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Graduate Audit Centre of Excellence Birmingham Autumn 2021

Posted: 17 Nov 2020 Closes: 17 Dec 2020
Birmingham, Midlands Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_45153BR

Job description

It's an exciting time to join us in Audit. Quality is at the heart of how we build trust in society. We bring passionate people together to work inclusively and celebrate our successes. We put the team first and pride ourselves on our global reputation as a trusted place to do business. We recognise Audit as a deep specialism and give our people access to the best opportunities and lots of variety. Our people challenge and are open to challenge themselves as we work to solve important problems for the organisations we audit. They take pride in their work and profession, working together with flexibility, agility and intelligence. They put the team first and are passionate about quality in everything that they do.

By joining us you'll work in an environment that inspires you and gives you an active role in designing and shaping the future of Audit. We drive change through innovation, imagination and creativity. We embrace diversity both in our people and the work you'll do. You'll have an exceptional career experience working with and learning from the best.

Insurance:

At PwC our financial services business units operate nationally from key UK hubs. Our market leading Insurance practice provides audits to a significant number of 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 opportunity to work with a variety of teams in a sector that has a strong focus on innovation. Our commitment to global relationships means our teams are well-positioned to meet the future needs of audit and will provide you with fantastic opportunities to learn and develop.

Central Commercial Audit:

The Central Practice consists of five networked offices in Birmingham, East Midlands, Milton Keynes, Bristol and Cardiff. With a rapidly growing, dynamic marketplace, more than 500 clients and some 600 partners and staff in the region, the Central Audit practice is a great place to build your career. We audit a wide variety of clients from entrepreneurial start-ups through to major public sector organisations, FTSE100 members and large global businesses. You'll have the opportunity to work on global projects, collaborating with PwC colleagues and clients all over the world to deliver high quality deliverables for our clients.

Banking and Capital Markets:

Banking and Capital Markets (B&CM) Audit is our market leading banking audit practice, with an extensive portfolio of flagship clients ranging from global banks to brokers, challenger banks and FinTechs. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to deliver audit services on both large and smaller audits and across a broad range of client roles that align to your interests or give you a new challenge. You'll be given the opportunity to help many of these clients enhance or transform existing operations and uphold the highest levels of audit quality.

Centre of Excellence

Our Audit Centre of Excellence (CoE) teams are based in four locations - Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow, all providing innovative solutions for our clients across the UK. As part of our CoE you'll utilise cutting edge technology to work closely with our Audit teams from across the country, improving the quality, efficiency, and innovation in the more complex areas of an audit. Our CoE teams primarily focus on Pensions Assets and Liabilities, Share Based Payments and the Audit of Tax. Joining the CoE, you'll develop specialist Audit knowledge and gain exposure to a wide range of clients from FTSE 100 to owner managed businesses across a variety of industries.

Graduate programme

Our graduate training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge. You'll learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.

What you'll do

You'll be providing market leading audit services to an unprecedented range of clients including one of the largest shares of FTSE 100 companies of any UK audit firm. Our clients range from leading multinational companies to start-ups, from family businesses and governments, to charities and private individuals. Within financial services our clients cover industries within banking and capital markets, private equity, insurance, and consumer finance. Our audit helps organisations navigate regulatory complexity while strengthening trust and transparency in their business.

You'll also study for your professional chartered accounting qualification. You'll have a lot of support from your team, career coach and buddy to help you achieve this. It's the variety and opportunity we offer that allows you to develop a broad range of effective business skills and enables our people to excel across the breadth of work Audit offers, both on the training schemes and further on in your career.

What you'll gain

During our three year programme, you will also study towards the Chartered Accountant (ACA or CA) qualification.

What you'll need

You'll need to have or be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.

Do you need a work permit?

Please note that PwC is unable to sponsor any candidates for the following graduate roles as the Home Office's eligibility criteria will not be satisfied. For more information visit our website.

When to apply

The deadline for applications is DATE
The deadline for online assessments is DATE
We'll let you know the outcome of your application on DATE
Assessment centres will take place on DATE
Final stage assessments will be held on DATE

Date to be written like: 2 January 2021 (do not put st, nd etc)

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Diversity

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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