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PwC

External Audit, Senior Manager

PwC
Location
Halifax, NS
Details
Full Time
7 days ago

Line of Service

Assurance

Industry/Sector

Not Applicable

Specialism

Assurance

Management Level

Senior Manager

Job Description & Summary

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 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:

- Take action to ensure everyone has a voice, inviting opinion from all.
- Establish the root causes of issues and tackle them, rather than just the symptoms.
- Initiate open and honest coaching conversations at all levels.
- Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
- Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
- Develop specialised expertise in one or more areas.
- Advise stakeholders on relevant technical issues for their business area.
- Navigate the complexities of global teams and engagements.
- Build trust with teams and stakeholders through open and honest conversation.
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

As a Senior Manager on our audit team, you'll:
  • Take on a professional role as part of our client-facing teams
  • Examine financial and accounting records, other documents, and tangible items such as inventory, or plant and equipment, or watch certain processes and procedures being performed
  • Ask a range of questions - from formal written questions to informal oral questions - with a range of individuals at our client organizations
  • Test some of the client organization's internal controls
  • Make judgments on significant estimates or assumptions that management made when they prepared their financial report
  • Verify and test financial statements and supporting disclosures
  • Assuming a coaching performance management role that promotes staff development
  • Instructing milestone training courses to our staff;
  • Networking in the local business community;
  • Preparation and delivery of competitive audit proposals
  • In addition, the Senior Manager will be expected to develop industry and technical expertise in audit and assurance through written reports, management presentations and the production of high quality deliverables.


  • Requirements:

  • CPA, CA designation or equivalent designation
  • BA or BS in Accounting or Business discipline
  • Minimum of seven years of audit experience in a professional services firm
  • Knowledge of US GAAP/SEC, IFRS
  • SOX experience would be an asset;
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage relationships at all levels within PwC and within the client's organization;
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment
  • Demonstrate an ability to multitask in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Thorough technical skills and experience regarding applicable accounting reporting and auditing standards
  • Experience in the design of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality
  • Previous experience in leading discussions with engagement teams


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    Travel Requirements

    Up to 40%

    Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

    No

    Government Clearance Required?

    No

    Job Posting End Date

    PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.
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