Senior Associate External Audit – Banking & Capital Markets


    Location
    Bristol
    Date

    PwC.

    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.
    As a Senior Associate, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge into how businesses run, gain direct access to internal stakeholders and clients and work with an unrivalled range of organisations we audit. A rewarding career path awaits, join our team to develop yourself as a professional and benefit from the wide range of development opportunities available at PwC.

    The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    Using your team and relationship management skills to ensure that your’s and the audit team’s documentation – from planning to completion of an Audit, meets PwC and regulatory standards;

    Completing a variety of areas of audit work which includes the identification of issues, analysis of data, articulation of findings and the ability to draw informed conclusions;

    Building meaningful relationships and demonstrating curiosity that will allow you to have insightful conversations and provide visible challenge during the Audit;

    Delegating to others to provide learning opportunities and coaching to help deliver the most effective audit approach;

    Building connections across teams and specialist areas within PwC, managing a variety of views and consulting where appropriate;

    Developing new insights and proposing innovative solutions to help enhance audit quality; and

    Put the team first by coaching with purpose, being present with the team and openly communicating expectations.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    Be Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent) or have equivalent work experience in Audit (including international candidates who technically qualify in their home country by experience);

    Part qualified ACA/ACCA/ICAS at point of application and working towards your full qualification (you will need to be time and exam qualified prior to your start date)

    Experience of IFRS and/or UK GAAP and international standards on auditing;

    Strong organisational skills, experience of undertaking audit from planning to completion and a track record of challenging yourself and others to complete high quality testing and documentation;

    Ability to establish and nurture relationships which includes communicating clearly with colleagues and organisations we audit;

    Ability to review the work of others’, providing commentary and feedback to support the teams technical development and enhance audit quality;

    Takes pride in their work and in the Audit profession. Shows resilience and demonstrates dedication to self development including being agile and innovative in the digital world.

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