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External Audit Manager

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PwC UK

10d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior (5-8 years)
  • Accounting & Tax
    Data
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You must be a qualified Chartered Accountant with strong project management skills, experience in IFRS/UK GAAP, and a dedication to self-development and innovation in the Audit profession. Confidence in challenging and nurturing positive relationships is key.
  • You will lead multi-location teams, review financial statements, build relationships, manage audit delivery, support team development, and provide insight for organisations audited.

Requirements

  • Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Be Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent) or have equivalent work experience in Audit (including international candidates who technically qualify in their home country by experience);
  • Experience of IFRS and/or UK GAAP and international standards on auditing;
  • Strong project management skills and experience managing an audit from planning to completion;
  • Confident in challenging yourself and others to complete high quality testing and documentation;
  • Ability to establish and nurture positive relationships across all levels - both internally and externally;
  • Drives innovative thinking and supports others through change and uncertainty to overcome hurdles;
  • Experience encouraging a team environment that promotes collaboration and constructive challenge and has demonstrated the ability to act quickly to resolve team issues and questions; and
  • Takes pride in their work and in the Audit profession. Shows resilience and demonstrates dedication to self-development including being agile and innovative in the digital world.

Responsibilities

  • Leading multi-location teams, using your team and relationship management skills to ensure the delivery of high-quality audit work - from planning to completion of an Audit, including the review of financial statements, ensuring that it meets PwC and regulatory standards;
  • Building meaningful relationships and demonstrating curiosity that will allow you to have insightful conversations and provide visible challenge during the Audit;
  • Building connections across teams and specialist areas within PwC to help bring insight to the organisations we audit. This includes managing a variety of views and consulting where appropriate;
  • Leading on the completion of areas of complex or judgemental audit work which includes the identification of issues, analysis of data, articulation of findings and the ability to draw informed conclusions;
  • Managing the financial and resource aspects of Audit engagements, demonstrating a commercial approach throughout;
  • Leading on internal projects supporting PwC and the lines of service, as well as acting as a role model, mentor and coach for junior staff members in your business unit;
  • Supporting your team’s technical and personal development and identifying where they may require further support; and
  • Putting your team first by coaching with purpose, being present with the team and openly communicating expectations.

FAQs

What are the main duties of an External Audit Manager?

An External Audit Manager is responsible for leading a team to deliver high quality audits, gaining knowledge of how businesses operate, working closely with internal stakeholders and clients, and auditing a diverse range of organizations.

What skills and qualifications are required to become an External Audit Manager?

To become an External Audit Manager, candidates typically need a degree in accounting or a related field, professional qualifications such as CPA or CA, experience in external audit, strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to lead a team effectively.

What career advancement opportunities are available for External Audit Managers at PwC?

External Audit Managers at PwC have a rewarding career path with opportunities to develop professionally through a wide range of development opportunities, gain diverse experience from working with various organizations, and progress to higher managerial roles within the firm.

Building trust in society and solving important problems.

Consulting
Industry
10,001+
Employees
1998
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is one of the Big 4 accounting firms and a leading professional services organisation. PwC offers a broad range of services, including audit and assurance, tax consulting, advisory, and legal services. They work with clients across various industries, from multinational corporations to startups, providing insights, expertise, and solutions to help them address complex challenges and achieve their goals. PwC's ultimate mission is to build trust in society and solve important problems. They strive to enhance transparency, integrity, and accountability in financial reporting, while also supporting sustainable business practices and societal advancement. PwC's purpose is to contribute to creating trust and value for their clients, people, and wider stakeholders, driving confidence and fostering innovation in a rapidly changing world.

Culture & Values

  • Act with integrity

    Speak up for what is right, especially when it feels difficult. Expect and deliver the highest quality outcomes. Make decisions and act as if our personal reputations were at stake.

  • Make a difference

    Stay informed and ask questions about the future of the world we live in. Create impact with our colleagues, our clients and society through our actions. Respond with agility to the ever changing environment in which we operate.

  • Care

    Make the effort to understand every individual and what matters to them. Recognise the value that each person contributes. Support others to grow and work in the ways that bring out their best.

  • Work together

    Collaborate and share relationships, ideas and knowledge beyond boundaries. Seek and integrate a diverse range of perspectives, people and ideas. Give and ask for feedback to improve ourselves and others.

  • Reimagine the possible

    Dare to challenge the status quo and try new things. Innovate, test and learn from failure. Have an open mind to the possibilities in every idea.

Benefits

  • Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Income Protection

  • Health Cash Plan

  • Death in Service

  • Vision Insurance

  • Health Insurance

  • Critical Illness Cover