PwC Ireland

Assurance - Asset & Wealth Management - Senior Manager/Manager

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Recruiter
PwC Ireland
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
30 May 2024
Closes
30 Jun 2024
Ref
247549WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Description

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 Senior 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 Senior Manager you would 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:

  • Liaison with lead partner on service provider 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 cross funds work (delegation as agreed with lead partner). Allocations of costs to be done by the 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.
  • Organising partner visits/reviews on site
  • Circulate the template financial statements for the administrator’s pre-year end and update them on any changes in GAAP

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent from a recognised international accounting institution
  • Minimum of 8 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 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.
  • Ambitious – demonstrate strong commitment to personal learning and development.

Why you’ll love working for PwC (Benefits)

We want you to love every minute of your career. But we get it: each stage of life comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone. Here’s just a flavour:

  • A competitive compensation package with a defined career path
  • Paid overtime up to manager level
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Subsidised healthcare insurance
  • Wedding leave and gratuity, paid maternity leave, new parent leave;
  • Flexible working arrangements
  1. “Everyday flexibility”: Supporting our staff to be productive and have a balance between their working and personal lives.
  2. “Hybrid working”: A blended arrangement that allows working from home and in the office depending on business, client and team needs
  3. “Flexible Friday”: A 3pm finish on Fridays through the Summer and ahead of bank holidays
  • On-site gym and shower facilities, fitness classes and wellbeing services
  • On-site restaurant, shop, dry cleaning service and great coffee in our excellent coffee shop
  • Commitment to digital transformation. All our employees attend our Digital Academy Training
  • A dedicated team of Learning and Development professionals who work tirelessly to deliver an evolving training framework. It’s our goal to continuously develop our employees' technical and professional skills
  • Training is centred around the “PwC Professional” our global leadership framework. It focuses on developing your core skills to become an authentic and inclusive leader for all levels
  • You’ll be paired with mentors to help you develop your skills, diversify your experience and support you in achieving your career goals.

PwC Ireland is committed to creating an environment that promotes equality and dignity at work. Working together in an inclusive environment enables us to harness the collective and complementary skills, knowledge, background, and networks of our people.

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

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