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Senior Associate, Core Audit

PwC
Reference ID: 15019BR

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Collaborate with industry leaders, diverse teams and innovative minds.

We are making significant investments in our people to meet the needs of our clients. Our goal is to have the most well rounded professionals in the world.

PwCs' continued success has created unprecedented new opportunities for exceptional people to join the practice at a Senior Associate level. We are looking to appoint our future leaders, people with an outstanding track record in building a business and delivering results, people who have the vision and foresight to take their career to the next level and be part of a winning team.

Our Audit & Assurance practice:

We offer Audit & Assurance Services focused on the individual needs of each client and we support them with quality information to the capital markets and their stakeholders. Clients value our expertise in delivering year-end audits, quarterly reviews, financial accounting advice and regulatory compliance assurance. Our audit methodology connects our people around the world to access knowledge and share best practices.

The Opportunity: Senior Associate

The Audit and Assurance Group is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join the team.

Responsibilities for the role include planning the engagement:
  • Conducting research in order to have an in-depth understanding of a client's industry and business
  • Meeting/interviewing the client to complete sections of assigned audit work
  • In cooperation with Management, set the audit approach to the engagement, which makes effective use of team members' skills and is within budget for assigned component(s).


  • Managing the engagement:
  • Ensuring that all work is completed and documented in accordance with our prescribed standards
  • Developing the knowledge of junior team members through on the job coaching and sharing best practices on the completion of their sections
  • Managing interpersonal relations and building the morale of the team
  • Reviewing the work of junior staff
  • Demonstrating strong technical knowledge and having the ability to research issues, present alternatives and conclusions to client/Manager; and
  • Continuously communicating with the Manager and/ or Partner with respect to engagement progress - risks, issues, variances from plan in terms of time, budget, etc.


  • Completing the engagement:
  • Taking full ownership of external file completion
  • Analyzing engagement economics of self and field staff and explaining variances from plan;
  • Preparing and delivering meaningful individual performance evaluations on a timely basis to Associates;
  • Developing strong relationships with your clients to facilitate the completion of client work; and
  • Identifying potential opportunities to provide additional services to your clients.


  • Requirements:
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a public accounting firm
  • CA designation or close to completing a CPA designation
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Understanding of Canadian GAAP and IFRS
  • Understanding of Canadian or International norms
  • Superior communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multitasked, fast-paced and changing environment
  • Well-developed leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements concurrently


  • Why Work for PwC


    Our employees make an impact with their dedication to client service, creativity, and high performance. Whatever your passion is, the opportunities available to you at PwC will help you realize your career aspirations

    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.

    We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for follow-up.

    PwC: the Opportunity of a Lifetime


    Posted: March 20, 2019
    Closes: May 19, 2019