Assurance - Birmingham - External Audit Managers
About the team
The PwC Midlands Practice is currently looking to recruit Managers in Birmingham to build on a period of strong growth and support new audit clients.
The Midlands Practice consists of 3 networked offices in Birmingham, the East Midlands (located next to East Midlands Airport) and Milton Keynes. With a rapidly growing, dynamic marketplace, more than 500 clients and some 600 partners and staff in the region, the Midlands Assurance practice is a great place to build a career. We have a wide variety of clients from entrepreneurial start-ups through to major public sector organisations, FTSE100 members and large global businesses.
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 clients and a wide range of work including external audit, internal audit and financial due diligence. In addition you will also be involved with training, managing and appraising staff.
You will be expected to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large corporate entities. Our clients are often well known brands, covering most industry areas, and many have broad international reach.
Our Assurance services, including external and internal audit, 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 will incorporate:
A portfolio of external audit 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 pitch situations.
We are able to offer some flexibility in the role around those of the other managers on the team and can ensure that the role is suitable to your particular strengths.
Location – Birmingham
Salary – Competitive
Reference - 26215BR
Closing date - 11th May 2018
Essential skills and experience
As a Manager within the Midlands region you'd be required to:
Be ACA or ACCA qualified
Have experience of management of the audit from planning to supervision and review of the process
Have experience in budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects
Be skilled in the drafting and preparation of audit reports and financial statements
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
Have demonstrable experience in coaching and mentoring teams in the effective delivery of engagements
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 IFRS, UK GAAP (including FRS 101/102) and international standards on auditing would be required.