Assurance

Assurance

You’ll be part of the team that gets to grips with every aspect of clients’ activities, understanding their business to deliver our high-quality audit that is robust, insightful and relevant

It’s critical work that enhances corporate governance and plays an important role in ensuring the reliability and relevance of business information. You’ll also study for an ACA qualification (CA in Scotland) with our full support.

So which area - could you join?

Financial Audit

This is our mainstream audit business and where most graduates join. You’ll be part of a team that audits FTSE 100 companies as well as thousands of smaller organisations. As we work in many different industry areas, you’ll also be able to gain a variety of industry experiences. Or, you could join one of our specialist Assurance teams:

Risk Assurance

Helps clients identify, manage and monitor risks, to protect and strengthen every aspect of their business, from people to performance, systems to strategy, business plans to business resilience.

Technology Assurance

Part of Risk Assurance, our Technology Assurance specialists work with clients to help them anticipate, manage and mitigate risks around their IT systems and support and consult on their IT security and controls.

Government & Public Services

As the name suggests, you’ll focus on clients in the public sector and help make sure taxpayers’ money is being spent wisely.

Pensions Audit

Constant change and intense press coverage makes this a fascinating, high-profile area to work in. We get to grips with every aspect of clients’ activities, then advise them on whether what they’re doing is sustainable, profitable and legal.

Shared Schemes

You can also join our new shared scheme and work in Assurance & Consulting.

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In the capital markets, the audit is a vehicle of trust because it provides assurance over the integrity of companies’ financial reporting.

Auditors add credibility to the assertions of management about the financial condition and performance of a company. The audit itself enhances corporate governance and plays an important role in ensuring the reliability and relevance of business information.

Work with our prestigious client list and you’ll develop the business skills, knowledge and relationships you need to do well in a career that’s about so much more than numbers. You’ll go beyond the obvious and develop real insights into a client’s markets, technology, people and management, as well as its finances.  

We nurture intelligence, courage and energy and embrace diversity. Our people think independently and are confident about sharing their point of view. They draw on the breadth of their experiences and relationships to provide clients with a tailored, risk-focused approach to the audit.

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You’ll have hands-on work straightaway. Joining a team working at a client site and occassionally away from home, you’ll interview key contacts, check that data is accurate, and highlight and question any differences.

It’s investigative work that often involves one-to-one meetings with financial controllers and finance directors, and you’ll need to be tenacious and resilient to do it well. And as finance is at the centre of every organisation, you'll learn constantly about how businesses operate. You'll be looking through records and also put together reports on everything from suppliers to bank records and from company cars to personnel.

A hallmark of our approach is building skills through practical application and you'll experience a broad portfolio of work. The more experience you get, the more responsibility you’ll take on – from coaching junior colleagues to developing your team and leadership skills.

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You’ll have a people manager to help you identify your development needs. Although you'll have a tailored development plan, you’ll still need to take charge of your own development.

That means recognising if you need to boost things like your time management, project planning or report-writing skills, and investigating what resources we have to help you.

Our new exam-based training programme develops rounded individuals possessing not only excellent technical skills, but also the business acumen that enables them to be commercial and open minded in their approach. Our programme provides a broad business skill set that includes commerciality, analytical capability and effective communications.

You'll spend the first stage of your career focusing on audit, learning about our business and developing key skills. You’ll devote over 35% of your first year and 15% of the second to formal development - building your business, personal and technical skills and studying to become a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) or the Chartered Accounts of Ireland (CAI).

Studying can be tough - but we’ll be right behind you with full financial support and access to first-class tuition. What’s more, you’ll continually apply what you learn at college to your work - reinforcing your know-how and gaining an edge in the exam hall.

After your initial training, you'll have the chance to broaden your experience. You might decide to investigate other areas of Assurance, different clients, project work or even another part of PwC's network.

Whichever way you decide to progress your career, when you qualify, you'll be a well-rounded business adviser, enjoying a real career head start.

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So what does it take to cut it in audit? You'll need to be fascinated by business, committed to developing great relationships with service for our clients and our people and someone who relishes the opportunity to lead.  

Having an analytical mindset, shrewd judgement, and people and teamwork skills are crucial too. 

What you'll need

  • A 2:1 or above in any degree subject
  • A UCAS tariff of at least a 300 (or equivalent)

Your curiosity is also key – as is your ability to take on new challenges with flexibility and creativity, agility and intelligence. These qualities, plus the fact we’re passionate about making a difference to our clients, set us apart.

Don’t have the academics but have an outstanding achievement?

Outstanding potential takes many forms - academic success is just one of them. That’s why, with our ‘Outstanding Achievement’ entry route, you can apply to us if you meet one of our two requirements. Click here to find out more.

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In growing our people, we focus on both personal growth and leadership skills underpinned by a vibrant learning culture that encourages them to embrace change and innovate.

But it's the people and focus on excellence that really makes a difference - and which convinces so many people to make audit their 'home'. Your input will be valued and, in return, you’ll help us deliver the value of service that means clients use us again and again.

We enjoy what we do and we do it well.

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We get to grips with every aspect of clients’ activities, then advise them on whether what they’re doing is sustainable, profitable and legal.

It’s critical work that underpins investor confidence, adds real value to our clients’ businesses and develops the market economy.

Pensions Audit is a specialist group. Our clients include a range of different pension schemes and we audit a third of the largest UK pension schemes.

Pension scheme investment strategies are getting more complex and we develop a good working knowledge of different types of investments from straightforward equity and bond portfolios to the more complex derivative products such as swaps and options.

We identify areas where pension schemes can improve their controls, benchmarking them against schemes of a similar size and provide insight into new developments in the pensions world. We also frequently link in with our colleagues in our Actuarial, Business Recovery Services and Consulting teams. We also share our knowledge on risk and governance.

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You’ll have hands-on work straightaway.

Joining a team working at a client site and occasionally away from home, you’ll interview key contacts, check that data is accurate, and highlight and question any differences you find. Then you’ll check investments against third-party documents, looking at what’s been invested, what’s been paid out and what kind of income the fund has generated.

It’s investigative work that often involves one-to-one meetings with financial controllers and finance directors, and you’ll need to be tenacious and resilient to do it well.

A hallmark of our approach is building skills through practical application and you'll experience a broad portfolio of work. The more experience you get, the more responsibility you’ll take on – from coaching junior colleagues to developing your team and leadership skills.

Next steps:

  • All our graduate opportunities in Pensions Assurance for 2014 are now closed
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You’ll have a people manager to help you identify your development needs. Although you'll have a tailored development plan, you’ll still need to take charge of your own development.

That means recognising if you need to boost things like your time management, project planning or report-writing skills, and investigating what resources we have to help you.

Our new exam-based training programme develops rounded individuals possessing not only excellent technical skills, but also the business acumen that enables them to be commercial and open minded in their approach. This unique four-year platform provides a broad business skill set that includes commerciality, analytical capability and effective communications.

After your initial training, you'll have the chance to broaden your experience. You might decide to investigate other areas of Insurance and Investment Management, or within Assurance, different clients, project work or even another part of the business.

Whichever way you decide to progress your career, when you qualify, you'll be a well-rounded business adviser, enjoying a real career head start.

Next steps:

  • All our graduate opportunities in Pensions Assurance for 2014 are now closed
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You'll need to be committed to delivering outstanding results for our clients, good with detail and highly numerate. Having an analytical mindset, shrewd judgement, and people and teamwork skills are crucial too.  

Your curiosity is also key – as is your ability to take on new challenges with flexibility and creativity, agility and intelligence. These qualities, plus the fact we’re passionate about making a difference to our clients, set us apart.

  • A 2:1 or above in any degree subject
  • A UCAS tariff of at least a 300 (or equivalent)

You’ll posses the intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, to put yourself in others’ shoes , while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

Don’t have the academics but have an outstanding achievement?

Outstanding potential takes many forms - academic success is just one of them. That’s why, with our ‘Outstanding Achievement’ entry route, you can apply to us if you meet one of our two requirements. Click here to find out more.

Next steps:

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A huge diversity of clients. The chance to scrutinise how successful businesses work. They’re reasons enough to work in Investment Funds and Pensions Audit.

In growing our people, we focus on both personal growth and leadership skills underpinned by a vibrant learning culture that encourages them to embrace change and innovate. But it's the people and focus on excellence that really makes a difference - and which convinces so many people to make audit their 'home'.

Your input will be valued –  in return, you’ll help us deliver the quality of service that means clients use us again and again.

And there's also the fact that we simply enjoy what we do and enjoy doing it well.

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Work with clients ranging from hospitals to universities, charities to local councils, central government to housing associations.

Come up with the innovative ideas and practical solutions that help them rise to the challenge of the current economy. And make a real difference to the services we all rely on.

You’ll use your analytical skills to get maximum value out of taxpayers’ money. We believe it makes for a terrifically rewarding career. And as our services range from external and internal audit to compliance, and from risk management to value-for-money reviews, our work is as varied as the clients themselves. We also publish newsletters, blogs and articles, and give tailored advice and training to clients to keep them up to speed with the latest developments in accounting and corporate governance.

There’s no doubt the public sector faces tough times. Budgets are being slashed yet demand for services is higher than ever. What’s more, changing demographics mean this demand will only increase. So it’s not surprising that the work of our Government and Public Services team is particularly challenging. But equally, it’s extremely rewarding.

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The sheer variety is what attracts many people to Government & Public Services Assurance.

You’ll work mainly at client locations and occasionally away from home. You could be part of a large audit team, helping to check that a client’s accounts are true and fair or reviewing the operation of key control systems. At times you might take sole responsibility for seeing a job through from planning and execution to the final written report. It’ll be challenging. But we’ll be right behind you and we’re confident you’ll find it both rewarding and career-enhancing.

You could also build your consulting skills and technical know-how by tackling ad hoc projects. And once you complete your professional qualification. Whatever you do, you’ll enjoy the broadest possible variety of work. And, as a result, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the relationships we share with our clients, and why these are often based on so much more than a straightforward audit.

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You’ll have a people manager to help you identify your development needs. Although you'll have a tailored development plan, you’ll still need to take charge of your own development.

That means recognising if you need to boost things like your time management, project planning or report-writing skills, and investigating what resources we have to help you.

Our new exam-based training programme develops rounded individuals possessing not only excellent technical skills, but also the business acumen that enables them to be commercial and open minded in their approach. This unique four-year platform provides a broad business skill set that includes commerciality, analytical capability and effective communications.

After your initial training you'll receive, you'll have the chance to work in different teams in Assurance. You’ll see how different types of organisations operate and get involved in the issues we help them tackle. It will all make you a more rounded assurance professional and give you a better idea of where you’d like your career to take you.

Next steps:

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You'll need to be committed to delivering outstanding results for our clients, good with detail and highly numerate. Having an analytical mindset, shrewd judgement, and people and teamwork skills are crucial too.  

Your curiosity is also key – as is your ability to take on new challenges with flexibility and creativity, agility and intelligence. These qualities, plus the fact we’re passionate about making a difference to our clients, set us apart.

  • A 2:1 or above in any degree subject
  • A UCAS tariff of at least a 300 (or equivalent)

You’ll posses the intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, to put yourself in others’ shoes , while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

You’ll need a keen interest in the government and public sectors, plus a real motivation to work for the good of public services organisations. And the kind of work we do means you must also have the highest ethical standards and levels of professionalism.

Don’t have the academics but have an outstanding achievement?

Outstanding potential takes many forms - academic success is just one of them. That’s why, with our ‘Outstanding Achievement’ entry route, you can apply to us if you meet one of our two requirements. Click here to find out more.

Next steps:

  • Click here to view all graduate opportunities in Government & Public Services Assurance for 2014
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We work with our clients to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

In the charitable and public sector, perhaps more than anywhere, we’re committed to helping them get value for money. Your efforts here can lead to better performing, more efficient public services and charitable services that face fewer risks. And you’ll see the evidence of your work in the public arena, reported in the papers and broadcast on the news.

Because we have such close links with public services, many of our people are actively involved in wider charitable projects. You’ll be encouraged to take part too. The chances are you’ll find it not only personally rewarding but also a surprisingly effective way to develop professional skills.

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Our Risk Assurance practice is the market leader and continues to show significant growth, as we work with organisations to deal with the heightened risk the continued demand for better corporate governance, accountability and transparency.

Risk has never been higher on the boardroom agenda and we can help organisations to manage their risks effectively and demonstrate that, whatever the threat, there's a plan in place to deal with it.

We help our clients with all sorts of risks- the loss or misuse of important data, the impact of a natural disaster, a failure to react to changes in the market or the expectations of customers or shareholders, implementing a new system or process, ensuring third party providers are working as expected managing and controlling their existing and future financial regulatory risks.

All these are areas where we can assure and advise our clients on how they deal with these risks, to avoid unanticipated losses, manage uncertainty and create competitive advantage. We have specialist knowledge over a wide range of areas:

  • Business Resilience and Controls
  • Commercial Assurance
  • Controls Assurance
  • IT & Project Assurance
  • Internal Audit
  • Performance Assurance
  • Treasury and Commodity
  • Financial Regulation

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Working as an associate in Risk Assurance

Why our team would recommend you to join

Where do our team see themselves in the future

From the day you join our shared scheme, you’ll be on the front line, working closely with clients to help them reduce their exposure to risk.

As you work towards becoming a Chartered Accountant, you’ll also be involved in the Financial Audit of these clients, giving you the chance to really understand and gain insight into their businesses. Alongside Financial Audit, your work may focus on the systems and controls a client has in place to support business processes. You’ll be part of a variety of teams, taking real responsibility for the work you do, whether that’s working with multinationals or governments to define governance models; reviewing new business processes;  or understanding how a control failure affects an audit strategy.

Later on, building on your new business skills, you could be offering expert guidance on sustainability issues or the best way to outsource services; explaining to clients how sound risk awareness can help them meet corporate goals; or advising on the most reliable and transparent ways to get information across to investors, customers and the public.

Whatever projects you work on, one thing’s for sure: you’ll make a real difference to your clients’ success.

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You’ll be one of our future business advisers. So you’ll benefit from the best training around and gain skills that will really set you apart.

You’ll start by spending time in both our core Assurance practice and in Risk Assurance. Working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant, you’ll enjoy the broadest possible exposure as one of our wider Assurance team, picking up valuable experience in both audit and Risk Assurance and building expertise in different industries.

The studies you undertake to become a Chartered Accountant are tough but we’ll be right behind you, providing full financial support and access to first class tuition, in addition to the practical training you will receive. This combined with the development of risk management and business advisory skills will provide a perfect launch pad for your long term career.

If you think Risk Assurance could be the place for you but you don’t want to become a Chartered Accountant, then we do have technology vacancies which don’t call for this qualification.

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You’ll be working closely with clients, so excellent interpersonal skills are a must. You must be able to win people’s confidence and trust and present your ideas in a clear and concise way.

You’ll need a keen interest in the wider world of business and an understanding of how our work impacts on business decisions. Key employability skills should include:

  • flexibility to handling changing priorities and workloads positively
  • curiosity to help you learn, share and innovate
  • courage and integrity so you’re always up for a challenge and do the right thing by clients and colleagues
  • commercial awareness so you can quickly grasp our clients’ issues and opportunities and be passionate about helping them succeed
  • relationship building so you can work well with colleagues and clients
  • great communication skills to listen, persuade and put your point across

We welcome any degree subject but you should have:

  • A 2:1 or above
  • A UCAS tariff of at least a 300 (or equivalent)

Equally important will be your willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, to put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and us, while shaping your own future.

Don’t have the academics but have an outstanding achievement?

Outstanding potential takes many forms - academic success is just one of them. That’s why, with our ‘Outstanding Achievement’ entry route, you can apply to us if you meet one of our two requirements. Click here to find out more.

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What kind of work will I be doing?

As a new shared scheme graduate, working towards your ACA, for the first 18-24 months you’ll be splitting your work between Financial Audit and Risk Assurance (supporting the controls audit). As you gain more experience in Risk Assurance, you’ll start to do some projects, focused on non audit work, in any of the Risk Assurance solutions. Once qualified, you’ll be a Risk Assurance person and, hopefully, your previous project experience will help you decide which solution you’d like to work in.  

How would you describe the culture of Risk Assurance?

We pride ourselves on being an innovative practice, listening to our clients and ensuring that we respond to their issues and provide them with value and insight. We work with them, not for them. We align closely with colleagues in all Lines of Service, bringing relevant expertise to our clients as it's needed. We come from a diverse range of backgrounds, so have no single point of view, except that of doing a job we enjoy and having fun while we do it.

What do you offer in terms of training and will I progress?

By joining us on the Risk Assurance shared scheme, you’ll be studying for the ACA and will follow the normal training path for that, in line with your Assurance peers. In your first 3 years, there is also some specific Risk Assurance training, on both technical and relationship building skills. In addition, there are ‘lunch & learn’ sessions, to discuss particular topics, plus ongoing coaching from your team colleagues. Progression through from Associate to Senior Associate is built into the training path.  

Do I need to specialise?

We don’t expect you to specialise until you're nearing the end of your ACA training, although there are exceptions if you express a desire for a particular area, e.g. you may want to understand more about the technology that your clients use and deepen your knowledge, to assist you in your work. Once qualified, you can decide which area of Risk Assurance is the one that you’d like to work in and relevant training and coaching will be provided to help you to further develop your skills.

What are the hours like?

We encourage a sustainable work-life balance. This means that we give our clients the best service possible while working efficiently and effectively, leaving us time for hobbies, friends, family, and time in our communities. That said, many clients have a December year end and, as a shared schemer, you'll find that between September and March it’s quite full on and hours may get longer as you approach year end.

Are there other options if I’m interested in Risk Assurance but don’t want to do the ACA?

Yes, Technology Assurance (sometimes called Risk Assurance direct entry) is an area within Risk Assurance which focuses on more technical areas and doesn’t require you to study for the ACA.  We currently take people directly into three areas:

  • IT Risk & Information and Cyber Security,
  • Business Systems Control (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft AX Dynamics)
  • Data Assurance

If you think this may be a better route for you, please click here, for further information

How long does the application process take?

If you’re applying as a graduate you’ll need to take some online tests first, but you should get the results of these within 48 hours. Do well and you’ll be invited to complete an online application form that includes competency questions. Next step is the first interview, which can be conducted either by telephone or face to face. This is followed by an assessment day, with various competency tests and a group exercise. The final stage is a face to face interview with a partner or director from the area to which you have applied. The interview process will be conducted as efficiently as possible - the overall lapse time will depend on availability of applicants and assessors

Some of your competitors don't require me to undergo psychometric tests or group assessments. Why do you?

All of our work requires a certain level of numerical and mathematical literacy. Psychometric tests early in the recruitment process allow us to establish your quantitive abilities, so that the remainder of the application process can focus on the more diverse set of skills that you'll need in PwC.

Similarly, teamwork and collaboration are a necessity in our work. We're a diverse group of people, each bringing different skills and approaches and working across a range of clients, all varied in size, industry etc. Group assessments allow us to get a sense of how you work with others, which is critical given we work together in teams and with client teams.

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It’s new, it’s unique and it offers the best of two worlds. On this innovative five-year programme, you’ll work in both our Assurance and our Consulting businesses, training to become both an accountant and a management consultant. 

The experience will make you an extraordinarily well-rounded business adviser – someone with a breadth of experience developing technical expertise, as well as proven consulting skills. As a result, it will prepare you for the most senior roles with us. You’ll follow a structured career route, dividing your time equally between Assurance and Consulting over a five-year period. And as you progress, your rewards will grow. Complete the programme successfully and you’ll be ready for a management role in either Assurance or Consulting – we’ll  jointly decide which one based on your strengths, what you’ve most enjoyed and according to business need.

What you’ll do

In Assurance you’ll work in mainstream financial audit as well as our specialist Assurance teams, learning how to get under the skin of a client’s business, and developing the business know-how to advise, add value and boost performance. You’ll study to become a Chartered Accountant, qualifying three years into the five year programme.

In Consulting you’ll rotate across our consulting business, benefiting from market-leading training and development to help make you a great consultant. You’ll dissect the huge range of issues our clients face – from launching new products and adapting to new markets, to restructuring an existing business – and come up with answers that generate measureable benefits.

What we look for

This is an exceptional programme. And it’s aimed at exceptional talent.

  • 2:1 or above in any degree subject
  • at least a 340 UCAS tariff (or equivalent)

You must be endlessly curious, intellectually agile and  commercially savvy. You’ll be good at getting on with people too. And, of course, you’ll be up for a challenge. This is no easy option. But the skills, expertise, and confidence you’ll gain are just the start of an outstanding career with us.

Don’t have the academics but have an outstanding achievement?

Outstanding potential takes many forms - academic success is just one of them. That’s why, with our ‘Outstanding Achievement’ entry route, you can apply to us if you meet one of our two requirements. Click here to find out more.

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