Who we are looking for

Our specialist Accounting Services group is a market focused business providing accounting services to national and multinational corporations with a focus on helping them remain compliant and providing insights into their operations.
The Accounting Services (AS) business group at PwC is looking for an Associate to join the team based in Leeds and join our training programme.

AS provides outsourced accounting services for large national, multinational and inbound clients across a multitude of situations.

These include:

  • The preparation of local GAAP/IFRS statutory financial statements (SFS).

  • Providing skilled accounting resource on secondment, where there is a temporary need for additional resource.

  • Bookkeeping and preparation of periodic management accounts.

In addition, AS manages and controls the preparation of local SFS for cross border clients.

AS also provides advisory services which include:

  • Advising on statutory accounting compliance requirements.

  • Advising on improvements to the SFS cycle i.e. the production, audit and filing of SFS.

In addition, the ability to contribute to the development of the accounting advisory service offering with regards to process improvement, technology, risk and controls is required.

The role also requires an ability to take responsibility for participating in group management matters such as, effective financial management of own portfolio of clients and participation in group technical training meetings.

The role will be largely office based, however some travel and overnight stays may be required.

About the role

As part of PwC, the largest global accounting firm, AS offers a challenging and exciting career path. AS has a varied and prestigious client base and works with various specialists in their own field which, combined with the importance placed on continuous technical training and personal development, provides an excellent opportunity for career development.
The role has come about due to the ongoing expansion of AS nationally.

Our training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge. You'll learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.

You'll study towards the Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification. The ACA is your first step to becoming a chartered accountant.


Essential skills and experience:

  • To have or be on course for a 2:1 or above degree

  • Highly professional attitude to providing a quality service in a deadline driven environment.

  • Self-motivated with strong communication skills (written and oral).

  • An interest in accounting and the wider business environment.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work to deadline and juggle workload for moving demands as well as balance demands or work and study.

  • Very good working knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS and some awareness of US GAAP.

  • IT literate, ideally with excel skills.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in changing client demand environment.

  • A commitment to learning, keen to learn and ability to ask questions to improved your understanding of the work and study.