|PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the world's leading network of audit and assurance firms our clients include almost half of the Fortune 500. Our leading edge audit approach focused on quality is designed to meet the needs of private companies to large organizations. The PwC audit is underpinned by our deep industry knowledge, wide international experience and global network of skilled professionals. |
As a member of our Core Audit Team, you will:
> examine financial and accounting records, other documents, and tangible items such as plant and equipment or watching certain processes or procedures being performed
> ask a range of questions from formal written questions to informal oral questions of a range of individuals at the organization
> obtain written confirmations of a certain matters; for example, asking a debtor to confirm the amount of their debt with the organization
> test some of the organization's internal controls
> make judgments on significant estimates or assumptions that management made when they prepared the financial report
Our auditors maintain independence from management and directors so that the tests and judgments are made objectively.
As the leading auditor of insurance companies in the U.S., PwC has extensive knowledge of the issues, trends and challenges that insurers face and our dedicated insurance professionals work to help organizations manage risk and improve performance. Our ability to provide assistance across a complete range of insurance company activities broadly includes: GAAP and SEC accounting and reporting, statutory accounting principles and their application, regulatory and compliance solutions, merger & acquisitions, international financial reporting standards, actuarial-related audit and consulting services and insurance tax-related services.
Our major insurance markets include New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles.
Our U.S. Insurance Practice consists of:
• 625 assurance professionals, including 61 partners and 175 managers.
• 85 tax professionals, including 13 principals and 30 managers.
• 15 insurance regulatory specialists.
• 100 credentialed life, health and non-life actuaries, including eleven principals.
The depth and breadth of our insurance industry client base ensures that PwC has the resources we need to effectively serve our clients. We have a pool of talented professionals who know and understand the issues, challenges and problems that insurers face, and can address their current and future issues and strategies.
Thorough knowledge of public accounting and audit practices, procedures and reporting standards. Extensive knowledge of SEC, U.S. GAAP, U.S. GAAS, IFRS procedures and standards.
Proven experience advising Insurance clients on technical accounting and general business issues. It will be expected that you are able to share, relate and communicate technical and business knowledge across clients without violating client confidentiality.
Thorough experience implementing and providing expertise on technical standards, Insurance industry knowledge and audit best practices to develop an audit strategy.
Thorough experience identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing, and collection; and, as well as preparing or coordinating complex written and verbal materials
Thorough experience as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation: and, coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback
Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:
Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent required
This opening is for our new Des Moines, Iowa office.