External Audit - Senior Associates
About the teamThe South-East region Assurance business at PwC is one of the largest within the UK firm and a strategic priority for growth. And we’re growing. Fast.We provide external audit and risk assurance services to a broad range of clients, from large multinationals to tech start-ups, from six offices with over 800 staff and Partners. Our clients are from an incredibly diverse mix of sectors; from engineering to financial services and gaming to pharmaceuticals. Our proximity to big business means that you’ll get to work on some of the largest and most complex projects across the firm, whilst maintaining an unparalleled breadth of client experience.All of our offices provide a supportive environment in which to grow and develop your skills. Outside of our client work, the offices have a great community and social programme. We pride ourselves on our community affairs activities from volunteering support and fundraising days. We have a lively and active social scene and numerous networks that you can involve yourself in.In the South East we take very seriously the Firm’s commitment to ensuring that you can maintain a healthy balance in your working life. A significant number of our staff are on formal flexible working patterns and all of us are able to demonstrate everyday flexibility in our working arrangements.About the roleProviding audit and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large corporate entities;Supporting the co-ordination for audit clients including planning, day to day control, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments;Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established clients;Working and liaising with other members of the audit team, and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality client service;Responsibilities:As a Senior Associate within the Reading you will be required to:Provide audit and business advice to a variety of clientsProvide an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day control of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignmentsBuild and maintain strong relationships with new and established clientsWork and liaise with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality clients serviceReport directly to a partner, director, senior manager or managerSome assignments may require travel and staying away from home.Required Skills and experience:As a Senior Associate within the South East region you will:Be Part Qualified ACA or SAICA (must have completed the Professional level (ACA) and Initial Test of Competence (SAICA))Have experience of audit from planning to supervision and review of the processHave flexibility in your approach to meeting goals as part of the teamHave the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levelsHave a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationshipsTake a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutionsYou will have experience of interacting with senior level clients and management to develop and maintain business relationships. Experience of IFRS, UK GAAP (including FRS 101/102) and international standards on auditing would be required.
Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It’s work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.
The skills we look for in future employees
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