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Job Recruitment at PricewaterhouseCooper

Mar 2, 2021, 6:27 AM

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria has been operating in Nigeria since 1953 through its predecessor firms of Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. We're one of the leading professional services firms in the country with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, over 1000 staff and 31 resident partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Senior Associate - Assurance Financial Services

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Line of Service: Assurance
Industry / Sector: FS X-Sector
Specialism: Assurance
Management Level: Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

  • A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities.
  • Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.
  • To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level.
  • To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework.
  • It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead, supervise, mentor, coach and evaluate engagement teams on financial audits of Financial services companies like Banks and Investment companies using International Standards on Auditing (ISA)
  • Lead accounting Advisory and other Assurance Engagements.
  • Serve as effective liaison and representative between the firm and the client.
  • Work harmoniously and productively within a team; providing necessary supports to superior and motivate less experienced team members to deliver their work in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Exercise sound judgment by making decisions throughout the engagement, including assessment of engagement risks, design and selection of audit procedures necessary to arrive at a desired level of assurance, and evaluation of documentation and audit evidence received.
  • Preparation and 1st level review of complex consolidated IFRS financial statements.
  • Work with partners and engagement managers regarding project management, including scheduling, staffing and the engagement budget.
  • Proactively interact with key client’s management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
  • Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor towards duties and responsibilities, particularly with regard to independence, professional ethics, and the exercise of professional judgment.

Requirements

  • ACA / ACCA qualification (or equivalent)
  • Must be working or must have worked in a consulting / Audit firm - with a minimum of 4 - 5 years professional experience in external audit of organisations in the financial services sector (e.g Banks, insurance companies and Pension funds)
  • Have deep technical knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Demonstrate an understanding of regulatory pronouncements that are applicable to banks, Investment companies and other Financial services companies
  • Focused and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential)
  • A passion for delivering an exceptional client service
  • Good analytical and organisational abilities
  • A proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with clients
  • Effective communication skills when working at all levels
  • Possess the ability and maturity to resolve conflicts on engagements
  • A demonstrated ability to take responsibility, work autonomously and use initiative, especially when working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to perform and deliver on multiple commitments concurrently with ease and professionalism.
  • Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
  • Available for Work Visa Sponsorship? No
  • Government Clearance Required? No.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 



Job Title: Experienced Associate - Assurance Financial Services

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Line of Service: Assurance
Industry / Sector: FS X-Sector
Specialism: Assurance
Management Level: Associate

Job Description & Summary

  • A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities.
  • Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach.
  • We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.
  • To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level.
  • To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework.
  • It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As an Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Invite and give in the moment feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Identify and make suggestions for improvements when problems and/or opportunities arise.
  • Handle, manipulate and analyse data and information responsibly.
  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in area of specialism.
  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in the materials I produce.
  • Build and maintain an internal and external network.
  • Seek opportunities to learn about how PwC works as a global network of firms.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Summary

  • The Audit Associate will be responsible for learning and applying technical skills and working as part of an engagement team carrying out the audit of companies in the financial services industry, under the supervision of Audit Seniors and Audit Managers.

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish working knowledge of the client’s accounting procedures and processes.
  • Evaluate internal control systems and policies and procedures; making recommendations for improvements
  • Perform substantive tests and tests of controls to identify and resolve accounting or reporting issues
  • Identify any accounting or audit issues and perform the necessary research to resolve such issues
  • Provide recommendations for strengthening internal controls and promoting business efficiency.
  • Proactive in seeking coaching and clarification on assigned tasks from the audit seniors and audit managers.
  • Lead small engagement team with responsibility for on-field team activities, coaching and supervision
  • Act as an assistant team lead on medium-sized engagement while reporting effectively to the senior associate and manager (as required).
  • Build strong working relationships with client contacts.
  • Works as an effective team member to complete project components and assigned tasks, including:
  • Assisting with the preparation of financial statements, footnote disclosures and management letter comments.
  • Assisting with engagement administration including preparation of audit plans, budgets and engagement letters.
  • Preparing client assistance schedules (CAS) and following-up on client deliverables

Skills / Attributes Required:

  • Candidate must possess not more than 3 years relevant work experience
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take responsibility for personal growth
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree / Higher National Diploma in Accounting with not less than Second Class Upper Division / Upper Credit
  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant working experience.

Desirable Skills:

  • Strong team-working
  • Desire for continuous improvement
  • Good listening
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and delivering client solutions.
  • Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
  • Available for Work Visa Sponsorship? No
  • Government Clearance Required? No.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 7th March, 2021.


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