Audit - Senior Associates - Asset Wealth Management - Edinburgh


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Audit - Senior Associates - Asset Wealth Management - Edinburgh

A career in our Financial Services Audit practice, 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.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for Senior Associates into our Edinburgh or Glasgow office to work in our market leading, technology enabled Funds practice. A significant proportion of the UK’s funds audits are delivered by our Funds practice across our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

We work with a significant number of fund houses from large, global asset managers to small, boutique firms. This role provides an outstanding opportunity for individuals with experience in UK Funds audit or administration to join an established team and gain exposure to a high profile Funds client portfolio.

With a legacy of outstanding financial innovation and achievement, Edinburgh is home to a vibrant financial services industry. With Scottish-headquartered and international firms across the fields of banking and asset management to pensions and insurance services based in and around the city, the financial services industry is a major employer and continues to make a significant contribution to Scotland’s economy.

As a result, Edinburgh remains not only the second largest financial centre in the UK, but one of Europe’s main hubs and your career will give you the opportunity to develop your own outstanding expertise. Naturally, we enjoy a great social scene, and you’ll be welcomed into this by your local social committee. We have a great social calendar which you’ll be invited to join and you can take up to 6 days to volunteer in your local community too. Scotland is at the heart of PwC.

Essential skills and experience
  • ACA/ACCA (or equivalent) fully qualified or part qualified ACA /ACCA (or equivalent) and working towards your full ACA/ACCA (or equivalent) qualification or equivalent work experience in Audit

  • UK GAAP, the Statement of Recommended Practice for UK Authorised Funds and

  • Collective Investment Schemes sourcebook experience

  • Strong communication and project management skills to facilitate the third party relationship between client, administrator and PwC

  • IFRS, UK GAAP, and SOX experience

  • A flexible approach and passion for client service

  • A working knowledge of business development activity

  • A desire to further your career and personal development

Who we’re looking for

You will have strong relationship building skills with both clients and other internal teams and a proactive approach to problem solving. You will also need a reasonable degree of flexibility to travel to meet the needs of our national client base.


As a Senior Associate, 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 several clients, while reporting to Managers and above

  • Train and lead staff

  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Location: Edinburgh
Role closing date: 21st April 2020
Salary: Competitive

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