Audit Managers - Insurance Assurance
Who we are looking for
The Insurance business group at PwC are looking for exceptional performers at Manager level to join the Insurance team. You will have strong technical auditing knowledge, be a good all round team player and a proven track record in building and sustaining client relationships. You should be ACA qualified (or equivalent), have experience of executing assurance engagements from start to finish, and be used to working to tight deadlines and handling pressure.
You’ll be responsible for the delivery of your audit engagements and ensuring the high quality of your team’s audit work and reporting. You will also lead and coach your team members, and manage relationships with senior level clients. More broadly, you will also contribute to the running of our business unit, including business and people development.
About the role
Insurance is a fast growing business with a unique assurance division offering a broad range of services, tailored to assist Insurers grow and overcome the complex challenges they face. Our client base varies – Global multinationals, through to private equity backed businesses and start-ups.
You will gain experience across a wide variety of markets and industry sectors including life insurance, retail GI, Property and Casualty insurance and insurance broking.
As part of the assurance team you will work primarily on audit engagements, however the insurance sector is experiencing unprecedented change through the impact of Brexit through to the introduction of IFRS17. There will be opportunity for strong candidates to broaden their experience and be involved in projects to support clients on these change programmes.
Opportunity for working from home - No
Amount of time client based - 80%
Opportunity for job sharing? - No
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home - Occasional
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? - Yes
Amount of time PwC office based - 20%
The following skills are required for this role:
ACA or equivalent
Focussed and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential)
Experience of working with clients in either the FS or more specifically Insurance and Investment management industries
A passion for delivering an exceptional client service
Proven ability in leading audit engagements, including planning, controlling and completing a diverse range of assignments
Strong analytical and organisational abilities
Experience in supervising and developing staff
Proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships
Experience of supervising and developing staff through coaching
Strong project management
Knowledge of International Accounting Standards and/or US GAAP would be an advantage
Strong team-working skills
Desire for continuous improvement
Highly developed listening and questioning techniques