Senior Associate – Capital Markets and Accounting Consulting Services
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make.
We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. In Africa we’re the largest provider of professional services with close to 400 partners and over 9,000 people in 34 countries.
To provide expertise necessary to help clients with financial accounting issues especially related to IFRS reporting and accounting advisory services and to act as a support for senior management in the Capital Market and Accounting Consulting Services Unit.
Roles & Responsibilities
Provide IFRS technical accounting and business advice to a variety of clients
Design and agree assignment terms and scope in line with PwC standards and procedures
Perform IFRS compliance review of financial statements
Prepare high quality reports, financial statements and other client deliverables
Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established clients
Supervise teams and reporting directly to senior staff
Work as part of our business development strategy team in the local marketplace
Provide an on-site co-ordination role for clients including planning, day to day work, liaising with clients and completing IFRS accounting advisory assignments
Work and liaise with other members of the team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality clients service
Report directly to a partner, director, senior manager or manager
Coach and train other staff; and,
Strong business awareness, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative
Assist in capital market transactions such as reporting accountant engagements, IPO readiness assessments, business acquisitions accounting and advisory, reorganization and restructuring advisory, etc
There are also opportunities to work on assurance projects including due diligence, flotations, disposals and other ad hoc projects.
A good university degree
Good working knowledge and understanding of IFRS (2-3 years working experience with IFRS would be an advantage)
ACCA/ACA qualification (or equivalent).
Focused and initiative driven (required to maximize growth potential)
A passion for delivering an exceptional client service
Good analytical and organisational abilities
A proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with clients
Effective communication skills when working at all levels
A demonstrated ability to take responsibility, work autonomously and use initiative, especially when working to tight deadlines
Desire for continuous improvement
Good listening skill
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions