FS External Audit Manager, Manchester

Recruiter
PWC 1
Location
Manchester
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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.ResponsibilitiesAs an Audit Manager you'll play a vital role in the delivery of high-quality audits to our clients. Your role will include

Overseeing a portfolio of external audit clients where you will be responsible for the day-to-day management, client liaison and technical issues management

Building and maintaining strong relationships with existing clients and understanding opportunities to assist with their issues

Reporting directly to the Assurance Partner and Director and having a number of direct team members report to you

Responsibility for the coaching and career development of the team members reporting directly to you

Assisting with managing the staffing of the job, the financial performance and ensuring that key deadlines are met

Business development activities such as building relationships with target clients or involvement in pitch situations

Being a key contact throughout the year for our clients, who range from FTSE-listed businesses through to owner-managed businesses in the infancy of their life cycle

Build strong relationships with other specialist teams within PwC to ensure that a full service offering can be provided to our clients

Actively taking part in office-wide initiatives and teams, contributing to a strong overall team morale

Key skills and experience requiredAll of our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. As a Manager you’ll be required to demonstrate

A suitable qualification (e.g ACA, ACCA, or similar)

Experience in auditing large organisations

Experience of IFRS, UK GAAP (including FRS 101/102) and international standards on auditing

Teamworking skills

A proven track record of establishing client relationships

The ability to work on your own initiative

A desire for continuous improvement

Highly developed listening and questioning techniques

An ability to work to tight timelines and manage well under pressure

Experience of coaching, supervising and managing staff members


Assurance

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

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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