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Audit COE Senior Associate - Investments

Company: PwC
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.

We're leading the way as technology-enabled advisors who provide value through digitization, automation and increased efficiencies - all made possible by equipping our professionals to succeed in a world where transactions are faster, more complicated and require a deeper level of sophistication. PwC Assurance provides unparalleled technical knowledge and specialization and industry insights, coupled with the One Firm knowledge that brings everything PwC offers to solving our clients' needs.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study:

Accounting

Minimum Years of Experience:

2 year(s)

Certification(s) Required:

Before starting with PwC full-time, must meet all educational requirements to be eligible for the primary credential license appropriate for relevant practice area, such as having 150 credit hours for the CPA license, or provide documentation satisfactory to the Firm that your CPA license can be obtained in the state in which your office will be located through reciprocity based on either a CPA license held, or CPA exam passed, in another state.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

The role requires relevant experience in the Asset & Wealth Management sector, including experience with valuation and existence testing of exchange traded equity securities and derivative instruments as well as vendor priced fixed income securities using MIDA's Global Securities Pricing and MATCH applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification(s) Preferred:

CPA license. International hires or hires from a PwC affiliate firm to have obtained the equivalent accounting credential in selected individual's home country.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of 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:

Whole Leadership: being agile and adaptive to working on a virtual global team,pursuing opportunities to develop existing and new skills, which are outside of my comfort zone; maintaining positive energy in the face of obstacles or when dealing with complexity; and, acting to resolve issues, which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.

Global Acumen: maintaining a fresh perspective on global and cross-cultural issues; maintaining relationships with the SDC; developing a perspective on key global trends, including globalization, and how they impact on client challenges; and, sowing my cultural dexterity by modifying my behavior to the environment.

Relationships: reacting positively and providing well reasoned and self-assured responses, even when challenged; managing a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and creating positive outcomes for all parties; and, managing the expectations of my clients/engagement teams, seeking and acting on feedback.

Business Acumen: incorporating up-to-date technology/technology developments in my work; seeking opportunities to add value to client/engagement team account planning; and, promoting new ideas and services by applying knowledge of the industry/sector and societal trends to create value for clients, PwC and broader stakeholders.

Technical Capabilities: driving the development of the audit approach for audit areas in scope of the COE, building my knowledge of the firm's service offerings related to my area of specialization; seeking new learning opportunities to stay technical and relevant; identifying and sharing learnings at the end of a project; and, addressing sub-standard work or work which does not meet the firm's/clients expectations.

Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success in automation & digitization in a professional services environment including: innovating through new and existing technologies, along with experimenting with digitization solutions; working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools to provide insights to clients/engagement teams; and, utilizing digitization tools to reduce hours and optimize engagements.

Keywords: PwC, Los Angeles , Audit COE Senior Associate - Investments, Other , El Segundo, California

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