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External Audit, Senior Manager


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted October 5, 2019.

Line of Service Assurance Industry/Sector Asset and Wealth Management Specialism Assurance Management Level Senior Manager 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.

Responsibilities As a Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above Be involved in the financial management of clients Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria Train, coach, and supervise team members Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand As a Senior Manager on our audit team, you’ll: Take on a professional role as part of our client-facing teams Examine financial and accounting records, other documents, and tangible items such as inventory, or plant and equipment, or watch certain processes and procedures being performed Ask a range of questions
– from formal written questions to informal oral questions
– with a range of individuals at our client organizations Test some of the client organization’s internal controls Make judgments on significant estimates or assumptions that management made when they prepared their financial report Verify and test financial statements and supporting disclosures Assuming a coaching performance management role that promotes staff development Instructing milestone training courses to our staff; Networking in the local business community; Preparation and delivery of competitive audit proposals Requirements: CPA, CA designation or equivalent designation BA or BS in Accounting or Business discipline Minimum of seven years of audit experience in a professional services firm Knowledge of US GAAP/SEC, IFRS SOX experience would be an asset; Excellent project management skills and ability to manage relationships at all levels within PwC and within the client’s organization; Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment Demonstrate an ability to multitask in a fast-paced and changing environment Thorough technical skills and experience regarding applicable accounting reporting and auditing standards Experience in the design of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality Previous experience in leading discussions with engagement teams Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified) Degrees/Field of Study required:Degrees/Field of Study preferred: Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified) Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified) Travel Requirements Up to 40% Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

No Government Clearance Required?

No Job Posting End Date PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve.

We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.