PwC Ireland

Assurance - BIA Banking Senior Associate - Dublin

Recruiter
PwC Ireland
Location
Dublin
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
23 Feb 2024
Closes
05 Mar 2024
Ref
469150WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
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

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.

Why join our team and work in BIA?

By choosing a career with PwC - BIA you will join a team of over 200 specialist professionals, in a business that is rapidly growing, with huge potential for professional advancement.

You will work with some of the leading companies in these industries and be part of a talented and experienced PwC team. Our Banking, Insurance & Aviation Finance practices have developed strong teams of individuals with the core competencies necessary to advise clients on complex technical issues in a highly-regulated and rapidly-changing environment.

We audit 2 of the 5 licensed domestic retail banks, 6 of the top 9 life assurance companies, 4 of the top 10 non-life insurance companies and the largest global owner/lessor of commercial aircraft in Ireland. The Banking & Insurance industries face huge challenges from changing regulation and reporting requirements. Our core audit teams work alongside highly skilled specialists including Treasury, Actuarial, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Aviation Finance, Pensions and Regulatory teams. We have also established ourselves as the leading Irish firm providing services to support many of the Aviation Finance companies that make Ireland Europe's leading aircraft leasing location. More than 50% of the world’s commercial aircraft are owned by Irish companies.

Our Banking, Insurance & Aviation Finance client base provides great opportunities to work on interesting and topical areas to develop your understanding of the key issues facing these industries. This broad base provides our people with varied and rewarding career opportunities. Most of our clients are based in Dublin, typically near the city centre or within the IFSC.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for leading audit teams;
  • Planning of audit – timing, staffing and structure;
  • Liaising closely with clients in relation to planning and closing meetings, and discussing business developments generally; Co ordinating the execution of the audit including the completing and reviewing of audit work papers;
  • Researching and resolving technical queries from clients.
  • Reviewing and finalising financial statements.
  • Monitoring the development of seniors and trainees and playing an active role in the performance appraisal process.
  • Participating in the delivery of training courses to staff; and
  • General administration, including working capital management
  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in business area.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Share relevant thought leadership.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.

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.
  • Investment Management experience is essential
  • Detailed understanding of Irish GAAP
  • Knowledge of US GAAP/ SEC and International Accounting Standards would be an asset
  • 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 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 strong commitment to personal learning and development.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

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 recognise you for it - ensuring you feel like you belong and that you are valued and rewarded for the great work you do everyday. PwC is an equal opportunities employer and creating a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve is hugely important to us.

We believe this so much that we have signed up for the Business in the Community Inclusive Workplace Elevate Pledge. ( https://www.bitc.ie/the-leaders-group-on-sustainability/inclusive-workplace-pledge/)

Our Inclusion First strategy puts inclusion at the heart of our culture - supporting an environment where individuality is embraced, diversity is celebrated and inclusion is valued. Check out 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 everyone is supported throughout and, if required, provided with 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 for more information.

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