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PwC

External Audit, Senior Associate

PwC
Location
Halifax, NS
Details
Full Time
16 days ago
A career 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.
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.

As a Senior Associate, 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:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Share relevant thought leadership.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

  • The Audit and Assurance Group is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join the team.
     

    Responsibilities for the role include planning the engagement:

  • Conducting research in order to have an in-depth understanding of a client's industry and business
  • Meeting/interviewing the client to complete sections of assigned audit work
  • In cooperation with Management, set the audit approach to the engagement, which makes effective use of team members' skills and is within budget for assigned component(s).


  • Managing the engagement:

  • Ensuring that all work is completed and documented in accordance with our prescribed standards
  • Developing the knowledge of junior team members through on the job coaching and sharing best practices on the completion of their sections
  • Managing interpersonal relations and building the morale of the team
  • Reviewing the work of junior staff
  • Demonstrating strong technical knowledge and having the ability to research issues, present alternatives and conclusions to client/Manager; and
  • Continuously communicating with the Manager and/ or Partner with respect to engagement progress - risks, issues, variances from plan in terms of time, budget, etc.


  • Completing the engagement:

  • Taking full ownership of external file completion
  • Analyzing engagement economics of self and field staff and explaining variances from plan;
  • Preparing and delivering meaningful individual performance evaluations on a timely basis to Associates;
  • Developing strong relationships with your clients to facilitate the completion of client work; and
  • Identifying potential opportunities to provide additional services to your clients.
     

  • Requirements:

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a public accounting firm
  • CA designation or close to completing a CPA designation
  • Understanding of Canadian GAAP and IFRS
  • Understanding of Canadian or International norms
  • Superior communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multitasked, fast-paced and changing environment
  • Well-developed leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements concurrently


  • Why you'll love working for PwC

    We want you to love every (if not, almost every) minute of your career, having said this, we get it. Each life stage we go through comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, so regardless of your situation, there's something for everyone.

    Leading benefits for our permanent staff  include:
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Sponsored investments, pensions and saving plans with matching firm contributions
  • Flexible working
  • PwC FlexBenefits, for personalised medical & dental coverage, including enhanced mental health benefit 
  • Every day recognition and real time appreciation through our rewards and recognition program 
  • Dress for your day with our flexible dress environment
  • Health, wellness and fitness perks
  • Family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave policies and support networks to help you prepare for your successful return to work
  • Adoption/surrogacy benefits
  • Back-up child and elder care support
  • Career defining project work and international experience
  • Development opportunities including learning on the job, formal learning, learning from others and access to "Vantage" our digital learning system
  • Award winning programs including "Women in Leadership" and "Enhanced Pursuit Program"
  • A coach to help develop skills, diversify experiences and achieve career aspirations
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