Accounts preparation - Cardiff

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  • Location: Cardiff
  • Date: 3 days ago
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Job description

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.

It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit. 


A career in our Non 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 organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business. 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.

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 an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. 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.

A career in our Accounts Preparation 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 organisations lay a solid framework for their internal account procedures and systems. We focus on supporting the development and maintenance of our clients accounting books and records system, preparation of annual financial statements, and annual audit assistance.

The passion of our people, combined with access to the latest technology, helps us deliver the highest quality audits and build trust in society. We pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business, whilst giving our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety through your home team, internal secondments and international assignment.

Job Description

Our primary role is to produce high quality statutory accounts. However, as time progresses your role will become a lot more varied, because both the audit teams and clients rely on you as a point of contact for accounting advice. As you are exposed to a large number of varied companies your technical knowledge will increase significantly.

You will work with auditors, other lines of service, our delivery centre and the client themselves as part of the service delivery. In time, you will also support new and junior members of the team, including initial training, reviewing and ad hoc questions.

You will be based in our Cardiff office and will work as a team member within our dedicated Statutory Accounts Preparation team.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above

  • Train and lead staff

  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

  • Additional Job Description

Preferred skills

  • ACA/ACCA/ICAS qualification or equivalent

  • Experience of financial accounting and reporting

  • The ability to learn quickly

  • Strong project management skills

  • The ability to work effectively in a team, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.

  • Experienced in coaching junior staff.

  • Passion for quality.

  • Experience of working to client deadlines

Preferred skills

  • ACA/ACCA/ICAS qualification or equivalent

  • Experience of financial accounting and reporting

  • The ability to learn quickly

  • Strong project management skills

  • The ability to work effectively in a team, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.

  • Experienced in coaching junior staff.

  • Passion for quality.

  • Experience of working to client deadlines

The location

Find out more about ourPwC office locations.

The skills we look for

Our people are curious and put quality first and foremost. They are inclusive and invest in themselves and their teams. They adapt to new challenges with flexibility, agility and intelligence.

They speak up, role modelling constructive challenge whilst also being open to challenge themselves. They take pride in their profession, their work and their passion to deliver to the highest quality.

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.

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