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External Audit, Senior Associate

June 16 2021
Categories Accounting, Finance, Certification, Audit, Corporate finance, Treasury, Accounting clerk
Montreal, QC

Montreal, Québec City, Brossard and Gatineau, QC

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.

What you'll create and do:

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. Responsibilities may include:

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Continuously communicating with the Manager and/ or Partner with respect to engagement progress – risks, issues, variances from plan in terms of time, budget, etc.
  • Taking full ownership of external file completion
  • Analyzing engagement economics of self and field staff and explaining variances from plan
  • Preparing and delivering performance evaluations on a timely basis to Associates
  • Developing strong relationships with your clients to facilitate the completion of client work
  • Identifying potential opportunities to provide additional services to your clients

What you'll bring to this role:

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a public accounting firm or consulting services firm
  • CPA, CA designation or CPA designation in-process
  • Knowledge of Canadian GAAP and IFRS
  • Understanding of Canadian or International audit standards
  • 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
  • Bilingual proficiency in French and English
  • Fluency in a third language, including, but not limited to, Italian, Mandarin or Hebrew, is considered an asset

About us

You know us. We want to know you.

Your career is just that; yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. That's why opportunities are at the heart of a career with us. Opportunities for you to grow as an individual, to build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

For full details and to apply

To find more about this opportunity and to apply online, visit pwc.com/ca/careers.

PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage applications from, 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.

Every day, we see how people make businesses great. But it's not only about skills. If your experience is close to what we're looking for, please consider applying. We recognize that experience comes in many forms, and passionate teams reimagine the possible. Create your future at PwC.

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