Over 180 staff - including nine partners and directors, and nearly 50 trainees - work in PwC Channel Islands' Jersey office, located in the bustling town and financial centre of St Helier. That includes staff from Ireland and Scotland, and from as far afield as Portugal, Malta, Canada, the US, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Australia.
We provide our clients with a broad range of Assurance, Advisory and Tax services, advising global and local organisations in all sectors of the financial services industry. The island supports a thriving investment management alternatives industry and is recognised as the European centre for private equity. In addition to financial services, we also work with clients in hospitality, leisure, construction, retail, government, transport and logistics industries.
We're as keen for everyone in the office to be able to have fun as we are for them to enjoy exceptional career development opportunities. Those of a sporting nature can compete in local leagues for our five-a-side football, netball or touch rugby teams. Events organised by our social committee include monthly drinks evenings, trips to the cinema and outdoor theatre performances, paintballing activity days, outings to other Channel Islands and to France, golf days, sailing days - and not forgetting our annual summer and Christmas parties.
The office is a firm supporter of PwC's community affairs agenda, which focuses on education, employability and the environment. Two youngsters from the island - Serina Guthrie, of England's under-18 netball squad and Olivia Higgins, now on a US golf scholarship - are particular success stories from the sporting schools for excellence that we sponsor. We've also sponsored Jersey's Young Musician of the Year competition for 12 years.
We're corporate members of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, have rustled up teams of volunteers to work with environmental charity Jersey Trees for Life, and have matched the funds raised by our staff via swimathons, marathons, the Race for Life, round-the-island sponsored walks and Red Nose day.
In addition, staff can participate in a variety of volunteering opportunities within the local community, and PwC will match your time hour for hour, from autism befriending schemes through to Young Enterprise, as well as environmental regeneration.