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Senior Manager External Audit Hub Birmingham

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job ref:

    38437BR

  • Published:

    4 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    09-08-2019

  • Client:

    PwC

Be part of a new and highly innovative approach to delivering external audit work for our clients.

The team are known within PwC as Fulcrum. They’re a close-knit community of staff, of all grade levels, working on prestigious London audit engagements within Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management and London Top Tier.

Fulcrum staff are integral members of the client-facing teams, physically located in our Birmingham office. The team use cutting edge technology we’ve developed to support our ability to stay connected with our clients, and wider PwC colleagues, wherever we are. Our new way of working breaks the assumption that all members of audit need to be based in the same place and in close proximity to our clients.

With us you will

  • Be at the forefront of the future vision and delivery of assurance services.

  • Be part of a growing team of highly-skilled auditors working on London audit engagements based in a modern central office in Birmingham.

  • Enjoy the experience and opportunities that come with working on high profile London clients, but with the flexibility that comes with a regional office, with only occasional travel expected.

The Fulcrum team is a key part of our Future of Assurance programme and of great strategic importance to the firm. It provides the unique opportunity to work on high profile London clients and the flexibility that comes with a regional office. You will utilise cutting edge technology so you stay connected with the client and London team.

You'll gain exposure to working on a wide variety of clients and a wide range of work. In addition you'll also be involved with training, managing, coaching and appraising staff. As this team is developing a new way of working, you'll be in a position to shape the working practices of the future so will need to be able to think independently and confidently about sharing your point of view and be innovative in the way you communicate.

About the Role

As an Audit Senior Manager you'll have overall responsibility to deliver service to clients including

  • Managing a client portfolio and reporting to the Partner / Director Group

  • Managing and supervising staff to junior staff and its delivery to the client

  • Managing the day to day client relationships

  • Staff management and coaching responsibilities

  • Development of new business relationships and revenue generation

  • Auditing the assurance process using state of the art analytical tools and practice methodologies.

  • Developing industry and technical expertise in assurance and business advisory areas through written reports and management presentations, managing multiple relationships ensuring customer satisfaction through high quality service deliverables.

  • We are able to offer some flexibility in the role around those of the other senior managers on the team and can ensure that the role is suitable to your particular strengths.


Essential skills and experience

As a Senior Manager you will be required to

  • Be ACA, ACCA, or similarly qualified, demonstrating solid post qualification experience

  • Have existing experience operating at Senior Manager level within a similar environment

  • Have proven ability to lead audit engagements from planning to completion on a diverse range of assignments.

  • Demonstrate an ability to innovate and add value to clients and projects.

  • Have a proven track record of compliance with quality standards and an ability to balance an efficient and compliant audit.

  • Have a proven ability to manage and monitor engagement budgets and financial performance.

  • Demonstrate an ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients find solutions to the challenges they face.

  • Have experience of fee negotiations and negotiating scope changes with clients.

  • Experience of IFRS, UK GAAP (including FRS 101/102) and international standards on auditing would be required (experience of other accounting frameworks is an advantage)


External Audit

The passion of our people, combined with access to the latest technology, helps us deliver the highest quality audits and build trust in society. We pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business, whilst giving our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety through your home team, internal secondments and international assignments.

Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

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