PwC Ireland

Assurance - FDI Manager

PwC Ireland
Competitive salary
20 May 2024
20 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

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.

Although FDI/DIO are two separate working groups you may have the chance to work across the two groups depending on your skill set. Our DIO practice audits Public Limited companies, Large private corporates, Semi – state bodies, Indigenous Irish businesses and Not-for-profit entities. FDI audits Multinational corporations, subsidiaries of overseas clients including clients subject to PCAOB reporting requirements and Irish registered Foreign Private Investors.

Your Responsibilities

  • Liaison with lead partner keeping him/her informed of issues
  • Ensure that all jobs and fees are included in the staff requisitions by liaising with other managers and/or administrators
  • Review of staff allocation and comparison with original requisition and budgeted fees.
  • Agreeing timetable with administrator and individual managers.
  • Consider if PwC staff need training on the administrator systems and arrange as needed.
  • Organisation and review of work (delegation as agreed with lead partner). Allocations of costs to be done by lead manager on a timely basis and managers informed of basis of allocation and costs before costs hit codes.
  • Keeping on top of movements in outstanding jobs as a result of changes in client timings/staff allocations
  • Attendance at manager meetings
  • Discussing workload with the staff on a bi-weekly basis
  • Organisation of weekly conference calls where deemed necessary (useful during busy season to keep on top of o/s lists)
  • Organising regular meetings - getting to know management and administrators and staying on top of what new clients are coming on board.
  • Circulate the template financial statements for the clients pre-year end and update them on any changes in GAAP.

Individual manager responsibilities:

  • Review of client audit files – planning through to completion, incorporating review of financial statements
  • Conducting engagement assessments
  • Budgeting and determination of resource requirements
  • Organising partner and QRP (quality review partner) meetings for both planning and completion
  • Drafting board reports, engagement letters and audit representation letters.
  • Develop client relationships
  • Liaison in relation to planning of cross funds with lead manager
  • Informing lead manager of changes in requirements of staff/timing of job
  • Appraisals for staff members
  • Assuming a coaching performance management role that aligns staff development with our Connected Thinking;
  • Networking in the local business community;
  • Preparation and delivery of competitive audit proposals; and
  • Participating in recruitment activities at graduate level

Experience Required:

  • At least 5 years practice accounting experience in a Big 4 firm or other international accounting firm.

Skills and Personal Qualities:

  • A solid track record of demonstrated career achievements and academic excellence, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • A commitment to exceptional client service and intellectual curiosity;
  • The ability to interact with various levels of client and firm management.
  • Detailed understanding of Irish and US GAAP, PCAOB, and GAAS;
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage relationships at all levels within PwC and within the client's organization;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multitasked, fast-paced and changing environment;
  • Proven leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements concurrently.

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. (

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. (

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

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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