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Qualified Accountants

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Closes: 18 Dec 2020
Cardiff, Wales Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1655928636

Job description

Who we are

PwC's Operate delivers operational and managed services solutions to clients across a range of situations; bringing together regulatory insight, highly skilled operational resource and an unrivalled technology offering to provide a high quality and cost effective solution to operational delivery challenges.

About the role

Statutory Accounts Solutions is part of the Finance Solutions team of PwC Operate and is currently experiencing growth. Statutory Accounts Solutions consists of a team of accounting professionals at all levels preparing statutory financial statements for a wide variety of companies throughout the UK. In addition, we work alongside our Financial Managed Solutions and Financial Resource Solutions teams who provide operational delivery expertise for large execution programmes, such as finance transformation programmes, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable management, budgeting and forecasting, P&L review and KPI Development.

As we're responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and reviewing financial statements, including quality review and checking/ proof reading
  • Liaising with offshore accounts preparation teams
  • Project management across a portfolio of clients
  • Working with our other Finance Solutions teams will also include
    • Monthly management accounting - actuals, budgets and rolling forecasts
    • Financial accounting - preparing financial statements under applicable Reporting Standards
    • Accounts Payable/Receivable management
    • Preparation, reconciliation and presentation of balance sheet reviews to senior stakeholders
    • Collaborating with the client delivery teams in tasks and activities that span across operational project tracking and financial reporting
    • Manage and coach our trainee accountants/ finance assistants in their roles in delivery

Who we are looking for:

Qualifications & Experience
  • ACA or ACCA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to produce quality financial statements and financial work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good knowledge of IFRS and UK accounting standards, particularly disclosure requirements
  • For work with our other Finance Solutions teams:
    • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications - Excel is a must
    • Experience in documenting and/or testing financial controls - desirable


  • A strong accounting background
  • Good analytical skills, commercial aptitude and professionally sceptical mindset (ability to identify issues, understand complex problems, draw sound conclusions)
  • A strong desire to learn, a willingness to share knowledge and a strong team ethic
  • The ability to coach and develop others
  • Enthusiastic, diligent and energetic with a flexible approach in a rapidly changing environment
  • A proven track record of providing exceptional service and establishing and maintaining strong relationships
  • The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines


These roles are based in our Cardiff office with the ability to flex some time to work at home and will require some travel from time to time to help support our client base.

What's in it for you?

In addition to the client work and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
  • Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
  • A flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs.
  • Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC
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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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