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External Audit, Senior Associate

Montreal, QC
Full Time

Line of Service





Management Level

Senior Associate

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 Senior Associate, 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:

  • Conducting research in order to have an in-depth understanding of a client's industry and business 
  • Meeting/interviewing the client to complete sections of assigned audit work 
  • In cooperation with Management, set the audit approach to the engagement, which makes effective use of team members' skills and is within budget for assigned component(s). 
  • Managing the engagement: Ensuring that all work is completed and documented in accordance with our prescribed standards 
  • Developing the knowledge of junior team members through on the job coaching and sharing best practices on the completion of their sections 
  • Managing interpersonal relations and building the morale of the team 
  • Demonstrating strong technical knowledge and having the ability to research issues, present alternatives and conclusions to client/Manager; and 
  • Continuously communicating with the Manager and/ or Partner with respect to engagement progress - risks, issues, variances from plan in terms of time, budget, etc. 
  • Taking full ownership of external file completion 
  • Analyzing engagement economics of self and field staff and explaining variances from plan; 
  • Preparing and delivering meaningful individual performance evaluations on a timely basis to Associates; 
  • Developing strong relationships with your clients to facilitate the completion of client work; and 
  • Identifying potential opportunities to provide additional services to your clients. 

  • 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.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a public accounting firm 
  • CA designation or close to completing a CPA designation 
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Understanding of Canadian GAAP and IFRS 
  • Understanding of Canadian or International norms
  • Superior communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multitasked, fast-paced and changing environment 
  • Well-developed leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service 
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements concurrently 

  • Why you'll love working for PwC 

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