PwC Ireland

Assurance - Asset and Wealth Management - Manager

Recruiter
PwC Ireland
Location
Cork
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
19 Feb 2024
Closes
19 Mar 2024
Ref
360267WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager
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

A career in our Financial Services Audit practice, within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.

Our team helps financial organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business. Our clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. While many of the rules of business have changed, the fundamentals haven’t. You’ll work alongside senior members of the client’s management team in planning the audit process from beginning to end, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and fair presentation of our client’s information.

Our specialist asset and wealth management group is the largest in Ireland with over 391 professionals and 15 Partners, who work with our extensive global network to provide you with world-class support. Our integrated approach offers market insights and experience that are second to none across all kinds of asset managers, fund service providers and products. Our expertise extends to hedge funds, private equity, UCITS, ETFs, money market funds, real estate funds, Islamic funds and more.

Whether our clients focus is on growing revenue, integrating successfully, operating globally, improving efficiency or reducing costs, our cross-functional asset management advisory, assurance and tax services we are sure to be able to assist our clients.

As a Manager in the Asset Management industry group, you will be responsible for a portfolio of audit clients and will report directly to the audit partner of each engagement. You will oversee every aspect of a client engagement, from planning to execution to completion and in this respect be responsible for reviewing and monitoring the work of more junior staff on the engagement. As Manager, you could also be responsible for the overall relationship with the particular service provider/client. This would involve liaising with the other managers in relation to resourcing, timetables, cross fund testing, client entertainment, and allocating space to audit teams etc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting engagement assessments
  • Budgeting and determination of resource requirements
  • Billing and iPower management
  • Organising engagement partner and quality review partner meetings for both planning and completion stages of the audit.
  • Appraisals for staff members – setting objectives at planning stage and completion of appraisals once audit is finalised.
  • Review of client audit files – planning through to completion, incorporating review of financial statements in line with relevant GAAP and GAAS.
  • Drafting board reports, engagement letters and audit representation letters.
  • Developing client relationships with fund managers
  • Liaison in relation to planning of cross funds work with lead managers on relevant service providers.
  • Informing lead manager of changes in requirements of staff/timing of job.

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent from a recognised international accounting institution
  • Minimum of 5 years practice accounting experience in a Big 4 firm or other international accounting firm.
  • Investment Management experience is essential
  • Detailed understanding of Irish GAAP
  • Knowledge of US GAAP/ SEC and International Accounting Standards would be an asset
  • Leadership skills with a passion to coach, mentor and encourage others to achieve and progress
  • Business Acumen - use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in the market and utilise this information to assist your clients in making innovative business decisions.
  • Relationship management - ability to read situations and modify behavior 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.
  • Ambitious – demonstrate strong commitment to personal learning and development.

Unlock your potential with PwC Ireland

We believe that challenges are better solved together! We’re inspiring and empowering our people to change the world. Powered by the latest technology, you’ll be a part of amazing teams encouraged to collaborate and innovate in a way that creates powerful solutions and makes a positive impact. This purpose-led work, and our continuous development and encouragement, will help unlock your potential and take your career to the next level.

Enjoy PwC’s perks

We reward your impact, and support your wellbeing, through a competitive compensation package, inclusive employee benefits and flexibility programs that will help you thrive in work and life. Learn more about us at Life@PwC. ( https://www.pwc.ie/careers-ie/life-at-pwc.html).

Being appreciated for being you

Our most valuable asset is our people and we grow stronger as we learn from one another. We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe this so much that we have signed up for the Business in the Community Elevate Pledge. ( https://www.bitc.ie/the-leaders-group-on-sustainability/inclusive-workplace-pledge/)

You can learn more about our culture of belonging and explore our range of inclusive programmes, initiatives, employee resource groups and more at www.pwc.ie.

Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply, we’d love to hear from you!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please email us at ie_experiencedhireteam@pwc.com for more information.

Travel Requirements

Not Specified

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

No

Government Clearance Required?

No

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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