PwC Ireland

Assurance FDI / DIO RRAE (Referred Reporting Audit Engagement) Senior Associate

PwC Ireland
Competitive salary
29 Nov 2023
07 Dec 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Our collective blend of expertise and experience makes PwC a great place to work. PwC Ireland welcomes top talent from all backgrounds to join us at the start of what will be your lifelong journey of development and discovery. Let's see where your talent could take you.

Job Description & Summary

Our FDI/DIO group comprises of 19 Partners and 613 Professionals across our Dublin and Regional offices. Between FDI & DIO we provide audit and other assurance services to fast growing, dynamic, and established sectors of the economy. We use our industry expertise and experience in serving a wide range of clients across Retail and Consumer, Public Services, Pharmaceutical, Natural Resources, Technology, Information & Communications, and Entertainment.

This role is specifically for the Referred Reporting Audit Engagement (RRAE) Hub which operates within the FDI/DIO Group. The RRAE Hub is a team specialising in the delivery of Referred Reporting Audit Engagements (RRAEs), with the assistance of work performed by an overseas performing firm from within the PwC network. This centralised team provides a consistent and standardised approach to delivering RRAEs. Through centralisation the team has built specialist knowledge and works to ensure consistency in execution. The hub operates as a centre of excellence for these engagements across the Assurance practice with a focus on high quality and efficiency.

The Senior Associate role in the RRAE hub involves taking charge of a broad variety of audits from planning to completion. The Senior Associate is responsible for organizing and managing assigned audits including the completion of assignment tasks and project components as well as liaison with managers on status and with members of the overseas performing team completing audit work relevant to the audit being completed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the audit team and set the audit approach to the engagement, which makes effective use of team members’ skills and is within budget;
  • Liaise directly with members of the performing team, and with client contacts as needed, to obtain relevant information in order to resolve any queries and to identify causes/risks on issues requiring further consideration;
  • Identify the key business and audit risks of a client and investigate all audit issues to arrive at a solution or proposal through liaison with the performing firm as necessary;
  • Research and resolve technical queries arising on audits;
  • Work closely with the tax department to ensure that the taxation figures for the audit are finalised within the required time;
  • Ensure Manager/Senior Managers (or relevant engagement leader) are informed on a regular basis on the progress of the audit and relevant issues in respect of budget constraints;
  • Reporting on audit findings to the Managers/Senior Managers and engagement leaders and in particular raise any issues arising during the audit which may impact on risk;
  • Prepare reports detailing issues found and recommending corrective and preventative actions to resolve them as required;
  • Review the work of junior team members to ensure quality, thoroughness, and completion of assignment tasks within agreed time frames;
  • Work as an effective team member during an audit by communicating relevant issues, requesting feedback, and coaching junior team members.

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent from a recognised international accounting institution;
  • At least 3 years practice accounting experience in a Big 4 firm or other international accounting firm;
  • Detailed understanding of Irish GAAP and GAAS;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP/ SEC and International Accounting Standards would be an asset;
  • Relationship management - ability to read situations and modify behaviour to build quality, diverse relationships;
  • Creative - demonstrate an ability to contribute to new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems;
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Enthusiastic team player with a passion to coach and encourage others to achieve their potential;
  • Ambitious – demonstrate a strong commitment to personal learning and development.

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