Jul 05, 2021
Job Description & Summary:
A career in our Accounting Services Group practice, within Assurance Support services, will provide the opportunity to support our engagement teams and clients by providing advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues. In joining, you’ll help ensure a complete and relevant exchange of information among our consultants and in turn with engagement teams and clients, provide experts advice on a variety of specific topics, support engagement teams in resolving complex issues, and supporting clients and their subsidiaries in evaluating the potential impact of accounting and reporting standard setting initiatives. You’ll develop strong relationships with our engagement teams and established audit clients and enhance our ability to meet greater investor expectations with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment.
Our team provides advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues using US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards frameworks. You’ll work on both local and global engagements and keep PwC teams informed about accounting and financial reporting developments that might affect engagements through issuing communications and through curated trainings. You’ll also assist with developing and communicating PwC’s point of view to internal and external parties as needed. 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 Director, 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:
Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary. Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations. Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions. Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments. Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart. I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams. Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders. Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm. Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
The PwC Deal
Our people make an impact through their dedication to client service, creativity, and high performance. Whatever your passion, the opportunities available to you at PwC will help you realise your career aspirations.
As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to a variety of flexible working styles. We're committed to collaboration and strong relationships that help our clients and our people realise their ambitions. Well known for our technical excellence, we're also a firm brimming with energetic and inspirational people who want to build a diverse career in a progressive, global organisation.
What's in it for you? The opportunity to join a diverse and progressive team, with the chance to learn from inspirational people committed to ensuring each and every interaction is an opportunity to learn, challenge and innovate.
About the role
Being a qualified CA with a first time pass record you will enjoy the technical aspects of your accounting knowledge and be up to date with the latest developments in international financial reporting standards.
Essential skills and experience
Able to work as part of a team as well as independently in an unstructured environment
Strong leadership skills (determination),
IFRS experience in technical accounting matters together with specialist industry knowledge in financial services
High energy levels and superior debating skills
Strong business acumen
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proactive anticipation and resolution of issues under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS, formerly IAS), coupled with an understanding of the impact of income tax, financial markets, valuation, corporate governance, rating agency and regulatory concerns, preserve the value of transactions.
Relevant professional qualification CA (SA)
8 – 10 post articles experience
Desirable skills or attributes
Able to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written English skills
Attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills
Solution and results driven
Accounting Consulting Services is an accounting consulting business providing accounting advisory services to engagement teams and clients in Southern Africa and the rest of Africa. The department is currently experiencing growth, driven by long term client relationships and a strong team. In order to take full advantage of the existing growth opportunities we are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated person to join our team.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on the latest accounting developments and assist in communicating these developments throughout the firm and to the marketplace.
He/she will be expected to give support to:
The African practice primarily Southern Africa
The ACS Partners with respect to: - Work arising from the firm's representation on various professional bodies - Commenting on exposure drafts or proposed interpretations.
Preparing and presenting presentations on various accounting issues.
Performing research on accounting matters, legislation and regulatory issues affecting disclosure.
Addressing enquiries raised by engagement teams and presenting complex findings to PwC partners and senior executives of clients.
Raising the technical profile of PwC in the marketplace via seminars, press releases; production of reference material and publications
Mentoring and coaching of junior staff members on key technical aspects
Acting as key accounting contact on key clients of the firm
The department offers a great place to learn and a high level of mental stimulation for self motivated and driven people.
The skills we look for in future employees
We're very proud of our unique culture, and expect our people to demonstrate skills and behaviours that will support us in implementing our business strategy. This is important to the work we do, both for our business and our clients. These skills and behaviours are a strong component of our global leadership framework: The PwC Professional.
We work in a changing world that offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Our strength lies in creating value through diversity.
Whether you're an accomplished professional or a promising new talent, you'll have opportunities to continuously learn, grow and advance in your career within our network. Our diverse client mix gives you an opportunity to make a difference by working with clients across South Africa and clients with a global reach.
We know that the skills and experiences you gain with us will stay with you throughout your career. So join PwC. We'll help you to reach your full potential.
Take the opportunity of a lifetime.
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PWC South Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa