Audit Northern - Finance Senior Associate
Manchester, GB
5d ago

About the role

As a Senior Associate you should have strong business, technical, analytical and commercial skills and be able to apply your knowledge to provide advice to client facing professionals in line with PwC policies and accounting standards.

You should be forward thinking and be able to develop innovative solutions to support the business growth and profitability targets.

You will report to the Finance Manager and work in a small team of finance professionals. Liaising with and working alongside other finance functions, you will develop a network of key finance contacts and build strong relationships, developing new skills.

As Senior Associate, you will play a key role in the following areas :

Business strategy and planning

Budgeting and forecasting

Interpretation and reporting of the monthly financial results; recommending actions

Performance management and improvement

Financial control and compliance, including working capital management

Development of others including client facing staff with respect to financial management


Ideally ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified or part qualified

Commercially minded with a deep business understanding

Action orientated and a self-starter

Strong analytical skills

Focused on continuous improvement in all areas of their work

A strong relationship builder who builds trust in key stakeholders

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Takes responsibility for own personal development

Intermediate to advanced Excel

Additional information

Opportunity for working from home? (Occasionally)

Amount of time client based (0%)

Opportunity for job sharing? (No)

Need to travel / overnight stays away from home (Some travel required around the business unit locations)

Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (No)

Amount of time PwC office based (100%)

The leadership and relationship skills we look for in future employees

Networking and relationships - Build and maintain strong relationships within other operational functions, shares knowledge and challenges data integrity.

Makes themselves known as a point of contact. Owns relationships with staff and demonstrates business acumen by proactively sharing knowledge for business improvement.

Works closely on a regular basis and works collaboratively during critical times such as annual budgets.

Leadership - Demonstrate impact during meetings whilst actively listening and flexing style to deliver desired results. Suggest improvements and helps drive agendas forward.

Is a problem solver and identifies areas for developing deeper relationships. Are seen as the go to person in their business unit.

Good at sharing knowledge mentoring or coaching and acting a good role model.

Curiosity - Be curious at all times with thirst for wider business knowledge. Builds relationships within their business unit and the wider firm.

Strong engagement in peer group, inquisitive about wider issues, takes an interest in discussions / topics. Proactively explores opportunities to be involved in wider projects.

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The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients.

  • These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes;
  • whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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