Assurance - External Audit - Pensions - Senior Manager
About the team
The Assurance team in Bristol is currently looking to recruit a Pensions Audit Senior Manager to complement our existing team as we enter a growth period.
Our national pensions assurance team has been operating as a specialist team for over 15 years. PwC has the largest share (31%) of the top 250 pension schemes in the UK by asset size and we audit over 700 schemes, including defined benefit, defined contribution, hybrid, industry-wide and insured arrangements.
In this position you will have a key management role on Assurance assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills. You will gain exposure to working on a wide variety of schemes and a wide range of work including external audit, internal audit and other assurance related services to pension trustees. In addition you will also be involved with training, managing and coaching staff. You will also be encouraged to develop and use skills in the marketplace, building our business for the future.
You will be expected to provide a range of Assurance services and advice to a variety of schemes. Our clients are often well known brands, covering most sectors.
Our Assurance services use the latest technology and off-shore delivery centres, to reduce the level of manual testing required by our teams in the UK, ensuring our people focus on the most valuable areas of client service.
We have a diverse client base and work as a diverse team, welcoming people from a range of backgrounds. We are an inclusive organisation who celebrates difference.
About the role
The role would incorporate:
A portfolio of external audit pension scheme 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 of the firm, 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 development of the team members reporting directly into you taking responsibility for the career development of others.
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 proposals.
You will have strong technical knowledge, be an effective team player and have a proven track record in building and sustaining client relationships. You will be ACA qualified (or equivalent), have experience of executing assurance engagements from start to finish, and be used to working to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment.
ACA qualification (or equivalent)
Have experience of management of the audit from planning to supervision and review of the process
Experience in supervising and developing staff
Have flexibility in your approach to meeting goals as part of the team
Have the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships
Take a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions
You will have experience of interacting with senior level clients and management to develop and maintain business relationships. Experience of UK GAAP (including FRS 101/102) and international standards on auditing would be required
Experience of wider assurance services (controls assurance and/ or internal audit)
Links with industry bodies and related working parties