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External Audit, Manager

Montreal, QC
Full Time
4 days ago

Line of Service



Not Applicable



Management Level


Job Description & Summary

A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you'll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients' information.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

What You'll Create and Do

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
  • Analyzing research to ensure thorough understanding of each client's industry and business
  • Meeting with and negotiating fees directly with the client under the direction of a partner
  • Establishing the audit approach to the engagement, making effective use of team members' skills and managing the assignment within time and budgetary requirements.
  • Managing the engagement: Reviewing work of the team to ensure that all work is completed and documented in accordance with our prescribed standards
  • Managing interpersonal relations and inspiring team members
  • Demonstrating strong technical knowledge and having the ability to research issues, present alternatives and conclusions
  • Monitoring the progress of the team members towards completion of work and adjusting the work plan when necessary
  • Continuously communicating with the Partner with respect to engagement progress - risks, issues, variances from plan in terms of time and budget
  • Preparing complete financial statements, related notes, and reports for delivery to the client
  • Completing the engagement: Taking full ownership of Aura and external file completion. Analyzing engagement economics of self and field staff and explaining variances from plan
  • Approving final billing for review by the Partner
  • Preparing and delivering meaningful individual performance evaluations on a timely basis 
  • Identifying potential opportunities to provide additional services to your clients
  • Assisting with practice management, which includes: Business Development 
  • Instructing milestone training courses to our staff
  • Networking in the local business community.

  • What You'll Bring to This Role

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.
  • 5 + years of experience in public accounting firm;
  • CPA designation or equivalent designation
  • Understanding Canadian or international auditing standards
  • Knowledge of IFRS and ASPE required, US GAAP also considered
  • Understand Canadian auditing standards and/or PCAOB standards also considered
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage relationships at all levels within PwC and within the client's organization
  • Bilingual (French and English) is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multitasked, fast-paced and changing environment
  • Proven leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements concurrently
  • Previous experience in coaching and leading engagement teams

  • Why you'll love working for PwC

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