Melbourne, Victoria, au
Company: PwC
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-07-30 06:19:05

Line of Service



Not Applicable



Management Level


Job Description & Summary

Job Description & Summary

The Assurance Centre of Excellence (CoE) is part of the emerging vision of how we deliver quality Assurance services in Australia, making positive changes to the way we work. The CoE drives a high quality audit experience by utilising highly skilled team members with deep specialisms in more complex areas. They have access to the most up to date technical information, as well as xLoS and industry specialists to provide valuable insights to our engagement teams and clients.

If you are passionate about being at the forefront of change, have a technical mind and want to be seen as a leader in our business, then read on. As a CoE Audit Manager you will coach your team to become experts and “go-to” people, that engagement teams can engage to audit the more complex and judgmental areas of our Assurance engagements.

The CoE offers a range of secondment, Assurance Quality Cycles of Experience or FTC opportunities available in the areas of:

  • Share Based Payments (SBP) and Remuneration reports; 

  • Audit of Tax (AoT); and/ot

  • Audit of Leases.

  • What will you create?

    As a Manager within the Assurance CoE you will:

  • Have flexibility in when and how you work, utilising technology and best practice virtual working to coach and interact with teams of clients remotely

  • Play a critical role in ensuring the quality of delivery of these more complex areas, in line with technical (both accounting and auditing) requirements and operating procedures

  • Be responsible for a team of individuals, providing coaching and ongoing support to ensure high quality delivery

  • Develop digital solutions to streamline the delivery of CoE services

  • Provide audit and business advice to a variety of clients

  • Provide coordination for audit clients including planning, day to day management of the team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with new and established audit clients

  • Work and liaise with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide a high quality client service

  • Utilise your strong business awareness and sound reporting skills

  • As part of an Assurance CoE you will make a difference by:

  • Developing deep, respected specialisms in more complex areas, enabling you to perform roles earlier in your career than is typically possible

  • Working with (and becoming!) brilliant, high performing experts in their field

  • Making a difference by driving innovation and thought leadership

  • Working across a diverse client base

  • Interacting directly with clients, but doing so virtually – enabling you to work more flexibly than is typically possible.

  • Helping drive PwC Assurance strategy, by shaping a critical element of our delivery model.

  • Background and experience

  • Qualified accountant status (CA or CPA)

  • A technical mind with keen learning capacity

  • A drive and aptitude to build deep accounting and auditing specialist knowledge in more complex areas.

  • A willingness to drive change by:

    helping further define the CoE model and digitisation opportunities

    embracing virtual working and other technology

    defining and leveraging our virtual working practices of the future

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with strong influencing skills, at all levels

  • An ability to work under own initiative, and under pressure.

  • A willingness to build relationships with other PwC specialists to better provide a high quality, efficient and robust service

  • A desire to challenge the status quo

  • Demonstrable experience of managing multiple engagements, of coaching junior members of teams to develop both technical and professional skills

  • Experience in applying professional skills in the audit of taxes or share based payments is highly desirable, but a demonstrable experience of learning new and complex technical areas is more important

  • Life at PwC

    Our culture and benefits are something we’re proud of, and also the reason we’ve been named LinkedIn’s #1 Australian workplace. With PwC, you’ll belong to an inclusive community where differences are both embraced and the underlying driver in everything we create together. 

    We empower you with the technology, coaching, flexibility and trust needed to make a meaningful difference, while supporting you in bringing your whole self to work each day. We’re committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce because we know it’s only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and society around us.

    We’re living this commitment through initiatives including our Reconciliation Action Plan to increase Indigenous employment and employee-led diversity networks promoting cultural, disability, LGBTI and gender equality. At our core we’re a people business, which means you’ll be supported not just in your professional development but your personal growth as well. 

    Amanda Moore is the Recruitment Manager for the role. As the team experiences high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

    We welcome the opportunity to speak to candidates about our value proposition and recognition and reward approach. The minimum full time salary for this role is $108,000 including 10% Superannuation, however will be determined based on the skills and experience that the candidate brings. #LI-PWCLMT

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