Assurance - External Audit - Senior Associate - Edinburgh
About the Team
You'll discover a uniquely diverse and continually expanding range of work within Assurance - with clients from almost every sector including retail, construction and property investment, manufacturing, media, financial services and technology. There are plenty of opportunities to take on early leadership roles and to make a mark on areas that specifically interest you.
We are currently recruiting Assurance Senior Associates into our Edinburgh office. With a legacy of outstanding financial innovation and achievement, Edinburgh is home to a vibrant financial services industry. With Scottish-headquartered and international firms across the fields of banking and asset management to pensions and insurance services based in and around the city, the financial services industry is a major employer and continues to make a significant contribution to Scotland's economy. As a result, Edinburgh remains not only the second largest financial centre in the UK, but one of Europe's main hubs and your career will give you the opportunity to develop your own outstanding expertise.
Naturally, we enjoy a great social scene, and you'll be welcomed into this by your local social committee. We have a great social calendar which you'll be invited to join and you can take up to 6 days to volunteer in your local community too. Scotland is at the heart of PwC.
About the Role
As a Senior Associate in Assurance, you'll be exposed to a wide range of sectors - providing audit and business advice to our clients. Your learning and growth within the business will be continuous and varied.
Within Assurance you will work with a huge variety of clients and gain great business acumen. You will have the privilege of being an "outsider working on the inside" and unfettered access to senior stakeholders.
You will take on a true team leader role where your opinion counts. You'll not only build and maintain strong relationships with our existing client base, you'll work with our business development team to establish new relationships within the local marketplace. At the same time, you'll play an essential part in coaching and training junior staff and supervising audit teams. You will report directly to senior stakeholders so plenty of opportunity for on-the-job learning and exposure to our leadership team from day one.
You will deliver a range of assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients of all sizes, providing an excellent opportunity to embed both your project management and leadership skills. You will be responsible for ensuring we deliver the highest standards of service to our clients from engagement planning, day-to-day supervision of the audit team, client liaison through to audit completion.
Essential Skills and Experience
- An ACA/ACCA qualification or equivalent
- IFRS, UK GAAP, and SOX experience
- A flexible approach and passion for client service
- A working knowledge of business development activity
- A desire to further your career and personal development
Who We Are Looking For
You will have strong relationship building skills with both clients and other internal teams and a proactive approach to problem solving. You will also need a reasonable degree of flexibility to travel to meet the needs of our national client base.
We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.
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.
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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.
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