Accounting Services, Manager
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Manager, 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:
- Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
- Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
- Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
- Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
- Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
- Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
- Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
- Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
- Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
- Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
PwC’s Accounting Services (AS) team is a leading market focused business, providing corporate accounting services to national and multinational corporations, with a focus on helping them to remain compliant and providing insights to their operations.
The services provided by AS are high quality, process / cost efficient and relationship based. They are delivered by a technically proficient, innovative, commercially focused and agile national team. AS are a team that respects and values each other, and has a strong reputation and profile.
As part of PwC, the largest global accounting firm, AS offers a challenging and exciting career path.
AS have a varied and prestigious client base and work with various specialists in their own field which, combined with the importance placed on continuous technical training and personal development, provides an excellent opportunity for career development.
The AS team is looking for a qualified ACA / ACCA Manager, with broad accounting / finance experience gained working within practice, to join the team.
AS provides outsourced accounting services. These include
the preparation of statutory financial statements (SFS).
providing skilled accountants on secondment where clients have a temporary need for additional resources.
bookkeeping and preparation of periodic management accounts.
In addition, AS manages and controls the preparation of local SFS for cross border clients.
AS also provides advisory services, which includes advising on:
statutory accounting compliance requirements.
improvements to the SFS cycle i.e. the production, audit and filing of SFS.
An AS Manager requires the ability to manage a portfolio of clients and to work on ad hoc accounting projects. For example, there is an expectation that they will carry out client secondments in line with business needs and where their skills and availability match client requirements.
An AS Manager needs the ability to apply their accounting compliance knowledge to major proposals to help manage and grow the AS accounting compliance portfolio worldwide. In addition, the ability to contribute to the development of the accounting advisory service offering with regards to process improvement, technology, risk and controls is required.
The role also requires an ability to take responsibility for the management of accounting staff, as well as participating in group management matters such as, effective financial management of own portfolio of clients and participation in group technical training meetings.
Essential skills and experience
Qualified ACA / ACCA with proven management experience in a medium to large accountancy firm.
Strong accounting skills and technical knowledge on financial reporting matters including the ability to work from first principles.
Very good working knowledge of UK GAAP / IFRS and some awareness of US GAAP.
IT literate, ideally with some experience of accounting packages and very good excel spreadsheet skills.
Highly professional attitude to providing a quality service on challenging assignments in a deadline driven environment, demonstrating flexibility in changing client environments.
Self motivated with strong communication skills (written and oral).
Strong supervisory skills and ability to develop and coach staff, working in a team environment.
Proactive and able to identify opportunities for business development.
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