External Audit Senior Associate - Hull

07 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
Patrick Evans
Contract Type
Full Time
25-50% Travel

About the team

PwC are currently looking to recruit qualified Senior Associates to complement our existing team.

The Hull office is well placed within the UK firm to provide you with plenty of opportunity to develop and progress your own career. Owing to its size (circa 100 staff, 45 in core assurance) there is a real sense of team working within the office as staff typically know and interact with all other members of the office on a regular basis.

This close knit community means that you will have more face to face interaction with Partners and Directors whilst having a varied and challenging portfolio of clients, including manufacturing, transport and logistics, food and chemicals. The office size also offers the ability to embrace leadership roles at an early stage and really put your mark on areas that interest you. The office also has an active social calendar and there are regular fun events outside of client work. In short, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a positively challenging environment that will enable you to maximise your potential.

About the role

Joining as a Senior Associate, you will work in teams of varying size. You are likely to work across a range of different sectors and you can expect to be involved in a variety of interesting and challenging work.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing audit and business advice to a variety of clients
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established clients
  • Working as part of a team, liaising with both client and other specialist staff in the practice to provide high quality client services
  • Providing an on-site coordination role for audit clients including the coaching and training of junior staff
  • Supervising teams and reporting directly to senior staff and client
  • Working as part of our business development strategy team in the local marketplace and taking responsibility for developing your own personal network both internally and externally

Additional Information:

  • Amount of time office based: 30-40%
  • Amount of time at client sites: 60-70%
  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home: Yes
  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)?: No
  • Opportunity for working from home?: Occasionally
  • Opportunity for job sharing?: No

Essential skills and experience

We are seeking candidates with the following skills and qualifications:

  • ACA / ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Experience of working with IFRS and/or UK GAAP
  • Experience of auditing manufacturing, food, transport and logistics clients
  • Experience of audit work from the planning stages onwards
  • Flexibility in your approach to meeting goals as part of the team
  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • A proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions
  • You will have experience of interacting with clients at all levels and developing/maintaining business relationships, ideally in the areas of retail banking services, life insurers and intermediaries
  • Experience of financial reporting and in particular IFRS, UK GAAP, SOX and international standards on auditing will be important
  • Candidates will also be required to demonstrate an awareness of Business Development activities and how they could contribute to such initiatives
  • A reasonable degree of flexibility in relation to travel will be expected to serve the regional nature of our client base