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Assurance Senior Associate Retail & Consumer (3964310)

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Company: PwC

Location: New York City, NY

Date Posted: July 24, 2013

Source: PwC

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 169,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be ...

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 169,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Our Assurance practice collaborates with clients, so that the financial information they report to the investing public and other stakeholders is clear and reliable. When we fulfil our role as Assurance professionals, by standing firm on quality and integrity, we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.

The highly trained and educated Assurance teams go inside companies, and get to know those businesses. They ask questions, test assumptions, and provide assurance that the companies are reporting information on which investors and others can rely. Every assignment is an exciting opportunity to learn, to grow and to understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged to learn more in order to provide our clients with the highest quality services. This learning takes place through interaction on the job with colleagues and clients, formal training programs, and the insights provided by mentors and coaches. PwC is all about our people, encouraging high performance and quality. Join us and we will help you implement a successful career strategy, as you explore the many career opportunities in PwC Assurance.

Job Description:
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.

PwC is a leader in serving the retail and consumer products industry. Among the most recognized universe of industry companies, the Global Fortune 500, we audit 39% of consumer products companies and 23% of the world's retailers for a combined share of 28%. This strength allows us to understand the issues our clients are facing across the entire supply chain, from sourcing to manufacture, from retail to final sale. We have a global practice over 8,000 Retail and Consumer industry professionals worldwide. We have specialists in virtually every corner of the globe addressing issues of critical importance to Retail and Consumer industry and our clients.

Our practice segments, retail and consumer, have been combined within the Firm in order to better serve clients with similar issues and opportunities and in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and the delivery of world-class client service. Additionally, we have segmented our overall practice into several large categories to achieve these previously mentioned objectives. Within Retail, we focus on retail grocery, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers and quick service restaurants. On the consumer side, we focus on food, beverage and household products. As a result, our professionals are exposed to business and technical accounting issues faced by a number of similar companies in addition to being exposed to business issues across the entire supply chain from working in a combined retail and consumer industry practice unit.

Position/Program Requirements:
Knowledge Preferred:

Considerable knowledge of public accounting audit practices and procedures. Considerable knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP), United States Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (U.S. GAAS) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards.

Thorough knowledge of first level review of basic audit work reports produced by associates.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough technical skills regarding applicable accounting and reporting standards in researching, completing and reviewing audit areas; working experience designing engagement procedures based on risk, materiality and discussions with the engagement team.

Demonstrates some knowledge of the Consumer and Retail industry.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:

3

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:

BA or BS in Accounting or business related field (provided that the candidate has demonstrated the required minimum number of hours for CPA licensure per respective state regulations)

CPA exam must be passed for promotion to senior associate, licensure preferred

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