Black Talent In Business, Audit, National, 2024

Job Description

Quality is at the core of our work at PwC. We bring together dedicated individuals and cutting-edge technology to build trust in society. Our team-first approach allows us to solve important problems by challenging the organizations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognizing audit as a specialized field. This is an exciting time to join us as we are growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing heavily in our people, their skills, and the available technology. We are radically modernizing our business and the way we serve our clients.

PwC's Northern Audit practice consists of regional offices in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Belfast. We provide high-quality external audits and audit-related services to clients of all sizes and sectors. Working in geographically unique markets, including the Energy and Renewables industry, you will have the opportunity to work with distinctive clients, understand their businesses, and receive coaching and support from experienced teams.

The Central Audit practice includes offices in Birmingham, East Midlands, Milton Keynes, Bristol, and Cardiff. With a rapidly growing dynamic marketplace and a diverse client base of over 500 clients, including entrepreneurial start-ups, major public sector organizations, and large global businesses, this is a fantastic place to build your career. You will have the opportunity to work on global projects, collaborating with PwC colleagues and clients around the world.

Our market-leading Insurance practice provides audits to numerous insurance companies, including listed companies and global groups, across all areas of insurance - Life, Non-Life, Lloyd's, and Broking. Joining our team will give you the chance to work with a variety of teams in an innovative sector. Our commitment to global relationships ensures that our teams are well-positioned to meet the future needs of audit and provide excellent learning and development opportunities.

In London Audit, you will have the opportunity to audit clients across a diverse portfolio, ranging from owner-managed businesses and private equity-backed companies to large multinational and listed groups. We work with well-known brands in industries such as entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, technology and communications, energy, utilities and mining, retail, hospitality and leisure, business services, construction, real estate, and the third sector. You will also have the chance to work on global projects, collaborating with PwC colleagues and clients worldwide.

Our Asset and Wealth Management team is a fast-growing business with a unique audit division offering a broad range of tailored audit services to assist asset management clients in overcoming complex challenges. Operating across the UK, our client base includes FTSE listed companies, private companies, and private equity and venture capitalist-backed companies. You will gain experience across various markets and industry sectors, including real estate, hedge funds, private equity, and asset and wealth management.

Our Banking and Capital Markets (B&CM) Audit practice is a market-leading banking audit practice, serving a wide range of clients, including global banks, brokers, challenger banks, and FinTechs. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to deliver audit services on both large and smaller audits, working on a diverse range of client roles. You will have the chance to help clients enhance or transform their operations and uphold the highest levels of audit quality.

PwC's South-East Commercial Audit business is one of the largest within the firm and a strategic priority for growth. We provide external audit and audit-related services to a broad range of clients, including large multinationals, tech start-ups, and companies in sectors such as engineering, financial services, gaming, and pharmaceuticals. As part of our team, you will work on large and complex projects while gaining unparalleled breadth of client experience.

Our Black Talent in Business programme is a three-day paid programme that provides an insight into a career at PwC. You will meet mentors and buddies who represent the diverse opportunities available within the company. You will also have the opportunity to hear from our Black colleagues about their personal career journeys and learn about our inclusion and diversity networks. This programme will help you develop confidence in a business setting and encourage you to bring your whole self to the workplace.

To be eligible for the programme, you must have achieved or be on track to pass an undergraduate degree in any subject. The programme is open to first-year undergraduate students on a three-year degree course or second-year undergraduate students on a four-year degree course. If you successfully complete the programme, you may be offered a place on our Summer Internship programme in July 2025.

The office locations for this role include Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Reading, Southampton, and Watford. During the recruitment process, you will have the opportunity to indicate your office location preferences, although we may not be able to offer your top choice.

As an auditor at PwC, you will provide market-leading audit services to a wide range of clients, including FTSE 100 companies. Our clients come from various industries, including banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. You will also study for your professional chartered accounting qualification with the support of your team, career coach, and buddy. This role offers the opportunity to develop diverse business skills and excel in the field of audit.

If you are interested in joining our Black Talent in Business programme, please complete our selection process, including an online test and video interview. We recommend applying promptly, as applications may close early if there is a high volume of interest.

10 Interview Questions You Might Get Asked

These are questions that we think might come up at some point during the interview process. It's worth prepping answers for the questions below, as well as other key areas you think will be important to secure the role.

1. What interests you about a career in audit? 2. How do you prioritize quality in your work? 3. Can you give an example of a time when you challenged an organization you audited? 4. How do you handle being challenged in your work? 5. What skills do you think are necessary to excel in the audit profession? 6. Can you give an example of a time when you took pride in your work as an auditor? 7. How do you stay up to date with the latest advancements in audit technology? 8. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the audit profession today? 9. How do you approach working in a team setting? 10. Can you give an example of a time when you had to work with a difficult team member and how you handled it?

5 Questions You Could Ask

Based on the job description above, here are 5 questions we think you could ask during your interview. Use them as a guide to help you write your own questions.

Remember: Always have at least 5 questions prepared for the interview. If you do not, you run the risk of looking unprepared.

  • What opportunities are there for career progression within the Audit practice at PwC?
  • Can you provide examples of the types of clients and industries that I would be working with?
  • How does PwC support the development of its employees' skills and knowledge?
  • What is the culture like within the Audit practice at PwC?
  • Can you tell me more about the mentorship and buddy programs mentioned in the job description?
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Company: PwC.

Location: London

Posted: 2023-11-04 00:00:00


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Job Type: contract

FT or PT: full_time

Category: Accounting / Finance

Latitude: 51.507322

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