PwC External Audit/Assurance - Senior Associate, PCS (L.A.) in Los Angeles, California
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What will you do if you work in Assurance at PwC?
You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards. You'll serve the public interest and the capital markets by conducting quality audits. Visit http://pwc.to/pwcassurance for more information on PwC's Assurance practice.
The world is quickly changing, that's why PwC is quickly adapting. We're capitalizing on trends that will impact corporate reporting.
Our focus is on globalization, technology, sustainability and environmental reporting, population shifts and regulation. We combine skills and experience to help our clients address their challenges.
As part of our Assurance team, you will gain specialized knowledge. We collaborate with clients. We go inside companies, get to know their businesses, and then assure that the financial information they report to the public is clear and reliable.
We stand firm on quality and integrity, and we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.
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Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged with a high learning curve. You will learn through training programs and on-the-job interaction with co-workers and clients. You'll have mentors and formal coaches.
PwC is all about our people. We want high performance and high quality, and we want you to be challenged and fulfilled here. Join us and we?ll help you explore the career opportunities in PwC Assurance.
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As a Private Company Services professional, you will serve as a trusted advisor, providing guidance on the wide array of business, accounting and tax matters faced by private companies throughout the business lifecycle
- from inception to growth, and maturity to transition. Our Private Company Services practice has access to our firm's global network of resources, as well as private company-focused audit and tax practitioners in every major US and international market including many key emerging markets.
Our Private Company Services professionals understand that a one size approach to client service does not necessarily fit all companies in today's market and regulatory environment. Our Private Company Services practice utilizes a flexible, tailored audit and tax compliance process that reflects the risk profiles of our private company clients and incorporates a pricing structure appropriate to those risks. Our integrated audit and tax team draws from industry and global best practices, connecting you and your company to our firm-wide network of resources all with quality and excellence you would expect from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Depending on your market and office, you may have an opportunity to work with clients in a variety of industries, including Financial Services, Technology, Entertainment, Media and Communications, Healthcare, Aerospace& Defense, Automotive, Consumer and Retail, Industrial Products, Energy and Mining, Power and Utilities.
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 3
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or other business field of study, including an acceptable NASBA foreign education equivalent
Certification(s) Required: Passed CPA exam. International hires are required to have passed the equivalent accounting certification exam in the selected individualâ€™s home country. Hires from a PwC affiliate firm must meet the credential requirements for a PwC US senior associate in that PwC affiliate firm.
Degree Preferred: Master's degree in Accounting
Working knowledge and exposure to the common business and accounting issues facing non-publicly traded companies in the manufacturing, distribution and services industry. These issues include but are not limited to: mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and (re)financing. Technical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP).
Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and/or success as a team leader and team member within the US Assurance practice of a global network of professional services consulting firms, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
Staying current and applying applicable technical accounting and financial reporting standards, supporting resolution of technical issues through effective analysis of accounting standards/issues;
Understanding and applying effectively auditing standards, firm audit methodology and guidance in work, proactively seeking to apply new guidance and tools in performing audit work;
Setting leading examples with professional skepticism, independence, and objectivity, e.g. considering where client incentives or pressures exist and supporting the team in navigating auditor judgments;
Identifying and elevating issues early, proposing solutions and communicating them effectively to team members and the client; and,
Enhancing the quality of work by actively supervising
and coaching others
taking responsibility for the quality of work and performing a critical self-review, seeking proactively the advice of supervisors, and responding to feedback in a timely manner.
Utilizing extensive know-how of business financials, reporting processes, and management of engagement economics;
Leveraging tools and techniques for research, analysis, and problem solving
including Interpreting data/research, drawing conclusions, and sharing derived perspectives on major economic trends, current industry or sector trends, issues and opportunities with clients.
Leveraging know-how of globalization and how it impacts local and global business considerations;
Working effectively as part of a diverse delivery team; and,
Applying a global lens to business issues, identifying potential opportunities for global convergences and divergence in analytics.
Adjusting to shifting priorities and challenges and ability to juggle new and multiple tasks
Delegating effectively tasks and providing direction and support to more junior team members;
Developing others by creating and supporting appropriate work assignments; and,
Providing coaching and feedback candidly and constructively and receive feedback openly.
Communicating confidently and effectively using a variety of communication styles across different contexts;
Preparing for team and client interactions by anticipating others' needs and tailoring content appropriately;
Playing an active role in discussions, proactively ask questions and share an informed point of view;
Recognizing the value of multiple and diverse perspectives and be comfortable challenging an established point of view.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.