care, coaching, mentoring and ongoing support to ensure high quality delivery.
Build and maintain strong relationships with new and established audit clients.
Develop a network of contract across the firm through working closely with other other members of audit teams as well as colleagues in other parts of the firm (e.g. Tax specialists, valuation experts, actuaries, etc.).
Utilise your strong business awareness and sound reporting skills to provide insight to the client with which you work.
As part of an Assurance CoE you will make a difference by
Developing deep, respected specialisms (internally and externally) in more complex areas.
driving innovation and thought leadership. Identifying and developing ways in which we can add automation to our processes, drive other effeciencies and provide valuable insight to our clients.
Working across a diverse client base, providing the ability to share learning across industries and regions.
Interacting directly with clients, but do so virtually – enabling you to work more flexibly than is typically possible.
Helping drive PwC Assurance strategy, by shaping a critical element of our delivery model.
The work is location agnostic, and as such we are looking for individuals to be based in any regional UK office (with a nucleus of individuals in our Manchester and Glasgow offices).
To be considered for this role, successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and experience
Qualified accountant with a minimum proven post-qualification experience.
A drive and aptitude to utilise and/or build deep accounting and auditing specialisms in more complex areas.
A willingness to drive strategic change in how we audit these key areas.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, at all levels.
Strong influencing skills.
An ability to work under own initiative, and under pressure.
An ability to build strong and mutually beneficial working relationships, in all areas and at all levels.
Demonstrable experience of managing multiple engagements.
Demonstrable experience of leading a team, with experience of having done this in a virtual environment being highly desirable.
Experience in applying their professional skills in the audit of pension balances, share based payments or the audit of tax is highly desirable but not required as training will be provided.
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.